Zotac touts Zbox with Nvidia GeForce GT 520M graphics


Zotac has introduced a mini-PC powered by Nvidia GeForce GT 520M graphics paired with an Intel Atom dual-core processor running at 1.86 GHz.

    According to Zotac rep Carsten Berger, the Zboz is targeted at users looking for an energy-efficient PC "with a graphics kick," as well as the lucrative home theater market.

    "The Zbox with is available as a barebones or with memory and hard drive preinstalled," said Berger. 

"Operating systems such as Windows 7 (x86 and x64) and OpenELEC are fully compatible with the box, transforming the system into an everyday casual use PC or outstanding home theater PC capable of high-definition video playback."

    Additional specs include:

    - Nvidia GeForce GT 520M w/512MB DDR3
    - DVI & HDMI outputs
    - 2GB DDR3
    - 320GB 5400RPM HDD
    - 2 x 204-pin DDR3-1066 SO-DIMM slot
    - Supports 2.5-inch SATA HDD
    - 2 x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports
    - 4 x High-Speed USB 2.0 ports (2 on back panel, 1 on front, 1 on top)
    - Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n WiFi & Bluetooth 3.0
    - Bundled MCE-compatible remote w/ USB IR receiver
    - Bundled VESA75/100 mount

    The ZBOX is currently priced at $229 for the barebones configuration and $319 for the Plus.