ZT Affinity 7308Ma: First Look
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ZT's smartly configured Affinity 7308Ma offers a Blu-ray drive and fast application performance, both rare for its $699 price tag.
[ Music ] >> Rich Brown: Hi I'm Rich Brown, Senior editor for CNET.com. Today we're here to take a look at the ZT Infinity 7308MA. As you can see this is a straight forward little desktop. It has the traditional now traditional anyway glossy black case. It basically a tiny little work horse for about 700 bucks but it also has a Blu-ray player and pretty extensive display connectivity options. As you see from the front it looks pretty straight forward. You have a Blu-ray player here, a spare bay here, and then a media card reader down in the middle. On the back side you can see some of the highlights of this system. You get the usual array of ports including digital audio out and analog 7.1 audio. But you also have 4 different kinds of display output. You have VGA, DVI, HTMI and display port; so all those ports cover pretty much any monitor out there as well as most home theater devices. So you plug it to a TV, a projector, pretty much anything you want to output this system to you can. So inside again you can see this is a pretty simple PC. You get a little room for expansion including 1 PC express graphics card slot and if you want to add to this 750 gig hard drive that's already in here you get room to add a few more drives as well. But what you do get for your 700 bucks is actually very impressive performance. There's a very fast AND phenom [assumed spelling] 2X4920 chip in here that runs at about 2.8 gigahertz and it absolutely destroyed our application benchmarks. It beat out everything in its price range and over achieved a little bit and even took on a few 800 and $900 systems. So like most tower PC's this is probably not ideal for the living room. That dampens our enthusiasm a little bit for the Blu-ray player as well as the video outputs. Still that's quite a lot of functionality for only 700 bucks. Not to mention the best in class performance. We really like this system and we think you will too. I'm Rich Brown, this is the ZT Infinity 7308MA