Zotec launches droolworthy home theater PCs

The new Zotac Zbox series may just change the minds of those who have never been fans of home theater PCs.

Philip Wong Associate Editor
Philip Wong is an A/V, PC, photography and gaming enthusiast. Besides spending countless days and late nights fiddling with his home theater system and watercooled PC, he also hits the roads frequently on his iron horse to sweat it out. Now, who says geeks don't work out?
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I'm never a home theater PC (HTPC) fan and it's no thanks to their boxy form factors and excruciatingly long bootup time. But I've to admit the new Zotac Zbox series may just change my mind.

For starters, the HD-ID33 and HD-ID34 look perfectly at home next to the latest HDTV, encased in a slim brushed-aluminum bezel with a cool Blu-ray slot drive. Under the metal hood is a fast 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor, 2GB RAM, and the latest USB 3.0 and 802.11n Wi-Fi based on Nvidia's latest Ion platform to speed up the HDMI-ready media box. The HD-ID33 supports 2.5-inch laptop hard drives, while the HD-ID34 ships with 250GB of storage. Zotac has not announced the pricing for these drool-worthy HTPCs yet.

(Source: Crave Asia)