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Zbox HD-ID11 nettop review

Jul 26, 2010, 07:07 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Russell Barnes)

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"Pros: This tiny home theatre box is the perfect partner for streaming HD content to your TV, or as a mini Linux entertainment system

Cons: Fan noise and driver support are currently an issue, but these should improve with updated BIOS and driver releases in no time

"The engineers at Zotac know a thing or two about putting together Home Theatre PC (HTPC) motherboards, and the Zotac MAG was an excellent first nettop from the company. While it scored well, it wasn't perfect, and the Zbox aims to address many of those issues while injecting the latest technology from Intel and Nvidia in the process. The D510 dual-core Atom processor (which supports multithreading, offering a total of four threads) running at 1.6GHz introduces the extra processing power, while Nvidia's next-gen ION-2 discrete GPU gives the Zbox access to the best GPU acceleration for video and general-purpose processing."

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