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Zotac releases three new mini PCs

Three new mini form factor PCs to replace full size desktops

Zotac's new mini PC series are intended to offer a small form factor alternative to high performance PCs.
Zotac's new mini PC series are intended to offer a small form factor alternative to high performance PCs.

Zotac has launched three new mini PCs at this year's CeBIT show.

The three PCs, the ZBOX ID82, ZBOX nano ID61 and ZBOX Blu-ray AD05 are intended to offer powerful alternatives to regular tower PCs home theatre PCs or energy-efficient PCs, in a mini form factor.

The Zotac ZBOX ID82, running on an Intel Core i3 2330M processor with Hyper-Threading, has been designed to offer PC-equivalent performance, and includes HD Graphics 3000 with Intel Quick Sync Video, InTru 3D and Clear Video HD technologies, for fast GPU-accelerated video conversion, stereoscopic 3D video output and hardware-accelerated Blu-ray 3D playback.

The Zotac ZBOX nano ID61 series are the first ZBOX nano form factor PCs to use Intel processors, packing dual-core Intel Celeron 867 chips and Intel HD Graphics. The palm-sized mini-PC includes support for high-capacity SDXC memory cards and optical S/PDIF output arrives via a new combo analogue and mini-Optical output jack.

For home entertainment, the Zotac Blu-ray AD05, which is powered by an AMD E-450 APU with AMD Radeon HD 6320 graphics, comes with a media remote with USB IR receiver, to enable use with popular media centre software such as Microsoft Windows Media Center and OpenELEC.

"Zotac is always looking for ways to push the mini-PC performance envelope. The latest generation Intel Core i3 mobile processor enables us to give demanding users the performance edge they need for advanced tasks such as video and image processing," said Carsten Berger, marketing director, Zotac International.

"Blu-ray continues as the physical movie media of choice for consumers that crave high-quality high-definition content. The Zotac ZBOX Blu-ray AD05 series mini-PC enables consumers to take advantage of stunning Blu-ray movies, streaming Internet content, pictures and downloaded content while having a full-fledged PC capable of work and gaming from the comfort of their sofa," Berger added.

All of the systems are available as barebone systems or as plus models that come with 2GB of DDR3 and a 320GB hard drive pre-installed.