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Zotac unveils palm-sized ZBOX nano AD10, packing AMD Brazos APU

Zotac unveils palm-sized ZBOX nano AD10, packing AMD Brazos APU
Terrence O'Brien
Terrence O'Brien|@TerrenceOBrien|September 3, 2011 7:43 AM
The box looks more like Zotac's VIA-powered mini-PC, but inside the AD10 falls right in line with rest of the AD series, packing an AMD E-350 APU alongside a Radeon HD 6310 chip. You're also looking at integrated 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and a pair of USB 3.0 ports -- not bad for something that's (just barely) palm-sized. The AD10 Plus model comes pre-stocked with a 320GB hard drive and 2GB of DDR3 RAM for only $276. The barebones model doesn't seem to have been priced yet, but we wouldn't expect it to be too much less considering how cheap memory and hard disks are these days. Check out the gallery below and the PR after the break.
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ZOTAC® Debuts Palm-Sized ZBOX nano AD10 Series mini-PCs

ZOTAC debuts new home theatre PC friendly ZBOX nano AD10 series

HONG KONG – Aug. 31, 2011 – ZOTAC® International, a leading innovator and the world's largest channel manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and mini-PCs, today debuts the palm-sized ZBOX nano AD10 series mini-PCs. The new ZOTAC® ZBOX nano AD10 series shrinks the standard ZBOX form factor and adds more home theatre PC friendly features for your digital media needs.

Powered by the AMD "Brazos" E-350 APU Platform with Discrete-Class AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics, the ZOTAC® ZBOX nano AD10 series packs plenty of performance with hardware video decode acceleration technologies for popular high-definition video formats, including Blu-ray and Adobe® Flash®, into a miniature 127mm x 127mm x 45mm form factor that fits in the palm of your hand.

"The ZOTAC® ZBOX nano AD10 series is our smallest mini-PC," said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC® International. "Despite the miniature size, the ZBOX nano AD10 series has nearly all the same features as our award-winning ZBOX and ZBOX Blu-ray series, and even introduces a couple new features."

New to the ZOTAC® ZBOX nano AD10 series is an integrated infra-red receiver with bundled Windows Media Center compatible remote control – a USB IR receiver is also bundled.

"There was a lot of demand for a bundled remote with our mini-PCs so we listened and engineered a solution that would work for all home theatre PC installation scenarios," Mr. Berger added. "Our dual IR receiver solution enables use of the remote control with all placements, including hidden and wall-mounted installations."

Customizing the ZOTAC® ZBOX nano AD10 series remains easy with two thumb screws that unlock the internals. A DDR3 SO-DIMM slot and space for a 2.5-inch SATA 6.0 Gb/s hard drive or SSD is available in the ZOTAC® ZBOX nano AD10 while the ZBOX nano AD10 Plus ships with 2GB of memory and a 320GB hard drive preinstalled.

A new VESA 75/100 mount for monitor or wall mounting installations is included with all ZOTAC® ZBOX nano AD10 series mini-Pcs and enables users to attach the mini-PC in four different orientations for improved flexibility.

It's time to play with the ZOTAC® ZBOX nano AD10 series.

General details

ZOTAC® Debuts Palm-Sized ZBOX nano AD10 series
AMD E-350 APU platform
1.6 GHz, dual-core
AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics processor
80 unified shaders
Engine clock: 500 MHz
ZBOX nano AD10
1 x DDR3-1066 SO-DIMM slot
Support 1 x 2.5-inch SATA 6.0 Gb/s HDD/SSD
ZBOX nano AD10 Plus
320GB 5400RPM HDD
2 x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports
HDMI & DisplayPort outputs
AMD UVD technology(hardware accelerated H.264, VC-1, decode)
Dolby® TrueHD™ & DTS-HD™: Master Audio bitstream ready
Gigabit Ethernet
Onboard 802.11n WiFi
Onboard Bluetooth 3.0 technology

ZBOX Specifications:

Product Name ZBOX nano AD10 ZBOX nano AD10 Plus
Memory 1 x 204-pin DDR3-1066 SODIMM slot 2GB DDR3
Hard Disk 1 x 2.5-inch 320GB 5400RPM
CPU AMD E-350 APU Platform (1.6 GHz, dual-core)
GPU AMD Radeon™ HD 6310
Video Memory Unified Memory Architecture
Display Options HDMI (w/audio) & DisplayPort
Memory Card Reader 6-in-1 (SD/SDHC/MMC/MS/MS Pro/xD)
SATA eSATA (rear)
Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps
WiFi Onboard 802.11n WiFi & Bluetooth 3.0
USB Ports 2 USB 2.0 (rear)

2 USB 3.0 ports (rear)
Audio Onboard analog stereo high-definition audio

7.1-Channel digital audio (LPCM and Bitstream capable via HDMI)
DirectX® Support DirectX® 11 with Shader Model 5
Other Features OpenCL compliant, OpenGL® 4.1 compatible, AMD UVD technology
Software Features
Windows® 7 Capability Windows® 7 with Aero® user interface and DirectCompute compatible

About ZOTAC® International (MCO) Limited

ZOTAC® International is a part of PC Partner Ltd. Group. ZOTAC® is also one of the largest NVIDIA® graphics cards and motherboard manufacturer in the world with over 10 years of quality manufacturing experience. The ZOTAC® philosophy is to deliver the latest products at competitive prices without sacrificing quality.

For further information please visit www.zotac.com