Zotac Blu-ray HD-ID34 Nettop / HTPC Review

Here’s Zotac’s latest cool SFF system featuring NVidia’s ION chipset. Pretty slick enclosure which seems to be able to handle fairly high image resolution without issues.

The baseline system (2GB of DDR2-800 memory and a 250GB 5400RPM hard
drive) is plenty powerful for basic tasks along with 720p/1080p video
playback, but the barebones option would allow you to install 4GB of RAM
and an SSD without wasting money on lower-performing included
performance for a serious boost in speed. For a few hundred extra
dollars, you could turn this little baby into quite the speedster. It’s
only worth doing, though, if you plan to use this as your primary
desktop. If you only plan on using this at night to watch Hulu or a
Blu-ray movie, for the few extra seconds it takes a 5400RPM hard drive
to load the Cyberlink software, it’s probably not worth spending the extra cash.