Zotac Unveils New Zbox Lineup

Zotac Zbox

Zotac’s Zbox line of mini PCs have always been aimed square at the HTPC market and Zotac is making clear that they plan to continue to chase that market with their 2012 lineup. They have three 2nd-generation Zbox variants on tap this year, the ID80, ID81, and AD04. As in the past, the three Zbox models will come in a barebones version and a fully assembled “Plus” version already outfitted with memory and storage. This year’s models will also continue to pack a remote control, intergrated Wi-Fi, and a whole heap of connectivity options. No word yet on pricing or availability.

Despite sharing the same brand, each system packs different internals. The ID80 touts Intel’s power-sipping Atom D2700 Cedar Trail platform which is aided by an Nvidia GeForce GT 520M GPU. The ID81 relies on a Sandy Bridge-based Celeron 857 for general and graphics processing, while the AD04 mixes things up with a dual-core AMD E-450 Zacate Fusion APU.