The HD-ID40 Plus has been packed with an Intel Atom D525 1.8GHz dual-core processor to smooth out everyday activities. Then you've also got Nvidia Ion graphics with 512MB of dedicated DDR3 memory for HD video playback and Blu-ray support. Things get even faster thanks to the integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi with dual-stream technology that Zotac attests produces connection speeds up to 300Mb/s. However, buyers don't get an operating system, so pick your poison yourself.
Here's a glance at what else has been included in this tiny black box:
- Intel NM10 Express chipset
- DirectX 10.1 support
- 7.1-channel LPCM digital audio
- 6-in-1 media card reader (SD/SDHC/MMC/MS/MS Pro/xD)
- Connectivity: 6 USB 2.0 ports, Combo eSATA/USB, HDMI, DVI-I, VGA, Ethernet
No word on pricing nor about a release date just yet. But when the launch time comes, customers will two buying options: the standard Zbox HD-ID40 Plus with 2GB of DDR2-800 memory and a 250GB SATA hard drive, or a customizable version that accommodates dual DDR2 SO-DIMM memory modules and a 2.5-inch SATA hard drive or solid state drive.
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