ZOTAC ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 HTPC with AMD E-350 APU

ZOTAC annonced its slim HTPC line of machines that have Blu-ray capabilities , the AD03 is using the new AMD E-350 APU :


ZOTAC® supercharges energy-efficient computing with the new ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series powered by the AMD E-350 APU platform. The ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series combines discrete-class graphics processing with a dual processor cores for the perfect synergy of CPU and GPU that delivers a perfect digital media experience with unprecedented energy-efficiency.
    AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 discrete-class graphics processing takes charge of all digital media processing tasks to enable the ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series to deliver stunning Blu-ray and smooth streaming high-definition video playback. The ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series is a potent casual gaming platform capable of rendering stunning 3D visuals with Microsoft® DirectX® 11 technology.
    “The AMD E-350 APU platform combined with our ZBOX Blu-ray form factor is a phenomenal small form factor solution. The snappy day-to-day performance and superb high-definition video and DirectX® 11 3D capabilities makes the ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 perfect for users that crave energy-efficiency without sacrificing premium features and capabilities,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC® International.
    Enhanced audio output capabilities deliver superior audio quality and features with the ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series. The ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series can send raw lossless (bitstream) audio formats – Dolby® TrueHD™ and DTS-HD™ Master Audio – via HDMI to digital home theatre receivers for flawless high-definition audio that matches the high-definition video capabilities.
 An integrated slot-load Blu-ray drive enables the ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series to read Blu-ray media, read and write DVD and CD media for compatibility with all available forms of optical media.  Dual network connectivity options lets the ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 connect to home networks at speeds up to 300 Mb/s wirelessly or up to 1000 Mb/s via Ethernet for lightning-fast transfer speeds with or without wires.
    The ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 packs class-leading expansion capabilities inside a slim chassis and provides support for a 2.5-inch SATA HDD or SSD, two DDR3 SO-DIMM slots, mini-PCI express, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and eSATA expansion capabilities – ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 Plus models include 2GB of DDR3 memory and a 250GB HDD preinstalled.
    It’s time to play with the ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series.
    
    
General details and specification:
•   ZOTAC® Supercharges Energy-Efficient Computing
•   AMD E-350 APU platform
o   1.6 GHz, dual-core
•   AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics processor
o   80 unified shaders
o   Engine clock: 500 MHz
•   ZBOX Blu-ray AD03
o   2 x DDR3-1066 SO-DIMM slots
o   Support 1 x 2.5-inch SATA 6.0 Gb/s HDD/SSD
•   ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 Plus
o   2GB DDR3
o   250GB 5400RPM HDD
•   SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology
•   1 Mini-PCI Express expansion slot
•   Slot-load Blu-ray drive
o   4x Blu-ray read
o   8x DVD / 24x CD read/write
•   HDMI, DVI-I and VGA (with included adapter) outputs
•   AMD UVD technology(hardware accelerated H.264, VC-1, decode)
•   Dolby® TrueHD™ & DTS-HD™: Master Audio bitstream ready
•   Cyberlink PowerDVD w/ Blu-ray playback
•   Gigabit Ethernet
•   Onboard 802.11n WiFi (300Mb/s)

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ZOTAC ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 HTPC with AMD E-350 APU ZOTAC ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 HTPC with AMD E-350 APU Reviewed by Maherr Live on Wednesday, January 05, 2011 Rating: 5