Reading the specifications of the new Zotac Zbox ID45 , last piece of the family of Mini PC that is complementary to the recent ID68 and ID69 Zbox Nano , you may be initially puzzling: the Hong Kong company has apparently made a step backward integrating, in a new product of last generation hardware. For better analysis, however, we realize that it is the best choice if you want to make a Mini PC at the same time sufficiently powerful to perform the tasks of domestic and multimedia workstation, but must also be inexpensive and consume .
With these guidelines in mind the fact Zotac Zbox ID45 has created a barebones which integrates a processor Intel Core i3-3227U , a dual-core Ivy Bridge 1.9 GHz, and a dedicated video card Nvidia GeForce GT 640 with 2GB of DDR3 onboard that, although now two generations ago, it also supports video decoding hardware resolution up to 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) . Inside you can also mount up to a maximum of 16 GB of RAM DDR3 1600 SO-DIMM and format hard drives or solid state drives up to 2.5 inches, both with SATA III 6Gbps mSATA that.
Other features include 4 USB 3.0, HDMI video outputs, VGA (via included adapter) and DVI, a card reader 4-in-1 (SD / SDHC / MMC / SDXC), digital audio output optical TOS / Link , audio jacks for headphones and microphone, 2 RJ-45 plug for connecting to wired networks and modules 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 . As always, also, for those who do not love you, it is also available Zbox ID45 Plus , already equipped with 4 GB of RAM and a traditional hard drive and 500 GB 5400 RPM. Zotac has not yet announced the date nor the price or availability of these two new models.