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Small form factor PC’s - checkout the ZOTAC ZBOX nano VD01

Small form factor PC’s - checkout the ZOTAC ZBOX nano VD01

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imageI still haven’t given up the idea that my Samsung 55” HDTV can be successfully driven by a cool little Windows 7 or Windows 8 box.  Zotac just announced Zotac Zboz.  Catchy name.  Sounds familiar.

I’d like to put something like this in my entertainment center and have it record FIOS TV from a Ceton USB or HDHomeRun Prime network tuner. 

Anyone doing this?  I tried this before with an ATOM based Acer Revo and it didn’t work out so well.  Anyone have thoughts on the chipset in this?  Click the pic for the manufacturer information or the link below.

See http://www.zotacusa.com/zbox-amd-e-350-apu-all-in-one-zboxnano-vd01-plus-u.html.  Looks like they have a .PDF data sheet at http://www.zotacusa.com/specsheet/ZBOXNANO-VD01-PLUS-U.pdf.

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  • That looks pretty sharp, and I LOVE the fact that it fits the VESA mount on the back of most LCD monitors.

    However, it's a VIA Nano.  It should have very low power consumption and pretty low performance.  This is more of an Atom competitor than anything else.