Zotac ZBOX Blu-ray HD-ID34

8.7 Overall Score
Build: 10/10
Price: 8/10
Performance: 7/10

Build quality was great | Playback was flawless | System works well

Lesser performance | Only 2 USB ports for loading Windows

At Xtreme CPU we love to test, almost as much as GLaDOS loves to test.  I just happened to have a need for a Blu-ray player so my family could watch movies, so after our initial Zotac review I decided to grab the Intel and nVidia Ion based Zbox. This Zbox comes in a familar small form factor case, and being such a small unit, is quite low powered

In this review we will specifically comparing performance of the AMD E-350, to this Atom D525.  There are some big pluses using AMD over Intel, or Vice Versa.  Lets break it down to see what kind of pluses or minuses we get with each of the devices.


Chipset: Intel® NM10 Express
Cooler Type: Fan (Single Slot)
CPU Socket: N/A (Integrated CPU)
Dimensions: 7.36in x 11.02in x 1.5in – 187mm x 280mm x 40mm
FSB: 800 MHz
Memory Size: 1 x 2GB Installed (Up to 2 x 4GB)
Memory Slots: 2 x 200-pin SO-DIMM
Memory Type: DDR2 800 SO-DIMM
Onboard Audio: Onboard analog stereo high-definition audio/ 7.1-Channel LPCM digital audio (HDMI)/ Optical Digital S/PDIF audio output
Onboard LAN: 10/100/1000Mbps, WiFi 802.11n/g/b
Onboard Video: Next Generation NVIDIA® ION™ (w/512MB DDR3 memory)

Package Contents

  • 1 x ZOTAC ZBOX Blu-ray HD-ID34
  • 1 x VESA mount
  • 1 x DVI-to-VGA adapter
  • 1 x AC adapter
  • 1 x Power cord
  • 1 x Warranty card
  • 1 x User manual
  • 1 x Driver CD
  • 1 x Cyberlink PowerDVD w/Blu-ray playback

Power Connector: DC19V
SATA: 1 SATA (3.0 Gbps), 1 Combo eSATA / USB 2.0 port
USB: 2 Front (1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0) 1 Back (1x USB 3.0)
Video Ports: HDMI, DVI


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