Now that Nvidia has officially pulled the curtain off its new Ion, we can tell you about more of the systems based on the graphics processor. Zotac's Zbox HD-ID11 is one of those. Unlike Acer's Aspire One 532G, which is a good old-fashioned netbook, the Zbox is a nettop in the same vein as, well, Zotac's other nettops.
The Zbox HD-ID11 is small enough to tuck behind a desktop monitor, but it packs a dual-core, 1.66GHz Atom D510 processor, next-gen Ion graphics with 512MB of dedicated DDR3 RAM, one DDR2 SO-DIMM slot for system memory, one 2.5" hard drive bay, and 802.11n Wi-Fi. External ports include eSATA, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, and dual-link DVI. There's even a card reader at the front.
Before you ask, yes, the next-gen Ion flavor Zotac picked has a full 16 stream processors. This isn't the watered-down, 8-SP version we might see in future 10" netbooks.
Users will have to take care of outfitting the Zbox with their choice of memory, storage, and potentially an optical drive for DVD or Blu-ray playback. (The Ion GPU supports the latter.) This isn't exactly a voluminous system to begin with, but Zotac includes a VESA monitor mount, so you can strap it to the back of a VESA-compliant display and enjoy an even less cluttered desk.
Update: Zotac tells us the Zbox HD-ID11 has a suggested retail price of $209.99.
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