Zotac first announced the Zbox HD-ID11 two months ago
but excluded information on pricing and availability. Based on a recent Newegg listing
, it's safe to say both of those details are now crystal clear: the system is currently shipping for $250. Unfortunately, the device appears to be out of stock
at Newegg as of writing, but it should be available again soon.
The 7.4 x 7.4 x 1.74-inch machine carries a dual-core 1.66GHz Intel Atom D510 with the NM10 Express chipset, and Nvidia's second-gen Ion GPU with 16 CUDA cores and 512MB DDR3 VRAM. The HD-ID11 is sold without system memory or a storage drive, but supports a single 1GB DDR2 800MHz SO-DIMM module and a 2.5-inch SATA 3Gb/s hard drive.
Connectivity includes HDMI, dual-link DVI, VGA, six USB 2.0, eSATA, gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n, a six-in-one card reader, and headphone/mic jacks. The HD-ID11 will run your choice of Windows XP, Vista, 7, or Linux. It's also shipped with a VESA mount in case you want to stow it behind your display, and a one-year limited warranty.