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ZOTAC ZBOXHD-ID34BR-U Blu-ray Mini-HTPC - Packaging and Closer Look at the ZBOXHD-ID34BR-U

Today we take a look at ZOTAC's new Blu-ray equipped mini-HTPC, the ZBOXHD-ID34BR.

| HTPC PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Nov 9, 2010 4:06 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: ZOTAC

Packaging

 

The ZBOX comes in a modestly sized box with a convenient carrying handle. The front sports an angled shot of the machine, and the back lists detailed system specs and images of the ports and other features.

 

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Inside, we find the following contents; the unit itself, a laptop-style power supply, stand, DVI-to-VGA adapter, mounting screws, the Cyberlink PowerDVD disc, a quick-start guide, and thin manual.

 

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ZBOXHD-ID34BR-U

 

The front panel houses two USB ports (one of which is USB 3.0), 6-in-1 memory card reader, headphone jack, mic jack, the slot-loading optical drive, and the power button.

 

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The rear of the machine offers 1xUSB 3.0, Ethernet, a combo USB 2.0/eSATA port, DVI out, HDMI out, optical S/PDIF out, and a slot for a Kensington lock.

 

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Vents on the bottom of the chassis.

 

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As you can see, the HD-ID34BR is a very nice-looking machine and would probably look right at home next to most flat-screen TVs.

 

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Installing the OS was as simple as inserting a Windows 7 Enterprise installation disc and following the onscreen prompts.

 

The USB 3.0 ports didn't work immediately, but after finding and installing the USB 3.0 driver from ZOTAC's website, they worked just fine. We also installed NVIDIA's v.260.99 graphics driver.

 

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