Zotac shows off ZBox mini-PC with Blu-ray

Zotac has unveiled a cool new mini-PC this week that is the first to put a Blu-ray player inside such a small chassis. The new machines may be the perfect HTPC systems for the user without much space wanting the ability to watch and stream 1080p content to their TV. The Zotac ZBox mini-PCs use next-generation NVIDIA Ion graphics.

Two models of the ZBox Blu-ray are offered with one called the ID33 and the other the ID34. The difference is that the ID33 requires the user to add in the RAM and storage and the ID34 ships with 2GB of RAM and a 250GB HDD installed. Both machines run the Atom D525 CPU and have HDMI out with a memory card reader, Ethernet, and integrated WiFi.

The rigs also both have USB 3.0 ports, onboard audio, and the slot-load Blu-ray players. Both machines are Windows 7 ready and support the Aero interface. Zotac is mum on the pricing and availability of the machines at this time.