By >Tom LESKIN
[Computex 2011] VIA demos ultra compact dual-core Mini-PC
As Computex 2011 ended Saturday (June 4), our news from the show is dwindling down. Here is one of the last products that we have to show you coming soon from VIA Technologies Inc, the ZOTAC ZBOX Mini-PC.
What makes this mini-PC impressive is its size, a palm-sized chassis measuring 12 x 12 x 4cm, and its VIA Nano X2 dual-core CPU. These mini-PCs will be the ideal size for a home entertainment system, more so than most nettops, and are also great for small workspaces.
The dual-core CPUs in the new ZBOX is available at either 1.2 and 1.6GHz, plus it has native 64-bit software support, VT CPU virtualization technology, and VIA PadLock hardware security features. It’s also pin-to-pin compatible with VIA Nano, VIA C7, VIA C7-M and VIA Eden processors, facilitating easy upgrades of existing designs.
If this is just the mini-PC you’re been waiting for, keep on the lookout for these from the Taiwanese company because unfortunately, no information was given yet regarding pricing or availability.
The ZOTAC ZBOX mini-PC offers high performance computing in an ultra compact chassis.
Taipei, Taiwan, 30 May, 2011 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced that it will demo the ultra compact ZOTAC ZBOX mini-PC featuring the VIA Nano X2 dual-core processor at the VIA Computex booth, TICC, room 201D.
Powered by the VIA Nano X2 dual-core processor, the ZOTAC ZBOX features a palm-sized chassis measuring just 12 x 12 x 4cm, making it an ideal solution for integration into a home entertainment system as well as space constrained workspaces.
“The ZOTAC ZBOX is a great example of the kinds of innovations in form factor design that are possible on our low power VIA Nano X2 dual-core processor platform,” said Richard Brown, Vice President of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “It provides an excellent solution for home and officer users seeking a premium computing experience in an ultra compact size.”
VIA Nano X2 Dual-Core Processor
VIA Nano X2 dual-core processors are available at speeds of 1.2 and 1.6GHz and are built using the latest 40nm fabrication process.
VIA Nano X2 processors come with native 64-bit software support, VT CPU virtualization technology, and VIA PadLock™ hardware security features and are also pin-to-pin compatible with VIA Nano, VIA C7, VIA C7-M and VIA Eden processors, facilitating easy upgrades of existing designs.
For images of the ZOTAC® ZBOX mini-PC, please click here.
For more details about the VIA Nano X2 Processor, please click here.
Come join VIA at Computex in TICC, room 201D, May 31st to June 4th, 2011.
About VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc is the foremost fabless supplier of power efficient x86 processor platforms that are driving system innovation in the PC, client, ultra mobile and embedded markets. Combining energy-saving processors with digital media chipsets and advanced connectivity, multimedia and networking silicon enables a broad spectrum of computing and communication platforms, including its widely acclaimed ultra compact mainboards. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA’s global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the world’s top OEMs and system integrators. www.via.com.tw
About ZOTAC International (MCO), Ltd.
ZOTAC® International is a part of PC Partner Ltd. Group. ZOTAC® is also one of the world’s largest channel manufacturers of graphics cards, motherboard and mini-PCs with over 10 years of quality manufacturing experience. The ZOTAC® philosophy is to deliver the latest products at competitive prices without sacrificing quality.