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13 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Zotac ZBOX BLUE-RAY HD-ID34. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Zotac ZBOX BLUE-RAY HD-ID34 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Zotac Zbox HD-ID34 Blu-ray playing nettop reviewed, scores well for non-audiophiles


Little PCs are wonderful things, and those that can handle Blu-ray playback and do so while sucking down less than 45 watts are doubly delightful. Zotac's Zbox...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Alan Lueke (

Zotac ZBOX Blu-Ray HD-ID34 Review


Zotac has become quite popular in recent times for their entry level products in the mini-ITX motherboard, Atom / ION nettop and nVidia GPU space. Their mini-PC lineup started with the Zotac MAG series last year, and this year's refresh comes in the...

Oct, 2010


Expert review by : Abbas Jaffar Ali (

Zotac Zbox Blu-Ray HD-ID34 HTPC Review


A challenger to Mac Mini in the HTPC market arrives.

USB 3.0, Blu-Ray drive, Good-looking, Impressive Performance

No iR port, No Bluetooth, PSU not integrated

Although the Atom CPU has a much lower performance than the Core 2 Duo found on the Mac Mini, the most taxing thing I’ve ever done on an HTPC is play a full 1080p Blu-Ray movie or an MKV file with extremely high bitrates. For that purpose, the Zotac...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Matt Trinca (

Zotac's Zbox HD-ID34BR-U nettop


The home-theater PC has certainly evolved in recent years. There was a time when the HTPC designation simply signified any system that was set up in the living room and hooked up to your television, so you could play back downloaded episodes of The...

Priced at $499, the Zbox HD-ID34 isn't quite in impulse buy territory. Neither is the completely barebones variant, the HD-ID33, which will hit Newegg at $399 next week. Cash-strapped users might have an easier time forking the dough for simpler...

Nov, 2010


Expert review by : Ray Willington (

Zotac ZBox Blu-ray HD-ID34 Nettop / HTPC Review


Nettops are not nearly as popular as their mobile contemporaries, i.e. netbooks, arguably due to the lack of any significant horsepower within the tiny machines. Up until now, most nettops have been good for little more than basic Office duties, Web...

Great Nettop Performance ; Stylish Design ; Two USB 3.0 Port ; Avaialble Mini-PCIe Slot ; Can Handle Some Gaming ; Blu-ray Drive Included

No Bluetooth ; Gets Quite Warm With Use ; Bring Your Own OS/Keyboard ; No Bundled Controller

We were duly impressed with the Zotac HD-ID11 when we reviewed it a few months back, and to put it simply, the new HD-ID34 is and even stronger product. We knew from our time with the Eee PC 1215N that Intel's Atom D525 was a step up from previous Atom...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review (

Great Mythtv Frontend


I bought this box to be a Mythtv Frontend in my livingroom. Other than the DVD being a little loud when using it, the box is great. I am having a little trouble with the USB, but I'm pretty sure that is a Mythbuntu issue. So if you are looking to...

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:HD


Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:Small Desktop
Color of product:Black, Silver
LED Indicators: Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
Product type:Mini PC barebone


Discrete graphics adapter memory:512
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA Ion
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter:ION
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Graphics adapter memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:512
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated


Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout:1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM
Number of Memory Slots:2
Supported memory clock speeds:800
Supported memory types:DDR2-SDRAM


Processor socket:BGA559
Supported processor frequency (max):1.8


Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM

Other Features

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:24
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP, Vista, 7, Linux / Windows XP/Vista/7\nLinux
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Form Factor:mini-PC
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Internal memory:2
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Number of processors installed:1
On-board graphics adapter: No
Power LED: Yes
Power Requirements:100-240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor system buses supported:800
Wireless Technology:WiFi

Packaging Content

Display included: No
Quick start guide: Yes


Audio output channels:7.1
Chipset:Intel NM10
Motherboard chipset:Intel NM10
Motherboard form factor:Mini ITX
Product type:Mini PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:1
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):6.4
Memory channels supported by processor:1
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800 (SODIMM only); DDR2 667/800
Number of Processing Die Transistors:176
Number of processors installed:1
Processing die size:87
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Pineview
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:D525
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Atom D500 series
Processor socket:BGA559 / FCBGA559
Processor threads:4
Supported processor frequency (max):1.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):13

Processor special features

Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32
Processor ARK ID:49490
Processor code:SLBXC
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:N / No


Compatible operating systems:Windows XP\nWindows Vista\nWindows 7\nLinux OS
Operating system installed: No


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:250
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:250

Weight & Dimensions