The ZBOX PLUS ID80 is the first ZBOX to sport the Intel Cedar Trail D2700 processor clocked at 2.13 GHz alongwith 2GBofDDR3 RAM,320GBhard drive and a discrete graphics solution - NVIDIA GT 520M. It also bundles in quite a lot of goodies such as a WiFi antenna, a Windows Media player remote control and an IR receiver for the same. Design wise the ZBOX looks like any other ZBOXes we have tested in the past. It has the blue coloured circular orb on its front black glossy face.
Build quality is quite sturdy even though its a plastic body and we liked the stand that ZOTAC have provided so that the system is held vertically in place. The glossy surface is a finger-print and dust magnet.
PC Mark Vantage gave an overall score of 2575 whereas for the E350 CPU we got 2550. Cinebench RIO multi-core ren*dering was found to be slightly better in the D2700 (at 2600 marks) over the E350 (at 2030 marks). Gaming wise also we could get barely playable frame rates -11 FPS - even at l280xI024 resolution for Resident EvilS at Medium settings. HD videos were played back flawlessly. CPU utilization was within the 5-7 per cent mark for majority of the playback time.
It is great for media consump*tion, watching TV; watching HD content alongwith casual web surfing, working on office documents, etc. At a price point of n9,999, we felt it to be slightly on the higher side but much better than the AD03BR and HD-ID34 ZBOXes which sport a BIu-ray Drive. Decent buy provided your needs are moderate.