Cracking open the ZOTAC ZBOX HD-ID11The ZOTAC ZBOX HD-ID11 is a bare-bones, mini-PC that retails for around $250 (US). It's available from several online retailers, including Amazon and Newegg. Depending on who you buy it from and which configuration you choose, it will likely ship without a hard drive or RAM. And, it definitely won't come with an operating system.
Let's take a look at the hardware inside this remarkably thin system.
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