This little machine is smaller, more compact, and more integrated than just about anything you’d be able to build with off-the-shelf components. Inside lurks all of the right hardware needed to supplement a high-tech home theater. Okay, all the right hardware except for an integrated TV tuner—but you can just plug in a USB one if you’re so inclined. (The same goes for CableCard devices.) Stick this puppy under your TV, and all the power of a home-theater PC could be yours… with none of the aggravation. At least, that’s the theory.
Zotac’s Zbox ID42 Plus nettop reviewed – The Tech Report