Zotac Zboxes Skylake

Very few OEMs have embraced the SFF like Zotac with their Zbox line of mini-PCs, so it’s great to see them expanding the lineup with Skylake. It looks like they’ve opted to start with a very capable CPU; the 35W quad core Intel Core i5-6400T. The good stuff doesn’t stop there however, with M.2, a 2.5″ drive slot and support […]

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TechReport Reviews Zotac’s Zbox Magnus EN970

If integrated graphics won’t cut it for your mini HTPC needs, something like the Zotac Zbox Magnus EN970 might be just the thing. I haven’t had the best experience with Zotac’s BIOS support lifecycle, so make sure to do your research and pick something you’ll be happy with long term. The miniaturization of PCs is an interesting trend. Of late, […]

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Zotac Announce Two Zbox Braswell Mini-PC

Looking for a cheap OpenELEC or HTPC streamer? You could do worse than a Braswell (Atom) based system, and Zotac just announced two new boxes, in two different formats. These new systems use Intel’s Atom N3150 SoC, part of the Braswell family of products. The N3150 contains four low-power CPU cores, rated with a max TDP of 6 W, operating […]

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Zotac @ CES 2014

Zotac made a name for itself with small form factor (SFF) PCs, many of which were great for HTPC use. With competition in the SFF HTPC, and gaming, market heating up we stopped by their booth in the back of South Hall for a look at what they were bringing out this year.   Zotac had several new systems on […]

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ZOTAC ZBOX Nano AD12 Plus Reviewed


I am going to go out on a limb here and admit that I am a sucker for a cute, little PC. There’s just something about small form factor PCs that has always caught my attention. There was a time when Shuttle was the belle of the SFF ball, but these days the field is quite a bit more crowded, […]

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ZOTAC ZBOX Blu-ray AD05 Plus Reviewed


I recently had a Blu-ray player die right in the middle of family movie marathon night, leaving me wishing that my HTPC was equipped to take its place. An HTPC like the ZOTAC ZBOX Blu-ray AD05 Plus would have come in mighty handy. The AD05 is the latest in ZOTAC’s line of Blu-ray equipped mini-PCs. The base model is a […]

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ZOTAC Announces New ZBOX PCs at Cebit 2012

Zotac AD05 Plus

Cebit is usually one of my favorite tech trade shows. CES may be fun, but shows like Computex and Cebit are when the real hardware is unveiled. Unfortunately, between the Windows 8 Consumer Preview release and the new iPad announcement, this year’s Cebit kind of fell through the cracks for me. It’s unfortunate too, because there was some neat stuff on […]

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ZOTAC ZBOX ID80 Plus Reviewed


ZOTAC kicked the new year off at CES with the announcement that would be unleashing a new line of ZBOX mini PCs in both AMD and Intel flavors. We’ve seen a review of the AMD E-450-based AD04, but if Intel Atoms are more your speed, then the ID80 may be worth considering. Under normal circumstances, an Atom-based system would be […]

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ZOTAC ZBOX AD04 Plus Reviewed


ZOTAC got the ball rolling early at CES this year by announcing their 2012 lineup of ZBOX PCs and barebones. The ZBOX systems are extremely compact mini-PCs, well-suited to use as HTPCs. Indeed, the ZBOX AD04 Plus reviewed here even comes with a WMC-compatible remote control and a bracket for mounting the system to the back of a monitor or […]

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