These are very small in form factor and idle for places where there is space constraint and you need a powerful computing solution. The Size for the Zotac ZBOX Mini PC is 8-10 inch depending on model.
Flipkart recently launched the Zotac Mini PC. The following 3 models are launched:
- Zotac ZBOX-ID88 Priced @ Rs. 26,500
- Zotac ZBOXNANO-ID63 Priced @ Rs. 26,150
- Zotac ZBOX-ID45-BE Priced @ Rs. 38,900
The Best Feature in the device is it’s portable – you can carry around this tiny light weight PC effortlessly; it’s energy efficient and it’s compatible with Windows 7 and 8. You can carry around this Mini-PC and connect it to any compatible display screen to convert the latter into a monitor.
In simple words it is a hybrid between a Computer and a Laptop. Like we had Pads which are devices in between a Laptop and a Mobile. It is yet to be seen how successful these devices become and if the power and functionality they offer is accepted by the buyers. This is a good innovation to serve the purpose of a portable PC in small size.
The only thinking point is that why not buy a laptop and connect it to the external monitor when required. These Mini PC’s are not incredibly powerful compared to Laptops and there is not much pricing advantage as well. Zotac may have to think how it can replace Laptops with this unique product.
Specs of Zotac ZBOX-ID88 Priced @ Rs. 26,500
- Chipset – Intel H61 Express.
- Processor Speed -2.8 GHz.
- Cache Size – 3 MB.
- Processor Type -Intel Core i3 3220T.
- The ZBOX-ID88 supports DDR3 RAM of up to 16 GB. Furthermore, this Mini-PC can accommodate a 2.5-inch SATA HDD or SSD.
- It has an integrated Intel HD Graphics 2500 graphics processing unit.
- Support an 8-channel audio surround system.
You will have to fit in a 2.5“ drive bay SATA 3.0 Gb/s compatible and Ram DDR3 1600Mhz 2 x 204-pin SO-DIMM which is an additional expense hence make it an expensive deal.
Specs of Zotac ZBOXNANO-ID63 Priced @ Rs. 26,150
- Chipset Intel HM77 Express.
- Processor Speed – 1.9 GHz.
- Cache Size – 3 MB.
- Processor Type Intel Core i3 3227U.
- It supports DDR3 RAM of up to 8 GB. A 2.5-inch drive bay has been included in this Mini-PC, which can accommodate a SATA HDD or SSD.
- Mini-PC comes equipped with the Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics processing unit.
Specs of Zotac ZBOX-ID45-BE Priced @ Rs. 38,900
- Processor Speed -1.9 GHz
- Chipset – Intel NM77 Express
- Processor Cache 3 MB
- Processor Type -Intel Core i3 3227U
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 graphics processing unit (GPU)
- It supports DDR3 RAM of up to 16 GB.
- A 2.5-inch drive bay has been included in this Mini-PC, which can accommodate a SATA HDD or SSD.
The Zotac Zbox are good for compatibility & portable computing. If we measure the performance VS pricing equation it will be better to buy some of the similar priced laptops. You will need to buy additional SSD or HD plus Ram and monitor to use it along with Speakers, keyboard and mouse on top of ZBOX price. If it would have been 5-10k cheaper it would have still appealed to value buyers.