Zotac Upgrades ZBOX Mini-PC with Haswell

Zotac International said that it has updated its ZBOX line of mini-PCs with fourth-generation Intel core "Haswell" processors. There are six SKUs in all, three that are barebones and three "plus" sizes that pack the missing memory and 2.5 inch hard drive. All six units are now available to purchase.

"The latest 4th Generation Intel Core powered ZBOX delivers the power of Intel's Haswell architecture into our compact ZBOX mini-PC platform. With the latest generation architecture, we're able to fine tune these ZBOXes for greater CPU and GPU performance while maintaining the excellent energy efficiency our mini-PCs are renowned for," says Carsten Berger, senior director, ZOTAC International.

According to the specs, the entry-level ID91 model packs a dual-core Intel Core i3-4130T clocked at 2.9 GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4400, HDMI and DVI-I outputs, two USB 3.0 ports, and two USB 2.0 ports. The ID92 kicks the specs up a notch with a dual-core Intel Core i5-4570T with a clock speed up to 3.6 GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4600, dual DisplayPort and DVI-I outputs, four USB 3.0 ports and one mSATA 6.0 Gb/s connection.

Finally, there's the top-of-the-line model, the IQ01 version stuffed with Intel's Core i7-4770T clocked up to 3.7 GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4600, dual DisplayPort and DVI-I outputs, four USB 3.0 ports and one mSATA 6.0 Gb/s connector. All three also include Wireless AC and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, dual Gigabit Ethernet networking, high-amperage USB charging capability, a 4-in-1 card reader, onboard analog stereo HD audio, support for a hard drive, and a bundled VESA 75/100 mount.

As for the "plus" models, these have 4 GB of DDR3 memory and a 500 GB hard drive already installed. That said, all six SKUs have two 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM slots supporting up to 16 GB of DDR3-1600 memory.

"When the ZBOX ID92 or IQ01 is combined with the ZOTAC DisplayPort to Dual HDMI adapter, the ZBOXes can drive a single 4K display that requires four independent HDMI inputs via Intel Collage Display technology for stunning pixel-perfect details," reads the company press release.

To see Zotac's complete line of ZBOX products, head here.

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  • heffeque
    Wow... these things are "a bit" faster than my Zotac AD04...
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  • antilycus
    or you can get a PICO compatible Mini ITX case and get a real processor and a real gpu by packing it with an AMD A series APU. Full desktop power, small small space.
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  • heffeque
    64955 said:
    or you can get a PICO compatible Mini ITX case and get a real processor and a real gpu by packing it with an AMD A series APU. Full desktop power, small small space.


    I prefer to give my money to AMD than to Intel, but I doubt that an A series APU can beat a Hashwell CPU.
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