Last week during CES 2015, Zotac revealed prototypes of its Zbox line of miniature desktops that utilized new designs. There were five in all, one of which looked like a yellow "Z" sitting on its side. The designs were definitely a visual departure from the black boxes Zotac has been using over the last six years.
When asked about the new designs, a Zotac spokesperson said that the company felt that now would be a good time to change the look of its popular Zbox line. Even more, the company wanted to include potential and current customers in the design process by launching a voting campaign here. The page not only reveals all five prototypes but ways to win one of three prizes: the GTX 980 AMP! Omega, the EN760, or the CI520.
"With the current voting campaign, they can vote for their design choice and the winning choice may have design cues incorporated into future designs," the representative said.
The rep assured Tom's Hardware that the new designs will not replace the existing Zbox design. "Zotac has various series that utilize the current original Zbox design, so it is possible to introduce a new design and making both available concurrently," the rep added.
To vote on a specific design, just click on the image and then enter your name at the bottom of the page. So far the vertical black design has received the most votes, followed by the blue unit with silver hexagons, the white with blue hexagons, the white with the illuminated Zbox label and the yellow "Z." Entrants can also post the results to their Facebook wall, send an invite request and share on Twitter.
Also last week during CES 2015, Zotac showcased two new Zbox models -- the EN860 and the CI321 -- and its GeForce GTX 970 Amp! Extreme Core Edition graphics card. You can read our coverage of Zotac at CES 2015 by heading here.