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Zotac Reveals New Mini PCs Ahead Of Computex

Zotac Zbox EN960

Zotac International has introduced its lineup of mini PCs that will be on display at Computex next week. The list includes the recently-launched R Series with RAID capabilities and several models that are designed for gaming. All models on display will include Intel processors save for the MA760, which will sport an AMD FX-7600 APU.

For starters, the company has added two new E Series models for gamers: the EN970 and the EN960. Both have an Intel Core i5-5200U processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX GPUs. However, the EN970 is more robust in its hardware offerings, whereas the EN960 plays as the successor to the EN760 and EN860 mini PCs. Here's a brief list of each:

EN970
Intel Core i5-5200U
2x 2.5-inch HDD slots, mSATA slot
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M
4x HDMI out

EN960
Intel Core i5-5200U
1x 2.5-inch HDD slot, mSATA slot
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M
HDMI out, DVI-I

Zotac Zbox CI521

Next we have the CI521, an upgrade to the C Series CI520. The company boasted that this model is completely silent thanks to its fanless design. This model also includes a "Broadwell" Core M processor and dual storage options, making it a great solution as a compact living room entertainment center.

CI521
Intel Core M 5Y10c
1x M.2 SSD slot, 1x 2.5-inch HDD slot
Integrated 8 GB LPDDR3 memory

Zotac Zbox MA760

In addition to the CI521, Zotac will also be showcasing a new MA760 model that includes four DisplayPort jacks and AMD Radeon R7 graphics. Slated as an ideal solution for running multiple displays in the office, this is the only device on Zotac's Computex roster that will sport an AMD APU.

MA760
AMD FX-7600P
Radeon R7 Graphics
4x DisplayPort

Zotac Zbox RI531

Finally, as a recap, Zotac's new R Series provides two 2.5-inch slots for hard drives in RAID 0, RAID 1 or JBOD configurations. As previously reported, both models feature Intel processors and GPUs, two DDR3-1600 slots for up to 16 GB of memory, and dual gigabit Ethernet ports.

RI531
Intel Core i3-5010U (Broadwell)
1x mSATA slot, 2x 2.5" slots
RAID 0, 1, JBOD

RI323
Intel 2961Y
2x 2.5" slots
RAID 0, 1, JBOD

As with most Zotac Mini-PCs, customers can purchase a barebones model for a reduced price or a fully-loaded version that packs memory and a hard drive. Typically, the consumer is responsible for providing the operating system unless Zotac includes a solution like Windows 8.1 with Bing on a pre-installed hard drive.

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