Good things come in small ZBOXes; a tiny present from Zotac

Subject: Systems | October 21, 2011 - 12:25 PM |
Tagged: zotac, ZBox Nano AD10, SFF, llano

The mini PC has been growing in popularity as its capabilities grow from barely being able to play back standard definition streamed flash to smoothly displaying HD content from a Blu-Ray drive.  One of the long standing members of this market, Zotac, fired off a ZBOX Nano AD10 Mini PC to Think Computers so that they could test it out.  At only 5"x5"x1.77" it is tiny and inside hides an AMD E350, AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics, 7.1 channel audio, and a 320GB HDD, external USB 3.0 and eSATA plus both 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.  At $300 fully loaded Think Computers highly recommends this box for those needing a tiny PC.

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“We have seen quite a few different Mini PC’s lately. They make great Internet surfing and media machines for home theater setups. Not that long ago we took a look at Zotac’s ZBOX HD-AD02 mini PC, which proved to be a great and very function mini PC, but was a little on the large side. Today we have the ZBOX Nano AD10, which has to be one of the best-looking and smallest mini pc’s we have looked at. I know you are going to say it so we will say it now, it looks like a Mac Mini only smaller! Inside this small design you have an AMD E350 CPU, AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics, 2GB of DDR 3 and a 320GB hard drive. Let’s check out the ZBOX Nano and see if performs as well as it looks!"

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October 22, 2011 | 06:46 PM - Posted by Tralallak (not verified)

ZOTAC ZBOX nano VD01 series
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IYPYIxBat8

October 24, 2011 | 06:40 PM - Posted by klatch

I've been really tempted to get one of these but my online retailer of choice here in Canada says they aren't available: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=63939&vpn=ZBOXNANO-AD10-U&manufacture=Zotac

I'd only want the barebones one as I'd want to put at least 4GB of RAM (I wish it had two slots) and maybe even a cheap ~60GB SSD to make it snappy and power efficient. I guess I might end up waiting until they (hopefully) release one with the E450.

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