Zotac's cute Zacate powered ZBox Nano-XS

Subject: Systems | May 9, 2012 - 06:34 PM |
Tagged: zotac, zbox nano-xs, SFF, htpc

Zotac's new ZBox Nano-XS is smaller than your average case fan, measuring only 4.17" x 4.17" x 1.46" (106mm x 106mm x 37mm) but is powerful enough you can stream video and even get some light game playing in on it.  The name is a bit misleading as it is powered by a dual core AMD E-450 with a HD 6320 giving it impressive graphics for its size and the 64GB Kingston mSATA SSD making the general performance of the system quite snappy.  Funky Kit does want you to be aware that this tiny PC ships without an OS so make sure that you are familiar with making a bootable USB drive with which to install your OS but apart from that they highly recommend the Nano-XS to anyone who needs a tiny PC.

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"The performance of the ZBox impressed me. It can't touch my high end desktop of course, but given the size and the price it is quite impressive. You can do some low end gaming, watch any videos you might want to regardless of their resolution and it snaps windows around and loads programs quite quickly, thanks to the SSD."

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Source: Funky Kit
May 9, 2012 | 07:47 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Llano?

Really?

I think Fusion or Brazos would be more appropriate, cause you had me in for a joyous shock there.

May 9, 2012 | 08:05 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

or Zecate, even

May 10, 2012 | 01:53 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

ya you are right ... should've double checked

May 10, 2012 | 05:56 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

'The sad fact is that if you want to stick a Windows installation into your Zbox shopping trolley then you're pushing the price perilously close to the £400 mark.'

The same price i just payed for my SFF lenovo i5 quad core

May 10, 2012 | 03:22 PM - Posted by Annoyingmouse (not verified)

I read "Llano" and though fusion A series... That would be impressive in such a form factor.

May 10, 2012 | 06:10 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Wishful thinking on my part, suddenly it is not as cool as I thought it was

June 4, 2012 | 10:54 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The perfect XBMC box. OpenElec is free.

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