Wednesday, November 20th 2013

ZOTAC Upgrades ZBOX Mini PCs with 4th Generation Intel Core Technology

ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today upgrades the ZBOX mini-PC lineup with 4th Generation Intel Core technology. The trio of new ZBOXes deliver improved CPU performance paired with supercharged integrated graphics for an excellent experience for everyday computing tasks.

"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.

The new ZBOX mini-PCs come with 4th Generation Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processor options with the entry-level ZBOX ID91 packing an Intel Core i3 4130T, mainstream ZBOX ID92 featuring an Intel Core i5 4570T and the flagship ZBOX IQ01 sporting a quad-core Intel Core i7 4770T. The entry-level ZBOX ID91 features Intel HD Graphics 4400 and delivers a classic ZBOX computing experience with plenty of power and connectivity perfect for everyday computing tasks such as web browsing, office productivity and image editing.

Stepping up to the ZBOX ID92 and IQ01 upgrades the integrated graphics to Intel HD Graphics 4600 with triple display compatibility via dual DisplayPort and a single DVI-I outputs for enhanced productivity. 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.

All three 4th Generation Intel Core ZOTAC ZBOX include 802.11ac wireless networking technology for lightning-fast network connectivity that's free of wires. Dual Gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth 4.0 technologies are also available on the ZBOX trio for additional network connectivity options.

It's time to play with the 4th Generation Intel Core powered ZOTAC ZBOX mini-PCs.

General details
  • ZOTAC Upgrades ZBOX with 4th Generation Intel Core Processors
  • New ZBOX ID91, ID92 and IQ01 series
  • Desktop Intel Core processors (Haswell)(LGA1150)
  • ZBOX ID91 series
  • Intel Core i3 4130T (dual-core, 2.9 GHz)
    Intel HD Graphics 4400
    HDMI & DVI-I outputs
  • ZBOX ID92 series
  • Intel Core i5 4570T (dual-core, 2.9 GHz, up to 3.6 GHz Turbo)
    Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology
    Intel HD Graphics 4600
    Dual DisplayPort + DVI-I outputs
    4 x USB 3.0 ports
    1 x mSATA 6.0 Gb/s
  • ZBOX IQ01 series
  • Intel Core i7 4770T (quad-core, 2.5 GHz, up to 3.7 GHz Turbo)
    Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology
  • Intel HD Graphics 4600
  • Dual DisplayPort + DVI-I outputs
    4 x USB 3.0 ports
    1 x mSATA 6.0 Gb/s
  • PLUS models available with preinstalled memory and hard drive
  • 4 GB DDR3
    500 GB HDD
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet
  • High-amperage USB charging capable (yellow ports)
  • Bundled VESA75/100 mount
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7 Comments on ZOTAC Upgrades ZBOX Mini PCs with 4th Generation Intel Core Technology

#1
TheinsanegamerN
they missed a huge opportunity here. one of these, with a core i7 4770r. iris pro. perfect size.
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#2
Freedom4556
by: TheinsanegamerN
they missed a huge opportunity here. one of these, with a core i7 4770r. iris pro. perfect size.
4770R is a 65W part and all the parts they used were <45W T parts. It must be a heat issue.
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#3
Dj-ElectriC
No reason for an i7 part here, a 2C-4T part will do fine
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#4
Freedom4556
by: Dj-ElectriC
No reason for an i7 part here, a 2C-4T part will do fine
I think he was hoping for Intel's best IGP configuration, GT3e, which is only found in R desktop parts. Unfortunately, it seems that the only die with GT3e on desktop is a quad-core (the i5-4570R and i7 4670R, 4770R). This combined with the eDRAM easily pushes TDP to 65W. Why the couldn't use mobile parts in a prebuilt/barebones like this is beyond me. Something like the i7-4750HQ at 47W could have been made to fit in their thermal constraints.
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#5
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
Between the dual LAN and wifi, it could make for an awfully nice all-purpose gateway. I've always been a little disappointed with the previous ZBOXs because they didn't have the dual LAN nor could you add it. Plug an 6Gb eSATA or USB 3.0 drive/raid into this beauty and you have a server/gateway/nas all in one. I wonder how much they're going for.
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TheinsanegamerN
by: Freedom4556
I think he was hoping for Intel's best IGP configuration, GT3e, which is only found in R desktop parts. Unfortunately, it seems that the only die with GT3e on desktop is a quad-core (the i5-4570R and i7 4670R, 4770R). This combined with the eDRAM easily pushes TDP to 65W. Why the couldn't use mobile parts in a prebuilt/barebones like this is beyond me. Something like the i7-4750HQ at 47W could have been made to fit in their thermal constraints.
that would be perfect. must have been a price issue? i know the iris pro parts cost more than these entire zbox systems.
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#7
Fourstaff
by: Freedom4556
Something like the i7-4750HQ at 47W could have been made to fit in their thermal constraints.
That chip costs $440 each, compared to $303 for 4770T, or $131 for 4130T.
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