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ZOTAC Infuses ZBOX nano with Intel Core Processors

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ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards, mini-PCs and accessories, today infuses the small ZBOX nano with 3rd Generation Intel Core processors for desktop-class performance. The new ZOTAC ZBOX nano with Intel Core processors injects the palm-sized nano form factor with an extra dose of CPU and GPU performance that delivers an excellent mini-PC computing experience.

"Our engineers have done a phenomenal job combining the raw CPU power of Intel Core processors and Intel HD Graphics 4000 into our tiny ZBOX nano platform. The performance and customizability available in these palm-sized ZBOX nano is unmatched by any of our competitors," says Carsten Berger, senior director, ZOTAC International.



Three ZBOX nano with Intel Core processors are available with Intel Core i3 3227U, Core i5 3337U or Core i7 3537U processors for users to select the right amount of performance for computing demands. Plus models are available with 4GB of DDR3 and a 500GB hard drive preinstalled.

New to the ZOTAC ZBOX nano with 3rd Generation Intel Core processors is a bundled nanoRAID storage adapter that enables demanding users to take advantage of RAID technology. The ZOTAC nanoRAID storage adapter accommodates two mSATA SSD modules and installs into the internal ZBOX nano 2.5-inch drive bay for lightning-fast RAID 0 or data-securing RAID 1 support.

It's time to play with the ZOTAC ZBOX nano with 3rd Generation Intel Core processors.



General details
  • ZOTAC infuses ZBOX nano with Intel Core processors
  • New ZBOX ID63, ID64 and ID65 series
  • 3rd Generation Intel Core processors (Ivy Bridge)
  • ZBOX ID63 series
  • Intel Core i3 3227U (dual-core, 1.9 GHz)
  • ZBOX ID64 series
  • Intel Core i5 3337U (dual-core, 1.8 GHz, up to 2.7 GHz Turbo)
  • Intel Turbo Boost technology
  • ZBOX ID65 series
  • Intel Core i7 3537U (dual-core, 2.0 GHz, up to 3.1 GHz Turbo)
  • Intel Turbo Boost technology
  • PLUS models available with preinstalled memory and hard drive
  • 4GB DDR3
  • 500GB HDD
  • HDMI & DisplayPort outputs
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0 w/ external WiFi antenna
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • High-amperage USB charging capable (yellow ports)
  • Bundled ZOTAC nanoRAID storage adapter
  • Supports 2 x mSATA SSDs
  • Bundled VESA75/100 mount
 
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Well, those look pretty capable. I wonder what their heat & noise output are (especially the i7)...
 
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Should be easily manageable, they're all low voltage dual core chips.
Agreed, but those are also very small boxes they're stuffed into - not much space for a heatsink nor a particularly large fan. These factors usually bear high-speed fan noise and hot CPUs...
 

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Agreed, but those are also very small boxes they're stuffed into - not much space for a heatsink nor a particularly large fan. These factors usually bear high-speed fan noise and hot CPUs...
You should open up a laptop equipped with a U processor, the heatsink attached is almost nonexistent yet it adequately cools the laptop down, almost noise free.
 
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While I really appreciate the effort Zotac puts into these nice boxes (I really do), they are products which you can't use as htpc, since they have an audible fan inside (at least they used to in the previous versions).
Who would want a humming thing in the bedroom? So I wonder what's the point then? I don't think people would pay the extra price of the fancy look just to attach it onto the back of the monitor.

They should really make these things passive, or with a big low noise (<10dB) thin fan on the top perhaps (something like the NF-A9x14 for example).