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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.

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Well, those look pretty capable. I wonder what their heat & noise output are (especially the i7)...
 
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Well, those look pretty capable. I wonder what their heat & noise output are (especially the i7)...
Should be easily manageable, they're all low voltage dual core chips.
 
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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).