A big thank you goes out to ZOTAC for providing the review sample.
From the Zotac website:
We are ZOTAC, a global manufacturer of innovation, performance, and technology.
ZOTAC derives its name from the words "zone," for being distinct in the PC components and systems industry, and "tact," for our superior skill, expertise, quality, and manufacturing capabilities.
With "PUSH THE LIMIT" as our motto, we are determined to redefine the standard of graphics cards, Mini PCs, and accessories to break into new realms and connect people with fast-moving technologies and experiences such as eSports and VR gaming.
At ZOTAC, we strive to create the latest technological products that epitomize form, utility, and style. We truly care about the experiences we create with our products and will always remain dedicated to rigorous standards and the relentless pursuit of excellence.
While it may seem like ZOTAC has been around for longer than most can remember, they were in fact established in 2006. In twelve short years, they have grown by leaps and bounds to become an industry juggernaut today. They continue to push the envelope of what consumers can expect from graphics cards and mini-PCs. That said, considering how far they have come, it is no fluke ZOTAC continues to surprise, expand, and dominate in the PC gaming market.
In today's review, I look at the brand new ZOTAC MEK1 gaming system. This high-end, sleek, and small form factor system comes bundled with a mechanical keyboard, mouse, and mouse pad. All one needs to start gaming is a monitor. Of course, that alone would be a bit boring, and the MEK1 is as such loaded with RGB LEDs and some serious power thanks to the included ZOTAC Geforce GTX 1070 Ti. So without further ado, let's take a closer look at what ZOTAC is offering.
|Model:||MEK1 Gaming PC Black (bundled with keyboard and mouse)|
|Size:||16.378 x 16.49 x 4.64 inches|
416 x 419 x 118 cm (H / L / W)
|Processor:||Intel Core i7-7700|
3.6 GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo)
|Motherboard:||Intel B250 Union Point Chipset|
ZOTAC MEK1 motherboard (custom for this system)
|Operating System:||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|Integrated Graphics:||Intel HD Graphics 630|
Disabled (no motherboard display outputs)
|Dedicated Graphics:||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti|
8 GB GDDR5
|Memory:||16 GB (2x 8 GB) Samsung DDR4 (17-17-17-39) @ 2400 MHz|
2x DIMM slots
|Storage:||240 GB NVMe PCIe x4 SSD|
1 TB Seagate Barracuda 5400RPM 2.5" HDD
1x 2.5'' slot (occupied) 1x M.2 PCIe slot (occupied)
|Connectivity:||1x HDMI v2.0b|
3x Displayport 1.4
1x Digital DVI
6x USB 3.0 (Type A)
2x USB 2.0
2x RJ45 LAN
2x Microphone-in (1 front + 1 back)
1x 7.1 Assorted audio I/O
1x Optical S/PDIF audio
1x Power plug
|Communications:||2x Realtek Gigabit LAN|
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 802.11ac/b/g/n
|Audio:||Realtek ALC 892|
|Input device:||Mouse: RGB Optical|
DPI: 500, 1000, 1500, 2000, 3000, 3600
Switches: Jixian blue switches
|Power:||450-watt 80 Plus Bronze SFX power supply|
|Warranty:||System: 2 years|
Mouse / Keyboard: 1 year
|MSRP:||$1599.99 for the bundle|
€1499.99 with no bundle