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Zotac ZBOX BI320
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Zotac ZBOXBI320U 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz HDD

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2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz HDD Oct 2014
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Experience a rich multimedia experience with the energy-efficient ZOTAC ZBOX BI320 series mini-PCs. Powered by an energy-sipping dual-core Intel Celeron processor, the ZOTAC ZBOX BI320 delivers a... More
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Good Expert Reviews

This desktop computer received a rating of 84% from expert review website Chip.de.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Zotac ZBOX BI320 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer. Most of the other few processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBOX BI320 have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Zotac Has Good Reviews for Its Desktop Computers

On average Zotac few processor core computers have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all PCs manufactured by Zotac.

L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on few processor core computers that came out more than two years ago.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Zotac ZBOX BI320 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most comparable spec computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

This desktop computer's internal memory type (DDR3L-SDRAM) is in fact the best internal memory type across all PCs that are a similar age to the ZBOX BI320.

A DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is the worst internal memory type amongst similar types of desktop computer.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the ZBOX BI320 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the ZBOX BI320 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Has One Cable Included

The ZBOX BI320 has a greater number of included cables than most PCs of this age and spec. This personal computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the ZBOX BI320.

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Has One Memory Slot

The ZBOX BI320 has a greater number of memory slots than most few processor core computers that have been around for a similar time to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this Zotac desktop computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The smallest max internal memory supported processor of personal computers that are a comparable age to the ZBOX BI320 is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 29GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the ZBOX BI320 has a quite small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the ZBOX BI320.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the ZBOX BI320 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBOX BI320. Comparable spec personal computers that came out around the same time as the ZBOX BI320 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 800MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The ZBOX BI320 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were launched more than two years ago. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of few processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBOX BI320 is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,200MHz.

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Only Two SATA III Connectors

The ZBOX BI320 is a two SATA III connector desktop computer. Most of the other personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the ZBOX BI320 have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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Only Two SATA Connectorss

The Zotac ZBOX BI320 is a two SATA connector computer. Most of the other PCs that have been available for more than two years have between two and three SATA connectorss.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.4 gigahertz, the Zotac ZBOX BI320 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been on the market for more than two years. The average processor clock speed of few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the ZBOX BI320 is 2.9GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3.9GHz.

If this Zotac desktop computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE (1.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many PCs of this age and type. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

We compared this computer to all the other HDD personal computers and we think because of it's better review score, the Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE is also worth considering.

If the storage speed of this few processor core PC is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Acer Chromebox CXI (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Six Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the ZBOX BI320 is more than most computers of a similar spec and age to it. This Zotac personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by similar spec PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBOX BI320. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MMC", "MS PRO", "SDHC" and "xD" are also supported by this personal computer.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The ZBOX BI320 is a two processor thread desktop computer. Most of the other few processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBOX BI320 have between one and three processor threads.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Few processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to the ZBOX BI320 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. At only 2 megabytes, the ZBOX BI320 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other personal computers that are a similar age to the ZBOX BI320.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The ZBOX BI320 is a two USB 2.0 port personal computer. Most of the other computers that came out around the same time as the ZBOX BI320 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.

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1 Other reason to consider the Zotac ZBOX BI320

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Zotac released the ZBOX BI320.

Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
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Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Graphics
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Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
2.5" Bay
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
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Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Idle States
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
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Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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Packaging Content
Software Driver Included
Cable Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Stand Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details

1 Award

hardwaremx.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(3)
28 October 2014

Overall the Zotac ZBOX-BI320-U-W2 is excellent. If one wants Windows it is a clear choice since it essentially makes the 64GB SSD and 2GB of RAM ?free?. While the base specs are not jaw dropping,...

14 November 2014

Importante: Las opiniones del autor son meramente personales, por lo cual el punto de vista individual es basado en experiencias adquiridas a través de otras revisiones, en un lapso de tiempo...

Hardwaremx.com

Heat distribution in burners is exceptionally even
Simmers at a steady temperature
Brings water to a boil quickly
Good for baking cakes and cookies
Heat distribution in oven is exceptionally even
Doesn't broil steak well
Difficult to see into oven
I would like to see the bands be interchangeable
No separate remote control
Limited HDMI inputs
8 November 2015

Der Energieverbrauch der Zotac ZBOX BI320 Plus liegt im Test bei nur 24,6 Watt unter Volllast. Auch die zahlreichen Anschlüsse für USB und Speicherkarten überzeugen. Dafür müssen Sie sich...

User Reviews

(15)
Reviewed 22 August 2014 by Anonymous

This is a very basic do-it-yourself barebones. Very easy to put together, It took me about 5-10 minutes to installing the OS from opening the box. It does not include 802.11 AC wifi as was listed... Read more…

Reviewed 18 September 2014 by Tianyi C.
(Verified Purchase)

The mini PC is designed for light workload computing. Office, Internet and other basic work is well within its ability and casual media entertainment is also fine (1080P included). But no big... Read more…

Reviewed 4 December 2014 by Leif R.
(Verified Purchase)

Great little desktop computer. I was hoping it would not require an OS reinstall (Ubuntu 14.04.1) onto the SSD, but it did. The previous install was for an x86-based laptop, so it's not surprising... Read more…

Reviewed 11 November 2014 by Nick C.
(Verified Purchase)

If you need wifi, you could always buy a USB adapter for about 10 dollars...

Reviewed 30 December 2014 by Jeffrey D.
(Verified Purchase)

Probably the best price vs. performance one can get for a Media/DVR/NAS/Seed box. Avoid Andorid/Chrome and no-expandable boxes for such activities since they are limited and painful to work with.... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers zotac zboxbi320, zotac zboxbi320u
Barcodes 04895173604126

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