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Zotac ZBOX CI320 Nano 4 Core Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 2GB 64GB SSD

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4 Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 2GB Jul 2015
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Enjoy quiet computing in a palm-sized form factor with the ZOTAC ZBOX CI320 nano series mini-PC. The ZOTAC ZBOX CI320 nano series mini-PC features a special passive-cooled chassis that eliminates... More
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Four Industry Awards

Two expert review sites liked this personal computer. This computer received an Ozeros.com "Editor's Choice" award and it received a "Gold" award from Vrworld.com.

This Zotac personal computer received a "Technical Award" from both Hardwareluxx.de and Hardwareluxx.ru.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This desktop computer has an average expert rating of 82 out of 100 based on seven expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, computershopper.com, tweaktown.com and tweakers.net. That puts this personal computer in the top 16% of all the comparable spec computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

Reasonably Priced

Several Zotac ZBOX CI320 nano reviewers who purchased it thought it was good value for money. Tweaktown.com mentioned “Our benchmarks haven't been very kind at all to the extremely affordable ZOTAC ZBOX CI320 nano”. Expert review site Vrworld.com said “The Zbox CI320 Nano Plus is an ideal system for users looking to build an affordable HTPC” and scored it 5 stars. Vrworld.com also said “The CI320 exceled at media consumption, making it an ideal choice if you're looking for an affordable HTPC”.

A few Zotac ZBOX CI320 nano reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was cheap. Two years ago expert website Pcmag.com said “The Zotac Zbox CI320 nano Plus Windows 8.1 with Bing ($249.99 as tested) is an inexpensive mini desktop PC aimed users with basic computing needs” in their Zotac ZBOX CI320 nano review. Pcmag.com also mentioned “The Zotac Zbox CI320 nano Plus Windows 8.1 with Bing is inexpensive, yet is a full functional PC made for basic use”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One customer thought the product was quiet. Expert review site Computershopper.com mentioned “The silent and compact Zotac Zbox CI320 Nano Plus home theater PC is as unobtrusive to your checking account as it is nestled in your living room” .

Nice Design

One Zotac ZBOX CI320 nano reviewer said that this PC was neat. Vrworld.com said “The VESA mount allows you to neatly hide the CI320 away beneath a TV or a m” in their review.

Easy to Use

One person reckoned that the product was easy to assemble.

Robust

One customer reckoned that the Zotac ZBOX CI320 nano was well made.

Good Size

One Zotac ZBOX CI320 nano owner who purchased it thought it was compact.

Large Storage Capacity

One Zotac ZBOX CI320 nano reviewer who bought the product considered that it had good storage. Vrworld.com rated it 5 stars and mentioned “With built-in memory, storage and a quad-core CPU”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on personal computers of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Zotac Has Good Reviews for Its PCs

Zotac is one of the superior desktop computer manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Zotac also has good ratings for its medium processor core personal computers.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ZBOX CI320 nano has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it. Most personal computers of a comparable spec and age to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage speed amongst all personal computers of a similar age and type to the ZBOX CI320 nano.

The worst storage speed amongst comparable types of PC is HDD.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on computers of this age and type.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs of this age and type.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the ZBOX CI320 nano have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, including the ZBOX CI320 nano which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Supports Three Compatible Memory Cards

The ZBOX CI320 nano has a greater number of compatible memory card than most similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to it. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the ZBOX CI320 nano. The compatible memory cards "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this Zotac desktop computer.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

This desktop computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, which is the most commonly found audio output channel on desktop computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Short

At only 127 millimeters, the ZBOX CI320 nano is fairly short compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the ZBOX CI320 nano. Across all the similar spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBOX CI320 nano the heights range from 9.8mm to 560mm, and the average height is 300mm.

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Narrow

The narrowest computer of this type and age is 33mm wide, the widest is 510mm, and the average width is 180mm. At only 127 millimeters, the ZBOX CI320 nano is quite narrow compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and type.

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Shallow

When compared to other personal computers of this type and age that we have checked the depth of, the ZBOX CI320 nano's depth of only 45 millimeters is one of the shallowest. The shallowest medium processor core desktop computer that has been on the market for around the same time as the ZBOX CI320 nano is 31mm deep and the deepest is 590mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most desktop computers of this age and type have between two and three displays supported by on-board grap, including the ZBOX CI320 nano which has two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other similar spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the ZBOX CI320 nano that we have checked, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the Zotac ZBOX CI320 nano of only 854 megahertz is one of the slowest. Desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the ZBOX CI320 nano have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 640MHz and 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

Across all the personal computers that were launched more than a year ago the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 65GB. When compared to other comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the ZBOX CI320 nano, the max internal memory supported processor of the ZBOX CI320 nano of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other desktop computers of this age and type, the ZBOX CI320 nano's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 313 megahertz is one of the slowest. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago is 360MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 310MHz to 850MHz.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec personal computers that came out more than a year ago the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB. The ZBOX CI320 nano has one of the smallest internal memory (only 2 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the DELL PowerEdge T20 (£319.94) (4GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 64 gigabytes, the ZBOX CI320 nano has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the ZBOX CI320 nano. The total storage capacity of medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the ZBOX CI320 nano range from 4GB to 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 840GB.

Personal computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the DELL PowerEdge T20 (£319.94) (1TB) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the PCs of a similar age and type to the ZBOX CI320 nano the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz. When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the ZBOX CI320 nano that we have assessed the processor clock speed of, the ZBOX CI320 nano's processor clock speed of only 1.83 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

Desktop computers with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the DELL PowerEdge T20 (£319.94) (3.2GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBOX CI320 nano is 1,800MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz. The memory clock speed of the ZBOX CI320 nano of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest amongst desktop computers that are a similar age to the ZBOX CI320 nano.

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Very Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Zotac ZBOX CI320 nano has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other computers that have been available for around the same time as the ZBOX CI320 nano. The average processor cache of medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago is 6.6MB.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the ZBOX CI320 nano is more than most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 1x SO-DIMM are also found on this Zotac PC.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Comparable spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBOX CI320 nano have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB. When compared to other computers of this spec and age that we have checked, the maximum internal memory of the Zotac ZBOX CI320 nano of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year that we have checked, the maximum turbo frequency of the ZBOX CI320 nano of only 2.16 gigahertz is one of the slowest. Across all the similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBOX CI320 nano the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The ZBOX CI320 nano is a two USB 2.0 port PC.

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Only One ESATA Port

Most PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBOX CI320 nano have one ESATA port, including the Zotac ZBOX CI320 nano which has one ESATA port.

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1 Other reason to consider the Zotac ZBOX CI320 nano

Released Over a Year Ago

Zotac released the ZBOX CI320 nano over a year ago.

Specification

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Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
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Conflict Free Processor
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Tjunction
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Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Graphics
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Open GL Graphics Adapter
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
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ESATA Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
2.5" Bay
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio Output Channel
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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 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Cable Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
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Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

4 Awards

ozeros.com Editor's Choice vrworld.com Gold hardwareluxx.de Technical Award hardwareluxx.ru Technical Award

Expert Reviews

(16)
3 December 2014

One of the aspects we were worried about was thermal throttling, but the ZBOX CA320 nano surpassed our expectations. The chassis never got extremely hot (reaching only around 55 C, even after...

1 November 2014

The CI320 exceled at media consumption, making it an ideal choice if you're looking for an affordable HTPC. The fanless design means that you get zero noise out of the system, and the VESA mount...

Vrworld.com

20 October 2014

The silent and compact Zotac Zbox CI320 Nano Plus home theater PC is as unobtrusive to your checking account as it is nestled in your living room. Read More?...

29 September 2014

The Zotac Zbox CI320 nano Plus Windows 8.1 with Bing is inexpensive, yet is a full functional PC made for basic use. It's an optimal choice if you want to spend as little as possible, while...

18 September 2014

Our benchmarks haven't been very kind at all to the extremely affordable ZOTAC ZBOX CI320 nano. Performance wise, the system isn't powerful, which is one of the reasons it can be passively cooled...

28 January 2015

Zotac poursuit sa quête de la minimachine silencieuse et performante avec un Zotac CI320 comme d'habitude décliné en plusieurs versions. Avec 12.7 cm de côté, livrée avec un généreux... Read more…

4 March 2015

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Veel aansluitmogelijkheden, intel 3630 wifi AC bluetooth module, stil (geen fans), quick charge usb, sd reader
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21 September 2014

ZOTAC ZBOX nano CI320 ?? ???? ??? HDMI? ?HD? ??????? ?? ?????. ? ???? ?? WQHD 32?? S32D850 ??? ???. HDMI? ???? ???? ??? ??? ???. ??? CI320?? DP??? ????. DP???? ????? WQHD ???? ??? ??????. ????... Read more…

14 September 2014

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12 January 2015

Waarom de CI320Ik zocht een kleine stille media pc vanwege de mogelijkheid van een full-desktop browser en afspeel mogelijkheden van USB en netwerk. persoonlijk ben ik niet weg van al die... Read more…

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Barcodes 04895173604898

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