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Zotac ZBOXEI730BE 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz USFF Apr 2014
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Embrace mini-PC gaming with the 4th Gen Intel Core R-series processor and Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics packing ZBOX EI700 series. The new Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics processor enables the ZBOX... More
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User Reviews Are Average

On average, ZBOX EI730 owners rated this PC 77 out of 100.

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 computers of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Zotac ZBOX EI730 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers that have been around for more than two years. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBOX EI730 is 1GB, the biggest is 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on desktop computers of this age and spec.

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Zotac PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Zotac PCs and also specifically for Zotac medium processor core personal computers and found that in both cases Zotac had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports

The Zotac ZBOX EI730 has more Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports than most of the PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBOX EI730. This desktop computer is a two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port PC compared to most of the comparable spec PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBOX EI730 which only have one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port.

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Two DisplayPorts

Most desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the ZBOX EI730 have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the Zotac ZBOX EI730 which has two DisplayPorts.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Zotac ZBOX EI730 has a newer internal memory type than most similar spec personal computers that came out around the same time as it. This desktop computer has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. Across all computers of a similar age and spec to the ZBOX EI730 the best internal memory type is DDR4-SDRAM and the worst is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the Zotac ZBOX EI730 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Zotac computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on personal computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Shallow

Across all the desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the ZBOX EI730 the depths range from 33mm to 690mm. At only 188 millimeters, the ZBOX EI730 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBOX EI730.

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Very Short

At only 51 millimeters, the ZBOX EI730 is fairly short compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBOX EI730. The shortest PC of a comparable age and type to the ZBOX EI730 is 19mm high, the tallest is 560mm, and the average height is 280mm.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the ZBOX EI730 of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest amongst computers that are a similar age to the ZBOX EI730. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the ZBOX EI730 is 200MHz and the fastest is 690MHz.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The ZBOX EI730 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec. The average processor clock speed of PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ZBOX EI730 is 3.1GHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.7 gigabytes, the ZBOX EI730 has a quite small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBOX EI730. The average maximum graphics adapter memory of PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.7GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 4 megabytes, the Zotac ZBOX EI730 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBOX EI730. PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBOX EI730 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 10MB.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the ZBOX EI730 is 120MB and the biggest is 2.1GB. With a maximum graphics adapter memory of only 1,700 megabyte, the ZBOX EI730 has a fairly small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the ZBOX EI730.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the ZBOX EI730 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the ZBOX EI730 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the ZBOX EI730.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 3.2 gigahertz, the Zotac ZBOX EI730 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age. Medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the ZBOX EI730 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 4.4GHz.

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1 Other reason to consider the Zotac ZBOX EI730

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Zotac released the ZBOX EI730.

Specification

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Storage
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Hard Drive Interface
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Graphics
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
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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 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
OS Guard
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
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Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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Cable Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Interface Adapter
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

12 December 2014

Die PC-Skelette gibt?s in vielerlei Farben und Formen, bestehen mindestens aus Gehäuse und Mainboard samt Anschlüssen. Auch ein Prozessor ist schon mal fest verlötet. Die gesamte Bandbreite der... Read more…

Beautiful design
Plenty of power for its intended purpose
Plenty of USB 3.0 ports
Option to mount on VESA mount monitors is a nice feature
Not the cheapest solution on the market
No native HDMI support (only through HDMIDVI adapter)
Lack of availability in the UKUS market
Much more viable options available on the market such as AMD F 2

User Reviews

(302)
Reviewed 18 August 2011 by Christopher B.
(Verified Purchase)

The the reviewer below that claimed it was complex, it's not. Download the "OCZ tools" and wait for the software to discover the drive. Hit update, twiddle your thumbs for 10-15 sec, presto. The... Read more…

Reviewed 4 May 2011 by Faheem H.

I am a software developer and the product that I work on takes around 28 minutes to compile. I compile the product around 4-5 times a day on an average. Sometimes it's a lot more. I upgraded my... Read more…

Reviewed 20 June 2011 by Theodore H.
(Verified Purchase)

Remember, if you want to get the most out of your SSD, put the drive in AHCI mode BEFORE INSTALLING WINDOWS. Then when Windows is installed, disable Prefetch, Superfetch and the scheduled defrag.... Read more…

Reviewed 18 June 2011 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

2) Poor tech support. The Windows firmware upgrade tool (OCZ Toolbox) is unprofessional and has poor usability (weak progress indication, uses "download" to mean multiple different things, no... Read more…

Reviewed 26 May 2011 by Michal B.
(Verified Purchase)

Not going to buy OCZ again. Two drives ever, both failed...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers zotac av2, zotac ddr3, zotac av2g, zotac ddr3l, zotac av2gb, zotac i54570, zotac av2gbe, zotac i54570r, zotac zboxei730, zotac zboxei730p, zotac zboxei730u, zotac zboxei730pu
Barcodes 00012304112969, 00012304338246, 00132018494646, 00163121441210, 00172304205358, 00803983027923, 00807320217831, 00814611428005, 00816264014543, 04895173603631, 04895173603662, 05554442363599, 08162640145434

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