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Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE

Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

techicizec.om Silver Award
2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Apr 2014
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Express your individuality with the ZBOX Sphere OI520 series mini-PC from ZOTAC. The ZOTAC ZBOX Sphere OI520 series mini-PC features a sleek and stylish orb shape that's unique yet functional for... More
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12 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at Techicizec.om wrote that this desktop computer was great and gave it their "Silver" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Expert review website techicizec.om scored this Zotac desktop computer 88 out of 100. The desktop computer expert review sites think this few processor core PC is one of the very best personal computers of a comparable age and spec.

Nice Design

Some Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE owners agreed that this PC was good looking. Techicizec.om wrote “It's a beautiful looking product” in their review. Techicizec.om also wrote “A bold and elegant overall design”. Techicizec.om also wrote “Eyecatching design”.

One Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it was well designed. One Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE reviewer wrote that the Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE was a good design. Techicizec.om mentioned “Attractive, orblike design” in their review of this PC.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A number of Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE owners who bought it reckoned that it was quiet. Techicizec.om said in their review of the Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE “Cool and quiet” and gave the Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE a score of 4 stars.

Robust

Two customers who purchased it agreed that it was well made. Techicizec.om said “Solid performer”.

Good Size

One Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE reviewer concluded that it was compact. Last year Techicizec.om wrote “Compact chassis works for either desktop or home entertainment use”.

Reasonably Priced

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Techicizec.om wrote “Nicely priced” in their review.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago. Computers that are a comparable age to the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 16GB.

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Good Brand

Zotac has good average ratings for its few processor core computers as well as across its entire computer range compared to other brands.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE is more than most computers of a comparable spec and age to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this Zotac computer.

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Very Shallow

The depths of few processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE range from 27mm to 460mm. The ZBOX-OI520-P-BE is one of the shallower similar spec desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE (only 154 millimeters) amongst few processor core computers of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

One Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE reviewer who bought this PC thought it was not good quality. Techicizec.om mentioned “Fragile build quality” in their review of the Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE but in spite of that they scored the Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE 4 stars.

Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

Across all the computers of this type and age the max internal memory supported processors range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 29GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE has a fairly small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were released around the same time as the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of computers that were released around the same time as the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE range from 200MHz to 800MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 350MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The ZBOX-OI520-P-BE has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other PCs of a similar type and age to the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

The ZBOX-OI520-P-BE has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and spec to the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE. The average processor clock speed of PCs that are a similar age to the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE is 2.9GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3.9GHz.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1.6GHz processor clock speed computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the Zotac ZBOX OI520[plb_2394745_price].

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on desktop computers of a similar age and type to it. 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.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE is 6,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The ZBOX-OI520-P-BE has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst few processor core computers of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.6 gigahertz, the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of personal computers of this age and type is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 5GHz.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 16,384 megabytes, the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core computers that are a similar age to the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE. Across all the PCs of this age and type the maximum internal memory range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 30GB.

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Only Three USB 2.0 Ports

The ZBOX-OI520-P-BE is a three USB 2.0 port computer. Most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and type to the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.

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Only One DisplayPort

The ZBOX-OI520-P-BE is a one DisplayPort desktop computer.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE

Released Over Two Years Ago

This desktop computer has been on the market for over two years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE has a pretty average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Tjunction
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
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 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Case Placement
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Product Type
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 Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
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
Processor Code
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Width
Packaging Depth
Packaging Height
Packaging Content
Software Driver Included
Manual
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

1 Award

techicizec.om Silver Award

Expert Reviews

(1)
7 December 2015

It's time to wrap up our findings of the  ZOTAC ZBOX OI520 Plus. Even as I write this now I'm very much torn. Let's start with the obvious, it's a beautiful looking product, a bold and elegant...

Techicizec.om

Innovative design
Plenty of ports functionality
Memory HDD included
Option to upgrade memory HDD capacity
HD ready
Plastics questionable
No OS included
Only one RAM DIMM
Fragile build quality
Slight lid design issue

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers zboxoi520, zotac i54, zotac i54x, zboxoi520p, zboxoi520pb, zotac i54xx, zotac i54xxx, zboxoi520pbe, zotac i54200, zotac i54200u, zotac zboxoi520, zotac zboxoi520p, zotac zboxoi520pb, zotac zboxoi520pbe
Barcodes 04895173603860

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