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Zotac ZBOX PI320 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 32GB Flash

vrworld.com Silver hardwareheaven.com Value Award thessdreview.com Innovation Award Bjorn3d.com Seal of Approval daveplays.co.uk Silver Award
4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Oct 2015
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Bring the power of a PC in your pocket with the tiny ZOTAC ZBOX PI320 with Windows 10 Home. Powered by a quad-core Intel Atom processor and pre-installed with Windows, this mini PC delivers a... More
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17 Reasons For

Eleven Industry Awards

This computer has received eleven awards from computer experts.

The reviewers at Vrworld.com and Daveplays.co.uk both decided that this personal computer was great and gave it their "Silver" award.

An additional three expert review sites all liked this desktop computer. The expert at Hardware.info gave this Zotac desktop computer a "Gold Award" and thought it was superb and the editor of Hardwareheaven.com said that it was great for its price and gave it a "Value Award". Additionally, the writer at Pcfoster.pl gave this medium processor core desktop computer a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

This computer received an "Innovation Award" from Thessdreview.com who concluded that this Zotac computer was innovative.

The writers at three other expert review sites all concluded that this personal computer was good. Hardwareluxx.de gave this desktop computer a "Technical Award", it received a "Seal of Approval" award from Bjorn3d.com and it received a "Work Award" from Tweaks.pl.

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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on fourteen expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, computershopper.com, tweaktown.com and altomdata.dk this desktop computer has an overall expert rating of 78%.

Good User Reviews

Users have rated this medium processor core desktop computer on average 82 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Zotac ZBOX PI320 reviewers who reviewed it mentioned that it was good value for money. Ry said in their review of the Zotac ZBOX PI320 on Amazon “Great product for a great price” and scored the product 4 stars. Expert review site Computershopper.com wrote in their Zotac ZBOX PI320 review “It's a decent value as a hideable home theater PC (used with Plex or XBMC) or a basic workstation to use with an existing monitor” and scored it 80 out of 100.

One person who reviewed the product wrote that it was a bargain for the price. Last year Pcmag.com wrote “Performance limitations are part of the bargain”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Several Zotac ZBOX PI320 owners agreed that this PC was quiet. Two years ago Tweaktown.com wrote in their review of this PC “The PI320 is a tiny little system that makes use of tablet hardware to run silently.”. Tbreak.ae wrote in their review “The PI320 makes a great (and silent) multimedia box or a simple PC you can tuck away in your house o”. Gadgets.ndtv.com said in their review “There is no shortage of use case scenarios for a PC as tiny and quiet as the ZBOX Pico”.

Good Size

Three customers who reviewed this PC agreed that it was compact. Steve_m mentioned “It is very small and compact which was what I wanted to stream to a TV”. Expert review site Hardwareheaven.com said in their review of this PC “A few years ago Zotac launched their Zbox range of systems, designed to pack as much performance into a compact chassis as possible”.

Good Value for Money

Expert review site Hardwareheaven.com highlighted in their review that this computer was great for its price.

Good Product Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that the Zotac ZBOX PI320 was good quality. Baby Dave :-) mentioned “The quality is perfect”.

Good Technical Features

One person thought it had good features. Two years ago expert website Thessdreview.com said “The Zotac PI320 mini-PCS has all the features of a full sized PC, yet in an ultra compact form” in their Zotac ZBOX PI320 review and scored it 4 stars.

Nice Design

One person concluded that it was good looking. Hardwareheaven.com said “Recently branched out into some more stylish casing with the O” in their Zotac ZBOX PI320 review.

Easy to Use

One Zotac ZBOX PI320 owner who purchased it concluded that it was easy to setup. Baby Dave :-) wrote in December last year “The only noticeable difference was after setting up the network locations to a NAS (WDMyCloud)” in their review.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this PC was easy to handle. Expert review site Daveplays.co.uk said “It also handles streaming videos perfectly well w” .

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec personal computers that were launched more than a year ago.

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Zotac Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews

Medium processor core personal computers built by Zotac have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all computers (not just medium processor core personal computers) and found that Zotac also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Flash Storage Medium

The Zotac ZBOX PI320 has a Flash storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most desktop computers of this age and type. Flash Drives 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. The storage speed of all personal computers that came out more than a year ago ranges from HDD to SSD.

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Narrow

At only 115.5 millimeters, the ZBOX PI320 is quite narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the ZBOX PI320. The narrowest PC of a comparable spec and age to the ZBOX PI320 is 33mm wide, the widest is 510mm, and the average width is 180mm.

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Shallow

The depths of medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the ZBOX PI320 range from 31mm to 590mm. The ZBOX PI320 is one of the shallowest desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the ZBOX PI320 (only 66 millimeters) amongst personal computers of this age.

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Short

The heights of medium processor core personal computers that were released more than a year ago range from 9.8mm to 560mm. The height of the Zotac ZBOX PI320 of only 19 millimeters is one of the shortest amongst comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the ZBOX PI320.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One Zotac ZBOX PI320 reviewer concluded that it did not have network functionality. Baby Dave :-) mentioned on Amazon “It was clear that the network speed isn't up to par”.

Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The smallest max internal memory supported processor of computers of this type and age is 2GB and the biggest is 770GB. With a max internal memory supported processor of only 2 gigabytes, the Zotac ZBOX PI320 has a very small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other PCs that were released one year ago.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The average max memory bandwidth supported processor of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBOX PI320 is 30GB/s. When compared to other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the ZBOX PI320, the Zotac ZBOX PI320's max memory bandwidth supported processor of only 10.6 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the desktop computers of this age and spec the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 310MHz to 850MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 311 megahertz, the Zotac ZBOX PI320 has one of the slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst comparable spec PCs of this age.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of only 646 megahertz, the ZBOX PI320 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the ZBOX PI320 range from 640MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 940MHz.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the ZBOX PI320, the ZBOX PI320's total storage capacity of only 32 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago the total storage capacity range from 4GB to 3.6TB.

If this desktop computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Thinkstation P500[plb_3209708_price] (1.3TB) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Personal computers of this spec and age have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8.3GB. When compared to other desktop computers that are a similar age to the ZBOX PI320 that we have checked the internal memory of, the ZBOX PI320's internal memory of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

If you would prefer a desktop computer with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500[plb_3209708_price] (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Computers of this age and spec have processor clock speeds of between 1.3GHz and 4GHz. When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago, the processor clock speed of the ZBOX PI320 of only 1.33 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

If this personal computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500[plb_3209708_price] (3.5GHz and higher rated).

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the ZBOX PI320 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 4.4GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 1.83 gigahertz, the Zotac ZBOX PI320 has one of the slowest maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the ZBOX PI320 has a very small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the ZBOX PI320. Personal computers that were launched around the same time as the ZBOX PI320 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of computers of this spec and age range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz. When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago that we have assessed the memory clock speed of, the ZBOX PI320's memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of computers of this spec and age is 6.6MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB. The processor cache of the ZBOX PI320 of only 2 megabytes is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the ZBOX PI320.

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Only Three USB 2.0 Ports

The ZBOX PI320 is a three USB 2.0 port personal computer. Most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBOX PI320 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.

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1 Other reason to consider the Zotac ZBOX PI320

Released Over a Year Ago

Zotac released the ZBOX PI320 over a year ago.

Specification

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Graphics
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Bluetooth Version
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Headphone Out Port
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Intel 64
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11 Awards

benchmark.pl Great Ergonomics tweaks.pl Work Award vrworld.com Silver hardwareheaven.com Value Award thessdreview.com Innovation Award Bjorn3d.com Seal of Approval hardware.info Gold Award hardwareluxx.de Technical Award hardwareluxx.ru Technical Award daveplays.co.uk Silver Award pcfoster.pl Recommended

Expert Reviews

(27)
16 July 2015

The Zotac Zbox Pico PI320 is one of the tiniest small-form-factor computers we've seen. This pocket-size PC easy on the wallet, but performance limitations are part of the bargain...

16 December 2014

So, here we are again at the end of another review. Just like the CI320 review, the benchmarks haven't painted a pretty picture for the PI320, but that's mainly because our system review...

30 November 2014

The results of the benchmarks place the ZOTAC PI320 as a machine that can handle basic work tasks, such as running Microsoft Office applications and web browsing as well as being a good...

Daveplays.co.uk

28 November 2014

The Zotac Zbox Pico is basically the hardware from a Windows tablet put into a small form-factor. It lacks some performance but it still is a full PC that fits in your pocket! Who cannot love...

Bjorn3d.com

17 November 2014

There is no shortage of use case scenarios for a PC as tiny and quiet as the ZBOX Pico. It can be a HD playback machine for your TV; a simple workhorse for homes, schools and offices; an emergency...

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User Reviews

(11)
Reviewed 5 November 2014 by Christopher T.
(Verified Purchase)

Ignore the other whiny reviewer who gave it a 1 start because of a manual.. Mine didn't come with a manual either, who cares.. the PDF is available on their website. Thats like rating the board a... Read more…

Reviewed 9 April 2015 by George D.

I'm surprised the first review doesn't complain about having to download updates...

Reviewed 8 June 2015 by Wayne Y.

Ignore the reviews about this board having no manual. You can get the full manual from the included DVD, or from the ASUS website. It does come with a quick start guide to get you up and running...

Reviewed 28 July 2015 by Randy L.
(Verified Purchase)

Well Asus, I did exactly what you suggested. I RMA'd your board for a refund. I always thought the horror stories I heard about Asus TS were exaggerated but Asus proved me they weren't...

Reviewed 14 October 2015 by Anton C.

Board is very good and I would buy it again but now I am curious if Z10PE-D16 WS was a better choice. I have been using it for a few months and it works great. It does take some time to post but I... Read more…

One of the few MOBOs for 2011 3 that has decent audio, hassle free bios update, support for Quad SLI AND newest m.2 drive that can support gen 3 speeds
This board can boot off the M.2 pretty easily, no need to go through crazy set ups in bios. Just need a bios update and a UEFI Ver. of Windows
Great board Easy to set up considering its a workstation board. I purchased this for calculating fluid dynamics and for rendering 3D animations. Its loaded with Nvidia GPUs for rendering cuda thanks t
What other mobo would you put your two Xeon 5 2699s on
What other moboCPU combo can surpass this for Media Composer, Pro Tools, scientific, etc. The price is a steal when compared to the CPUs
PCIE Slots are very close to each other so if you have 2 cards with backplates like MSI 980 Ti 6g (Which is what I have) the fan of adjacent card hits the backplate ever so slightly but it is noticeab
The m.2 drive screw is waaaay too short, I was not able to use it to fasten the Samsung ms 951 SSD, back of the SSD was hitting one of the capacitors on the board.
M.2 location is also pretty bad, if you will be using video cards that do not discharge air from the back, like pretty much every single none reference card nowadays, cards will make M.2 drive heat up
The boot process is a little slow but who cares. I also couldn't configure sata as a hardware raid and as a single AHCI boot drive. It seems its either one or the other. Not a big deal for me as softw
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers zotac ddr3, zotac z3735, zotac ddr3l, zotac z3735f, zotac zboxpi320w2, zotac zboxpi320w2b
Barcodes 00809185833966, 00816264016042, 04895173607721, 04895173607738

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