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Zotac ZBOX EI730 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz

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4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz USFF Apr 2014
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Average Owner Reviews

Based on 387 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Zotac PC is 76 out of 100.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on personal computers of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1.74 gigabytes, the Zotac ZBOX EI730 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other PCs of this spec and age. Medium processor cores computers that were released more than two years ago have maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of between 1GB and 2GB.

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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 typical of many medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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

The ZBOX EI730 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity personal computer.

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Zotac Has Good Reviews for Its Desktop Computers

We checked 489 expert and user reviews for Zotac PCs and found that on average Zotac has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Zotac has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores computers.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many personal computers that came out more than two years ago.

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Two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Portss

The ZBOX EI730 is a two ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports desktop computer. Most of the other personal computers of a similar age and type to the ZBOX EI730 only have one ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports.

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Two DisplayPorts Quantitys

The Zotac ZBOX EI730 is a two displayPorts quantity computer. Most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and two displayPorts quantitys.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Zotac ZBOX EI730 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most computers of a similar age and type to it. Most personal computers of a similar type and age to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. Across all desktop computers of a similar age and type to the ZBOX EI730 the worst internal memory type is DDR3-SDRAM and the best is DDR4-SDRAM.

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Has One Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the ZBOX EI730 is more than most medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to it. This Zotac computer has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on computers of this spec and age.

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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 EI730's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the ZBOX EI730 is 370MHz.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

Similar spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago have processor frequencys of between 1GHz and 4.1GHz. With a processor frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the Zotac ZBOX EI730 has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the ZBOX EI730.

There are a number of other 2.7GHz processor clock speed desktop computers currently available which you might also want to consider including the ThinkCentre E73[pl_2360734_price], or the ThinkCentre E73[pl_2279848_price] both from Lenovo or the Acer Veriton E430[plb_2344700_price] which has better reviews.

If this computer processor frequency is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Z420[pl_2500815_price] (2.8GHz), the 800 G1 Ultra-slim PC[pl_2554585_price] (3GHz), or the Z420[pl_2499885_price] (3GHz) all from HP which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The ZBOX EI730 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (only 1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec. Personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the ZBOX EI730 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 850MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,200MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The Zotac ZBOX EI730 has a fairly small maximum graphics adapter memory (only 1.7 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the ZBOX EI730. The maximum graphics adapter memorys of computers of a comparable type and age to the ZBOX EI730 range from 0.12GB to 2.1GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Computers of a similar type and age to the ZBOX EI730 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.9MB. At only 4 megabytes, the ZBOX EI730 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the ZBOX EI730 is 2GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the ZBOX EI730 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

The ZBOX EI730 is a four processor threads PC.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of only 3.2 gigahertz, the ZBOX EI730 has one of the slower processor boost frequencys amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. Computers of this type and age have processor boost frequencys 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 this medium processor cores computer was released.

Specification

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PCI Express Slots Version
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System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Non-ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Solid-State Drive Interface
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Graphics
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
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Package Depth
Package Height
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Interface Adapters Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(5)
4 November 2014

Another day, another ZBOX but then again, not quite!  The ZOTAC ZBOX E1730 PLUS on paper is an impressive system and given the 200x200x60mm dimensions; you can't expect world record performance,...

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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
Kompaktowe rozmiary
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
Nieco wysoka cena
17 June 2014

Zotac ZBOX EI730 by? dla mnie bardzo du?ym zaskoczeniem, oczywi?cie w pozytywnym znaczeniu. Opakowanie wydajnego komputera do gier w obudow? niewiele wi?ksz? od routera czy dekodera telewizji...

24 March 2014

Typowy mini-PC to tak naprawd? laptop bez wy?wietlacza, wbudowanego akumulatora i klawiatury. Ma to zalety: taki komputer pobiera bardzo ma?o energii elektrycznej, gdy? jest wyposa?ony w... Read more…

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
31 March 2014

Die ZOTAC ZBOX EI730 Plus ist einer der leistungsfähigsten Mini-PCs, die wir bislang auf den Prüfstand stellen konnten. Der verbaute "Haswell"-Prozessor ist für den Alltags-Betrieb mehr als...

User Reviews

(567)
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 10 April 2011 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

If you use an Intel SATA adaptor as most recommend, do not forget the Intel Rapid Storage Driver and seek out a SSD tweak guide for other stuff like turning off defrag and indexing if you are... 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 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 zotaczboxei730u
Barcodes 00814611428005, 00816264014543, 04895173603631, 08162640145434

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