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Zotac ZBOX MI520

Zotac ZBOX MI520 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz Nettop Oct 2014
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Experience a rich multimedia experience with the energy-efficient ZOTAC ZBOX MI520 series mini-PCs. Powered by an energy-sipping dual-core Intel Core processor, the ZOTAC ZBOX MI520 delivers a... More
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on few processor cores computers that have been around for more than two years.

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Four Number of SATA III Connectorss

Most of the other desktop computers that were released around the same time as the ZBOX MI520 only have between two and three number of SATA III connectorss, however the ZBOX MI520 has four number of SATA III connectorss.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of desktop computers of this age and spec range from 1GB to 16GB. The Zotac ZBOX MI520 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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

Most few processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the ZBOX MI520 have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Zotac ZBOX MI520 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Good Brand

Zotac has good average reviews for its few processor cores computers as well as across its entire desktop computer range.

L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on PCs of this age and type.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The ZBOX MI520 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most personal computers that were launched more than two years ago. Most few processor cores computers that are a comparable age to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

This PC's internal memory type (DDR3L-SDRAM) is in fact the best internal memory type amongst all computers of a comparable spec and age to the ZBOX MI520.

A DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is the worst internal memory type amongst comparable types of PC.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Zotac ZBOX MI520 is a four USB 3.0 port PC. Most of the other few processor cores computers that are a similar age to the ZBOX MI520 have between two and five USB 3.0 ports.

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7.1 Audio Output Channels

The ZBOX MI520 has a 7.1 audio output channels which is better than most PCs of this age and type. Most PCs that were launched around the same time as it have a 5.1 audio output channels.

This personal computer's audio output (7.1) is in fact the best audio output amongst all few processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the ZBOX MI520.

A 5.1 audio output channels is the worst audio output across comparable types of personal computer.

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Has One Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the Zotac ZBOX MI520 is more than most personal computers of a comparable age and type to it. This computer has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PCs of this age and type.

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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the ZBOX MI520 is more than most few processor cores computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found memory slots is 2x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this Zotac personal computer. The memory slotss 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this Zotac computer.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The ZBOX MI520 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of few processor cores computers that came out around the same time as the ZBOX MI520 range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Computers that are a comparable age to the ZBOX MI520 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 800MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 350MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the ZBOX MI520 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec.

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

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 1,000 megahertz, the ZBOX MI520 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBOX MI520. Few processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the ZBOX MI520 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 750MHz and 1,200MHz.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of personal computers of a similar age and spec to the ZBOX MI520 is 2.8GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 1GHz to 3.9GHz. The Zotac ZBOX MI520 has a fairly slow processor frequency (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released more than two years ago.

If this desktop computer processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to consider the MSI DC111[plb_2580346_price] (1.8GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Six Compatible Memory Cardss

The ZBOX MI520 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most personal computers of a similar spec and age to it. This PC supports an SD compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards supported by PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBOX MI520. The compatible memory cardss "Memory Stick (MS)", "MMC", "MS PRO", "SDHC" and "xD" are also supported by this desktop computer.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Zotac ZBOX MI520 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity personal computer.

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1 Other reason to consider the Zotac ZBOX MI520

Released Over Two Years Ago

This desktop computer was released over two years ago.

Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
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
Tjunction
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Storage Drives Supported
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
Number of 2.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio Output Channels
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® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
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 Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Packaging Content
Drivers Included
Manual
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Stand Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers zboxmi520be
Barcodes 04056572651627, 04895173604416

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