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...
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This personal computer has received six awards from experts in personal computers.
The writers at Bjorn3d.com and Play3r.net both said that this desktop computer was superb and gave it their "Gold" award.
This personal computer was given an "Innovation Award" by HEXUS.net who decided that this computer was pioneering.
The editors of three other expert review sites all wrote that this Zotac PC was good. This computer received an "Approved" award from Hothardware.com, Komputerswiat.pl gave it a "Best Product" award and Vortez.net gave it a "Creative Award".
Several Zotac ZBOX OI520 reviewers who reviewed this PC agreed that it was good value for money. Three years ago expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “The Zotac Zbox Sphere OI520 Plus is an ultra-small desktop PC with an attractively small price”. Hexus.net mentioned on expert review site HEXUS.net “Creating a mini PC is a balancing act in which performance, size, heat, noise and price all require careful consideration”. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com mentioned “It's reasonably priced”.
One Zotac ZBOX OI520 owner who purchased it considered that it was cheap. Three years ago Techradar.com mentioned on Techradar “The ZBox Sphere is an inexpensive barebones mini PC that comes in a striking semi-spherical form factor”.
One Zotac ZBOX OI520 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Zotac ZBOX OI520 was a bargain for the price. Fudzilla.com mentioned “Cheap Atom- and Brazos-powered nettops, Zotac's ZBOX line has expanded to include more seriou” in their review.
A few customers said in their reviews that this PC was good looking. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on Trusted Reviews “This good-looking small-form-factor system has enough power to handle a wide variety of general computing tasks” in their review. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert website Expert Reviews “A capable media centre PC with an eye-catching design that can play Ultra HD video”.
One person who bought this PC considered that it was neat. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their Zotac ZBOX OI520 review three years ago “One neat feature of the Sphere is a blue strip around its circumference that lights up when the system’s powered on” and scored the product 4 stars.
One person who purchased it thought it was a good design.
One customer who bought the Zotac ZBOX OI520 concluded that it was angular. Expert website Vortez.net said “Having a spherical shaped PC was always going to be tricky to pull off due to the fact the vast majority of components found in a PC are angular”.
Acceptable Noise Level
One customer thought the Zotac ZBOX OI520 was quiet. Three years ago Play3r.net said “So, was performance sacrificed to fit a unique, quiet and low-power design? The benchmarks seem to err towards this.” in their review of the Zotac ZBOX OI520.
Easy to Use
One Zotac ZBOX OI520 reviewer said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Expert website Tbreak.ae gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Zotac ZBOX OI520 “HDD that are included – these are just about average to use.”.
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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes
This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on few processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Zotac Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews
Zotac is one of the better rated desktop computer brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Zotac also has good ratings for its few processor cores computers.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many few processor cores computers that are a comparable age to it.
DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
The ZBOX OI520 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most few processor cores computers that came out more than two years ago. Most few processor cores computers that came out around the same time as it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.
This personal computer's internal memory type (DDR3L-SDRAM) is actually the best internal memory type across all desktop computers of this spec and age.
Across comparable types of personal computer the worst internal memory type is DDR3-SDRAM.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The ZBOX OI520 is a four USB 3.0 port desktop computer.
Has One Cables Included
The number of included cables found on the Zotac ZBOX OI520 is more than most few processor cores computers that have been around for a comparable time to it. This personal computer has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the ZBOX OI520.
Has One Memory Slots
The ZBOX OI520 has a greater number of memory slots than most computers that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly found memory slots is 2x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this computer. The memory slotss 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this personal computer.
7 Reasons Against
Not Good in Terms of Size
One Zotac ZBOX OI520 owner who reviewed this PC reckoned that it was not heavy and bulky. Techradar.com mentioned on Techradar “Half-Cantonese, with an Italian name and heavy Welsh accent? Unlikely to even turn heads” in their Zotac ZBOX OI520 review.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Few processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the ZBOX OI520 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the ZBOX OI520 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and type to the ZBOX OI520.
Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the ZBOX OI520 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst computers of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of desktop computers of a similar type and age to the ZBOX OI520 is 200MHz, the fastest is 800MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 350MHz.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
Computers of a similar age and type to the ZBOX OI520 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 750MHz and 1,200MHz. The ZBOX OI520 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age.
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Very Slow Processor Frequency
With a processor frequency of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Zotac ZBOX OI520 has one of the slower processor frequencys amongst few processor cores computers of this age. The slowest processor frequency of computers of this age and type is 1GHz, the fastest is 3.9GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.8GHz.
If you want a faster processor frequency then you might also want to consider the MSI DC111 (1.8GHz) which is also higher rated.
Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency
The average processor boost frequency of few processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the ZBOX OI520 is 3.2GHz, and the processor boost frequencys range from 1.8GHz to 4.1GHz. At only 2.6 gigahertz, the ZBOX OI520 has a fairly slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and type to the ZBOX OI520.
Only Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
The ZBOX OI520 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity desktop computer.
1 Other reason to consider the Zotac ZBOX OI520
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this desktop computer was released.
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