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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

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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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8 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This computer received a "Silver" from Techicizec.om who wrote that this personal computer was very good.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This personal computer received a score of 88% from expert review site techicizec.om. That puts this few processor cores computer in the top 9% of all the few processor cores computers that were launched more than two years ago.

Nice Design

Some customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking. Expert website Techicizec.om said “It's a beautiful looking product” in their review. Techicizec.om also said “A bold and elegant overall design”. Techicizec.om also said “Eyecatching design”.

One Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE owner who reviewed it concluded that it was well designed.

One Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE reviewer who purchased the Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE thought it was a good design. Techicizec.om mentioned in their review of the Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE “Attractive, orblike design” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Four Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE reviewers who reviewed this PC reckoned that it was quiet. Techicizec.om wrote “Cool and quiet” in their review of this PC and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Robust

Several people who bought it thought it was well made. Techicizec.om scored the product 4 stars and said “Solid performer” in their review of the Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE.

Good Size

One Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE reviewer concluded that the product was compact. Techicizec.om said “Compact chassis works for either desktop or home entertainment use” in their review.

Reasonably Priced

One person who bought this PC concluded that it was good value for money. Techicizec.om mentioned in their Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE review “Nicely priced” .

Zotac Computers Have Good Reviews

We checked 893 expert and user reviews for Zotac personal computers and found that on average Zotac has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Zotac has good reviews specifically for its few processor cores computers.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was not good quality. Techicizec.om mentioned “Fragile build quality” however they still rated this PC 4 stars.

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 28GB. The ZBOX-OI520-P-BE has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst few processor cores computers of this age.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that came out more than two years ago. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE is 200MHz, the fastest is 800MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 340MHz.

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

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 1,000 megahertz, the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst few processor cores computers of this age.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of computers of this age and type is 1GHz and the fastest is 3.9GHz. The Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE has a fairly slow processor frequency (only 1.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE.

There are a number of alternative 1.6GHz processor clock speed personal computers currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Zotac ZBOX OI520.

If this Zotac PC processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the MSI DC111 (1.8GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage media on personal computers of a comparable 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other HDD personal computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the Zotac ZBOX BI320.

If the storage speed of this desktop computer is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Asus Chromebox (SSD), or the MSI DC111 (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst few processor cores computers of this age. Few processor cores computers that were released more than two years ago have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,800 RPM.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE range from 1.8GHz to 4.1GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.2GHz. At only 2.6 gigahertz, the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE have maximum internal memorys of between 8.1GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 29GB. 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 cores computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most few processor cores computers that have been available for more than two years have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE which has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Only One DisplayPorts Quantity

Most few processor cores computers that have been available for more than two years have one displayPorts quantity, including the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE which has one displayPorts quantity.

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

This personal computer was released over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE has a fairly typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBOX-OI520-P-BE.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB memory computers currently available including the Asus Chromebox which has better reviews.

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Specification

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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
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
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
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
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 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
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® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
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
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Weight & Dimensions
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Package Depth
Package Height
Packaging Content
Drivers Included
Manual
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
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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