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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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14 Reasons For

Eleven Industry Awards

Amongst desktop computers of a similar type and age, this desktop computer is one of the most awarded by expert review sites.

The reviewers at two expert review sites both decided that this personal computer was great. This computer received a "Silver" award from Vrworld.com and it received a "Silver Award" from Daveplays.co.uk.

Three more expert review sites thought that this desktop computer was good. The writer at Hardware.info gave this computer a "Gold Award" and thought it was exceptional and it received a "Value Award" from Hardwareheaven.com who thought it provided a good bang for your buck. This desktop computer also received a "Recommended" award from Pcfoster.pl, confirming their endorsement.

The expert at Thessdreview.com decided that this Zotac desktop computer was pioneering and gave it their "Innovation Award".

Hardwareluxx.de gave this computer a "Technical Award", Bjorn3d.com gave it a "Seal of Approval" award and Tweaks.pl gave it a "Work Award".

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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on fourteen expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, computershopper.com, tweaktown.com and altomdata.dk the average expert rating of this personal computer is 78 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

Users have rated this Zotac desktop computer on average 82 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

Some Zotac ZBOX PI320 owners thought the product was good value for money. Ry gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said in their Zotac ZBOX PI320 review two years ago “Great product for a great price”. Three years ago Computershopper.com said in their review of the Zotac ZBOX PI320 “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 customer mentioned that the product was a bargain for the price. Expert review site Pcmag.com said in their review of the Zotac ZBOX PI320 “Performance limitations are part of the bargain”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A number of Zotac ZBOX PI320 reviewers who reviewed it mentioned that it was quiet. Expert review site Tweaktown.com said “The PI320 is a tiny little system that makes use of tablet hardware to run silently.” in their review and scored it 5 stars. Tbreak.ae said “The PI320 makes a great (and silent) multimedia box or a simple PC you can tuck away in your house o”. Three years ago Gadgets.ndtv.com rated this PC 4 stars and said “There is no shortage of use case scenarios for a PC as tiny and quiet as the ZBOX Pico”.

Good Size

A number of Zotac ZBOX PI320 owners said in their reviews that it was compact. Steve_m mentioned “It is very small and compact which was what I wanted to stream to a TV” in their Zotac ZBOX PI320 review nonetheless they only gave the product a score of 40 out of 100. Expert website Hardwareheaven.com mentioned “A few years ago Zotac launched their Zbox range of systems, designed to pack as much performance into a compact chassis as possible” in their review of this PC.

Good Value for Money

Hardwareheaven.com highlighted in their review that this personal computer was good value for money.

Good Product Quality

One Zotac ZBOX PI320 owner wrote in their reviews that the Zotac ZBOX PI320 was good quality. Two years ago Baby Dave :-) mentioned in their review of the Zotac ZBOX PI320 on Amazon “The quality is perfect”.

Good Technical Features

One Zotac ZBOX PI320 owner who reviewed it said that it had good features. Expert website Thessdreview.com mentioned “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.

Nice Design

One customer considered that it was good looking. Expert website Hardwareheaven.com mentioned in their Zotac ZBOX PI320 review “Recently branched out into some more stylish casing with the O”.

Easy to Use

One Zotac ZBOX PI320 owner reckoned that this PC was easy to setup. Baby Dave :-) said on Amazon “The only noticeable difference was after setting up the network locations to a NAS (WDMyCloud)”. One person who reviewed the Zotac ZBOX PI320 considered that it was easy to handle. Daveplays.co.uk said in their Zotac ZBOX PI320 review “It also handles streaming videos perfectly well w”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many desktop computers of this age and spec.

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Good Brand

We checked 489 expert and owner 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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Flash Storage Media

The ZBOX PI320 has a Flash storage media which is faster than the HDD storage media found on most personal computers of this spec and age. 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 PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBOX PI320 ranges from HDD to SSD.

Personal computers with a faster storage speed that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo P300 Tower[plb_2501406_price] (SSD and higher rated).

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One customer who reviewed it said that it did not have network functionality. Baby Dave :-) said “It was clear that the network speed isn't up to par”.

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Zotac ZBOX PI320 has one of the smallest maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 2 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the ZBOX PI320 is 2GB and the biggest is 770GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

Across all the computers that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBOX PI320 the memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s, and the average memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) is 30GB/s. The Zotac ZBOX PI320 has one of the slowest memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s (only 10.6 gigabytes per second) amongst computers of this age.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBOX PI320 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 850MHz. When compared to other personal computers that were launched around the same time as the ZBOX PI320 that we have assessed, the ZBOX PI320's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 311 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

Across all the personal computers that were launched more than a year ago the on-board graphics adapter burst frequencys range from 500MHz to 1,100MHz. The Zotac ZBOX PI320 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter burst frequencys (only 646 megahertz) amongst desktop computers of this age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the ZBOX PI320's internal memory is one of the smallest amongst personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBOX PI320. Medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBOX PI320 have internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.7GB.

If you would prefer 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 Small Total Storage Capacity

The ZBOX PI320 has one of the smallest total storage capacitys (only 32 gigabytes) amongst desktop computers of this age. The total storage capacitys of medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the ZBOX PI320 range from 4GB to 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 820GB.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500[plb_3209708_price] (1.3TB and higher rated).

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

Across all the PCs of this type and age the processor frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor frequency is 3.1GHz. At only 1.33 gigahertz, the ZBOX PI320 has a very slow processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the ZBOX PI320.

If you are looking for a desktop computer with a faster processor frequency then you might want to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500[plb_3209708_price] (3.5GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the ZBOX PI320 is 3.6GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 1.83 gigahertz, the Zotac ZBOX PI320's processor boost frequency is one of the slowest amongst personal computers that were launched around the same time as the ZBOX PI320.

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Quite 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 PI320 is 2GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Zotac ZBOX PI320 has one of the smallest maximum internal memorys amongst comparable spec computers of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

When compared to other computers of this type and age that we have checked, the memory clock speed of the Zotac ZBOX PI320 of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest. Personal computers of a similar type and age to the ZBOX PI320 have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 2,400MHz.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Zotac ZBOX PI320's processor cache is one of the smallest amongst medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBOX PI320. The average processor cache of medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the ZBOX PI320 is 6.5MB.

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1 Other reason to consider the Zotac ZBOX PI320

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Zotac released the ZBOX PI320.

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Optical Drive
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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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)
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel Demand Based Switching
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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…

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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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+- Manufacturer's Description

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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