Sunday, January 12, 2014

Zotac Rounded Intel Core i3-4010U Powered ZBox OI520 Plus

Sizes of computers for limited spaces at home varies in terms of ergonomic design. Just like of the newest Mac Pro in a tube-like aluminum casing but packed with a promising performance. Primarily designed for optimal performance in video editing as well in rendering multimedia files. However, the price is not reasonable for practical people with simple purpose, right?

Zotac introduces ZBox OI520 Plus mini-PC powered by Intel Core i3-4010U (Haswell) processor and surprising sports an Intel HD 4400 GPU. I heard that the company is also planning to reveal a series of smaller computers this 2014 along of several portable television boxes similar to Podoor T518 device.

Zotac Rounded Intel Core i3-4010U Powered ZBox 01520 Plus

Going back to Zotac ZBox OI520 Plus, the overall design is really different compared to Mac Pro computer. It has a much smaller and unique case with a rounded side and power button located at the back side. For specs and other important details, see the following list below:
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4010U at 1.7GHz (quad-core with 2MB cache)
  • RAM: 4GB (expandable to 16GB)
  • Storage: 500GB
  • GPU: Intel HD 4400
  • Operating System: Unknown (Android or Windows 8)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and Gigabit Ethernet
  • Ports: Four USB 3.0, three USB 2.0, HDMI, and DisplayPort
  • Others: SD card reader
Compared to another original ZBox OI520 model, this variant is already packed with the above listed devices. The other version doesn't include a memory and storage just like of some nettop PC in stores. Unlike of the older mini PC from Zotac with Intel Atom CPU, ZBox is probably more powerful compared to its predecessors.

See the following video about ZBox OI520 Plus below from CES 2014:



In addition, availability of this machine will probably start by spring of this year as noted by a reliable source. But pricing details will probably vary based on buyer's selected configuration. And it is ideal as a television module for streaming videos in any living room.

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