ZOTAC introduces two new ZBOX Mini PCs
September 14, 2017
By Aleksandar Kostovic
ZOTAC have introduced two variants of their ever-growing Mini PC lineup.
The first one is called the ZBOX MI553. It features 7th Gen Intel core processor, Intel Optane memory support and Thunderbolt 3. This Mini PC is actively cooled and has large ventilating surface area. It is equipped with an i5-7300HQ, with Intel HD Graphics 630 and up to 32GB of DDR4 2400MHz RAM.
The MI553 chassis measures 184 x 184 x 72mm, only slightly larger than a Mini-ITX motherboard. Inside the chassis is an interesting motherboard design with a 2.5in drive bracket and the large side blower fan mounted to the CPU.
Next up we have the ZBOX PI225 with another new form-factor. Zotac advertises this one with the bold title of "world's smallest". And indeed it is. Measuring at a mere 0.05 litres (8 x 95.4 x 63mm) it is smaller than your average smartphone.
Despite its miniature size it still packs a punch. The Apollo Lake Celeron N3350 is clocked at 2.4GHz and the 32GB onboard eMMC storage and 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM will be more than enough to handle everyday tasks such as web browsing, video streaming and content consumption. As far as connectivity inside this little marvel goes it has two USB 3.0 type C ports, 802.11/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 and a Micro SD card slot.
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