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ZOTAC ZBOX PI320 Budget SFF Desktop PC Review

ZOTAC ZBOX PI320 Budget SFF Desktop PC Review
The PI320 from ZOTAC measures in at about the same size as a pack of cigarettes, so portability is covered. But how does it perform? Trace investigates.
By: Trace Hagan | SFF PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Dec 15, 2014 3:12 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: ZOTAC

Introduction

 

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We have another tiny system from ZOTAC in the lab today. What is so surprising about this machine is its size; it's about the same size as a pack of cigarettes. The PI320 is a tiny little system that makes use of tablet hardware to run silently.

 

But just how powerful can tablet hardware be? Well, Intel's latest series of Atom processors have come a good distance since the Netbooks of yesteryear, and the PI320 is certainly no slouch.

 

While it certainly won't outdo a full-fledged gaming PC, the PI320 is truly a portable desktop. One could easily argue that it is more portable than a laptop or tablet, provided you have a monitor, keyboard, and mouse at all the locations you wish to use it at.

 

Without further ado, let's dive into the meat of this review.

 

 

Specifications, Configurations and Pricing

 

The ZBOX CPI320 makes use of Intel's Z3735F quad-core Atom processor. This 22nm processor features four cores and four threads and comes clocked at 1.33GHz, with a boost speed of 1.83GHz. The SDP of the processor is a tiny 2.2W.

 

The system is about the same size as a 2.5-inch portable HDD, yet ZOTAC has still managed to fit a good amount of IO. We have available to us a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet connection, three USB 2.0 ports, a headphone jack, and an HDMI out port. We also have a microSD card reader available. It includes 2GB of DDR3L-1333 in a single channel configuration, allowing for a max memory bandwidth of 10.6GB/s. Along with that, we have 32GB of eMMC storage with Windows 8.1 with Bing installed as our operating system.

 

In case you want the physical dimensions, we have you covered. The PI320 measures in at a petite 115.5mm x 66mm x 19.2mm. And, of course, ZOTAC includes a bracket for mounting this system behind a display, just like the previously reviewed CI320.

 

 

PRICING: You can find the Zotac ZBOX Pico series Intel Atom Z3735F 2GB Memory 32GB hard Drive with Windows 8.1 with Bing Preinstalled ZBOX-PI320-W2 for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.

 

United States: The Zotac ZBOX Pico series Intel Atom Z3735F 2GB Memory 32GB hard Drive with Windows 8.1 with Bing Preinstalled ZBOX-PI320-W2 retails for $189.99 at Amazon.

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