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ZOTAC ZBOX PI320 Budget SFF Desktop PC Review

By: Trace Hagan | SFF PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Dec 15, 2014 3:12 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: ZOTAC

Final Thoughts

 

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 methodology is aimed at higher performance machines, usually used for gaming.

 

The PI320 has a rather interesting use case. Rather, it has two use cases. The first is a very similar use case to the CI320. It makes a great system for lightweight work or POS systems. The second use case goes along somewhat with the first. It's highly portable. It can be easily moved from place to place, so if you don't need a laptop, you can easily use this as your main system and take it to meetings and hook it up to a projector.

 

As a point-of-sale system, the low power consumption of the system is very attractive. Similarly, for use in schools where systems are constantly idle, the low power draw and silent operation is very attractive.

 

The low price point is also attractive. It will set you back around $200, give or take, and is a fully functional system. This system could easily be used as a low power server or HTPC, something else the silent operation is useful for.

 

When it comes down to it, the PI320 is an attractive buy for a low power and silent system. While you certainly won't be playing any games or doing any rendering on the PI320, browsing the internet, watching movies, and light Office work is certainly within the realm and prowess of the PI320.

 

 

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.

Product Summary Breakdown

Performance80%
Quality including Design and Build94%
General Features90%
Bundle and Packaging93%
Value for Money95%
Overall TweakTown Rating90%

The Bottom Line: ZOTAC's ZBOX PI320 is a reliable, tiny machine. As they say, silence is golden, and the PI320 is silent, so what does that make the PI320? It's never going to set any performance records, but for what it's designed to do, it does quite well.

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