Zotac is adding a bit more power to its line of mini-desktop computers. The company has offered Zotac Zbox computers with Core i3 and Core i5 options for a little while, and now Zotac is offering systems with up to an Intel Core i7 processor.
Unfortunately we’re still talking about Intel’s 3rd generation Core chips. While you can get a Zotac mini-ITX motherboard which supports 4th generation ‘Haswell” processors, the ZBOX desktops still top out at Ivy Bridge.
The new Zotac ZBOX nano ID63, ID64, and ID65 are available with Core i3-3227U, Core i5-3337U, and Core i7-3537U processors, respectively.
The systems feature HDMI and DisplayPort output, Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, 4 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, a flash card reader, an eSATA port, and a 2.5 inch drive bay or 2 mSATA connectors for storage.
Zotac offers the computer as a barebones system with a processor and not much else. Or you can opt for a Plus model, which comes with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. You’ll have to provide your own operating system with either configuration.