The Zotac ZBOX PI320 pico is the smallest desktop Windows computer I’ve ever held in my hands. I should say hand. This little computer is small enough to hold in the palm of one hand, or easily slide into a pocket.

Despite its small size, this little device is a full-fledged PC. It runs Windows 8.1 with Bing software, features a low-power 1.33 GHz Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of solid state storage.

Zotac says the ZBOX PI320 pico will be available by the end of October for $200.

Update: Check out our full review of the ZBOX PI320 pico for more details. 

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Zotac provided me with a ZBOX PI320 pico to test.

The system has 3 USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, a headset jack, and an Ethernet jack.There’s also a microSDXC card reader and a power button. Under the hood it also features 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.

On top of the device there’s a Zotac logo which is surrounded by a circle that glows blue when the computer is switched on.

The bottom is bare — but the system comes with a small plastic VESA mount that you can clip onto the bottom if you want to attach the ZBOX PI320 pico to the back of a TV or monitor.

There’s one thing you won’t find on this little computer: a vent. Thanks to the 2.2 watt (SDP) processor, the system doesn’t generate a lot of heat, which allowed Zotac to design a fanless case. It gets a little warm during use, but I haven’t seen the CPU temperature rise any higher than 50 degrees Celsius while I’ve been using the computer.

I’ve been testing the little computer for a few hours and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by just how responsive it is. I’ll have benchmarks and more performance notes in my full review, which will be published later. But here are some of the things I’ve already used the PC for:

  • Streaming video from YouTube and Hulu
  • Streaming HD video from a shared network drive using XBMC 13.2 media center
  • Watching live TV using open source media center Media Portal and a Pinnacle USB TV tuner (connected to a rooftop antenna)
  • Surfed the web with 8-10 browser tabs open

Not once did the computer feel sluggish while doing any of those things. I’ve hooked it up to a 1080p display and a wireless keyboard/mouse combo device. It also works with a wireless remote control such as the Remote+ air mouse/remote I recently wrote about.

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For $200, the Zotac ZBOX PI320 pico could make an attractive little media center PC. But I suspect you could also use it as a small, low-power all-purpose desktop as long as you don’t need bleeding edge performance. It also happens to be small enough to be portable.

Intel’s Atom Bay Trail processors have breathed new life into low-power Windows tablets and notebooks since they first hit the streets in late 2013. Now it looks like they’re doing the same for compact desktops.

For $200, you shouldn’t expect a no-compromise computer. The ZBOX PI320 pico appears to have single-band WiFi. It recognizes my 2.4 GHz WiFi network, but not the faster 5 GHz network in my home office. And while the Atom Z3735F processor can handle 1080p HD video playback and general-purpose computing, it’s not fast enough for serious gaming and while you can use this little computer for CPU-heavy tasks such as video editing, it will take a lot longer to render a video than a machine with an Intel Haswell processor.

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Stay tuned for a more detailed look at the Zotac ZBOX PI320 pico… and to see if I can get a Linux-based operating system or two to run on the device. But one of the main things that sets the ZBOX PI320 pico apart from ARM-based mini PCs is the fact that it can run Windows and not just Android or Linux.

The fact that it comes preloaded with Windows also sets it apart from the device that’s probably its closest competition, the ECS LIVA mini PC with an Intel Celeron Bay Trail processor. The ECS LIVA kit sells for $165, but ships without an operating system.

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67 replies on “First look: Zotac’s palm-sided Windows PC (coming in October for $200)”

  1. Just got one today!

    First impression a qualified good.

    Not sure if this was just local retailer scalping but the price was $30 more than stated in the article, also it turns there is a second model with 64GB of storage which was the one I bought, it sells for $30 more than the 32GB model.

    It size was about the same as my wifes Galaxy SII phone, not much heavier and It looks very well made.

    At the moment the competition is ECS Liva, though Minix are releasing an identically specified model in the next couple of weeks rumoured to be around $150.

    Anyway the main differences between the Pico and Liva are the CPU (Pico – 1.3ghz quad core, Liva – 1.6ghz dual core) , the OS (Pico 8.1 pre-installed, Liva – none), USB Ports (Pico has 3xUSB2, Liva has 1xUSB3 + 2xUSB2) and the price (32GB) (Pico $230, Liva $165).

    The CPU accounts for the difference in power usage, Pico uses 3W and the Liva is 8W, which also probably accounts for why the Liva case is a bit bigger and has (small) legs. The Pico runs hot but not that bad actually.

    One thing to remind is if you are thinking to run this headless (as I am) that the OS is 8.1 Core and doesn’t support Remote Access so you will need to upgrade to Pro or use something like the free version of TeamViewer.

    The wifi is not great, only got 3 bars 6 feet from hub and its only 2.4ghz but its good enough for most things including downloading files from the internet and I will probably be using it on a lan cable most of the time anyway.

    Initial setup was great, basically turn it on and a couple of minutes later you are ready to go play, normal boot ups/reboots take a few seconds. Of note the power adapter is brilliant it comes with 3 different clip on plugs so should be good for everyone, no more messing around after finding you have the wrong plug.

    I think for the average person doing browsing, email, documents etc its fine, as it is for my need, a portable windows based web/db server that I can pop in the laptop bag. I thought general performance was good when compared to an older headless ‘box’ I have (celeron 2.6ghz, 3GB ram, 3.5″HDD) the only area you could really notice a difference was unzipping a huge file where it ran about 20% slower.

    I think it is a little pricey, that might be an early adopter premium and we will see cheaper and better models in the next year, it would be nice to see the Pico with a USB3 port and maybe a 5hgz wifi but for now I think this does what I want at a price I don’t find too unreasonable.

  2. Guess the $200 price tag is because it will be running microslop on it. If they offer it bare bones, bet it would be a lot cheaper. One can only hope…

  3. Thought I finally check in here:
    Just to clear the main Points why Zotac did the PICO as it is:
    1) Steam in-home streaming
    2) Steam in-home streaming
    3) full featured Desktop OS
    And because of that they took the free-to-OEMs OS Win 8.1 with bing as default search.
    Forget all the comparisons to Android Sticks, ChromeOS, chromecast etc. If your purpose-of-use is “Steam game Streaming” than go for the PICO, The others all lack…the Steam-client (what a surprise)! That’s why they can’t do Steam in-home Streaming.
    If you’re only looking for a Media-Kind-of-PC, than yes you’re right, those other devices are at least cheaper than the PICO.
    By the way, the PICO is ZOtac’s Prototyp for their Streaming-only Steam-Machine. That’s why the added it to the other SM Prototyp, the ZBOX EN760.

  4. Now, a future device with Intel’s New 14nm based Core M Processor (that comes with Intel HD 5300 graphics) and at a similar price point would be very interesting.

  5. Waiting on the Linux tests. Booting a 64-bit kernal from a 32-bit UEFI is supported on newer kernels now (3.15+).

  6. Brad, if you happen to own an HDMI audio receiver, can you connect it via HDMI and tell us what’s listed under the “Supported Formats” tab of control panel->sound properties for the HDMI audio device? Curious if it lists anything besides stereo PCM. On my Z3740, I see DTS and Dolby Digital but none of the HD audio formats like DTS-HD.

  7. how well (or not) does netflix work?

    LIttle machines like this that cater to HTPC users are curious.

  8. Are the USB ports directly connected to the SoC or is an internal hub used? I’m asking because I’m thinking of hanging a gigabit Ethernet dongle off one of the USB ports to hopefully get at least 200 Mbps (2x the built-in Ethernet). If I’m accessing an external USB drive, I don’t want the USB bandwidth to be shared between the Ethernet dongle and USB drive.

    1. can you run gigabit etherenet through USB2? becuase as far as i know there is no USB3 ports

      1. You can, you just don’t get 1 Gbps. Like he said, he’ll probably get around 200-300 Mbps on a USB 2.0 port which is better than the 100 Mbps Ethernet connection.

  9. It’s incredible to say but it seems overpriced. We are seeing Windows tablets with similar specs for just over half the price. Laptops such as the recently announced HP Stream with similar specs for similar prices.
    This is quad core while some of those are dual core. Hardly matters for most of the uses these things will get up to. The laptops also seem to include USB 3 which this doesn’t. Also full size SD cards. Both of those might be useful. And of course screens and batteries and keyboards, oh my.
    The one thing which could vindicate this little box somewhat is if it has bussed memory and storage so that it’s capable of being upgraded. Otherwise I don’t see why I’d buy this over an HP Stream laptop, for instance.

    1. Ya, when compared to tablets this seems expensive. Is Intel subsidizing tablets that much?

    2. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I agree. $200 is too much. For $250 you can put together a Celeron NUC, with 4gb ram, and a 120gb SSD.

      If the size factor is attractive to you, then this is irrelevant. $200 is the only game it town.

    1. Well, can’t expect too much on such a low cost tiny pc, now, can we?

      I’m only hoping it runs Crysis at 1080p & 60fps

      1. As long as you are are using Steam InHome Streaming to achieve it, yes it can :p

  10. It would be great to find out the power consumption specs for this little PC. I would also like to know if the Zotac logo can be turned off.

    I’ve been waiting for one of these to come out to finally replace the aging Pentium PC that my dad has at his house in the family room for guests to browse the web and check email. This and a cheap 19 or 20″ LED monitor would make a perfect holiday gift this year.

    1. I have an older Atom-based Zotac Zbox, and it allows you to turn off the logo through BIOS. I presume, this will be the same.

      1. Thanks, that’s great. If it wasn’t for the 10/100 Ethernet I’d buy this in a flash.

        1. go for Liva mini pc. Gigabit ethernet and usb3.0. 32/64 gb storage. Only a little bigger than this unit. I use it every day for general computing including hd media streaming. Windows 10 TP. No sweat. Dead silent.

  11. I recently bought an ASUS VivoPC, which has similar specs (kind of….dual core celeron vs. quad-core atom), though is like 4x the size of this thing. Granted, it’s still smaller than my laptop or my 11-year-old Dell tower PC. Like this Zotac PC, the VivoPC also cost only $200. I’m happy with it as a media center PC, although it would be fun to play around with this Zotac thing, especially to get Linux running on it.

    1. And did you try running Linux on your ASUS VivoPC? I’d like to get one of these mini PCs with Ubuntu. I currently use one with Android but would like to have one with a full desktop Linux.

      1. I have Ubuntu 14.10 beta running on the VivoPC (I have the VM40B, the silver one). I also removed WIndows 8 immediately and installed Windows 7 Ultimate instead (seems more responsive running Win 7).

        I originally installed 14.04.1 LTS, but that release did not include the wireless NIC drivers (Realtek RTL8821AE, I believe). So, I downloaded the 14.10 beta based on suggestions on askubuntu.com, and that got the wireless working (though it randomly disconnects occasionally). Everything else seems to work fine out of the box.

        1. Sounds like typical Realtek wireless issues. Who knows if the disconnects will ever get resolved. Based on my 6 year old Realtek card, not likely.

          1. Yeah, I have similar problems on my ASUS laptop. I’ve found that switching wifi security to AES rather than TKIP+AES seems to help (in Linux, at least), but has had no effect on connectivity with the VivoPC.

          2. Why does everybody want to run Linux on a box that comes bundled with Windows and that is why it’s not $150 but $200?

            Exactly are you guys expecting from this thing? Of course you can do some gaming with it. The Crysis jokes are not funny anymore, if you want to play poorly coded games that need a ton of horsepower to run, which is what is hammering PC gaming to start with, then buy this and prepared to be upset when it only moves at 10fps.

            It would make a nice home server, certainly way more power than this lightweight Linux based NAS’s.

            For media clients or non-demanding desktop use this is perfect and you’ll get more out of this than standard DVR’s and connected BR players.

            The main problem is Microsoft may not or has stop developing WMC, that said the guy running the show was apart of eHome and WMC is in Windows 10 TR.

            XBMC adding tuner support is only for people that like and mostly watch HD-OTA. There is no support for cable card or HD capture boxes. Windows can easily do this and supports it.

          3. “Why does everybody want to run Linux on a box that comes bundled with Windows and that is why it’s not $150 but $200?”

            Because it’s still one of the cheapest mini desktop computers you can buy, and given the less-than-stellar specs (relative to higher-end laptops and desktops), running Linux on it gets the most out of it.

            Plus, whenever I run Windows, I have to re-install the OS yearly, at the very least, because it gets sluggish and bloated. I’ve never had that problem with Linux.

          4. I’ve never had that problem with Windows. My various OS have run for years, if it slowed down, a quick clean up was all that was needed.

            For the things I do, you can’t do with Linux, it’s not fully supported.

            As I mentioned, no drivers for the handful of HD capture cards. This is important whether you want to do HD videos for YouTube, Livestreaming on that or UStream, Livestream or you want to use a HD cable box or sat box with your HTPC.

            I find most of the audio programs lacking. Audacity works, but what about other niche things like burning several disc at once (four drives in a case)? Mixxx is the only DJ software for Linux I find it’s support of the Midi Controllers I use extremely lacking.

            You don’t need much power to consume content and read your email. Linux is fine for that. I also found Linux problematic when trying to do console emulation.

            Linux is great for data recovery or when you want to use your own desktop. But that said I built a Windows To Go flash drive and I’m finding the need for Linux less and less all the time.

            For somebody with no money to upgrade to Windows 7/8 and not savvy enough for release candidate; then a Mint is my favorite Linux distro.

            If you buy the Liva or Vivo with no OS, great then install Linux and save yourself $90-$100. I am not here to boo-boo Linux but use I was a frequent user XBMC I found issues like not being play Sony Playstation files from inside the UI using Launcher to be irritating. The last straw was I accidentally log out of the YouTube app and couldn’t get back in as Google changed something again but the developer never adjusted too it. Finally it took some smart fans of the app to fix the problem but I’ve gotten used to the two step minimizing of WMC and just keep a Chrome browser up and in full screen mode behind it.

            I am tired of working on my HTPC, it works perfectly for its basic task of watching and recording TV. I added XBMC to stream some content and have a uniform UI for console emulation. Some of these features are available as add-ons to WMC, but I find their operation clunky.

            For the changes I am considering in here, moving to small clients is likely needed as I don’t think it’s worth transferring the internals of my HTPC into a more HTPC type case.

          5. With Linux you can set up a HTPC much better. In the end I ordered a Shuttle XS35V4 and a tuner AVerTV Volar HD. I will install Kubuntu on it.

            The advantage is that KDE can be perfectly tuned to be usable on a TV (make bigger fonts, icons, buttons, decorations, scrollbars etc.) Windows desktop won’t offer such personalization and Metro is useless.

            I will install MythTV, XBMC, VLC and other media players on it. This will create a perfect HTPC for me.

          6. Much better? Defined by needs, on a individual basis. I need cable/sat box support via capture card, in the near future that will finally be upgraded to High Def capture.

            This is not supported by Linux of any flavor.

            I have been using Windows Media Center since late 2006. It’s worked flawlessly except for a minor hiccup here and there, like XBMC doesn’t crash, it does…

            XBMC YouTube app is not being supported by the previous developer, so somebody else has taken it and updated it. But I have gotten so used to just leaving up Chrome browser up that I haven’t installed this new add-on.

            Plus as I said Advanced Launcher will not read my .iso disc from a Windows box. Which meant I had to go out and purchase a 64GB USB 3.0 Flash drive and move my PS1 games to that.

            I am slowly running out of space on my HTPC, so I will be adding a 3TB drive too it and one to the server as well.

            One frustrating thing about VLC player is that even when set to default to English audio, it doesn’t do it and has to be toggled manually. This is a problem if you’re trying to binge watch Gundam Wing or Gundam Stardust Memory. The disc they were ripped from uses Japanese audio by default…

            I have to remux these files….. You can customize the look of Windows Media Center, I don’t know where you got that idea. I use a custom background now…

            The main reason I use XBMC is for the eye candy it generates for TV Shows and Movies. I have an account on TVDB and update it with screen caps if a show I have doesn’t have any. That site works sort of hokey though because sometimes when I add images they don’t show up; on the site or when XBMC accesses them.

            There’s an plug-in for Windows that does the same thing called https://mediabrowser.tv/ and there’s a gaming plug-in for it called Game Browser that does basically the same thing that Advance Launcher does.

            When I wasn’t watching archived video I was mainly using XBMC for streamed content without having to get out of my seat, including p0rn….

          7. I have finally my Shuttle HTPC with Kubuntu ready. With Windows there are several problems. For example my TV crops the image and there is nothing you can do about it. But at least in Linux I can change the position and size of different buttons so they fit on the screen.

            I used an Avermedia Volar HD DVB-T tuner to have a live TV (including HD channels) which works flawlessly under Linux. Also everything else works basically without any problems. I’m completely satisfied with it.

        2. Hi Sophia,

          How did you manage to install the windows 7? I have tried several days now, and no matter what i do it wont boot the usb with win7 on.
          If you can, please helt me 🙂

          1. Have you looked at the BIOS settings? I had to either disable or enable Fastboot and UEFI. I would see what they are currently set to in your BIOS and change them one at a time. I would first see whether UEFI or legacy boot mode is enabled, and disable it, then try booting from USB. If that doesn’t work, change the Fastboot setting to the opposite of whatever it is set to, and try again. There may be other boot settings in your BIOS that need changing too. It’s been a few years since I did this, so my memory is sketchy.

    1. nope eMMC soldered on, but if you need to add storage there is a MicroSD slot up front, i think you might be able to get another 64gb out of that, 128 if youre lucky

  12. I’d hoped to see it with a micro-USB power port, though building an adapter shouldn’t be a huge deal — as it appears the labeling shows it running at 5V 2A, well within the specs for many USB charging adapters. What are the specs shown on the included power brick?

    1. Definitely holding out for a machine that has space for a laptop hard drive, but hope it’d be smaller than double height. Don’t mind using the cloud for backup, but want my original documents to be local, and want to be able to double the hard drive size regularly as prices fall. That way, don’t have to discard any records/documents. Of course, somebody could always walk away with a machine like this, that’s why there’s passwords, encryption and backup. Incidentally, a C710 uses a laptop drive, and can run Ubuntu, so that’s a possibility for those that don’t want to wait (AND has upgradeable memory AND has its own display AND you can pick up for about half the price).

      1. well all of that and…
        i just had a problem with my Asus T100TA, that didn’t boot up anymore. No way to remove storage means i had neither a way to rescue some data (lets keep it realistic: no one does backups irl) nor a way to delete saved data from that drive before sending it to asus for “repairs” (yeah.. check if it boots, check if it’s the battery, check if it’s the display, replace because not solveable)

        good thing i did pretty much everything on my micro-sd. i changed passwords in pretty much all accounts anyway because i don’t know what $browser or the likes saves on harddrive :-/

        1. Glad your data was safe on your micro-sd, but that should be a wakeup call. An easy, automatic way to backup directories is Dropbox or similar (I’d recommend similar because Dropbox doesn’t offer enough free storage); sensitive files (like tax returns, identification) should be encrypted (because copies are being stored on the cloud). Even if its possible to break the encryption, unlikely anyone would bother, and encryption suggests a reasonable expectation of privacy (mainly, as regards the government or your service provider). Lifehacker recommended an actual online backup service: “There’s No Excuse for Not Backing Up Your Computer. Do It Now.” by Whitson Gordon, https://lifehacker.com/theres-no-excuse-for-not-backing-up-your-computer-do-1547987206.

          1. gnah.. really?
            you think Dropbox to be a backup-service? please try to think again! (further i synced most data to my server and other computers via seafile)

            yoir problem is that you clearly didn’t understand what point i tried to make.
            yes, backups are important and file-encryption would be great, but you still want to be able to remove a drive to access/clean/replace it.

          2. Yup, I think Dropbox (which I haven’t used in years (not enough free storage)) is essentially a cloud backup service with some groupwork and social network attributes. Only thing I care about preserving on my computer is personal documents, which easily fit in the 15gb free storage offered by Dropbox’s competitors (example: Google Drive). People who want to be able to remove a device’s drive maybe should stay away from tablets; I like micro-SD, but not as the main storage for a laptop.

          3. “cloud” and backup don’t mix

            a backup is something you have control about and that represents solid states of your data. those cloud-services can become corrupted (think hw-fail or fire at amazon-services, account-deletion or dropbox bankruptcy) without your doing, if you create problems in your data they will automaticly propagate to all your devices and you most certainly will not be able to restore your now current data in 2-3 years even if nothing important happens.

            I don’t see a difference between “tablets” or real computers (and the t100 beeing a mix between both supports that claim).
            If it stores your data, then you should be able to control what data it stores and where.
            That kind of thought is obviously not shared by many people (or there wouldn’t be iOS and the likes) but i think we desperately need a new standard for small installable storage drives into mobile devices.
            currently micro-SD is the only thing we got that supports those needs and besides beeing slow, error-prone (bad flash-memory tends to hw-failures) and physicaly fragile/losable it’s imho still ok to store documents/music/video on it.
            That doesn’t solve problems like browsers storing passwords on internal storage, but then again you probably shouldn’t store passwords anyway.

          4. Never ever heard of online data being lost due to fire. I assume (hopefully correctly) that their systems are designed with fires and floods in mind (lots of redundancy, lots of geographically diverse locations). I assume they are much better at retaining data than me (pretty sure I lost plenty until I started using online services). The most annoying part of any switch from one computer to another is transferring documents; I have many machines and retired hard drives in the basement that I’ve kept over the years on the theory they could hold something important. Mind you, when I finally got rid of my Amigas, I just threw everything out. If you keep it online, machine changes make no difference. As for deletions propagating online: well, don’t delete documents unless you mean it, and you can always retrieve stuff that’s in the trash. Beyond which, I generally only have one machine synced to this kind of service. (Something like Evernote, however, I have synced to several machines). Of course, redundancy helps, so local backup is good too. But as you first pointed out, how often do we really do that? Do I really want to have an external hard drive connected to my laptop at all times? No. Do I want to add a server (much less one with a spinning hard drive running 24/7/365) to the clutter around the router? No. Will I ever get a server? Maybe, if its small enough and low power enough. But, what if somebody took it? Complete disaster, everything gone.

          5. Never ever heard of online data being lost due to fire. It happend to Samsung, but of course that isn’t the most common cause of cloud-data-loss (but a nice example that everyone understands). Bancruptcy or end-of-service are much more common, but people always claim that this wont happen without any data supporting that claim.

            The most annoying part of any switch from one computer to another is transferring documents

            I’d never say that there is no purpose/use of file-synch-tools. What i said was “they are no backups”.

            As for deletions propagating online: well, don’t delete documents unless you mean it, and you can always retrieve stuff that’s in the trash.

            Congratulations! That’s the most stupid thing i’ve read in months.

            Do I really want to have an external hard drive connected to my laptop at all times? No. Do I want to add a server (much less one with a spinning hard drive running 24/7/365) to the clutter around the router? No.
            No, and that wouldn’t be backups.
            Again! Get yourself some information about what backups are, should be and what goals you want to reach with it. You completely miss the point.

          6. Its vastly more likely that YOU will have a fire that destroys your data than somebody like Google, Amazon, etc. I’ve been through a service that closed: Ubuntu 1. They gave a month or two of advance notice and I migrated my data. Didn’t bother to download any of it, I had it already. No big deal. Full backups have their place and I do then occasionally, but can’t imagine why anybody’d do that on a daily or hourly basis. If you want to make copies of your operating system and software over and over again despite having perfectly good install disks, up to you.

          7. > Its vastly more likely that YOU will have a fire that destroys your data than somebody like Google, Amazon, etc.

            yeah.. that’s why it’s called “off-site backup”

            > They gave a month or two of advance notice and I migrated my data.

            good for you

            wouldn’t bet all my important data on that though

            > can’t imagine why anybody’d do that on a daily or hourly basis. If you want to make copies of your operating system and software over and over again despite having perfectly good install disks, up to you.

            what? how the hell did you come to the conclusion that i talked of anything like that?
            my points were simply the following 3:
            – “sometimes you want to erase a drive, especially if your computer is broken”,
            – “do backups if you consider your data important!”
            – “some cloud-bullshit-sync-service is no backup, it’s a cloud-bullshit-sync-service!”

            you still completely fail to notice that and talk bullshit about hourly backups or backing up your OS. I won’t continue to talk to that wall here.

          8. I missed the part where you’re doing off site backup somehow. You’re “do backups if you consider your data important” kind of suggests that you have no data you consider important. I do. Cloud backup services add an important extra layer of redundancy. I don’t consider them immune to failure, so I don’t rely on any exclusively, but they come a lot closer than local physical media.

    2. They’d have to use a different Atom chip. The one they’re using now only supports eMMC and 2 GB of RAM.

      Hopefully, Zotac or another OEM comes out with a small but still inexpensive box. Although, $200 for this seems a bit high to me. It’s also using the free Windows with Bing. I guess Intel isn’t subsidizing these ultra-mini PCs as much as tablets or maybe not at all.

      1. Not true, using Steam InHome streaming you can play graphically demanding Games maxed out “at” the ZBOX, if not necessarily “on” it.

        Loud Monster Gaming PC in the Home Office, the ZBOX Pico in the Living room near your big flat screen TV and voila, totally silent AAA couch gaming.

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