Zotac’s latest mini-desktop computer takes the nano XS series case the company introduced a few years ago and swaps out the AMD chip for an Intel Core i3 Haswell processor.

The Zotac ZBOX MI521 nano XS features a Core i3-4030U dual-core processor and Intel HD graphics.

zotac zbox mi521 nano xs

Zotac will offer two models. There’s a barebones version which doesn’t include any memory or storage, and a Plus model which comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of solid state storage. You’ll need to supply your own operating system no matter which version you buy.

Both versions support up to 16GB of memory and feature mSATA card slots for solid state storage.

Each model also includes HDMI and mini DisplayPort output for connecting up to 2 displays, 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, and an SDXC card reader.

Zotac describes the ZBOZ nano XS series as “palm” sized, but really these systems are roughly the size of an Intel NUC. The AMD-powered model measures 4.2″ x 4.2″ x 1.4″ and I suspect the new version will be about the same size.

via Legit Reviews

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One reply on “Zotac ZBOX MI521nano XS is a tiny desktop with Core i3 Haswell”

  1. We all look forward to the reviews about how cool running and reliable they are…

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