Zotac’s ZBOX C-series line of computers are small, fanless desktop PCs that measure 5″ x 5″ x 1.8″ and which use passive cooling instead of noisy fans to keep the computers from overheating.
When Zotac launched its first C-series devices last year, the company offered models with a choice of low-power AMD and Intel chips.
Now the company is adding one more model to the mix. The new ZBOX CI321 nano features a 1.1 GHz Intel Celeron 2961Y dual-core “Haswell” processor.
That’s a higher-performance chip than the AMD Temash or Intel Bay Trail processors used for the ZBOX CA320 nano and CI320 nano, but it won’t be quite as fast as the Core i3 or Core i5 Haswell chips used in the ZBOX CI520 nano and CI540 nano, even though all the Haswell chips used in these systems have an 11.5 watt TDP.
Zotac says the new CI321 nano supports up to 16GB of storage, has a 2.5 inch drive bay for a hard drive or SSD, features 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet, and HDMI and DisplayPort.
The company will offer a barebones model without memory or storage, as well as a Plus model that will come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
Interestingly it looks like Zotac has changed the case design a bit. The older models featured 6 USB ports, while picture of the new version show just 5 (including 1 USB 2.0 ports and 4 USB 3.0 ports), but the CI320 nano also appears to have dual Ethernet jacks.
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