The Zotac ZBOX CI321 nano is a small, fanless desktop computer that you could use as a media center, home server, or general-purpose PC.
It features an Intel Celeron 2961Y Haswell low-power processor, dual-band 802.11ac WiFi Bluetooth, 4.0, and support for up to 16GB of RAM and as much storage as you can fit on a 2.5 inch drive.
I recently reviewed this 5″ x 5″ x 1.8″ computer, and found that it performs pretty well for a small, low-cost device. You’d probably want a different PC if your primary focus was gaming, but it’s certainly got the right stuff to make a decent media center or a cheap, quiet desktop for office work.
Zotac offers a $240 model that comes with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and Windows 8.1 with Bing software. But the company sent me a barebones unit that will eventually sell for $140. You can’t actually buy the barebones model yet, but now that I’m finished reviewing the computer, Zotac has agreed to let me give away this slightly used ZBOX CI321 nano to a reader.
This contest is for a barebones system that has no memory, hard drive, or operating system. You’ll need to supply your own, and performance can vary pretty widely depending on the configuration you decide to use.
I’m trying something a little different than usual with this contest. There are a few different ways to enter (and you can enter more than once if you take multiple actions). But there’s no need to leave a comment on this post. Comments don’t count as entries.
Just check out the contest widget below for ways to enter… and make sure to enter a valid email address when asked so I’ll have a way to contact you if you win the contest.
Update: This contest has ended. Congratulations to our winner, Edward R!
Thanks again to Zotac for providing us with this demo unit.