Zotac is updating its line of little desktop computers with two new models featuring Intel Braswell processors. While that means you can probably expect better graphics performance from these mini PCs, I wouldn’t necessarily expect improved CPU performance.
Both computers feature Intel Celeron N3150 quad-core Braswell processors, support for up to 8GB of DDR3L-1600 memory (with two SODIMM slots) and a 2.5 inch hard drive or SSD.
The Zotac ZBOX CI323 nano is a fanless computer with dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and a USB Type-C port.
It has HDMI, DisplayPort, and VGA ports, a mini optical S/PDIF adapter, an SD card slot, and mic and headphone jacks. The computer also includes a wireless card with support for 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.
The Zotac ZBOX BI323 uses active cooling (there’s a fan, and has a different case design. But most of the guts of this system are similar: it also has 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, support for up to 8GB of RAM, and a 2.5 inch drive bay.
This model has just one Gigabit Ethernet port, a USB Type-C port, two USB 3.0 ports, and a USB 2.0 port. It has VGA, DisplayPort, and HDMI port.
Zotac will offer 3 different versions of each computer:
- Bareboness models with no memory, storage, or OS
- Plus models with 4GB of RAM and 120GB solid state drives
- Windows 10 Home models with 2GB of RAM and 32GB M.2 SSDs