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Zotac’s latest mini-desktops are Skylake powered, some are fanless

Zotac is introducing a whole bunch of new small form-factor computers ahead of the next week’s Computex trade show in Taiwan. Most appear to be updated versions of tiny computers we first saw at CES in January, but the updates are pretty welcome. Here’s a brief run-down of Zotac’s latest mini PCs. Zotac P Series While Zotac […]

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Zotac’s 2016 mini PC lineup includes PC stick, fanless Skylake system, and a model with 6 display ports

Zotac plans to launch a whole bunch of new mini PCs in the second quarter of 2016. That includes the company’s first PC-on-a-stick, updated smartphone-sized computers with support for dual displays, a small desktop computer with support for up to 6 displays, and a new fanless PC with a Core i5 Skylake processor. I got a […]

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Zotac launches ZBOX R series mini-PCs with support for RAID configurations

There’s an ever-expanding number of mini PCs on the market, but many of these tiny desktops lack some of the features found on larger computers. Some have only a few ports. Most lack optical disc drives. And while some have solid state drives or hard drives, few have both. And then there’s the new Zotac […]

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First look: Zotac’s palm-sided Windows PC (coming in October for $200)

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 […]

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Zotac ZBOX MI521nano XS is a tiny desktop with Core i3 Haswell

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 will offer two models. There’s a barebones version […]

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Zotac’s first ARM-based mini PC coming in September for under $200

It’s been almost 9 months since Zotac started showing off its first tiny desktop computers to feature ARM-based processors. Now the company is getting ready to start selling its new ZBOX Nano D518 with a Freescale i.MX6 Quad processor. It’s expected to go on sale in September for less than $200. Japanese site Ask-Corp.jp has […]

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12 Intel-powered mini PCs for $300 or less

There was a time when small laptop computers cost a small fortune. Then netbooks came along and showed that miniaturization didn’t need to be expensive: Computers  makers could use cheap parts and sell the resulting mini-laptops at cheap prices. Over the last few years something similar’s been happening on the desktop PC space. Folks looking for […]