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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 […]

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Zotac launches ZBOX Nano ID67 mini PC with Intel Core i3 Haswell

Zotac unveiled a new line of ZBOX mini-desktop computers with Intel Haswell processors recently. But it looks like the company has quietly introduced a model that didn’t make the original press release. The Zotac ZBOX Nano ID67 is now available for purchase from a few retailers for around $324 and up. This little computer features […]

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Zotac ZBOX mini PCs get a Haswell upgrade

Zotac is updating its ZBOX line of tiny desktop computers with new Intel Haswell processors. The update to 4th-generation Intel processors should bring better graphics and GPU performance and lower power consumption — which could make these little guys good options for home theater PCs, among other things. As usual, Zotac will offer barebones models […]

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Zotac mini desktops now come with Core i7 options

Zotac is adding a bit more power to its line of mini-desktop computers. The company has offered Zotac Zbox computers with Core i3 and Core i5 options for a little while, and now Zotac is offering systems with up to an Intel Core i7 processor. Unfortunately we’re still talking about Intel’s 3rd generation Core chips. […]

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Zotac beefs up ZBOX mini-desktops with Core i3, Core i5 options

Zotac has been selling small form-factor desktop computers under its ZBOX line for the past few years. While early models featured low-power Intel Atom processors, the company has gradually added faster and faster chips. Earlier this year Zotac introduced the first model with an Intel Core i3 chip. Now Zotac has two more ZBOX mini-desktops, […]

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Zotac unveils next-gen ZBOX mini-computers

Zotac’s latest ZBOX computers may look like nettops… and they kind of are. But the new ZBOX ID42 and ID83 mini-desktop computers feature Intel Celeron and Core i3 chips, respectively instead of lower power Atom processors. ZBOX ID42 The ID42 box features a 1.1 GHz Intel Celeron dual-core processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 graphics […]