Zotac is updating its ZBOX nano line of mini-desktops with a new model sporting an AMD A8-5545M quad-core processor and Radeon HD 8510G graphics.

The ZBOX nano AQ02  not exactly a premium gaming machine, but it should offer enough power for most basic computing tasks including home theater PC duties. It’d also make a decent option for a digital signage or kiosk system.

Zotac Zbox AQ02

Zotac will offer a barebones version  and a ZBOX nano AQ02 Plus model that comes with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. Neither model comes with an operating system, so you’ll have to supply your own.

The little computer has a 2.5 inch drive bay, support for up to 8GB of DDR3-1600 memory, DisplayPort and HDMI, a SATA connector and eSATA port, Gigiabit Ethernet, and built-in 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.

It has 4 USB 3.0 ports on the back and 2 USB 2.0 ports on the front, and the system has a 7-in-1 flash card reader.

Zotac describes it as a machine that’s good for HD video playback and “light gaming tasks.”



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3 replies on “Zotac ZBOX nano AQ02 is a tiny AMD desktop PC”

  1. I want one with an AMD quad core processor and Linux with NO WinTel Inside! Why not ship one with 8gb RAM and a 128gb SSD? Heck, why not 4gb RAM and a 64gb SSD and Linux Mint 16 pre-installed for under $300? I’d buy one then for sure!

    1. The Plus version has RAM and HDD installed. The normal version has no RAM and no HDD, so you can choose to install up to 8 GB of RAM (one slot) and any SSD you want.

  2. It seems small is the new big. It is small but cool – IMO – in a big way. I like AMD.

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