Zotac’s ZBOX line of compact computers pack the guts of a desktop computer into a relatively small space… although some spaces are smaller than others.

The new Zotac ZBOX Q family of desktops measure about 8.9″ x 8″ x 5″. That makes them pretty small compared to a typical desktop tower PC, but pretty big compared to one of the company’s pocket-sized ZBOX Pico mini PCs. The Q series packs a lot more power though.

In fact, Zotac has just introduced (or re-introduced) two new ZBOX Q Series “Mini Creator” PCs with NVIDIA Quadro graphics and Intel Xeon chips. They’re basically compact workstation computers for graphic design, media production, or other tasks that take a lot of horsepower.

The Zotac ZBOX QX3P3000 features an Intel Xeon E-2136 hexa-core processor and NVIDIA Quadro P3000 graphics with 6GB of GDDR5 192-bit memory.

Zotac’s ZBOX QX3P5000, meanwhile, has the same Xeon E-2136 processor, but features NVIDIA Quadro P5000 graphics with 16GB of GDDR5 256-bit memory.

Both models feature support for up to four 4K displays with 60 Hz refresh rates plus an array of I/O options including:

  • 4 x USB 3.1 Type-A ports
  • 2 xUSB 3.1 Type-C ports
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 3 port
  • 4 x HDMI 2.0b ports
  • Killer Ethernet (10/100/1000/2500)
  • Mic and Speaker jacks
  • SDXC card reader

Under the hood, there are two SODIMM slots that can each handle up to 32GB of DDR4-2666 RAM (for a total of up to 64GB), and an M.2 slot for PCIe NVMe or a SATA III solid state drive. There’s also a 2.5 inch drive bay for a hard drive or SSD and support for Intel Optane memory.

The system also supports WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.

Zotac hasn’t announced a price or release date yet, but this is actually the second time the company has unveiled the QX3P5000. I got an early look at it during the Consumer Electronics Show in January.

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4 replies on “Zotac’s new ZBOX Q series mini PCs pack Intel Xeon chips, NVIDIA Quadro graphics”

  1. As far as I am concerned, if the manufacturer is not ready to announce prices, they are not ready to ship units. To me, then, this is a non-story. Hit me back when they list the price and delivery dates.

    1. The current product with similar design, zbox en1080, seems to have reliability issues. The rating in Amazon are very low.

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