Zotac ZBOX Nano AD10 Plus U Mini PC Review

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Zotac ZBOX Nano AD10 Plus U Mini PCZotac is one of a select few companies that have fully embraced the ultra-small form factor and home theater PC markets. Although they’re also known for producing custom, high-end graphics cards, and an array of motherboards, which include a smorgasbord or mini-ITX options, Zotac’s Zbox and Mag lines of mini PCs are quite diverse. A quick jaunt to their website reveals over 30 ultra small form factor designs that leverage technology from Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, and even VIA.

What’s also interesting about Zotac’s mini-PCs are their extensive feature sets. Zotac seemingly crams as many features into a small space as physically possible. If you need proof, look no further than the Zotac Zbox Nano AD10 Plus we’ll be showing you all here...

Zotac ZBOX Nano AD10 Plus U Mini PC Review

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realneil replied on Fri, Oct 28 2011 1:50 PM

It's amazing to me just how much they can put into such a little enclosure for such a low price. I agree about getting the bare-bones version and putting your own memory and hard disk into it.

I like how it mounts to the rear of your screen too.

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KreepyK replied on Fri, Oct 28 2011 4:31 PM

It amazes me too. It's quite an impressive system for it's size and the VESA mount is very clever.

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Inspector replied on Fri, Oct 28 2011 4:46 PM

like the mounting idea. Having smacked so much into a box is just impressive. Performance for it isn't bad as well.

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omegadraco replied on Fri, Oct 28 2011 10:14 PM

Thanks for the review this would be awesome for a kiosk or something...

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Tralalak replied on Sat, Oct 29 2011 2:34 PM

Hi Marco.

Thank you for review.

Will you testing also Zotac ZBOX Nano VD01 with VIA Platfrom (VIA Nano X2 + VX900)?

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pwrntspd replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 5:09 PM

This thing is tiny! Pretty cool to see such a small machine with such good performance. I think im going to wait to see what krishna has to offer next year and then decide on an HTPC.

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I have only one question Marco,

Can I install my own os on this machine or not ?

I see All in one (no os) but I'm not quite sure I can install the os over.

Grazie

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MBauer replied on Mon, Apr 9 2012 3:45 PM

Does anyone know if the esata has a port multiplier on it? Probably not but I was thinking this could make a nice nas with an external esata or usb 3 cage.

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MBauer replied on Mon, Apr 9 2012 3:56 PM

You would install the OS of your choice as long as it is compatible with the system.  They tell you no OS so you know that you need to either find one or purchase one.

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