Zotac ZBOX ID80 Plus Mini PC Review

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Zotac ZBOX ID80 Plus Mini PC ReviewZotac is emerging as a major player in the mini PC market and you'll find a boatload of ZBOX units if you visit the company's website. The one we have with us today is the ZBOX ID80 Plus, one of the newer units built around Intel's recently released Atom "Cedar Trail" refresh. It comes equipped with an Intel Atom D2700 processor, 2GB of DDR3-1066 RAM, 320GB hard drive, and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M GPU. There's also onboard Wi-Fi, Gigabit LAN, HDMI output, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 support, and an IR receiver with a media remote bundled in. All this and quite a bit more comes packed in a diminutive box that measures 7.40 inches x 7.40 inches x 1.73 inches that you can plop inconspicuously into your A/V rack or attach to the back of your HDTV via its VESA monitor mount...

Zotac ZBOX ID80 Plus Mini PC Review

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realneil replied on Tue, Feb 28 2012 10:22 PM

Those E-350 APU's seem to be spanking this box.
What is the price difference between this and them?

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CDeeter replied on Wed, Feb 29 2012 10:14 AM

Wow AMD is just crushing Intel in this arena. It would be hard to recommend the Intel box, since the AMD version performs way better while using less power.

Wish AMD could do this further up the food chain.

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It looks like Intel is also crushing Intel - the D525/Ion2 also beat the D2700/GT520. The performance difference between the D525 and D2700 should at worst be negligible, but the GT520 should handily beat the Ion2 right? What's going on here, bad drivers? Heat?

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