Review: Zotac ZBOX Nano ID65 Plus Out NUCs Intel

Zotac has been making ultra-small form factor systems for quite a while now. You can check out a number of our reviews of various ZBox systems and you’ll notice that most of the systems have been built around low-power platforms like AMD’s E-Series APUs or Intel’s Atom processors. With its latest generations of mini-PC’s, however, Zotac has been able to crank things up a few notches. With some recently released ZBoxes, Zotac has managed to squeeze in Intel Core-series processors, which put the diminutive systems into an entirely different performance category.

The latest Zotac ZBox to hit the lab is the ZBox Nano ID65 Plus. Despite its relatively tiny 5”-square form factor, this particular machine is powered by an Ivy Bridge-based Intel Core i7 processor with integrated HD 4000 series graphics. The Plus designation in the model name also signifies that this system includes memory and a hard drive—in this case, 4GB of DDR3-1600 and a 500GB Samsung HD.

On the pages ahead we’ll get up close and personal with the ZBox Nano ID65 Plus, take a gander at its internals, and see how it performs in a variety of use cases. If you’re in the market for a relatively powerful mini-PC, you’ll want to stick around as we dig into this new tiny machine...
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