Power Consumption & Noise
The ZBOX ID80 Plus is a power friendly machine that has a bigger thirst for juice than the other systems we compared it with, but is still acceptable. We measured idle power consumption at 24W, much of which we attribute to the discrete GPU, and 51W when fully loaded using a dangerous combination of Prime95 and FurMark. You're not likely to reach the same type of load in your day-to-day computing, but it does give us an idea of an absolute worst case scenario.With low power consumption comes low noise, or at least that's the supposed to be the case. And in this instance, it is. Even under load, you have to really listen to hear the ZBOX ID80 Plus. There's no noticeable whir or other noise pollution that will interfere with your movie viewing sessions, even during quiet scenes.