Zotac ZBOX Nano AD10 Plus U Mini SFF PC Review
Power Consumption and Noise
Throughout all of our benchmarking and testing, we monitored how much power our test systems consumed using a power meter. Our goal was to give you all an idea as to how much power the base platform configuration used while idling and while under a heavy workload. Please keep in mind that we were testing total system power consumption at the outlet here, not just the power being drawn by the processors alone.
The Zbox Nano AD10 Plus is very power friendly, although it did consume a few more watts under load than did the HD-AD03. This was somewhat surprising since the Nano lacks the Blu-Ray drive, but the addition of Bluetooth along with slight differences in voltage can easily account for the 3w difference. Either way, power should not be an issue for anyone.
And with such low power consumption, noise is not an issue either. There is a single fan in the Zbox Nano that is audible under load, but it is very quiet regardless and the fan doesn't produce an annoying high-pitched whine like some others. We'd have no problem with this device in a quiet living room--it's almost silent.