Latest News

News list for the zotac zbox ci660 nano fanless mini-pc review a promising htpc platform

News list for the zotac zbox ci660 nano fanless mini-pc review a promising htpc platform


/ Zotac is a major player in the SFF PC space, and the emergence of the ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) NUCs has broadened the available market for ther mini-PCs. The company markets their passively-cooled machines under the C-series moniker. Their C-series nano units adopt a form-factor very similar to Intel's NUCs, providing performance and thermal efficiency commensurate with their size. The company's latest models, the CI6xx nano units, are based on the Kaby Lake-Refresh U-series ...
/ Gaming systems and small form-factor (SFF) PCs have emerged as bright spots in the desktop PC market that has been subject to severe challenges recently. Many vendors have tried to combine the two, but space constraints and power concerns have ended up limiting the gaming performance of such systems. Zotac, in particular, has been very active in this space with their ZBOX MAGNUS series. Starting with the EN980 (Intel Core i5-6400 / GTX 980), they have been on a regular release cadence - the EN1...
/Zotac's stand at CEBIT 2017 will show off a number of new Zbox mini-PCs, complete with seventh-generation Intel CPUs and Nvidia GTX Pascal graphics chips, upping the performance bar for micro systems everywhere. The post Zotac’s new Zboxes up performance with seventh-gen Intel CPUs and GTX 1000 graphics appeared first on Digital Trends. Why it matters to you Zotac's Zbox machines continue to be a powerful option for those looking for a small form factor to support living-room ... Today marks day 5 of our 20 day giveaway celebration of AnandTech’s 20th anniversary, and things are just heating up. With only 20 days to give away prizes and so many to offer, for most of the next 3 weeks we’ll be doubling up on giveaways, running one in the morning and one in the afternoon. This means that you’ll want to check in morning and night if you want to see and potentially win everything we have to offer. So far we’ve given away some high-end CPUs and moth...
/ Besides of course their video cards, Zotac’s other claim to fame is their variety of mini-PCs. For this year’s Computex trade show, the company did not disappoint, with the announcement of a new generation of Magnus gaming mini-PCs. The big change for the upcoming family of Magnus boxes is that they have been revamped to make room for some of Zotac’s mini-branded video cards, including the GTX 1060 and GTX 1070. Previously, the ZBox Magnus family utilized the mobile version...
/ Passively cooled computing systems are popular amongst consumers worried about the reliability of moving parts, noise from fans, and other associated maintenance requirements (particularly, for industrial use-cases). Traditionally, fanless high-performance PCs have come with a high price tag. However, with the focus on low-power U-series CPUs by Intel, we have many vendors targeting this market segment with affordable models. Habey and Shuttle have both had a history of delivering high-performa...
/ ZOTAC has introduced its new affordable miniature PCs based on Intel’s Gemini Lake platform. Designed for office and media streaming applications, the new ZBOX CI329 Nano are powered by a quad-core SoC, featuring 4Kp60-capable DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 2.0a outputs, and are equipped with two GbE ports. ZOTAC’s ZBOX CI329 Nano comes in a black enclosure with a rather distinctive look featuring the manufacturer’s renowned honeycomb openings that enable passive co...
/ Ultra-compact form factor PCs for business deployments have become popular in the recent past. Compared to traditional UCFF PCs, these business use-cases require ease of management and administration by IT staff. Intel supplies a set of features under the vPro tag for this purpose. This is enabled on select CPU SKUs. OEMs also have limited options for certain components such as the LAN controller. ECS launched the LIVA Z Plus earlier this year, and it was one of the first UCFF Kaby Lake PCs to ...
/ The market for UCFF (ultra-compact form factor) PCs has seen tremendous growth since the introduction of the Intel NUCs in early 2013. Various motherboard and system vendors have their own offerings in this space. ECS started selling their own UCFF PCs under the LIVA brand in 2014. The initial focus was on the low end, with units based on the Intel Bay Trail and Braswell platforms. The lineup evolved to accommodate Core M-based units as well as systems in the mini-STX form factor. Today, we are...
/ Zotac, well known for its small form factor PCs, motherboards, and graphics cards, is showcasing a pair GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards at Computex. What's so special about a couple of GTX 1080 Ti GPUs? The company claimed that, at just 8.3 inches (4.5 inches shorter than the company's GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme), these are the world's smallest GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards. Not only is the GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm one of the world's smallest, but it’s also one of the lightest...
/ ZOTAC has been working on its external chassis for graphics cards with a Thunderbolt 3 interconnection for well over a year now. Apparently, according to ZOTAC, the time it spent was worth it. On Thursday, the company announced not one, but two eGFX TB3 enclosures targeting different audiences and offering different features. The AMP Box is designed for those demanding maximum performance, whereas the AMB Box Mini is aimed at people seeking a quiet and portable solution. About 1.5 years afte... Small form-factor PCs and gaming systems have emerged as bright spots in the mature PC market over the last decade or so. Intel's NUC form-factor introduction was the turning point in the SFF segment, though it came with a few limitations for DIY enthusiasts. While mini-ITX systems are quite flexible and compact, Intel realized that the market could do with an option between the NUC and the mini-ITX systems. The mini-STX (5-inch by 5-inch, known as '5x5') form-factor was launched in...
/ The ZTE Nubia Z17 mini is now official and it turns out most of the rumors about it were correct. The phone, a medal-clad stunner endorsed by Cristiano Ronaldo, offers two 13MP cameras on the back - one monochrome and another color sensor . The front camera is an impressive 16MP snapper with a bright f/2.0 lens and an 80-degre wide field of view. The display is a 5.2" 1920x1080px (424ppi) LTPS panel with a slight 2.5D curve to the glass and 1500:1 contrast. The Nubia Z17 mini comes...
/'Always on, Always connected' Windows 10 PCs to get a 5G speed boost. Chip maker Qualcomm has announced the first 5G chip for the emerging class of mobile-first Windows 10 laptops and convertibles. MWC 2019Qualcomm is betting that 5G will mean the end of workers relying on VPN or surfing naked on untrusted Wi-Fi networks to access apps in the cloud. Qualcomm took the wraps off its 'extreme' 5G mobile chips in December, laying out its 7nm Snapdragon 8cx compute platform dedicated to PCs, rather t...
/With the diminutive Z2 Mini G3, HP has managed to deliver workstation-class performance in a mini-PC form factor.ProsCompact form factor Multiple positioning options Solid all-round performance Quiet in operation Can support up to six displaysConsFew GPU options Limited upgradability For most people, the term 'workstation' probably still brings to mind a conventional desktop or deskside system. However, recent years have seen the high-end components required to run CAD and other compute-in...

News list for the zotac zbox ci660 nano fanless mini-pc review a promising htpc platform