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Zotac ZBOX AD04

Zotac ZBOX AD04
alaScore 88

44 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and reliability. The price and size are also appreciated.

usability, size, price, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Zotac ZBOX AD04 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 44 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Zotac ZBOX AD04

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Zotac ZBOX AD04 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

usability, reliability, design

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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ZOTAC ZBOX AD04 Plus Review

 

ZOTAC's lunchbox-sized ZBOX computers offer convenience and flexibility without taking up too much desk space, and the most recent models are fairly powerful too. The ZBOX can also make itself quite useful when connected to a TV as a powerful digital...

At Rs.23,900, the ZOTAC ZBOX AD04 is a good solution, if you're looking for compact PC for basic use. The onboard graphics card s good a bit of light gaming or off-loading Full HD video from the CPU. The bundled remote also makes it a perfect choice...

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ZOTAC ZBOX AD04 PLUS Review

 

Pricing is on the higher side considering the Intel ID80 Plus board which gives a similar performance, except when it comes to casual gaming. A difference of Rs. 4,000 is still quite a lot specially in this price concious segment. In fact we felt that...

Compact Size, On-board Wi-Fi, Decent for casual gaming

High pricing

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ZOTAC ZBOX AD04 Plus Mini PC Review

 

We are starting to see a number of ultra small systems updated with the latest AMD E-450 dual core APU which features CPU and GPU in one compact design. A front runner in this market is the latest ZBOX from ZOTAC, the AD04 Plus and we have one of the...

A good mix of style, low power use, low noise and good desktop/productivity performance.

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Perfect for my use

 

Hooked up in bedroom. Size is perfect. Performs like any desktop PC or laptop using wireless mouse and keyboard. I'm not playing games on it but everything else works great. It handles 1080P but the view distance makes 720P the better choice on a 40"...

Size and everything else. Will likely get another for the Kitchen

None. The only thing I would like is for the remote to be able to turn it on when actually off not just standby. Not really a problem

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zbox

 

One thing to be aware of...If you sit this unit on its side, you may overheat. The unit is setup to cool like a chimney and air won't flow very well when its on its side. win 7 ult x64 320 gig drive 4 gigs ram

great htpc for the price. Quiet unit just runs and runs. I have had no overheating issues at all. My family watches youtube and movies off of my NAS on WiFi thru media player with no problems. Installed since july 2012

Don't really have any. I read every review i could find and armed with that knowledge I had zero issues setting it up

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Inexpensive XBMC Box

 

Inexpensive. Came with free SSD. 6gb/s SATA. Wireless N and Gigabit ethernet. This thing is great. Honestly I know many people say this does not work well for XBMC because the processor is slow but it has been working great for me. The box boots...

Due to the slower processor loading highly graphical skins in XBMC can be slow but I will take the tradeoff. The remote receiver is not an e home receiver and when using a harmony remote should be replaced. I never tried to use the included remote...

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Perfect HTPC

 

Very nice setup with a 32 GB SSD, 8 GB Memory and OpenELEC (XBMC). The build made by OpenELEC for this processor and video card worked right after install without playing in config files. Very good solution if you can afford a computer dedicated for...

Size ; Features (WIFI, HDMI, Flash Card, USB 3.0...) ; Powerfull : Play 1080p, streamed from NAS over wifi, perfectly

None that i can find ATM

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love this card

 

I'm thinking that if I had better ventilation in my case, the card might not run so hot, but that's just a theory. Regardless of the Cons, this card was definitely worth the money i dished out.

Bought this card to upgrade from Geforce 9500 GT. Works great. Able to run Champions online, Star Wars The Old Republic, Star Trek Online, and DC:U online at max graphics settings with no problems

I use speedfan to measure my system temperatures, currently running at 43°C...When running any of my games, it goes up to 63°C and is a little noisy. Nothing I can't deal with

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HTPC

 

Great form factor for HTPC. Quiet enough for the bedroom. Good 1080p video

Loading up the ethernet, wifi drivers can be a pain

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Great alittle box

 

With kill-a-watt, power consumption is about 25 Watts during boot up. 17 Watts on the desktop. That's with a usb powered 2.5" portable HD connected. Running XBMC takes about 25 Watts even when the movie isn't playing. The menus just take so much...

It plays 15.6 Mbps bitrate MKV SBS 3D movie smoothly with 15% CPU usage. 720p RMVB uses 25% of CPU. I use PotPlayer that enables the DXVA hardware acceleration ; Netflix HD plays smoothly with about 75% CPU ; Possibility of upgrading this Sandy bridge...

It gets warm - hot to the touch but no stability issue whatsoever

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Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive / Not Applicable
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:6 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Product Type:NETTOP
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:NETTOP

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel ® HD GPU / RADEON HD6320
GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Chipset Brand:AMD / Intel®
Chipset Type:AMD Hudson M1 (A50M) / HM65
Hyper Threading: No
Processor:Celeron / E-SERIES
Processor Brand:AMD / Intel ®
Processor Number:867 CELERON / E-450
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