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Zotac ZBOX

Zotac ZBOX
alaScore 86

12 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Zotac ZBOX. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and design are generally positive. The size and price also get good feedback.

price, size, design, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Zotac ZBOX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Matthew Murray (

Zotac Zbox AD03BR-PLUS-U


The Zotac Zbox AD03BR-PLUS-U is a nice-looking, no-frills system for powering your home entertainment center.

Energy efficient. Customizable. Attractive design. Includes 802.11n Wi-Fi, Blu-ray drive, VESA mount.

Does not include operating system. Slow application performance. Small hard drive.

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Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Daniel A. Begun (

Zotac ZBox AD03BR Plus Review and Ratings


Home-theater PCs don't get much smaller than this AMD Fusion-based ZBox, though its diminutive size means paying a premium price and making a few sacrifices.

Small, sleek ; Blu-ray drive ; User-accessible components ; Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio support ; VESA-mountable

Expensive ; Cramped hard drive ; Poor application performance

We may seem to have dinged the ZBox AD03BR Plus repeatedly for its raw performance numbers, but let’s put them in perspective. This system is all about watching movies and surfing the Web, not crunching numbers in Excel spreadsheets or shooting down...

Feb, 2011


Expert review by : Abbas Jaffar Ali (

Zotac Zbox Blu-ray AD03 HTPC Review


Powered by AMD's Fusion/Vision Technology

Excellent form fact, better 3D performance than ION or any Intel Integrated solution

Low 2D scores, slightly noisier than Zotac's previous Zbox Blu-ray

On the specifications side, the Zbox Blu-ray AD03 features a dual core 40nm Zacate CPU that is officially known as E-350 and runs at 1.6GHz with 512K L2 Cache. The integrated GPU that accompanies the E-350 is the Radeon HD 6310 which is DX11 compatible...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Rossi Fernandes (



Desktop computers are required for all kinds of purposes - everything from data entry to gaming. There's a somewhat small market for HTPCs (Home Theater PCs) but there's hardly ever been a product that fits perfectly in that slot.

We think the ZOTAC ZBOX is a very good attempt at building a low-power HTPC solution that you can buy off the shelf. Anyone assembling an HTPC will tell you that finding a board, a compatible chassis and getting them for as cheap as you'd like doesn't...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Rossi Fernandes (

ZOTAC ZBOX AD03BR PLUS: Little Wonder - Tech2


Compact and unsuspecting, but it performs where it matters the most.

We think the ZOTAC ZBOX is a very good attempt at building a low-power HTPC solution that you can buy off the shelf. Anyone assembling an HTPC will tell you that finding a board, a compatible chassis and getting them for as cheap as you'd like doesn't...

Mar, 2011


Expert review by : Zardon (



Sometimes in this industry, unusual events can occur – such as when AMD partner Sapphire created the Edge HD Mini PC with Intel and Nvidia hardware inside. Zotac are well known as one of Nvidia's most capable partners, but the system we are reviewing...

excellent build quality ; chassis design is gorgeous ; loads of connectivity, including multiple USB 3.0 and a high performance eSATA port ; emits very little noise ; low power drain ; runs cool ; bluray drive

4GB of ram would have been nice ; hard drive isn't fast

KitGuru says: An excellent system build and easily accessed for memory or hard drive upgrades.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Winston (

Zotac ZBox AD03 BR Plus Mini PC (AMD E350) Review - FunkyKit


Ever since the launch of Intel's Core Series of processors, AMD have been under the shadow of Intel. Their Athlon II, Phenom and Phenom II (dual, tri and quad core) processors were being outperformed in every department, clock for clock, by Intel's...

About a year ago, I’ve noticed that the specs on certain brands of netbooks have become more and more powerful, and now it seems that nettops or mini PCs are headed the same way. The Zotac ZBox AD03 BR Plus could be described as one of the most...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Winston (

Zotac ZBox AD03 BR Plus Mini PC (AMD E350) Review


The Zotac Zbox AD03 BR Plus is one of the first mini-PC we've come across that features AMD's new Fusion APU platform. It's powered by an AMD E-350 dual core processor (aka Zacate using the Bobcat core) running at 1.6Ghz, that comes with built-in...

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Chassis type:All-in-one / Small Form Factor (SFF), -
Color of product:Black, Silver
LED Indicators: Yes
Product type:Mini PC barebone

Expansion Slots

Mini PCI Express slots:1


Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6310
Graphics adapter family:AMD
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6310


Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM


Supported processor frequency (max):1.6


Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo

Other Features

CD read speed:24
CD write speed:24
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Hard drive capacity (group 1):250
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Number of processors installed:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power LED: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
Display included: No
Handheld remote control: No


Chipset:AMD M1
Motherboard chipset:AMD M1
Product type:Mini PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2


Number of processors installed:1
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor cores:2
Processor family:AMD E
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor model:E-350
Processor threads:2
Supported processor frequency (max):1.6

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No


Compatible operating systems:Windows XP\nWindows Vista\nWindows 7\nWindows Linux
Operating system installed: No


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:250
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of hard drives installed:1
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray ROM
Total Storage Capacity:250

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.57 / 11
Height:1.57 / 7.36
Width:11 / 7.36