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Zotac ZBOX

Zotac ZBOX
alaScore 85

12 reviews

Dec, 2016

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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 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and size. The design and price also get good opinions.

price, design, size, 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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Daniel A. Begun (computershopper.com)

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

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Expert review by: Abbas Jaffar Ali (tbreak.com)

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 (tech.firstpost.com)

ZOTAC ZBOX AD03BR PLUS: Little Wonder

 

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 (tech.firstpost.com)

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: Mike Jennings (alphr.com)

Zotac Zbox Blu-ray AD03 Plus

 

We've seen Zotac's Zbox nettop in Atom form, does a switch to AMD Brazos make it faster?

Brazos doesn't revolutionise the nettop, but this is undoubtedly a stylish and well-rounded little system

Mar, 2011

WORTH BUYING

Expert review by: Zardon (kitguru.net)

ZOTAC ZBOX Bluray AD03 (ZBOX-AD03BR-PLUS-U) Review

 

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 (funkykit.com)

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 (funkykit.com)

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

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