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Zotac ZBOX BLUE-RAY HD-ID33

Zotac ZBOX BLUE-RAY HD-ID33
alaScore 82

17 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and design. Many are critical about the reliability and usability.

design, size

usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Zotac ZBOX BLUE-RAY HD-ID33 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 17 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Zotac ZBOX BLUE-RAY HD-ID33

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Zotac ZBOX BLUE-RAY HD-ID33 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Zotac ZBOXHD-ID41-U Barebone Mini-PC

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2 units in a row broken - poorly made

 

Don't know haven't turned one on yet

Badly made. There was one or two other reviews that mentioned problems with the brackets the screws go into to hold the backplate on. I thought it probably wasn't a big deal ; I was wrong ; 1st unit that showed up 3/6 of the plastic brackets that hold...

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Great little box

 

nice quiet little machine, runs ubuntu well, zotac sent the rebate in less than a week

none so far

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Great size, poor construction

 

Other than the case, no real issues. Got this on sale with gift card and a rebate.

Great form factor and good performance. I have this hooked up to a 46" HDTV and it works very well. It's silent and is running XBMC and Ubuntu 11.10 without a hitch

Poor quality case. I removed the back to install the memory and hard drive, when I reinstalled the back only 5/6 screws were holding fast. I removed the back to find one of the plastic tabs that accept the screws was broken off. I reinstalled the back...

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Editing a previous review

 

I searched online for a solution to this issue and it turns out that I'm not alone. Seem to be a common problem. Come on ZOTAC, step up and stand by your product.

See previous review

eSATA port is malfunctioning and ZOTAC are not responding to any call for assistance. Knocked off an egg for the failed port and an egg for the lack of response

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Works as expected

 

Using this with 4gb ram, 160 WD blue hdd, WinTV-DCR-2650 tuner, and a Lenovo mini mutimedia remote. These all work well together. I haven't yet tried a blu-ray disk. Initial play back of flash was choppy but updates to all software and hardware seems...

Small, light, quiet. Picked this up on a whim and am quite pleased with it so far. Have it hooked up via HDMI to a 27" ASUS monitor and all is well

Knew this going in but would have liked a few more USB 2.0 ports. Also contacted ZOTAC support to inquire about an SSD in the miniPCIe slot and received no feedback

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Why bother.

 

I think Zotac's downfall is attaching everything to the motherboard via USB 2.0 headers. I know for a fact that the blu ray drive is. I believe this because all of the USB devices I attach to it are spacey and don't work well. It's also possible that...

Looks, size. The Blu ray and wireless built-in would be nice if they worked

This is a computer that I was building for a client. So it is a time sensitive build ; I put 4 GB of RAM in it and immediately it won't post. So I take one stick out and it posts fine. This doesn't comply with my client's specifications so it's no good...

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Such great potential

 

Got this and installed a Kingston SSD along with the ram and was ready to go. It operated for about a week until I noticed it getting extremely hot, and shut it down. It would not post, and I tried removing all hardware, separately connected the SSD to...

None - dead ; Bought because I really liked the form factor, and was willing to pay a bit more for the nettop with incorporated blu-ray, usb3, wireless-N (even if it's not "real" N). Definitely thought it had a lot of potential

Bricked after 1 week ; Was stupid and submitted the rebate immediately after it was up & running, so couldn't return to newegg ; RMA process with Zotac has been a nightmare. They only issue replacements (normal, I guess), except that I didn't want...

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Love it!

 

Wi-Fi is decent....N-Band and internal bluetooth would have been nice. I mounted mine in the vertical rather then horizontal fashion. Took some "engineering" to balance it out so it wouldn't come off the mounts.

NICE looking unit. Set up was very easy. If you set it up right you will only have 2 cables coming out of the unit. Looks great mounted on the wall

Not the highest speed processor. Do not use for resource hungry applications. The blue ring light is annoying if you are putting the system in Stand By mode. It can be disabled

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Beautiful but anemic

 

I thought this was going to be the perfect piece of hardware to build a Windows Media Center PC. I wanted something that looked and worked like audio visual equipment, not like a computer. I set it up with 4GB of RAM, a 2.5" WD 500 GB drive, USB...

Slick form factor and small size ; Built-in Blu-Ray player ; nVidia ION ; Ability to turn off blue LED ring in BIOS ; Built-in 2.4 GHz WIFI N ; Extra miniPCIe slot

Anemic processing power ; Flaky USB 3.0 drivers ; No Bluetooth or infrared ; No operating system ; Slow Blu-Ray player ; No Flash or Silverlight playback ; No so silent when playing DVDs

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It's about time...

 

All in all, this is just what I've been waiting for and it's about time someone figured out how to build a media center box. (If only they included a built in Ir receiver) Thank you ZOTAC!

The pros for all of you Win 7 users: built in Blu-ray Drive ; For everyone: The hardware that Zotac has squeezed into such a small and great looking package - Very quiet, yet the 1.8 GHz hyper threading dual core CPU runs no hotter than a standard...

A few cons, but I really had to think hard to come up with them ; 1. No built in Ir receiver -I use a Logitech Harmony for my entire multi-room A/V system, and my cell phone would only control the media center. I did plug in the Ir receiver that came...

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:6 in 1 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
Operating System Version:NO OS
Product Type:Micro PC
RAM Type:DDR2 SDRAM
Type:NETTOP

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):ION NEXT GEN.
GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:NM10
Hyper Threading: Yes
Processor:ATOM
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:ATOM D525
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