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Zotac ZBOX ID41

Zotac ZBOX ID41
alaScore 86

304 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 304 reviews of Zotac ZBOX ID41. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Comments about the size and design are on the whole positive. The reliability and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, reliability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Zotac ZBOX ID41 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Zotac ZBOX ID41

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Zotac ZBOX ID41 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the reliability and price are on the whole positive.

usability, price, reliability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Zotac ZBOX-ID41-B ZBOX ID41 Mini PC Dual Core ION DDR3Zotac ZBox ID41 Barebone PC (Intel Atom D525 DDR3-800 Supported Next Generation Nvidia ION 512MB WLAN)

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Amazon.com review summary for Zotac ZBOX ID41

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 user reviews of Zotac ZBOX ID41 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and size. The reliability and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, reliability, size, design

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ZOTAC ZBOX Intel Atom D525 1.8 GHz Dual Core Barebone Mini-PC ZBOX-ID41-UZOTAC ZBOXHD-ID41-PLUS Atom Dual-Core D525/ Intel NM10/ 2GB/ 250GB/ WiFi/ A&V&GbE Mini PC Barebone System

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Caveat emptor

 

While it worked, my ZBOX ran quietly and cooly. The small form factor allowed me to place it on a shelf with adequate ventilation on either side ; Adding a 2.5" SATA drive and two 2 GB SODIMMs was easy enough; no tools required. I briefly experimented...

Lackluster customer support after the ZBOX failed and would not even post while powering up (the unit simply powers down) ; Submitted a ticket to Zotac support in February and after some correspondence, I'm still awaiting what should be some fairly...

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Zotac ZBOX-ID41-PLUS-U

 

Quiet ; Easy access to HDD and RAM ; Generous number of USB slots ; Has USB in Front, Top, and Back of the box ; E-sata, HDMI, & Optical ; Using xbmc, plays back 1080p mkv content perfectly with no pauses. Good cheap htpc client, unless you want to use...

USB 3.0 causes the OS to pause using the supplied drivers with Win 7 x64. A mouse plugged in to USB 3.0 slot also pauses. I Reloaded the box with Win 7 x32 and haven't loaded the USB 3.0 drivers yet and the box works perfectly. I will try to find...

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Sufficient

 

Worth its price, but you get what you pay for.

Tiny, quiet, and cheap; runs well and wasn't hard to set up at all

Stutters when playing 1080P video, and HDMI doesn't work well with my TV -- I had to resort to using VGA. It might be the TVs fault, but I am quite disappointed that I can't use HDMI

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Good Little Box

 

It is supposed to come with 512MB DDR memory, but my memory banks were empty and there was no separate dimm included with my shipment. In any event, I had already ordered a couple of 2GB dimms and used a 120GB SSD. The thing screams with Ubuntu 11 and...

Good size and good amenities (HDMI, optical audio, commodity ram/hdd easily accessible)

The blue light on the side is annoying. You can turn it off in the bios, but the setting is buried and a bit obscure

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pretty nice unit

 

We use this to load linux and open a dedicated browser for a kiosk type system connected to a TV. supports full 1080p video decode. What more would you need from a kiosk system? Or your home system for that matter

Wish the mount that connects to the back of a TV on the VESA mount would have some trick so that it would work with a wall mount + the TV. If you wall mount the TV then you can't VESA mount the unit anywhere

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pretty nice little unit

 

We use this to load linux and open a dedicated browser for a kiosk type system connected to a TV. supports full 1080p video decode. What more would you need from a kiosk system? Or your home system for that matter

Wish the mount that connects to the back of a TV on the VESA mount would have some trick so that it would work with a wall mount + the TV. If you wall mount the TV then you can't VESA mount the unit anywhere

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Great HTPC Platform

 

This is my new Linux HTPC. Ubuntu 10.10 loaded flawlessly. Thought I was going to have to use a scaled version like lubuntu but this box could easily be a normal desktop computer. Serves as my Boxee/XMBC, Samba, MPC, and overall Media server for the...

My HTPC is the size of a WII. (Had an old ATX case before) ; Optical SPIDF ; Quad core; 250GB HD; 2GB RAM default ; Mods to HD and Memory is stupidly simple

Can't boot off USB 3.0 for Linux install ; BIOS splash screen is not user friendly. For example "Press F11 to change boot" does not display. Just got to know/guess

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Perfect MythTV Frontend

 

Picked this up to replace an aging mythtv frontend box that couldn't handle HD. Took a bit of tweaking to get everything right (Audio over HDMI etc.) but has handled everything I've thrown at it so far. For some reason when I tried turning of the blue...

Price, I know some people may say it's high, but your getting a PC with decent power, 2G of memory and a 250G HD ready to go out of the box, with a bump to 4GB memory this could be my day to day desktop ; Size, nice tiny footprint ; Access, very easy...

USB 3 ports - A lot of things just don't work right in USB3, took me quite a while before I realized the reason I couldn't get my MCE IR Receiver to work (even though Linux recognized it and loaded the module (driver)) was because it was connected to...

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Larry

 

There are equivalent systems out there for less.

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: 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:NETTOP
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:NETTOP

Graphic

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

Processor

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