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alaScore 86

22 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Zotac ZBOX ID80 PLUS. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Zotac ZBOX ID80 PLUS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Zotac ZBOX ID80 PLUS from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on

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

This summary is based on the product: Zotac ZBOX-ID80-B D2700/GT520 Mini PC (2.13 GHz, 1066 MHz, DDR3)

Nov, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Zotac ZBOX ID80 PLUS from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People really like the design. The price is also appreciated, but many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, price, design


50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Zotac Atom Dual-Core Mini PC Barebone System ZBOX-ID80-PLUS-UZotac ZBOX Intel Atom D2700 2.13GHz Dual-Core No Memory, No Hard Drive and No Operating System ZBOX-ID80-U

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Daniel A. Begun (

Zotac Zbox ID80 Plus


Today's high-definition TVs may be relatively “smart”—fitted out with built-in Wi-Fi and interactive Web apps—but they're not ready to make the PC obsolete quite yet. If you want to use your TV for watching and listening to your own digital media...

Very compact chassis ; Runs quietly ; Great video-playback performance for a small-form-factor PC ; Six USB ports, including two 3.0

Must supply and install your own operating system ; No optical drive ; Relatively small-capacity hard drive ; Included remote uses coin-cell batteries

The Zbox ID80 Plus is a compact and quiet HTPC system that’s ideal for DIYers on a budget. Just be prepared to supply your own optical drive, keyboard, mouse, and OS.

Jun, 2012

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The ZOTAC ZBOX Plus ID80 is a definite improvement over the Atom Pinetrail based processors, but it gives a performance which is similar to The AMD E350 processors which were launched last year. It is great for media consumption, watching TV, watching...

Compact size, On-board Wi-Fi

Gaming performance not impressive

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Abbas Jaffar Ali (

Zotac ZBOX ID-80 Plus HTPC Review


Looking to add a Media Center in your home?

Complete HTPC System with iR Receiver, USB 3.0 and Noise free

Slow Hard Drive, Not fast for use as a regular PC

On the front side, you have audio ports along with an SD card reader, a USB port and the power button with Wi-Fi and Hard Drive LEDs. The top side has another USB 2.0 port while the back features connectors for power, a Wi-Fi antenna, wired LAN, two...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Simon Crisp (

Zotac ZBox ID80 Plus review


A tiny, tidy PC just waiting to be bunged under your TV box

Decent performance ; Improved graphics ; IR remote control ; Small form factor

No OS installed ; Performance could be better

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Nimish Sawant (




Compact size ; On-board Wi-Fi

Gaming performance not impressive

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: (

Zotac ZBOX ID80-plus a very good purchase!


Zotac product is doing exactly what I purchased it for. I am able to watch movies and TV shows using XBMC software. I am very satisfied and even though I am not very good with computers, it was easy to upload Windows 7 using a USB key (with some...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Bob (

Not easy to install


I was unable to install an OS on this. It doesn't boot off a USB stick. So i bought a USB DVD and it read the DVD but then it said it needs drivers for the DVD ROM. When you click on Browse it didn't see the DVD so i couldn't install drivers.Not really...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (



Everything was working when I first got it, but after updating the BIOS and reinstalling windows7, it won't boot. Returned for refund.

small, low power consumption, cheap ; XBMC streaming 1080p mkv wirelessly without issue ; comes with VESA mount and a USB IR receiver that works with my harmony remote as MCE keyboard ; quick boot with SSD installed

this box runs very hot! it even makes my SSD hot after 15min of watching video ; case and remote feel kinda cheap, plus the case attract fingerprints ; AHCI mode didn't work for my Intel SSD, only IDE mode worked ; i hate LED light on HTPC. You can...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: shadowfamicom (

Freakin Awesome


When I installed first thing I did was set CPU fan speed to 100% in BIOS, sure it makes it more noisy (no more noisy then a graphics card fan at 70% speed) but it keeps it better cooled. Then ran Memtest and tested all the RAM for hours. USB 3.0 ports...

Very small, works great as a small computer with a tiny energy footprint for a media server and file server that I leave on 24/7. Popped in 2x2gb Mushkin ram sticks, used external DVD drive to install windows 7 64 Ultimate. Installed everything I need...

Blue light ring ; Remote uses CR2032 batteries, though they are included ; Remote buttons and overall size is tiny

May, 2012

Consumer review by: TJMaxxx (

BIOS problems!


Do your research on BIOS problems. I wish I would have done it before getting this device. You will see that a lot of people are having the same issues I mentioned above. Apparently, there was a BIOS update, but it didn't fix any problems so they...

1. Small form factor ; 2. Silent ; 3. Higher video performance compared to other Atom processor systems ; 4. It can be mounted onto the backside of wall-mounted TV (I used some double sided tape and string to fasten it to the TV, so it's hidden from view)

1. BIOS problems ; Sleep/suspend does not work well (it works intermittently) ; Fan stays on after shutting down the computer, so I need to manually pull out the power cord ; System does not turn right back on after shutting down. I need to wait 1-3...

May, 2012

Product Specifications


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


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


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


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT520M
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU + OnBoard
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU + OnBoard


Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:NM10
Hyper Threading: Yes
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:D2700