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Zotac ZBOX ID81

Zotac ZBOX ID81
alaScore 84

23 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Zotac ZBOX ID81. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some negative comments about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Zotac ZBOX ID81 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Zotac ZBOX ID81 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops on People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size


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

This summary is based on the products: Zotac Celeron Dual-Core Mini PC Barebone System ZBOX-ID81-UZotac Celeron Dual-Core Mini PC Barebone System ZBOX-ID81-U

May, 2018

Consumer review (

Great deal


Great deal, especially since HDD and memory were included. Using as a media server with Ubuntu installed. Very happy with this purchase.

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (

Zotac ZBOX ID81


Small, neat and easy to configure. Linux (Fedora) works with all the peripherals.

Designed really for Windows 7. No Vista driver for wireless.

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (

Zotac ZBOX ID81


Easy to complete and install what I wanted. Worked first time. Display with TV via hdmi huge improvement over same files played from a laptop via vga

None apparent so far

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (

Zotac ZBOX ID81


Compact, silent, takes 16GB of ram, can run as a server for most apps.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review (

Zotac ZBOX ID81


Quiet, cheap, powerful media box or mini pc

None so far

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:Intel HDA


Chassis type:Nettop / SFF
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
LED Indicators:HDD
On/Off switch: Yes
Product type:Mini PC barebone

Expansion Slots

PCI Express slots version:2.0


Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics:HD Graphics
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Graphics adapter memory type:DDR3
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics


Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM
Number of memory slots:1 / 2
Supported memory clock speeds:1333
Supported memory types:DDR3-SDRAM


Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Compatible processor series:Celeron / Celeron Dual-Core
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Number of processors supported:1
Processor socket:BGA1023
Supported processor frequency (max):1.2


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0
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, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):13.3 x 9.65 x 2.91 / 7.4 x 7.4 x 1.73
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Form Factor:mini-PC / Nettop
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Internal memory:16
Number of processors installed:1
Number of products included:1
Power LED: Yes
Power Requirements:DC 19V
Power supply type:AC/DC

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included: Yes
Display included: No
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Product type:Mini PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: Yes
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:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2


Built-in processor: Yes
Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Compatible processor series:Celeron / Celeron Dual-Core
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:857 / Celeron 857
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:857
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:2
Supported processor frequency (max):1.2
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
Processor ARK ID:59572
Processor package size:31 x 24
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y


Compatible operating systems:Windows XP / Vista / 7
Operating system installed: No


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SDHC, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives supported:1
Optical Drive Type: No
Storage drive interface:SATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III / Serial ATA III
Storage drive sizes supported:2.5
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320

Weight & Dimensions