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Zotac ZBOX NANO AD10

Zotac ZBOX NANO AD10
alaScore 82

85 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews of Zotac ZBOX NANO AD10. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The reliability and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, reliability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Zotac ZBOX NANO AD10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Zotac ZBOX NANO AD10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Zotac ZBOX NANO AD10 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size. The reliability also gets good feedback. There are some mixed views about the price.

usability, reliability, size

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Zotac NANO-AD10-B Z-Box Nano AMD E350 Mini PC (1.6 GHz AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350) Zotac NANO-AD10-B Z-Box Nano AMD E350 Mini PC (1.6 GHz AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Zotac ZBOX NANO AD10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Zotac ZBOX NANO AD10 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and size are on the whole positive. The reliability and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, reliability, size, design

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ZOTAC AMD Dual-Core E-350 1.6 GHz/AMD M1/Wi-Fi/A&V&GbE/Mini PC Barebone System (ZBOXNANO-AD10-U)ZOTAC AMD Dual-Core E-350 1.6 GHz/AMD M1/Wi-Fi/A&V&GbE/Mini PC Barebone System (ZBOXNANO-AD10-U)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: ThinkComputers (thinkcomputers.org)

Zotac ZBOX Nano AD10 Mini PC Review

 

Final ThoughtsZotac has really put together not only a good looking mini PC, but one that is just as powerful as their ZBOX HD-AD02!  When I first took the ZBOX Nano out of the box I was so surprised at how small it was.  The form factor is just...

Small and stylish form factor, – USB 3.0 and eSATA, – Included media center remote, – Dual IR receivers, – Price

You need an external DVD drive to install Windows drivers so Windows will install

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: hawkwynd (newegg.com)

AD10 : Packed with Power

 

I was a bit skeptical about this purchase but for the price, I decided to throw caution to the wind and give it a try. My AD10 came bundled with a *free* 64GB SSD drive, a nice add-in from NewEgg (thank you), and with the price as low as it was, I was...

Compact size ; Great design - ports are easily accessible ; Highly flexible configuration for customization ; Perfect Ubuntu XBMC HTPC

weak WiFi signal in default BIOS configuration

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Some Guy (newegg.com)

Install AMD Media Codec Package

 

Folks with playback issues should verify installation of the AMD Media Codec Package (sometimes called 'Avivo'), and check that AMD *UVD* (Universal Video Decoder) is enabled in your media players ; This should address your playback issues except with...

None

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Jason (newegg.com)

Neat but falls short

 

I bought a popular dedicated streaming device instead for half the price and it plays Netflix HD flawlessly. The interface and playback is super sharp. My TV recognizes the video output as 1920x1080 60Hz and looks crystal clear. None of the 1080i...

Looks cool. Very small. Lots of features

Netflix playback was terrible (highly pixelated, stuttering). YouTube 1080p would stutter as well. It would not handle a 1080p rip in XBMC either ; I could not get it to look good on my 46" LCD TV. It would show up as 1080i and desktop was really...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: jon (newegg.com)

Interferes with audio equipment

 

Looks good on paper

This device caused massive RF interference to some audio equipment I had located in an adjacent cabinet. All my equipment is properly grounded if it is grounded, and otherwise has solid power connections. For some reason this device induced high...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Dave A (newegg.com)

Awesome, but terrible wireless

 

I use this as an HTPC with the Win7 version XBMC which has been great. If you do not have a wired connection, buy a wireless adapter because the built-in one will not connect at more than 40mb/s even on 802.11n (using a RT-N56U 20 feet away).

Very fast for an HTPC. No problem decoding anything I threw at it (except when connected wirelessly)

Wireless Streaming. The wireless card is absolute garbage, so I just ran wiring to our bedroom

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: divemasterphil (newegg.com)

Works Near Perfect

 

Get the 4GB memory for $20 and a cheap SSD and it a rocket for it's size. Update the the graphics from the AMD site or the display port might not work.

Works perfect as HTPC or a desktop computer for surfing the web or running office. Played every file format I have with no problems. The only thing I will not use it for is rendering videos, that's what my quad core is for

The included WiFi half pci-e/Bluetooth card was a poor choose. I don't use the Bluetooth but WiFi was poor. Got half the signal strength and speed of a normal WiFi card. Swap it out with a Intel 5100 ($9 e--bay) and the strength and speed went to 100

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Hexadecimal (newegg.com)

Excellent machine, better than VD01

 

The AD10 is definately better than the VD01. All the installs went smootly, its definately faster, and the DP compatibility is a definate need. This machine is definately worth the extra $$$ over the VD01.

It is really small. The perfect size I was looking for. The UEFI bios is easy to navigate and looks cool. Runs Windows Vista 64-bit well. Installed easily via SD card using the free wintoflash utility ; Major Pro: the remote control can actually turn...

Haven't been able to get the bluetooth driver to install as of yet, but Zotac doesn't claim Vista compatibility so it might not really be a con

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Jeff (newegg.com)

I bought two

 

I am using one as a Nettop, and another as a HTPC. It has been very solid as a Nettop, that surfs the internet very well. Really shines as a low cost HTPC. I recommend getting the bare bones system and putting in 4GB of memory and a good fast hard...

Very small and very quiet ; Works great as a nettop ; Works great as a HTPC ; Inexpensive, but good value for money

Driver download page is a mess ; Absolutely need to download the most recent drivers ; Wish it had two memory slots

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: LK (newegg.com)

Nice little nettop/htpc

 

I am in touch with Zotac support about the wireless performance issue. The LAN Gigabit port is capable of file copying of 100MB/s, so that's on par. Installed Win 7 Professional 64-bit and MS Office 2007 without problem. At times a bit slow,...

Amazingly tiny ; Easy to set up ; Affordable ; Can be mounted on the back of LCD monitor ; Sleek ; Feature rich ; Doesn't come with memory or HDD, so you can decide what you want. Great idea, Zotac ; Delivered one day earlier by UPS. Nice job, NewEgg...

So-so wireless performance (around 42Mbps on my Linksys E3000) ; Runs a little warm, but that's expected on a little enclosure ; CPU idle 51C, Netflix 60C ; GPU idle 62C, Netflix 71C ; Stutter a bit while watching Madmen on Netflix in full HD - CPU...

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio output channels:7.1

Certificates

Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Chassis type:Net-top / SFF
Color of product:Black, White
Product type:Mini PC barebone

Energy Management

Power supply type:AC

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6310 / Yes

Memory

Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM
Number of Memory Slots:1
Supported memory clock speeds:1066
Supported memory types:DDR3-SDRAM

Motherboard

Number of processors supported:1

Networking

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
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows XP, Vista 7, Linux / Windows XP/Vista/7\nLinux
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Form Factor:mini-PC / Nettop
Graphics adapter family:AMD
HDMI: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Number of hard drives supported:1
Number of processors installed:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Platform:PC
Power Requirements:100-240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Processor Manufacturer:AMD
Wireless Technology:WiFi

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Audio output channels:7.1
Chipset:AMD M1
Motherboard chipset:AMD M1
Product type:Mini PC / Mini PC barebone

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1x Display Port
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Power

Power supply type:AC

Processor

Conflict Free processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:2
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21
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 slots version:2.0
Processor:350 / E-350
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor core voltage (AC):1.25-1.400
Processor cores:2
Processor family:AMD E
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor model:350 / E-350
Processor threads:2
Stepping:Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Idle States: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
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® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32
Processor code:SR0FT
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2

Software

Operating system installed: No

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Host interface:Serial ATA III
Number of storage drives supported:1
Storage drive sizes supported:2.5

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5
Height:1.77
Width:5