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Zotac ZBOX NANO VD01 PLUS

Zotac ZBOX NANO VD01 PLUS
alaScore 82

77 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Zotac ZBOX NANO VD01 PLUS. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price, but some have doubts about the usability and reliability.

size, price, design

reliability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Zotac ZBOX NANO VD01 PLUS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Zotac ZBOX NANO VD01 PLUS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Zotac ZBOX NANO VD01 PLUS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. There are some negative opinions about the usability and price.

price, usability

33% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Zotac NANO-VD01-B Z-Box Nano VIA U4025 Mini PC(1.2 GHz VIA Chrome 9 GPU)Zotac NANO-VD01-B Z-Box Nano VIA U4025 Mini PC(1.2 GHz VIA Chrome 9 GPU)

May, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Zotac ZBOX NANO VD01 PLUS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Zotac ZBOX NANO VD01 PLUS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People really like the usability. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

usability

reliability

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Zotac ZBOX Nettop Computer - VIA Nano X2 U4025 1.20 GHz ZBOXNANO-VD01-UZotac ZBOX Nettop Computer - VIA Nano X2 U4025 1.20 GHz ZBOXNANO-VD01-U

May, 2018

Expert review by : Roydon Cerejo (tech.firstpost.com)

ZOTAC ZBOX Nano VD01 Plus Review

 

No one does HTPCs as well as ZOTAC. Apart from graphics cards, this branch of Sapphire (the makers of AMD graphics cards) has been dabbling with mini PCs and micro-ATX motherboards for a while now. They constantly keep refreshing their line-up with new...

For a price tag of Rs.16,333, the Zbox Nano VD01 Plus does not make any sense when you have the AMD option available for a little more. Both the PCs are identical in terms of design, connectivity and build, but there's quite a big gap when it comes to...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Roydon Cerejo (tech.firstpost.com)

ZOTAC ZBOX Nano VD01 Plus Review - Tech2

 

No one does HTPCs as well as ZOTAC. Apart from graphics cards, this branch of Sapphire (the makers of AMD ...

Publish date: November 25, 2011 4:38 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 9:01 pm

Nov, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

good value for general use

 

Make sure to test if you buy. Mine were purchased new from here & not used or remans, so reliability maybe a little questionable with my experience, but you will have a hard time finding a better value for general purpose computing. Even with two...

Bought 2 of these last year. These are great for general purpose computing (web surfing,email,casual gaming, etc). Comes with accesories like the vesa mount, wi-fi/bluetooth card, & IR MCE remote with a seperate usb ir sensor which really adds to the...

One died after 2&1/2 weeks. Second was DOA. The one that worked for a while appeared to have a short(s) in the lower level traces in the motherboard. It kept giving me varying amounts of RAM installed but RAM was clean. Tested with memtest86+....

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Unsatified

 

Small with lot of ports

Since I bought this product about 1 year 8 months ago, I had never been get it setup and used until recently. I installed Windows 7 and then upgraded to Windows 10. I had been used it for a couple of days and one day when I turn it on, nothing happen....

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

cute little box!

 

n/a

good for the kids and travel, very quite low power system, after install 4gb of RAM and a 120gb Corsair Force 3 SSD in, run windows7 32 bits fine, no problem playing games, watching video, surfing google, you tube, so far no lag! Intel N3000 Processor...

Windows not included!

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Not happy!

 

I submitted an RMA request not too long ago. I hope customer service is better than this purchase.

Great if you are willing to max out the memory, purchase a solid state drive, and somehow get your hands on a copy of Windows 7 Starter.

I could not get any version of Linux to play well with this box because of issues with the HDMI drivers. If you run any version of Windows 7 other than Starter, you will be extremely disappointed with performance. Even with Windows 7 Starter I could...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Not Recommended

 

I would not recommend buying this unit or any other unit from this company.This company uses sub-par components in there systems.I have experienced 2 major hardware failures of the same component on 2 separate units.Zotac refuses to honor the warranty...

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Don't waste your money

 

Only thing I could get to install was Ubuntu 12 and 14 server and Debian 7.4. The ethernet port would unlink itself the minute the nic was brought up.

small size and low power

RedHat Based OS won't install, they don't like the VIA cpu

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Don't waste your money

 

Only thing I could get to install was Ubuntu 12 and 14 server and Debian 7.4. The ethernet port would unlink itself the minute the nic was brought up.

small size and low power

RedHat Based OS won't install, they don't like the VIA cpu

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

not for XBMC

 

want XBMC box ? go for intel or amd based zbox

small, cheap, Integrated remote free ssd drive (combo deal)

Not for linux based XBMC No drivers for via chrome9 (openelec, xbmcbuntu). Live XBMC wan't start from usb3.0 port XBMC on windows 7 cant handle HD videos

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications

Design

Chassis type:Net-top / Nettop / Small Desktop, mini-PC
Color of product:Black, Orange, White / Black, Silver / Black, White
LED Indicators:HDD / Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
Placement supported:Horizontal/Vertical
Product type:Mini PC barebone

Energy Management

Power supply type:AC/DC

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics adapter family:VIA
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 / VIA Chrome9

Memory

Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout:1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM
Number of Memory Slots:1
Supported memory clock speeds:1066
Supported memory types:DDR3-SDRAM

Motherboard

Chipset:VIA VX900H
Supported processor frequency (max):1.2

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, WLAN
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
Cooling type:Active
Dimensions (WxDxH):5 x 5 x 1.77
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Expansion Slots:1x DisplayPort
Form Factor:mini-PC
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard Drive Size:2.5
HDMI: Yes
I/O ports:1x Display Port / 1x DisplayPort
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Number of hard drives supported:1
Number of processors installed:1
Power LED: Yes
Power Requirements:100-240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Supported hard disk drive interfaces:SATA

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Audio output channels:7.1
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express / VIA VX900H
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express / VIA VX900H
Product type:Mini PC / Mini PC barebone

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:VIA VX900H
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
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:857 / Nano X2 U4025 / U4025
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Celeron® / VIA
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:857 / Nano X2 U4025 / U4025
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
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
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 My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect 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 vPro Technology: No
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® Rapid Start Technology: No
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

Software

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

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.77 / 5
Height:1.77 / 5
Weight:8.51
Width:5