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Zotac ZBOX PI320 PICO

Zotac ZBOX PI320 PICO
alaScore 91

55 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Zotac ZBOX PI320 PICO. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably.

size, usability, price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Zotac ZBOX PI320 PICO is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Zotac ZBOX PI320 PICO

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Zotac ZBOX PI320 PICO from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability. The price also gets good feedback, but there are some critical comments about the usability.

design, price, reliability

usability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Zotac PC Mini Barebone System ZBOX-PI320-W2Zotac PC Mini Barebone System ZBOX-PI320-W2

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Zotac Zbox Pico PI320

 

The Zotac Zbox Pico PI320 is one of the tiniest small-form-factor computers we've seen. This pocket-size PC easy on the wallet, but performance limitations are part of the bargain.

Affordable price. Small enough to fit into your pocket. Full port selection for its size. Windows 8.1 with Bing is preinstalled. Includes mounting bracket and power supply with plug adapters.

Only 32GB of onboard storage. 32-bit version of Windows. Low-powered processor.

Conclusion Instead of packing a powerful desktop into a tiny chassis, the Zotac Zbox Pico PI320 is built to provide basic PC capabilities anywhere. Like the Intel Compute Stick, it's more about stretching the boundaries of what can be considered a PC,...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Trace Hagan (tweaktown.com)

ZOTAC ZBOX PI320 Budget SFF Desktop PC Review

 

The PI320 from ZOTAC measures in at about the same size as a pack of cigarettes, so portability is covered. But how does it perform? Trace investigates.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Stuart Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

Zbox Pico Review PI320

 

A few years ago Zotac launched their Zbox range of systems, designed to pack as much performance into a compact chassis as possible. Overall they have been fairly successful in their goals and recently branched out into some more stylish casing with...

Back at CES a few years ago we first saw NVIDIA demo a compact system which was palm sized and capable of running a full desktop OS. That reference design was very cool and really showed what was possible with the latest generation of components. Since...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: John Burek (computershopper.com)

Zotac Zbox Pico PI320 Review and Ratings

 

Zotac's amazingly small Win 8.1 micro-PC hits a very low $199 price point for a complete desktop PC, of sorts. It's a decent value as a hideable home theater PC (used with Plex or XBMC) or a basic workstation to use with an existing monitor.

Exceptionally small and port-packed micro-PC ; Comes complete with Windows 8.1, storage, and memory for $199

USB ports 2.0 only ; No audio input ; Ran hot at times ; Limited wireless range

As you can see from our performance summary on the previous page, the Pico PI320 performs at the level of a low-end Windows tablet or laptop/tablet hybrid. That said, for $199 and given its size, we couldn’t expect much more, given the current state of...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Zotac ZBox Pico PI320 review

 

The ZBox Pico PI320 is a tiny mini-PC but its performance is comparable to many Windows 8.1 tablets

At just £80 the

Expert review by: (gadgets.ndtv.com)

Zotac ZBOX Pico PI320 Review: This Could Be the Future of Budget PCs

 

Unbelievably small size Looks good Lots of ports and connectivity Windows 8.1 license included

Tends to get hot in use Not upgradeable or user-serviceable at all

There is no shortage of use case scenarios for a PC as tiny and quiet as the ZBOX Pico. It can be a HD playback machine for your TV; a simple workhorse for homes, schools and offices; an emergency standby system; or even a platform for hobbyists and...

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Incredibly responsive for such a small system

 

Overall I would recommend this to anyone looking for a basic needs PC.

Excellent speed and performance for the price. This is a great media PC / internet PC.

Updates take quite a while since it's shipping with pretty much the original version of Windows 10. Prepare for atleast 2-4 hours in updates.

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Clay H. (newegg.com)

Great deal

 

I would definitely recommend. I paid $149 and couldn't have asked for anything more. It runs my girlfriends Itunes, need I say more.

Windows 10 came with a backup/recovery disk size and mounting bracket has all the ports needed

It is a little laggy loading pages, but other than that it is great

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

surprisingly keen

 

I'm a jaded IT pro, so I wasn't expecting to be wowed, but I think this little booger is pretty neat. It's a perfect little media PC that doesn't give me any guff and is easy to hide to avoid clutter. Fanless and runs very warm, so we'll see how long...

Tiny. Fast enough for most normal end-user stuff. Nice mounting bracket. Plenty of USB ports. Built-in wireless adaptor and LAN port. 2 year warranty.

LAN port is only 100Mb. A bit light on memory. 32 bit operating system (even though the processor is 64-bit). Slow storage, which can make big updates painful.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Glenn W. (newegg.com)

Amazing little box

 

If you don't need a CD/DVD tray, this Zotac makes an amazingly tiny and inexpensive alternative to an old-fashioned desktop PC with it's no antiquated ATX tower case. Zotac includes a Windows 10 full recovery DVD but if someone at Zotac had been using...

Fastest tiny PC I've tested. Having tested the Asus Mini PC with a dual core CPU on the same day, I found that the quad core in the Zotac is MUCH more responsive. The Zotac also contains a Samsung 32GB M-SATA SSD vs. an off brand in the Asus which may...

Zotac case gets warm during use, but not hot enough to be a major concern. Does not include a VGA monitor connection (in case you need one).

Dec, 2015
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Product Specifications

Design

Chassis type:1L sized PC
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Black, White
Placement supported:Horizontal/Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:15
Power supply input voltage:5

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:75 x 75,100 x 100

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model: No
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:311
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:646
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics

Memory

Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:1333

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Internal modem: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11n / IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Form Factor:Nettop
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Display included: No
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard supplied: No
Mouse included: No
VESA mount included:Y

Packaging Data

Package depth:3.94
Package height:10.2
Package width:8.27

Performance

Product type:Mini PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

Power supply:15
Power supply input voltage:5

Processor

Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:2
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):10.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Single
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-RS-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
Processor:Z3735F
Processor boost frequency:1.83
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Bay Trail
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.33
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:Z3735F
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom Z3700 series
Processor socket:BGA592
Processor threads:4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):2.2
Stepping:C0

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Execute Disable Bit: No
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Intel 64:Y
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 Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading 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: 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): 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® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:80274
Processor code:SR1UB
Processor package size:17
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Software

Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home / Windows 8.1
Operating System Language:Multilingual

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Storage media:Flash / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:32

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.6 / 4.57
Height:0.748 / 0.756
Package depth:3.94
Package height:10.2
Package width:8.27
Width:2.6 / 4.55 / 4.57