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Zotac ZBOX ID89

Zotac ZBOX ID89
alaScore 93

28 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money. The size also gets good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, size, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Zotac ZBOX ID89 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Zotac ZBOX ID89 from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

usability, size, value for money

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

This summary is based on the products: Zotac ZBOX ID89 Intel Core i5 3470T 2.9 GHz Dual-Core-Barebone Processor ZBOX-ID89-UZotac Intel Core i5 3470T 2.9 GHz Dual-Core All-in-One Processor with 4GB Memory and 500GB Hard Drive ZBOX-ID89-PLUS-U


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ZOTAC ZBOX ID89 Plus Mini-PC Review


The ZOTAC ZBOX ID89 Plus contains the usual selection of 2.5in hard drive, wireless-n wi-fi and the like but manages to include support for dual channel memory and arrives kitted out with a Core i5 CPU. All in a chassis not much bigger than most...

The most impressive ultra-compact system we have tested to date.


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Zotac Zbox review


Testing new and popular stuff is always a bit more fun - especially when you're dealing with market trends that happen only once every now and then. The same thing happened with laptops - at one point, they overtook desktops on the overall "interest...

If you take a look at scores, it's clear - this represents quite a step forward when compared to first generation of Ion platform, in every single test. Video performance is better as well, and consumes even less HW power then before (down 30%). Quite...


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I haven't tried the onboard IR receiver yet. I'm using an 80 GB msata hd as the OS drive and a 250 GB SSD as the game drive. I have a NAS for media.

FAST ; Small ; Good air flow ; Silent ; Low power consumption and fast wake from sleep ; Iris Pro 5200 good enough to run Dark Souls ; Integrated blue tooth and wireless combo card ; 2.5" Sata AND mSata

HDMI dongle instead of port ; No Optical drive ; Intel graphics drivers are still kind of wonky

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Powerful little box


Core i7 4770R, best intel graphics (GT3+) 4 cores that mostly run above 3.2Ghz. x2 DisplayPort connectors

Fan is noisy until you update the bios, where the have picked better thermal speed settings. Cooling overall could have been better designed ; 1 egg for No eSATA, which limits your storage

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Upon further review


Zotac thinks the device works fine. Newegg will not allow a return on it. I am out $600....

3 monitors

Started to have random BSOD once a week, now almost once a day. Most time it will reboot and come back up fine except recently it just hangs on the BIOS logo screen

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Zotac ZBOX-EI750-U


Great specs. Drives 3 monitors

Samsung SSD SATA hard drive did not work without first updating the BIOS. Mushkin 240gb mSATA card doesn't work. Sent in to Zotac to check that it was not the computer and they say the computer works fine. Zotac says it works with a Samsung mSATA so...

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:4 in 1 Card Reader
TV Output: 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:Mini / NETTOP


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT640 / IRIS PRO 5200
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU + OnBoard / OnBoard Graphic


Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:H87 / HM77 / Unknown
Hyper Threading: Yes
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-3227U / I7-4770R