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Zotac ZBOX ID89

Zotac ZBOX ID89
alaScore 88

87 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews of Zotac ZBOX ID89. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Zotac ZBOX ID89

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Zotac ZBOX ID89 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: ZOTAC ZBOX ID45 Barbone Desktop (Intel Core i3-3227U 3.2GHz, 16GB RAM)ZOTAC ZBOX ID45 Barbone Desktop (Intel Core i3-3227U 3.2GHz, 16GB RAM)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Zotac ZBOX ID89

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Zotac ZBOX ID89 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good views.

usability, price, design, size

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Zotac Intel Core i7-4770R 3.2GHz/ DDR3L/ Wi-Fi/ A&V&2GbE/ Mini PC Barebone System ZBOX-EI750-UZotac Intel Core i7-4770R 3.2GHz/ DDR3L/ Wi-Fi/ A&V&2GbE/ Mini PC Barebone System ZBOX-EI750-U

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Matthew Murray (pcmag.com)

Zotac Zbox BI323

 

Performance isn't always the most important characteristic to consider when buying a desktop PC—sometimes, price or portability may matter more. If this is the case with you, whether because you don't have a ton of money to spend but want to get a...

Compact. Inexpensive to buy and customize. Lots of USB ports

So-so performance. Does not include operating system

For easily building a tiny, no-frills PC, the Zotac Zbox Bi323 offers a good blend of features, price, and performance.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Brad Linder (liliputing.com)

Zotac ZBOX pico pocket-sized desktop PC review

 

Zotac has been offering a line of tiny desktop computers for a few years, but the company's new is the smallest yet. It's also one of the first to come not only with memory and storage, but also with an operating system pre-installed. It's a fully...

Overall I’m pretty impressed with what Zotac has managed to achieve with this little PC… although it may just be the first of many tiny Windows PCs. A Chinese manufacturer has already managed to pack a Windows computer with an Intel Atom processor

Oct, 2014

HARDWAREHEAVEN - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by: Stuart_Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

ZOTAC ZBOX ID89 Plus Mini-PC Review

 

When NVIDIA began showing prototype PCs which offered desktop functionality in a palm sized form factor a few years ago it signalled a move in the market with manufacturers making systems that became more and more compact. ASRock, Acer and Sapphire...

When NVIDIA began showing prototype PCs which offered desktop functionality in a palm sized form factor a few years ago it signalled a move in the market with manufacturers making systems that became more and more compact. ASRock, Acer and Sapphire...

May, 2013

EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD

Expert review by: Vedran Dakic (it-review.net)

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...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Chad S. (newegg.com)

Decent Mini-PC, to a fault.

 

This little PC was great for a while, until the entire serial bus stopped working. I use this little system as a source for designing models, and transferring the raw data to my laser, to be cut. The problem now is, since the entire serial bus has...

Small, compact, and clamps directly to a display if one desires. Quiet, yet powerful enough to run adobe illustrator, coreldraw and various cad software with ease. Claims to support 3820x2160 @ 60hz.

No other input options than USB. (The entire bus failed in six months.) Requires an 18/19v brick type power supply, rather than an internal solution. Though that's just a size limitation. There again, small size. May not be suitable for everyone.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Not much for longevity

 

-Nice formfactor, abysmal product life

-2 NICS -add HDD & RAM for functional PC -Compatible with linux configurations

-Motherboard died after less than 2 weeks of use

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: George M. (newegg.com)

Makes a great frontend for MythTV

 

I have been using MythTV for a long time, usually installed on left-over hardware, cobbled together. This is the first "dedicated" hardware frontend I bought, and it exceeded my expectations. I researched ahead of time that most of the included...

Small Size Near silent operation during video playback and navigating MythTV menus Fast bootup and shutdown, especially with SSD All hardware compatible with Linux kernel, including built-in IR receiver Excellent VDPAU support with proprietary Nvidia...

None I can think of

Nov, 2015

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

Not bad but no Windows 10 support

 

I read in a couple of other reviews about noise. This is in a bedroom and I don't hear it at all and keep it on 24x7, so perhaps this problem has been resolved.

Mine was not at all loud, in fact it was very quiet, but it was probably the video card fan he was hearing. I presume the fan is on all the time yet I do not hear it. I also like that you can have a m-sata drive and a hard drive. I actually intended to...

They don't officially support windows 10. I was able to get it to work, but the wi-fi doesn't work so I am still using my old USB wi-fi. I think they need more of an answer than we don't support it. People aren't going to run windows 7 forever and I...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Wade E. (newegg.com)

Great for a Firewall

 

Purchased two of these to use as firewalls running IPFire. They work great and have no problems.

The only con is I can't get the wireless to work under IPFire but I didn't purchase it for the wireless so it is not a big deal. It will be good once the drivers are updated to support the onboard wireless

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Refurbished PowerColer AXR7 250

 

If it weren't so noisey, I would have gotten the chance to really play with it. I got the OS down but at that point, I was already filling out the return form. I originally got this to compare to the Gigabyte Brix with the J1900 (under 1/2 the cost of...

Beefy little gaming computer for a decent price ; Takes dual-channel ram ; Can accept 2.5" SATA drive AND an mSATA drive ; Nice looking Power LED lighting circle thing

That fan... It was not just loud, but constantly changed pitch and was VERY annoying. I tweeked the bios and it didn't help. Just very high pitched and adjusted all over the place ; It puts out a fair amount of heat ; It has a large power brick (larger...

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
VESA mounting: Yes
Water cooling system: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2048
Graphics adapter HDMI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 8
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of execution units:12 / 40
NVIDIA G-SYNC: No
NVIDIA GameWorks VR: No
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12 / Yes
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x152 / 0x166 / 0x1912 / 0xD22
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub) / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub) / DisplayPort, HDMI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Memory

Number of memory slots:2

Ports & interfaces

Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1 / 3
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1 / 2

Processor

Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 64 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16 / 4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1600 / 2133,1333,1600,1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1333/1600 / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Braswell / Crystal Well / Ivy Bridge / Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor N3000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3400 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-6400 Desktop Series / Intel Core i7-4700 Desktop series
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):11.5 / 15 / 17 / 35 / 6 / 65

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Boot: Yes
Intel Secure Boot Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:0.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
OS Guard:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:65703 / 72057 / 76642 / 87258 / 88187
Processor package size:25 / 31 / 37.5
Thermal solution specification:2011B / PCG 2015A
UART: Yes

Storage

Number of storage drives installed:1
Supported storage drive types:HDD, SSD