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Zotac ZBOX-AD02-E

Zotac ZBOX-AD02-E
alaScore 85

77 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 9 expert reviews and 68 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 79/100 and users rate it 89/100. The average review date is Feb 25, 2012. We have compared these reviews to 321681 reviews from other Desktops. The alaScore™ for this product is 85/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 11, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Zotac ZBOX-AD02-E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Zotac ZBOX-AD02-E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The usability also gets good feedback.

usability, price

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Zotac ZBOX-AD02-B ZBOX AD02 Mini PC AMD E350Zotac ZBOX-AD02-B ZBOX AD02 Mini PC AMD E350

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Will Halstead (techwarelabs.com)

ZBOX-AD02-PLUS - Media PC

 

. Powered by an AMD E-350 Zacate APU, this compact device promises smooth 1080p video playback and competent day-to-day performance on productivity tasks. Let's see how well this little box stacks up

On the back, we get shots of the front and rear of the unit, pointing out all the ports and indicators. The note "actual size" is no exaggeration, this unit really is tiny

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Bob Buskirk (thinkcomputers.org)

Zotac ZBOX HD-AD02 Plus All-in-One PC Review

 

All-in-One PC's have been getting quite popular over the past few years. When Intel released the Atom processor we really saw All-in-One PC's become affordable.

– Small form factor ; – VESA mount included ; – Great performance ; – HDMI and Optical out ; – 6 total USB ports

– None that I found

Zotac has really put together a good all-in-one system with the ZBOX HD-AD02 plus. All you really need to purchase after getting the system is the operating system and possibly a USB CD-ROM drive. The unit is nice and compact and can fit pretty much...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Bjorn3d.com (bjorn3d.com)

Zotac ZBOX AD02-Plus-U

 

Small design with fantastic Performance, Plays Blu-Ray, Netflix, and YouTube videos at 1080p flawlessly, Has gaming potential at minimum-to-average settings on older games, Plenty of ports: 4 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, eSATA, Wireless-N ready, Excellent built...

CPU usage during video playback is higher than ION2, Lacks optical drives, Weak performance in heavy threaded application, No HTPC remote included

AMD’s Zacate E-350 APU is a rather nice upgrade from the Intel Atom. The E-350 is a faster CPU than the Intel Atom D510, especially in lightly threaded application. The GPU on the Zacate platform, the HD 6310, is also powerful enough for most simple...

May, 2011

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Expert review by : Eric Garay (futurelooks)

Video Preview and Unboxing – ZOTAC ZBOX AD02 Plus AMD Fusion E-350 Mini-PC

 

We took the afternoon off to go hang with Tuan from ZOTAC who recently received their brand new ZOTAC ZBOX AD02 Plus Mini-PC. While it looks similar to the early ...

The ZBOX ADO2s and ADO3s ship without operating system allowing you to decided which flavour of Windows 7 to go with. They are also very popular among system integrators. And with pricing starting at just $249 US for the barebones AD02, just add RAM...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Love it

 

Love it, I threw 2 more gigabytes of RAM in it and an SSD and this thing handles whatever I throw at it. I've had Windows 7 on it and it ran great, I had Linux on it and it ran great and for about a year or so I've had OpenELEC on it. I'm actually...

I upgraded the BIOS on it to fix an issue with it not waking up from sleep, but it ended up bricking the device. I followed the correct procedure to upgrade the BIOS and after it ran the check it said everything was ok. I rebooted it and it bricked...

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

XP installation

 

As an I.T Manager for the past 7 years I have never had this issue. I did try OEM xp pro, xp pro corp & xp pro corp sp3 disks. Was not my Drive or roms. XP Pro OEM is installed now by port swaping USB locations.

It's a Zbox, I use lot's of them and have yet to have any of the models I use Die / or have issues

USB CD/DVD Drive. I found while installing XP pro you could only use the two rear center USB slot's BETWEEN VIDEO AND NIC. Front and Top usb slot you would get BSOD every time. Once Xp started to install and want to reboot you have to switch usb in...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Does not work with Openelec

 

Ordered one of these 6 months ago and everyhting worked great with Openelec but they must have changed the network card because the new one never gets an ip address

Could not get Any version of Openelec to see the network card. It never got an address from my DHCP Server. Had to use XBMCbuntu for network card to work

May, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great HTPC box

 

Love that this is pretty straightforward to set up and go. After grabbing the Openelec Fusion build and installing on this little gem, it booted right into XBMC, found my external HD sources and was able to play media content from it in about 20...

Not any that is worth noting

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good Stuff

 

The system ships with 2GB of memory on 1-2GB SO-DIMM. I ordered another 2GB stick and now it has 4GB. Very nice. I could have replaced it with 2-4GB SO-DIMMs for 8GB, but it would have been overkill for my application.

The price for a system with 2GB memory and 250GB HDD was too good to pass up. The memory is all on one memory stick, so adding another 2GB was a breeze, and I didn't have to pitch a pair of 1GB memory modules. I will initially use this for a remote...

Doc Blows. I wish there was better documentation for setting the BIOS. It would have saved much time setting it up

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Amazing...

 

It's amazing how much computing power this puny thing has. Having built an ATX monster a couple of years ago, I was humbled by capability of a mini-ITX. This should be the future. Kudos to AMD for their Zacate APU and kudos to Zotac for a beautifully...

None so far

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:HDA

Design

Chassis type:SFF / Small Desktop / USFF
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Black, White
Cooling type:Active
LED Indicators: Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
Placement supported:Horizontal/Vertical
Product type:Mini PC barebone

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics:Radeon HD 6310M
Graphics adapter:Radeon HD 6310M
Graphics adapter family:AMD
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6310 / AMD Radeon HD 6320

Memory

Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM
Number of Memory Slots:2
Supported memory clock speeds:1066
Supported memory types:DDR3-SDRAM

Motherboard

Chipset:AMD A50M / AMD M1
Motherboard chipset:AMD A50M
Number of processors supported:1
Supported processor frequency (max):1.6

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:802.11n/g/b / Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
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\nWindows Vista\nWindows 7\nLinux
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Cooling type:Active
Copper ethernet cabling technology:1000BASE-T, 1000BASE-TX, 100BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.73 x 7.4 x 7.4 / 7.4 x 7.4 x 1.73
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Form Factor:mini-PC
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
HDMI: Yes
Internal memory:2
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Minimum hard disk space:250
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Number of processors installed:1
Platform:PC
Power LED: Yes
Power Requirements:100-240V / DC 19V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Processor Manufacturer:AMD
Processor system buses supported:1066
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / WiFi

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
Display included: No
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

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

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: 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: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Chipset:AMD A50M / AMD M1
Conflict Free processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:1
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:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor core voltage (AC):1.25-1.400
Processor cores:2
Processor family:AMD / AMD E
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor model:350 / E-350
Processor socket:Socket FT1 BGA
Processor threads:2
Stepping:Q0
Supported processor frequency (max):1.6
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® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):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
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32
Processor code:SR0FT
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2

Software

Compatible operating systems:Windows XP, Vista, 7\nLinux
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 / MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:250
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives supported:1
Optical Drive Type: No
Storage drive interface:Serial ATA III
Storage drive sizes supported:2.5
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.4
Height:1.73 / 7.4
Width:1.73 / 7.4