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Zotac ZBOX CI320 nano

Zotac ZBOX CI320 nano
alaScore 89

159 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 reviews of Zotac ZBOX CI320 nano. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and reliability. The size and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, size, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Zotac ZBOX CI320 nano is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Zotac ZBOX CI320 nano

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Zotac ZBOX CI320 nano from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and usability. The design and reliability are also appreciated.

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84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ZOTAC ZBOX C series CI320 Nano Mini PC Passive Cooling with Intel Celeron N2930, No Hard Drive, No Memory, No OS Barebones System (ZBOX-CI320NANO-U)ZOTAC ZBOX C series CI320 Nano Mini PC Passive Cooling with Intel Celeron N2930, No Hard Drive, No Memory, No OS Barebones System (ZBOX-CI320NANO-U)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Zotac Zbox CI320 nano Plus Windows 8.1 With Bing

 

The Zotac Zbox CI320 nano Plus Windows 8.1 with Bing is inexpensive, yet is a full functional PC made for basic use. It's an optimal choice if you want to spend as little as possible, while retaining the full capabilities of a Windows desktop.

Inexpensive. Quiet. Lots of I/O ports. No bloatware. VESA mounting bracket included.

Only 2GB of system memory. Needs more local storage for video files.

The Zotac Zbox CI320 nano Plus with Bing is a good attempt at creating a Windows PC for the same price as a Chromebox. It's competent enough to run Windows apps, albeit slower than other, more expensive entry-level systems. Though it costs twice the...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Ganesh T S (anandtech.com)

Zotac ZBOX CI320 nano Review: A Fanless Bay Trail-M mini-PC

 

Over the last couple of years, mini-PCs in the ultra-compact form factor (UCFF) have emerged as one of the bright spots in the troubled PC market. Zotac is no stranger to this segment. In fact, their nano xs units came to the market before the Intel...

All in all, Zotac manages to deliver a very price-effective passive mini-PC in the ZBOX CI320 nano. Along with the ECS LIVA and the Zotac ZBOX CA320 nano in the market, the days of users having to spend an arm and leg for passively cooled systems with...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Matthew Elliott (computershopper.com)

Zotac Zbox CI320 Nano Plus Review and Ratings

 

The silent and compact Zotac Zbox CI320 Nano Plus home theater PC is as unobtrusive to your checking account as it is nestled in your living room.

The silence ; Smooth HD video playback ; Plenty of ports ; Affordable price

Limited storage space ; Sluggish performance

Don't let its poor performance in the labs dissuade you from considering the Zotac Zbox CI320 Nano Plus. A living-room PC is meant to perform only a few basic tasks, and the Zbox proved it can handle two at the top of the list: streaming video and Web...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Trace Hagan (tweaktown.com)

ZOTAC ZBOX CI320 nano Budget SFF Desktop PC Review

 

We're taking a look at a new ZOTAC ZBOX CI320 nano SFF desktop PC with passive silent cooling and a tiny footprint. Read on for Trace's full thoughts.

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

OpenBSD 5.9-current/amd64 is Awesome on this!

 

Drivers: sata: sd sd card: sd ethernet: re wifi: iwm

Zero noise since it has no fans and I run SSD. Mounts to the back of my monitor with vesa bracket mount. Easy to remove bottom lid by unscrewing rubber peg legs. I love how small it is. HDMI works, Displayport works. Inexpensive Displayport -> vga...

I wish there was a way to lock the unit down securely to the vesa monitor mounting bracket. It is held by a snug fit and gravity.

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Silent Ubuntu box

 

Highly recommend, needs a Displayport or HDMI converter if using with a VGA monitor (no VGA port).

Super easy to setup with Ubuntu, pretty much click and play. 8 gig mem stick and 128g ssd makes it run most stuff with ease (bogs down a bit with some heavy cad and image processing stuff I have... which was expected). Love the silence, this would make...

None, everything worked as expected.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Add 8 MB, an SSD and STAND BACK!

 

This little PC rocks. This is my second. I sent my first to a friend who needed a pick-me-up. Lots of medical issues with him and his wife. I add a single 8GB RAM stick. Put a 240 in this one (for me) and run windows on it. It screams fast for basic...

Even though it's the second one, it was a pain to set up. Installation instructions are brief, on line help limited, but I got through it. I need to learn the BIOS standards/approach. If you can work through my BIOS setup issues I would HIGHLY...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good and cheap

 

Bought a couple of these to use as linux servers for some light automated web scraping. Got 4 gigs of GSkill RAM and Mushkin SSDs for each and installed Ubuntu Server 14.04.3. Don't have any issues, but I'm only using the wired network, usb ports, and...

Inexpensive, works well, low power

n/a

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good and cheap

 

Bought a couple of these to use a linux servers for some light automated web scraping. Got 4 gigs of GSkill RAM and Mushkin SSDs for each and installed Ubuntu Server 14.04.3. Don't have any issues, but I'm only using the wired network, usb ports, and...

Inexpensive, works well, low power

n/a

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Such a fun little computer

 

I had this put together with a 120GB SSD , 4GB stick of DDR3 1333 SODIMM , Linux Mint 17.3 (x64) in 30 minutes +/-. Person wanted it for a media / browsing computer. WoW...I'm now jealous.

Stupid easy to assemble Cheap Quiet Low power Plenty of USB (plus USB 3.0) Responsive with an SSD Includes VESA mount

None for what this is...a simple net browsing machine , HTPC , etc.....

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Chassis type:Net-top / Nettop / USFF
Color of product:Black
Cooling type:Passive
LED Indicators:HDD, WLAN
Number of 2.5" bays:1
Product type:Mini PC barebone
Water cooling system:N

Expansion Slots

PCI Express slots version:2.0

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics:HD Graphics
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:313
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:854
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):854
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory bandwidth (max):3
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM
Number of Memory Slots:1
Supported memory clock speeds:1333
Supported memory types:DDR3L-SDRAM

Motherboard

Number of processors supported:1
Processor socket:BGA1170

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:10/100/1000Mbps, 802.11ac
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Number of processors installed:1

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / Yes
Display included: No
Keyboard supplied: No
Mouse included: No

Packaging Data

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

Performance

Audio output channels:7.1
Product type:Mini PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port: No
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
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Processor

Built-in processor: Yes
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:2
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:4
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:Celeron N2930 / N2930
Processor boost frequency:2.16
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Bay Trail
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Intel / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.83
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:N2930
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor series:Intel Celeron Processor N2000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1170
Processor threads:4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4.5
Stepping:C0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):7.5
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
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: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
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: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
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® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™:N / No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:81073
Processor code:SR1W3
Processor package size:25 x 27
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Software

Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Windows 7
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:No / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 with Bing
Operating system language:Multilingual

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Host interface:Serial ATA III
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives supported:1
Solid-state drive capacity:64
Storage drive interface:SATA
Storage drive sizes supported:2.5
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.77 / 1.8 / 5
Height:1.77 / 5
Package depth:10.2 / 3.94
Package height:10.2 / 3.94
Package width:8.27
Width:5