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Zotac ZBOX EI730

Zotac ZBOX EI730
alaScore 85

13 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Zotac ZBOX EI730. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The usability and price also get good opinions.

price, usability, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Zotac ZBOX EI730 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Zotac ZBOX EI730 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers are impressed by the size. The usability also gets good feedback.

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This summary is based on the products: Zotac Zbox Gaming Series with Intel i5 Quad-Core, 1TB Hard Drive, 8GB Memory ZBOX-EI730-P-UZotac Zbox Gaming Series with Intel i5 Quad-Core, 1TB Hard Drive, 8GB Memory ZBOX-EI730-P-U

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Gavin Bonshor (



In our latest ZOTAC review, I took a look at the ZBOX EI730 PLUS which comes with a 1TB HDD, Intel Core i5 4570R and 8GB of DDR3L memory.

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (

Good machine, some ports do not work.


Still worth the price even if you can only run 1 monitor.

Good price, fast little unit.

Both displayports are inoperable, I have spent $250 in cables trying to get any monitor/tv to work to no avail.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (

Bluetooth stopped working overnight


Beware - there is no refund even for defective product!!!!!!!! Apparently the return policy is hidden under Specifications tab

1) Bluetooth radio stopped working in a couple hours ; 2) Before that had to update BIOS through a DOS bootable USB drive before it would recognize my standard 120 GB SSD ; 3) The USB ports are very temperamental - only certain combinations of usb...

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications


Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N


Chassis type:Nettop / USFF
Color of product:Black
Cooling type:Active
Placement supported:Horizontal/Vertical
Product type:Mini PC barebone
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:65

Expansion Slots

PCI Express slots version:3.0


Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics:Iris Pro graphics 5200
Graphics adapter:Iris Pro graphics 5200
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 128
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Pro Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xD22
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.125
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200


Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM
Non-ECC: Yes
Number of Memory Slots:2
Supported memory clock speeds:1600
Supported memory types:DDR3-SDRAM


Compatible processor series:Core i5
Processor socket:BGA1364
Supported processor frequency (max):3.2


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:LAN, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):7.4 x 2.01 x 7.4
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x
Number of processors installed:1
Number of products included:1
Number of SATA connectors:2
Rack rails: No

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Display included: No
Drivers included: Yes
Interface adapters included:DVI-I male - HDMI female
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:2.91 / 9.65
Package height:2.91 / 9.65
Package width:13.3


Built-in camera: No
Product type:Mini PC

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:2
DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:2
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4


Power supply:65


Built-in processor: Yes
Bus type:DMI2
Compatible processor series:Core i5
Conflict Free processor:N
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:4
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM,DDR3L-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.2
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Crystal Well
Processor cores:4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel
Processor frequency:2.7
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i5-4570R
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-4500 Desktop series
Processor socket:BGA1364
Processor threads:4
Supported processor frequency (max):3.2
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
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: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel On-Demand Power Redundancy 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 Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
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):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
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 Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:76640
Processor code:SR18P
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


Compatible operating systems:Windows 7/8
Operating system installed: No


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
Storage drive interface:SATA
Storage drive sizes supported:2.5
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.01 / 7.4
Height:2.01 / 7.4
Package depth:2.91 / 9.65
Package height:2.91 / 9.65
Package width:13.3