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Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 9 expert reviews and 13 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 75/100 and users rate it 60/100. The average review date is Jul 27, 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 10, 2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Zotac ZBOX ID80 PLUS


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Zotac ZBOX ID80 PLUS from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Zotac ZBOX-ID80-B D2700/GT520 Mini PC (2.13 GHz, 1066 MHz, DDR3)Zotac ZBOX-ID80-B D2700/GT520 Mini PC (2.13 GHz, 1066 MHz, DDR3)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Zotac ZBOX ID80 PLUS


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Zotac ZBOX ID80 PLUS from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People really like the usability. The price also gets good feedback.

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

This summary is based on the products: Zotac Atom Dual-Core Mini PC Barebone System ZBOX-ID80-PLUS-UZotac Atom Dual-Core Mini PC Barebone System ZBOX-ID80-PLUS-U

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Daniel A. Begun (

Zotac Zbox ID80 Plus Review and Ratings


The Zbox ID80 Plus is a compact and quiet HTPC system that's ideal for DIYers on a budget. Just be prepared to supply your own optical drive, keyboard, mouse, and OS.

Very compact chassis ; Runs quietly ; Great video-playback performance for a small-form-factor PC ; Six USB ports, including two 3.0

Must supply and install your own operating system ; No optical drive ; Relatively small-capacity hard drive ; Included remote uses coin-cell batteries

The Zotac Zbox ID80 Plus proves that good things can come in small packages. For about $325, you get a compact and quiet HTPC that dishes out great HD video playback. The bundled Media Center remote and VESA mount make it easy to set the system up as...

Jun, 2012

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The ZOTAC ZBOX Plus ID80 is a definite improvement over the Atom Pinetrail based processors, but it gives a performance which is similar to The AMD E350 processors which were launched last year. It is great for media consumption, watching TV, watching...

Compact size, On-board Wi-Fi

Gaming performance not impressive

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Abbas Jaffar Ali (

Zotac ZBOX ID-80 Plus HTPC Review


Looking to add a Media Center in your home?

Complete HTPC System with iR Receiver, USB 3.0 and Noise free

Slow Hard Drive, Not fast for use as a regular PC

On the front side, you have audio ports along with an SD card reader, a USB port and the power button with Wi-Fi and Hard Drive LEDs. The top side has another USB 2.0 port while the back features connectors for power, a Wi-Fi antenna, wired LAN, two...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Simon Crisp (

Zotac ZBox ID80 Plus review


A tiny, tidy PC just waiting to be bunged under your TV box

Decent performance ; Improved graphics ; IR remote control ; Small form factor

No OS installed ; Performance could be better

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Digit Laptops Nimish Sawant (



The ZOTAC ZBOX Plus ID80 is a definite improvement over the Atom Pinetrail based processors, but it gives a performance which is similar to The AMD E350 processors which were launched last year. It is great for media consumption, watching TV, watching...

Compact size ; On-board Wi-Fi

Gaming performance not impressive

Feb, 2012

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Zotac ZBOX ID80-plus a very good purchase!


Zotac product is doing exactly what I purchased it for. I am able to watch movies and TV shows using XBMC software. I am very satisfied and even though I am not very good with computers, it was easy to upload Windows 7 using a USB key (with some...

Mar, 2013

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Not easy to install


I was unable to install an OS on this. It doesn't boot off a USB stick. So i bought a USB DVD and it read the DVD but then it said it needs drivers for the DVD ROM. When you click on Browse it didn't see the DVD so i couldn't install drivers.Not really...

Jan, 2013

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Everything was working when I first got it, but after updating the BIOS and reinstalling windows7, it won't boot. Returned for refund.

small, low power consumption, cheap ; XBMC streaming 1080p mkv wirelessly without issue ; comes with VESA mount and a USB IR receiver that works with my harmony remote as MCE keyboard ; quick boot with SSD installed

this box runs very hot! it even makes my SSD hot after 15min of watching video ; case and remote feel kinda cheap, plus the case attract fingerprints ; AHCI mode didn't work for my Intel SSD, only IDE mode worked ; i hate LED light on HTPC. You can...

Aug, 2012

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Freakin Awesome


When I installed first thing I did was set CPU fan speed to 100% in BIOS, sure it makes it more noisy (no more noisy then a graphics card fan at 70% speed) but it keeps it better cooled. Then ran Memtest and tested all the RAM for hours. USB 3.0 ports...

Very small, works great as a small computer with a tiny energy footprint for a media server and file server that I leave on 24/7. Popped in 2x2gb Mushkin ram sticks, used external DVD drive to install windows 7 64 Ultimate. Installed everything I need...

Blue light ring ; Remote uses CR2032 batteries, though they are included ; Remote buttons and overall size is tiny

May, 2012

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BIOS problems!


Do your research on BIOS problems. I wish I would have done it before getting this device. You will see that a lot of people are having the same issues I mentioned above. Apparently, there was a BIOS update, but it didn't fix any problems so they...

1. Small form factor ; 2. Silent ; 3. Higher video performance compared to other Atom processor systems ; 4. It can be mounted onto the backside of wall-mounted TV (I used some double sided tape and string to fasten it to the TV, so it's hidden from view)

1. BIOS problems ; Sleep/suspend does not work well (it works intermittently) ; Fan stays on after shutting down the computer, so I need to manually pull out the power cord ; System does not turn right back on after shutting down. I need to wait 1-3...

May, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:Intel HDA
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y


Chassis type:Desktop / Nettop / SFF
Color of product:Black / Black, White
On/Off switch: Yes
Product type:Mini PC barebone


Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.5
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA Geforce GT 520
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics:GeForce GT 520M
Graphics adapter:GeForce GT 520M
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:512
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:640
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated


Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM
Number of Memory Slots:1 / 2
Supported memory clock speeds:1066
Supported memory types:DDR3-SDRAM


Chipset:Intel NM10 / Intel NM10 Express
Compatible processor series:Atom
Motherboard chipset:Intel NM10 / Intel NM10 Express
Number of processors supported:1
Processor socket:BGA559
Supported processor frequency (max):2.13


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
Internal modem: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
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

Built-in camera: No
Built-in subwoofer: No
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP / Vista / 7, Linux / Windows XP / Vista / 7\nLinux / Windows XP, Vista, 7, Linux
Dimensions (WxDxH):13.3 x 9.65 x 2.91 / 7.4 x 7.4 x 1.73
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Form Factor:mini-PC / Nettop
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Internal memory:2
Mac compatibility: No
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Number of processors installed:1
Number of products included:1
Power Requirements:100-240V / DC 19V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
TV tuner integrated: No
Wireless Technology:WiFi

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included: Yes
Display included: No
Handheld remote control: Yes
Keyboard supplied: No
Mouse included: No
Quick start guide: Yes


Audio output channels:7.1
Chipset:Intel NM10
Motherboard chipset:Intel NM10
Product type:Mini 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
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel NM10 / Intel NM10 Express
Compatible processor series:Atom
Conflict Free processor:N
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:1
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:4
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):6.4
Memory channels supported by processor:Single
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
Number of processors supported:1
Processor:Atom D2700 / D2700
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Cedarview
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:2.13
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:D2700
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Atom D2700 series
Processor socket:BGA559
Processor threads:4
Supported processor frequency (max):2.13
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit: 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: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
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 Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
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: 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® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:59683
Processor code:SR0D9
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Operating system installed: No


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives supported:1
Optical Drive Type: No
Storage drive interface:SATA, Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Storage drive sizes supported:2.5
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.73 / 7.4
Height:1.73 / 7.4