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Zotac ZBOX ID83

Zotac ZBOX ID83
alaScore 85

79 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of Zotac ZBOX ID83. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, 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 usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the price.

usability, size, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Zotac ZBOX ID83 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Zotac ZBOX ID83


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Zotac ZBOX ID83 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 People are impressed by the usability.


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

This summary is based on the products: Zotac ZBOX ID83 BE Micro Intel ® 2500 MHz , HD GRAPH. 4000 6 in 1 Card ReaderZotac ZBOX ID83 BE Micro Intel ® 2500 MHz , HD GRAPH. 4000 6 in 1 Card Reader

Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Zotac ZBOX ID83


alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Zotac ZBOX ID83 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the usability.


82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Zotac Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz Intel HM76 DDR3 Wi-Fi A&V&GbE Mini PC Barebone System ZBOX-ID83-UZotac Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz Intel HM76 DDR3 Wi-Fi A&V&GbE Mini PC Barebone System ZBOX-ID83-U

Dec, 2018

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Expert Review


Fluid video playback, Small, attractive design, Lots of I/O ports, including USB 3.0, Support for dual display output, Low power draw, Quiet under load

Slow hard drive (in Plus model), Limited graphics performance, Price doesn't include OS

The Zbox ID83 Plus has the network connectivity and I/O ports users crave today, and we’re glad to see USB 3.0 finally appearing in mini-PCs. If you can be happy within the limitations of Intel’s HD Graphics 4000, then the Third-Generation Core i3...

Jan, 2013

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Made the Mistake of buying 24 of these


Small form factor, I3 processor, relatively low price

COMPLETELY UNRELIABLE. I've had 4 fail in 6 months.... fail as in need to be RMA'd. A 15% failure rate in 6 months is the highest i've seen of anything, ever. They'll randomly go "red" and not boot. Noting this as one of the biggest mistakes in my IT...

Jan, 2014

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No complaints so far


I'm an IT tech for a label-making company, and I've been using these for our plant, and now even customer service. I just slap a 4gb stick of memory and a 64gb ssd in one of these and load an image. It takes a little under an hour to fully deploy one...

Small size, easily mounted to walls, monitors, etc... quite fast, easy to assemble, light, basically everything I need in a desktop computer

It's a bit flimsy/plastic

Dec, 2013

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small, fast with only 4gb ram and hybrid ssd, has a remote, 6 in 1 sd card reader, easy install of ram and hard drive, this replaced my 1.67 quad core 8gb ram, 1gb geforce video desktop, glad i purchased the ID83U


Dec, 2013

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Great Budget Media Server


For the price, you cant beat it. Handles everything I throw at it.

I have this hooked up to a 60'' TV via HDMI. I have 8GB RAM and a 7200 1TB internal laptop hard drive installed ; I can't tell you boot times, since I never turn it off. But it plays 1080 youtube on all browsers with no lag at all. 1080p movies though...

I have a logitec wireless keyboard/touchpad combo and it sometimes causes the mouse to lag. I tried using different USB ports, updating the drivers, changing the batteries, and nothing seems to work. It didnt do this on my old media server which was in...

Nov, 2013

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Excellent compact computer


Great little computer. I added Windows 8, 4gb ram and a Samsung 840 SSD. Very speeding for everyday use (no gaming). Added a external hard drive for music storage with a 3.0 usb connection. I'm not sure I needed some of the ports, such as the optical...

Size ; Flexibility

Layout ; Ports

May, 2013

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Zotac Zbox ID83 Barebone


I think it is worth it. This is my second unit and it works faultlessly. Highly recommended of space is an issue. Stick in a Samsung 840 SSD and 16GB of RAM and this system performs very well for my needs.

Still a high cost, but good space saving.

Jun, 2014

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Zotac Zbox ID83 Barebone


Small, fast, quiet. In the end I have a completely customised PC with a fairly up-to-date motherboard for reasonable price.

Even at a discounted price around £230 this is not exactly a bargain as it lacks a Drive, RAM and OS, but it is easy to set-up, even though I managed to locate the SSD in the slot without it making contact the first time around and the casing top is...

Nov, 2013

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Zotac Zbox ID83 Barebone


Very easy to open to install the parts not too noisy bundled remote

Driver software is on CD - but the unit doesn't have a CD player. A USB stick or memory card would be much better can't boot from SD card for some reason

Oct, 2013

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Zotac Zbox ID83 Barebone


Good build quality (better than the Revo) Runs near silent unless pushed hard Great as an htpc Easy to install ssd and ram Hd4000 graphics Cold to desktop in under 10 seconds (win 8 x64), best I've ever seen Analog audio Good selection of ports...

not as dinky as the Intel nuc, but cheaper and better in nearly every other respect) Ivy bridge, not Haswell Had an incompatibility with my LG 37" telly over hdmi. Sometimes the picture was just snow. Fairly sure it was just the telly since its old and...

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:7.1


Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
Product type:Mini PC barebone

Expansion Slots

PCI Express slots version:2.0


Graphics:HD Graphics 4000
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics 4000
Graphics adapter family:Intel
On-board graphics adapter: Yes


Maximum internal memory:16
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM
Number of Memory Slots:2
Supported memory clock speeds:1600
Supported memory types:DDR3-SDRAM


Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Number of processors supported:1
Processor socket:PGA988
Supported processor frequency (max):2.5


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / LAN, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):7.4 x 1.73 x 7.4 / 7.4 x 7.4 x 1.73
Number of processors installed:1
Number of products included:1
Power LED: Yes
Power Requirements:19V

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: Yes
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


Built-in processor: Yes
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
L2 cache:3
Number of processors supported:1
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel
Processor frequency:2.5
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:I3-3120M
Processor socket:PGA988
Processor threads:4
Supported processor frequency (max):2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y


Compatible operating systems:Windows 8/7/x86/x64 / Windows 8\nWindows 7 (x86/x64)
Operating system installed: No


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD
Number of storage drives supported:1
Storage drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage drive sizes supported:2.5

Weight & Dimensions