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When size does matter, the ZOTAC ZBOX CI329 nano Mini PC is your friend
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When size does matter, the ZOTAC ZBOX CI329 nano Mini PC is your friend

by Vyncent ChanMay 18, 2018
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Not everyone wants a full-sized desktop just to do everyday computing. Even ITX form factors may be too big for them. For those who are a lot less demanding on performance but want something small and quiet, there is the diminutive ZOTAC ZBOX CI329 nano Mini PC.

The tiny ZOTAC Mini PC has a footprint of less than 12.7 cm2, while being just 56.8mm tall. The quad-core Intel Celeron N4100 is passively cooled, so you get absolute silence. Throw in a 2.5″ SATA SSD and there won’t even be the hum of the hard disk motor. Support for up to 2 sticks of DDR4-2400 SODIMM allows you to open more Chrome tabs. Upgrading the RAM and storage is a tool-less affair too.

 

A myriad of connectivity options are available, with 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0 also available. This little PC actually bests many standard desktops too, with dual Gigabit LAN ports. All that is crammed into a chassis featuring a honeycomb pattern that prevents things from getting too dull.

ZOTAC ZBOX CI329 nano Specifications

CPUIntel Celeron N4100 (4C/4T up to 2.4 GHz)
RAM2 x DDR4-2400 SODIMM (Up to 8GB)
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 600
StorageSupport for 1 x 2.5″ SATA3
ConnectivityDual Gigabit Ethernet
1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.0 5 Gbps)
3 x USB 3.0 Type-A (1 x front, 2 x rear)
1 x USB 2.0
802.11ac WiFi
Bluetooth 5.0
Display1 x HDMI 2.0 ([email protected])
1 x Display Port 1.2 ([email protected])
1 x VGA ([email protected])
Audio1 x 3.5mm in
1 x 3.5mm out
Dimensions127.8 x 126.8 x 56.8 mm

Pokdepinion: Seems like a great option for a HTPC, no noise to distract from the multimedia experience, and its tiny enough to hide behind a TV too.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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