When size does matter, the ZOTAC ZBOX CI329 nano Mini PC is your friend
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.
|CPU||Intel Celeron N4100 (4C/4T up to 2.4 GHz)|
|RAM||2 x DDR4-2400 SODIMM (Up to 8GB)|
|GPU||Intel UHD Graphics 600|
|Storage||Support for 1 x 2.5″ SATA3|
|Connectivity||Dual 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
|Display||1 x HDMI 2.0 ([email protected])|
1 x Display Port 1.2 ([email protected])
1 x VGA ([email protected])
|Audio||1 x 3.5mm in|
1 x 3.5mm out
|Dimensions||127.8 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.