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Zotac ZBOX BI320 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB 64GB SSD

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2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB Sep 2014
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Experience a rich multimedia experience with the energy-efficient ZOTAC ZBOX BI320 series mini-PCs. Powered by an energy-sipping dual-core Intel Celeron processor, the ZOTAC ZBOX BI320 delivers a... More
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Zotac Desktop Computers Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,164 owner and expert reviews for Zotac computers and found that on average Zotac has good ratings. We also found that Zotac has good ratings specifically for its few processor core personal computers.

Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most few processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBOX BI320 have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Zotac ZBOX BI320 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Zotac ZBOX BI320 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most desktop computers of a similar type and age to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.

This personal computer's storage speed (SSD) is in fact the best storage speed across all personal computers of this age and spec.

The worst storage speed across comparable types of personal computer is HDD.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Zotac ZBOX BI320 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most similar spec computers that were released more than two years ago. Most few processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type is actually the best internal memory type amongst all PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBOX BI320.

Amongst comparable types of desktop computer the worst internal memory type is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The ZBOX BI320 is a four USB 3.0 port computer. Most of the other computers of this type and age have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The Zotac ZBOX BI320 has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than most few processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most few processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago have a 5.1 audio output channel.

This PC's audio output (7.1) is in fact the best audio output across all few processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the ZBOX BI320.

Across comparable types of PC the worst audio output is 5.1.

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Has One Cable Included

The ZBOX BI320 has a greater number of included cables than most similar spec desktop computers that have been around for more than two years. This personal computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on computers of this age and spec.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Zotac ZBOX BI320 has a greater number of memory slots than most computers of a comparable age and spec to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this Zotac computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this computer.

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Shallow

Across all the similar spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the ZBOX BI320 the depths range from 33mm to 460mm, and the average depth is 280mm. The ZBOX BI320 is very shallow (only 44 millimeters) compared to most of the other PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The ZBOX BI320 has a quite small max internal memory supported processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years. Across all the similar spec computers that were released more than two years ago the max internal memory supported processors range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 28GB.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the ZBOX BI320 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst comparable spec computers of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of computers of a comparable type and age to the ZBOX BI320 is 360MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 800MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Zotac ZBOX BI320 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and spec to the ZBOX BI320. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of PCs of this age and spec range from 790MHz to 1,200MHz.

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Only Two SATA III Connectors

Most desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the ZBOX BI320 have between two and three SATA III connectors, including the Zotac ZBOX BI320 which has two SATA III connectors.

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Only Two SATA Connectorss

The Zotac ZBOX BI320 is a two SATA connector PC. Most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBOX BI320 have between two and three SATA connectorss.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the personal computers of a comparable age and type to the ZBOX BI320 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the ZBOX BI320 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the ZBOX BI320.

If this few processor core computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP ProDesk 400 G1 (4GB).

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the few processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years the total storage capacity range from 4GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 560GB. At only 64 gigabytes, the Zotac ZBOX BI320 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBOX BI320.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The ZBOX BI320 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been available for around the same time as the ZBOX BI320. The processor clock speeds of desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the ZBOX BI320 range from 1GHz to 3.9GHz.

If you would prefer a desktop computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE (1.6GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Only Supports Seven Compatible Memory Cards

The ZBOX BI320 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most few processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by few processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the ZBOX BI320. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MMC", "MS PRO", "SDHC", "SDXC" and "xD" are also supported by this personal computer.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Zotac ZBOX BI320 is a two processor thread desktop computer. Most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the ZBOX BI320 have between one and seven processor threads.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The ZBOX BI320 has a fairly small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBOX BI320. The smallest processor cache of personal computers that were released more than two years ago is 0.51MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 16,384 megabytes, the Zotac ZBOX BI320 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBOX BI320. Computers that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memory of between 8.1GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 29GB.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The ZBOX BI320 is a two USB 2.0 port PC. Most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the ZBOX BI320 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.

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1 Other reason to consider the Zotac ZBOX BI320

Released Over Two Years Ago

Zotac released the ZBOX BI320 over two years ago.

Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Model
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Processor Series
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Tjunction
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Compatible Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Language
Networking
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio Output Channel
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Width
Packaging Depth
Packaging Height
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(3)
28 October 2014

Overall the Zotac ZBOX-BI320-U-W2 is excellent. If one wants Windows it is a clear choice since it essentially makes the 64GB SSD and 2GB of RAM ?free?. While the base specs are not jaw dropping,...

14 November 2014

Importante: Las opiniones del autor son meramente personales, por lo cual el punto de vista individual es basado en experiencias adquiridas a través de otras revisiones, en un lapso de tiempo...

Hardwaremx.com

Heat distribution in burners is exceptionally even
Simmers at a steady temperature
Brings water to a boil quickly
Good for baking cakes and cookies
Heat distribution in oven is exceptionally even
Doesn't broil steak well
Difficult to see into oven
I would like to see the bands be interchangeable
No separate remote control
Limited HDMI inputs
8 November 2015

Der Energieverbrauch der Zotac ZBOX BI320 Plus liegt im Test bei nur 24,6 Watt unter Volllast. Auch die zahlreichen Anschlüsse für USB und Speicherkarten überzeugen. Dafür müssen Sie sich...

User Reviews

(15)
Reviewed 22 August 2014 by Anonymous

This is a very basic do-it-yourself barebones. Very easy to put together, It took me about 5-10 minutes to installing the OS from opening the box. It does not include 802.11 AC wifi as was listed... Read more…

Reviewed 18 September 2014 by Tianyi C.
(Verified Purchase)

The mini PC is designed for light workload computing. Office, Internet and other basic work is well within its ability and casual media entertainment is also fine (1080P included). But no big... Read more…

Reviewed 4 December 2014 by Leif R.
(Verified Purchase)

Great little desktop computer. I was hoping it would not require an OS reinstall (Ubuntu 14.04.1) onto the SSD, but it did. The previous install was for an x86-based laptop, so it's not surprising... Read more…

Reviewed 11 November 2014 by Nick C.
(Verified Purchase)

If you need wifi, you could always buy a USB adapter for about 10 dollars...

Reviewed 30 December 2014 by Jeffrey D.
(Verified Purchase)

Probably the best price vs. performance one can get for a Media/DVR/NAS/Seed box. Avoid Andorid/Chrome and no-expandable boxes for such activities since they are limited and painful to work with.... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers zotac ddr3l1600, zotac zboxbi320uw2
Barcodes 00816264013867, 00816264015137, 04895173604928, 04895173604966, 08162640151374
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