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Zotac ZBOX CI520 nano

Zotac ZBOX CI520 Nano 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.5GHz

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.5GHz Nettop Oct 2014
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Enjoy quiet computing in a palm-sized form factor with the ZOTAC ZBOX CI520 nano series mini-PC. The ZOTAC ZBOX CI520 nano series mini-PC features a special passive-cooled chassis that eliminates... More
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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Four SATA Connectorss

The ZBOX CI520 nano has more SATA connectorss than most of the few processor core computers that were released around the same time as the ZBOX CI520 nano. This PC is a four SATA connector desktop computer compared to most of the personal computers that are a comparable age to the ZBOX CI520 nano which only have between two and three SATA connectorss.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other personal computers of this spec and age that we have assessed, the ZBOX CI520 nano's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec computers that were released more than two years ago is 1.6GB.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many computers that have been available for more than two years.

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Zotac Has Good Personal Computer Reviews

Zotac few processor core computers have good ratings on average and across all PCs Zotac is one of the better rated manufacturers.

L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on desktop computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The ZBOX CI520 nano has a newer internal memory type than most few processor core computers that came out more than two years ago. This PC has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most few processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the best internal memory type amongst all few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the ZBOX CI520 nano.

A DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is the worst internal memory type amongst similar types of computer.

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Supports Three Compatible Memory Cards

The Zotac ZBOX CI520 nano has a greater number of compatible memory card than most comparable spec PCs that have been around for more than two years. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBOX CI520 nano. The compatible memory cards "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this desktop computer.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The ZBOX CI520 nano is a four USB 3.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other desktop 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 ZBOX CI520 nano has a better audio output than most computers of a similar age and spec to it. This computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, whereas most personal computers of a similar age and spec to it have a 5.1 audio output channel.

This PC's audio output (7.1) is in fact the best audio output across all computers of a similar age and type to the ZBOX CI520 nano.

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

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 850 megahertz, the ZBOX CI520 nano has a very slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec PCs that were released more than two years ago is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

When compared to other personal computers that came out around the same time as the ZBOX CI520 nano that we have checked, the Zotac ZBOX CI520 nano's max internal memory supported processor of only 16 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest max internal memory supported processor of few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Zotac ZBOX CI520 nano has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been available for more than two years. Across all the few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 800MHz.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

The ZBOX CI520 nano has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.5 gigahertz) amongst few processor core computers of this age. Across all the few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the ZBOX CI520 nano the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.9GHz.

If this few processor core PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE[plb_2559789_price] (1.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the ZBOX CI520 nano is more than most personal computers of this age and type. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 1x SO-DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The ZBOX CI520 nano has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the ZBOX CI520 nano. The smallest maximum internal memory of few processor core computers that are a similar age to the ZBOX CI520 nano is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The ZBOX CI520 nano is a two USB 2.0 port personal computer. Most of the other desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the ZBOX CI520 nano have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.

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Only One DisplayPort

The Zotac ZBOX CI520 nano is a one DisplayPort computer.

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1 Other reason to consider the Zotac ZBOX CI520 nano

Released Over Two Years Ago

This personal computer has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

Features
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Tjunction
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Ergonomics
Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
ESATA Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
Design
Chassis Type
2.5" Bay
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 Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Idle States
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Display
Power
Weight & Dimensions
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Packaging Content
Manual
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 11 September 2014 by Louis R.
(Verified Purchase)

Turned it on with a USB thumb drive with a Ubuntu 14.04 ISO plugged in and it booted immediately. Fast install thanks to the SSD. The wireless in the specs say just 802.11ac, but it supports... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ci520n, ci520na, ci520nan, ci520nano, zotac 4020, zotac 4020y, zotac zboxnanoci520, zotac zboxnanoci520b, zotac zboxnanoci520be
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