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Zotac ZBOXEI730U 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz

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4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz USFF Apr 2014
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User Reviews Are Average

Owners have rated this computer on average 77 out of 100.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of personal computers that are a comparable age to the ZBOX EI730 is 1GB, the biggest is 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.5GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 1.74 gigabytes, the ZBOX EI730 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.

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Zotac Has Good Reviews for Its Desktop Computers

On average Zotac medium processor core PCs have good reviews as do all PCs built by Zotac.

11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many comparable spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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Two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports

The ZBOX EI730 has more Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports than most of the medium processor core PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBOX EI730. This personal computer is a two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port personal computer compared to most of the medium processor core PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ZBOX EI730 which only have one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The ZBOX EI730 has a newer internal memory type than most comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to it. This computer has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most personal computers of this age and spec have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. The best internal memory type of all computers of a similar spec and age to the ZBOX EI730 is DDR4-SDRAM and the worst is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Has One Cable Included

The ZBOX EI730 has a greater number of included cables than most comparable spec personal computers that came out more than two years ago. This desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBOX EI730.

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Very Shallow

The ZBOX EI730 is fairly shallow (only 188 millimeters) compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and type to the ZBOX EI730. Medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBOX EI730 have depths of between 33mm and 690mm, and the average depth is 350mm.

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Very Short

At only 51 millimeters, the ZBOX EI730 is quite short compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBOX EI730. The average height of PCs of this spec and age is 280mm, and the heights range from 19mm to 3,400mm.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other similar spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the ZBOX EI730 that we have assessed, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the Zotac ZBOX EI730 of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of personal computers of this type and age is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 690MHz.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Zotac ZBOX EI730 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The slowest processor clock speed of computers of a similar type and age to the ZBOX EI730 is 1GHz, the fastest is 4.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the P420 E85+ (3GHz and higher rated), or the Esprimo P420 (3.1GHz and higher rated) both from Fujitsu or the DELL OptiPlex 3030 ($842.99) (3GHz and higher rated).

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 4 megabytes, the Zotac ZBOX EI730 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. The average processor cache of desktop computers that were released around the same time as the ZBOX EI730 is 6.8MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of personal computers of a comparable type and age to the ZBOX EI730 range from 2GB to 260GB. The ZBOX EI730 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBOX EI730.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The ZBOX EI730 is a four processor thread desktop computer. Most of the other PCs of this age and type have between four and seven processor threads.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3.2 gigahertz, the Zotac ZBOX EI730 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst desktop computers of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of similar spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago is 3.6GHz.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Zotac released the ZBOX EI730.

Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
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System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Compatible Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Interface
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
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
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Operating System
Networking
Bluetooth Version
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Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
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HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
Processor Code
Scalability
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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Weight & Dimensions
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Cable Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Interface Adapter
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(5)
4 November 2014

Another day, another ZBOX but then again, not quite!  The ZOTAC ZBOX E1730 PLUS on paper is an impressive system and given the 200x200x60mm dimensions; you can't expect world record performance,...

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Beautiful design
Plenty of power for its intended purpose
Plenty of USB 3.0 ports
Option to mount on VESA mount monitors is a nice feature
Kompaktowe rozmiary
Not the cheapest solution on the market
No native HDMI support (only through HDMIDVI adapter)
Lack of availability in the UKUS market
Much more viable options available on the market such as AMD F 2
Nieco wysoka cena
17 June 2014

Zotac ZBOX EI730 by? dla mnie bardzo du?ym zaskoczeniem, oczywi?cie w pozytywnym znaczeniu. Opakowanie wydajnego komputera do gier w obudow? niewiele wi?ksz? od routera czy dekodera telewizji...

24 March 2014

Typowy mini-PC to tak naprawd? laptop bez wy?wietlacza, wbudowanego akumulatora i klawiatury. Ma to zalety: taki komputer pobiera bardzo ma?o energii elektrycznej, gdy? jest wyposa?ony w... Read more…

12 December 2014

Die PC-Skelette gibt?s in vielerlei Farben und Formen, bestehen mindestens aus Gehäuse und Mainboard samt Anschlüssen. Auch ein Prozessor ist schon mal fest verlötet. Die gesamte Bandbreite der... Read more…

Beautiful design
Plenty of power for its intended purpose
Plenty of USB 3.0 ports
Option to mount on VESA mount monitors is a nice feature
Not the cheapest solution on the market
No native HDMI support (only through HDMIDVI adapter)
Lack of availability in the UKUS market
Much more viable options available on the market such as AMD F 2
31 March 2014

Die ZOTAC ZBOX EI730 Plus ist einer der leistungsfähigsten Mini-PCs, die wir bislang auf den Prüfstand stellen konnten. Der verbaute "Haswell"-Prozessor ist für den Alltags-Betrieb mehr als...

User Reviews

(567)
Reviewed 18 August 2011 by Christopher B.
(Verified Purchase)

The the reviewer below that claimed it was complex, it's not. Download the "OCZ tools" and wait for the software to discover the drive. Hit update, twiddle your thumbs for 10-15 sec, presto. The... Read more…

Reviewed 4 May 2011 by Faheem H.

I am a software developer and the product that I work on takes around 28 minutes to compile. I compile the product around 4-5 times a day on an average. Sometimes it's a lot more. I upgraded my... Read more…

Reviewed 10 April 2011 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

If you use an Intel SATA adaptor as most recommend, do not forget the Intel Rapid Storage Driver and seek out a SSD tweak guide for other stuff like turning off defrag and indexing if you are... Read more…

Reviewed 20 June 2011 by Theodore H.
(Verified Purchase)

Remember, if you want to get the most out of your SSD, put the drive in AHCI mode BEFORE INSTALLING WINDOWS. Then when Windows is installed, disable Prefetch, Superfetch and the scheduled defrag.... Read more…

Reviewed 26 May 2011 by Michal B.
(Verified Purchase)

Not going to buy OCZ again. Two drives ever, both failed...

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