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Zotac ZBOXOI520U 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz

Bjorn3d.com Golden Bear Award vortez.net Creative Award hothardware.com Approved play3r.net Gold HEXUS.net Innovation
2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz Small Desktop Aug 2014
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Express your individuality with the ZBOX Sphere OI520 series mini-PC from ZOTAC. The ZOTAC ZBOX Sphere OI520 series mini-PC features a sleek and stylish orb shape that's unique yet functional for... More
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Zotac ZBox Sphere Oi520 Series Review

9 Reasons For

Nine Industry Awards

This few processor core computer is one of the most awarded of all the PCs of this spec and age.

This desktop computer received a "Gold" from Cowcotland.com, Bjorn3d.com and Play3r.net all of whom decided that this computer was terrific.

The editor of HEXUS.net decided that this personal computer was pioneering and gave it their "Innovation Award".

The editors of three more expert review sites all concluded that this few processor core computer was good. Hothardware.com and Ginjfo.com both gave this Zotac desktop computer an "Approved" award and 01net.com gave it a "5 Star" award.

Komputerswiat.pl gave this personal computer a "Best Product" award and it received a "Creative Award" from Vortez.net.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on sixteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and PC Mag the average expert rating of this few processor core computer is 82 out of 100.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many few processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the ZBOX OI520 is 1.5GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 2GB. The Zotac ZBOX OI520 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and type to the ZBOX OI520.

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Zotac Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

Zotac is one of the superior personal computer brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Zotac also has good ratings for its few processor core personal computers.

L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on few processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The ZBOX OI520 has a newer internal memory type than most desktop computers of this age and type. This personal computer has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

This PC's internal memory type (DDR3L-SDRAM) is in fact the best internal memory type amongst all computers of a comparable type and age to the ZBOX OI520.

Amongst similar types of PC the worst internal memory type is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Has One Cable Included

The Zotac ZBOX OI520 has a greater number of included cables than most few processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it. This personal computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBOX OI520.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the ZBOX OI520 is more than most desktop computers of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this computer.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the ZBOX OI520 has a fairly small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other computers that have been available for around the same time as the ZBOX OI520. Across all the few processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBOX OI520 the max internal memory supported processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The ZBOX OI520 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the ZBOX OI520. Across all the 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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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Few processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 790MHz and 1,200MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Zotac ZBOX OI520 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

The ZBOX OI520 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec. The average processor clock speed of few processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago is 2.8GHz.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of desktop computers that have been on the market for more than two years is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 4.1GHz. At only 2.6 gigahertz, the Zotac ZBOX OI520 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that were released around the same time as the ZBOX OI520.

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Only Three USB 2.0 Ports

The ZBOX OI520 is a three USB 2.0 port computer.

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Only One DisplayPort

The Zotac ZBOX OI520 is a one DisplayPort PC.

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1 Other reason to consider the Zotac ZBOX OI520

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Zotac released the ZBOX OI520.

Specification

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Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
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Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
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Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory
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Compatible Memory Card
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Hard Drive Interface
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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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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Networking
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
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Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
DVI 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
Product Type
Processor Special Features
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
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

11 Awards

cowcotland.com Gold ginjfo.com Approved Bjorn3d.com Golden Bear Award hardware.info Silver Award vortez.net Creative Award 01net.com 5 Star hothardware.com Approved play3r.net Gold bloghtpc.com Recommended komputerswiat.pl Best Product HEXUS.net Innovation

Expert Reviews

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10 January 2015

First off let's talk about the design. Having a spherical shaped PC was always going to be tricky to pull off due to the fact the vast majority of components found in a PC are angular....

Vortez.net

2 December 2014

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve out a nice niche for itself. From humble beginnings, i.e. cheap Atom- and Brazos-powered... Read more…

30 October 2014

The Zotac ZBOX OI520 is definitely an oddly designed mini-pc, but it is fairly powerful and a good buy. Just one suggestion, If you are buying this model then do ensure that you buy an extra 4 GB... Read more…

9 October 2014

The ZBOX Sphere is by no means an unobtrusive device - the glowing blue ring around its equator pretty much rules out keeping it in a bedroom or sitting it on a TV stand to serve as an HTPC. This...

18 September 2014

The ZBox Sphere is an inexpensive barebones mini PC that comes in a striking semi-spherical form factor. It's no powerhouse, but still carries a reasonable specification that means it's more than...

17 September 2014

We liked The ZBox Sphere looks a lot better than the average mini PC. The design is definitely unconventional, it won't look out of place in the living room, and guests will probably ask you what...

5 September 2014

All things considered, the Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 can best be summed up as an interesting addition to any living room, especially if what you are looking for is a HTPC or if your intention is to...

26 August 2014

This good-looking small-form-factor system has enough power to handle a wide variety of general computing tasks, and it's got an accessible interior despite its odd, spherical shape. It's...

28 July 2014

The Zotac Zbox Sphere OI520 Plus is an ultra-small desktop PC with an attractively small price, and a design that will turn heads...

Whimsical and spherical, this unique micro-PC lets you let your geek flag fly. Plus, our preconfigured test model delivered decent performance for productivity and light media creation. Read More?...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers zotac ddr3, zotac ddr3l, zotac i54200, zotac i54200u, zotac zboxoi520, zotac ddr3l1600, zotac zboxoi520p, zotac zboxoi520u, zotac zboxoi520pu
Barcodes 00012304338383, 00014444447352, 00584317468567, 00665708758501, 00782386508096, 00782386509741, 00791559248363, 00802707112112, 00804892190586, 04895173603846
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