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Zotac ZBOXPI320W2B 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 32GB Flash

vrworld.com Silver hardwareheaven.com Value Award thessdreview.com Innovation Award Bjorn3d.com Seal of Approval daveplays.co.uk Silver Award
4 Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB Oct 2015
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Bring the power of a PC in your pocket with the tiny ZOTAC ZBOX PI320 with Windows 10 Home. Powered by a quad-core Intel Atom processor and pre-installed with Windows, this mini PC delivers a... More
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16 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

Amongst personal computers that have been around for more than a year, this Zotac PC is one of the most awarded by experts.

Two expert review sites endorsed this computer. The reviewer at Hardwareheaven.com gave this personal computer a "Value Award" and decided it was good value for money and it received a "Silver" award from Vrworld.com who said it was very good.

The writers at three additional expert review sites all thought that this desktop computer was good. This computer received a "Technical Award" from Hardwareluxx.de, it received a "Work Award" from Tweaks.pl and Benchmark.pl gave it a "Great Ergonomics" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

Based on seven expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, altomdata.dk, 01net.com and tbreak.ae this medium processor core personal computer has an average expert rating of 75 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 9 user reviews the average user rating of this medium processor core personal computer is 87%.

Good Value for Money

Hardwareheaven.com highlighted in their review that this Zotac desktop computer was good value for money.

Good Size

Some people who reviewed this PC concluded that it was compact. Steve_m said “It is very small and compact which was what I wanted to stream to a TV” in their Zotac ZBOX PI320 review. Two years ago expert website Hardwareheaven.com wrote “A few years ago Zotac launched their Zbox range of systems, designed to pack as much performance into a compact chassis as possible” in their review.

Good Product Quality

One Zotac ZBOX PI320 owner who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Baby Dave :-) wrote in their review on Amazon “The quality is perfect”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer said in their reviews that this PC was quiet. Expert review site Tbreak.ae said “The PI320 makes a great (and silent) multimedia box or a simple PC you can tuck away in your house o”.

Nice Design

One person said in their reviews that this PC was good looking. Hardwareheaven.com said “Recently branched out into some more stylish casing with the O”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Easy to Use

One person reckoned that the Zotac ZBOX PI320 was easy to setup. Baby Dave :-) wrote “The only noticeable difference was after setting up the network locations to a NAS (WDMyCloud)” in their review of the Zotac ZBOX PI320 and gave the product an excellent review.

Zotac Desktop Computers Have Good Reviews

Zotac medium processor core PCs have good reviews on average and across all desktop computers Zotac is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Flash Storage Medium

The ZBOX PI320 has a Flash storage medium which is faster than most medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. Flash Drives 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. The best storage speed of all personal computers of this age and type is SSD and the worst is HDD.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The ZBOX PI320 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as it. Across all personal computers of a similar age and spec to the ZBOX PI320 the internal memory type ranges from DDR3-SDRAM to DDR4-SDRAM.

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Narrow

Across all the medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBOX PI320 the widths range from 33mm to 510mm. With a width of only 115.5 millimeters, the Zotac ZBOX PI320 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other similar spec computers that were released around the same time as the ZBOX PI320.

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Shallow

Across all the PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBOX PI320 the depths range from 31mm to 590mm. With a depth of only 66 millimeters, the ZBOX PI320 is very shallow compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the ZBOX PI320.

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Short

The ZBOX PI320 is very short (only 19 millimeters) compared to most of the other personal computers that were released more than a year ago. The average height of computers of this age and spec is 290mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One Zotac ZBOX PI320 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it did not have network functionality. Baby Dave :-) wrote in their review of the Zotac ZBOX PI320 on Amazon “It was clear that the network speed isn't up to par”.

Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of only 10.6 gigabytes per second, the ZBOX PI320 has a very slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ZBOX PI320. Across all the medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBOX PI320 the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s.

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Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

At only 2 gigabytes, the ZBOX PI320 has a very small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBOX PI320. The max internal memory supported processors of computers that have been available for around the same time as the ZBOX PI320 range from 2GB to 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 64GB.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 311 megahertz, the ZBOX PI320 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the ZBOX PI320. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of similar spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the ZBOX PI320 range from 310MHz to 850MHz.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

Across all the comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBOX PI320 the on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies range from 640MHz to 1,100MHz. At only 646 megahertz, the Zotac ZBOX PI320 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the ZBOX PI320.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other medium processor core PCs that were released more than a year ago that we have checked, the total storage capacity of the ZBOX PI320 of only 32 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the ZBOX PI320 is 4GB and the biggest is 3.6TB.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor core PCs that have been around for more than a year is 8GB. With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the ZBOX PI320 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the ZBOX PI320.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other medium processor core PCs that have been available for more than a year that we have assessed the processor clock speed of, the ZBOX PI320's processor clock speed of only 1.33 gigahertz is one of the slowest. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the ZBOX PI320 range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of personal computers that are a similar age to the ZBOX PI320 is 3.6GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz. The ZBOX PI320 has one of the slowest maximum turbo frequencies (only 1.83 gigahertz) amongst computers of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other PCs of this age and type, the Zotac ZBOX PI320's maximum internal memory of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The average maximum internal memory of similar spec PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBOX PI320 is 32GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 520GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

When compared to other personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the ZBOX PI320 that we have checked the memory clock speed of, the ZBOX PI320's memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest. The average memory clock speed of medium processor core PCs that were released one year ago is 1,700MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the ZBOX PI320 range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the ZBOX PI320 has one of the smallest processor caches amongst computers of this age.

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Only Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Zotac ZBOX PI320 is a three USB 2.0 port PC.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Zotac ZBOX PI320 is a four processor thread computer. Most of the other PCs of this type and age have between four and seven processor threads.

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1 Other reason to consider the Zotac ZBOX PI320

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Zotac released the ZBOX PI320.

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11 Awards

benchmark.pl Great Ergonomics tweaks.pl Work Award vrworld.com Silver hardwareheaven.com Value Award thessdreview.com Innovation Award Bjorn3d.com Seal of Approval hardware.info Gold Award hardwareluxx.de Technical Award hardwareluxx.ru Technical Award daveplays.co.uk Silver Award pcfoster.pl Recommended

Expert Reviews

(27)
16 July 2015

The Zotac Zbox Pico PI320 is one of the tiniest small-form-factor computers we've seen. This pocket-size PC easy on the wallet, but performance limitations are part of the bargain...

16 December 2014

So, here we are again at the end of another review. Just like the CI320 review, the benchmarks haven't painted a pretty picture for the PI320, but that's mainly because our system review...

30 November 2014

The results of the benchmarks place the ZOTAC PI320 as a machine that can handle basic work tasks, such as running Microsoft Office applications and web browsing as well as being a good...

Daveplays.co.uk

28 November 2014

The Zotac Zbox Pico is basically the hardware from a Windows tablet put into a small form-factor. It lacks some performance but it still is a full PC that fits in your pocket! Who cannot love...

Bjorn3d.com

17 November 2014

There is no shortage of use case scenarios for a PC as tiny and quiet as the ZBOX Pico. It can be a HD playback machine for your TV; a simple workhorse for homes, schools and offices; an emergency...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 5 November 2014 by Christopher T.
(Verified Purchase)

Ignore the other whiny reviewer who gave it a 1 start because of a manual.. Mine didn't come with a manual either, who cares.. the PDF is available on their website. Thats like rating the board a... Read more…

Reviewed 9 April 2015 by George D.

I'm surprised the first review doesn't complain about having to download updates...

Reviewed 8 June 2015 by Wayne Y.

Ignore the reviews about this board having no manual. You can get the full manual from the included DVD, or from the ASUS website. It does come with a quick start guide to get you up and running...

Reviewed 28 July 2015 by Randy L.
(Verified Purchase)

Well Asus, I did exactly what you suggested. I RMA'd your board for a refund. I always thought the horror stories I heard about Asus TS were exaggerated but Asus proved me they weren't...

Reviewed 14 October 2015 by Anton C.

Board is very good and I would buy it again but now I am curious if Z10PE-D16 WS was a better choice. I have been using it for a few months and it works great. It does take some time to post but I... Read more…

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This board can boot off the M.2 pretty easily, no need to go through crazy set ups in bios. Just need a bios update and a UEFI Ver. of Windows
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PCIE Slots are very close to each other so if you have 2 cards with backplates like MSI 980 Ti 6g (Which is what I have) the fan of adjacent card hits the backplate ever so slightly but it is noticeab
The m.2 drive screw is waaaay too short, I was not able to use it to fasten the Samsung ms 951 SSD, back of the SSD was hitting one of the capacitors on the board.
M.2 location is also pretty bad, if you will be using video cards that do not discharge air from the back, like pretty much every single none reference card nowadays, cards will make M.2 drive heat up
The boot process is a little slow but who cares. I also couldn't configure sata as a hardware raid and as a single AHCI boot drive. It seems its either one or the other. Not a big deal for me as softw
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers zotac ddr3, zotac z3735, zotac ddr3l, zotac z3735f, zotac zboxpi320w2, zotac zboxpi320w2b
Barcodes 00809185833966, 00816264016042, 04895173607721, 04895173607738
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