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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

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Tjunction
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Storage Drives Supported
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
ESATA Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
Number of 2.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio Output Channels
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
UART
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Packaging Content
Manual
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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…

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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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