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Zotac ZBOX CI520 nano

Zotac ZBOX CI520 Nano 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 64GB SSD

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.5GHz 4GB Jun 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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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the ZBOX CI520 nano that we have assessed, the Zotac ZBOX CI520 nano's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Comparable spec PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory 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 the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on few processor core computers that came out more than two years ago.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Zotac ZBOX CI520 nano is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer.

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Good Brand

On average Zotac few processor core computers have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all personal computers manufactured by Zotac.

SSD Storage Medium

The ZBOX CI520 nano has a faster storage speed than most PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This desktop computer has an SSD storage medium, whereas most desktop computers that are a similar age to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) 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.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage speed across all few processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBOX CI520 nano.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed across similar types of personal computer.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

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

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The ZBOX CI520 nano has a newer internal memory type than most comparable spec personal computers that were launched more than two years ago. This computer has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most desktop computers that were released more than two years ago have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

This personal computer's internal memory type (DDR3L-SDRAM) is in fact the best internal memory type across all few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the ZBOX CI520 nano.

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

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Supports Three Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the ZBOX CI520 nano is more than most few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as it. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by few processor core computers that have been on the market for more than two years. The compatible memory cards "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this personal computer.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Zotac ZBOX CI520 nano is a four USB 3.0 port computer.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The Zotac ZBOX CI520 nano has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than most computers of a similar spec and age to it. Most few processor core computers that are a similar age to it have a 5.1 audio output channel.

A 7.1 audio output channel is in fact the best audio output amongst all few processor core computers that have been available for more than two years.

Amongst similar types of PC the worst audio output is 5.1.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the ZBOX CI520 nano is more than most few processor core computers that have been around for more than two years. This computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on few processor core computers that are a similar age to the ZBOX CI520 nano.

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Narrow

The ZBOX CI520 nano is quite narrow (only 127 millimeters) compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec. The narrowest few processor core PC that is a similar age to the ZBOX CI520 nano is 3.4mm wide and the widest is 390mm.

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Very Shallow

With a depth of only 45 millimeters, the ZBOX CI520 nano is quite shallow compared to most of the other similar spec computers that came out more than two years ago. Personal computers of a similar age and type to the ZBOX CI520 nano have depths of between 27mm and 460mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other personal computers of this age and spec that we have checked, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the ZBOX CI520 nano of only 850 megahertz is one of the slowest. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the ZBOX CI520 nano is 1,100MHz.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

Personal computers of this age and type have max internal memory supported processors of between 4GB and 32GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the ZBOX CI520 nano has a fairly small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBOX CI520 nano range from 200MHz to 800MHz. The Zotac ZBOX CI520 nano has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of personal computers of this type and age is 560GB. When compared to other few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago, the total storage capacity of the ZBOX CI520 nano of only 64 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of similar spec PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1GHz, the fastest is 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.9GHz. At only 1.5 gigahertz, the Zotac ZBOX CI520 nano has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Zotac ZBOX CI520 nano is more than most comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to it. 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 personal computer.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The ZBOX CI520 nano has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age. Personal computers that are a similar age to the ZBOX CI520 nano have maximum internal memory of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 16GB.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The ZBOX CI520 nano is a two USB 2.0 port computer. Most of the other few processor core computers that have been around for more than two years have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.

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Only One DisplayPort

The ZBOX CI520 nano is a one DisplayPort desktop computer.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Zotac ZBOX CI520 nano

Released Over Two Years Ago

Zotac released the ZBOX CI520 nano over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the ZBOX CI520 nano has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been available for more than two years.

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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
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
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
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
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Package Width
Package Depth
Package Height
Packaging Content
Drivers Included
Manual
Cables Included
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, ci520nanop, zotac i34020, zotac i34020y, zotac zboxci520, zotac zboxci520n, zotac zboxci520na, zotac zboxci520nan, zotac zboxci520nano, zotac zboxci520nanop, zotac zboxci520nanopu
Barcodes 00816264014888, 00846829952874, 04895173604584, 08162640148886
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