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Zotac ZBOX EI730
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Zotac ZBOX EI730 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz

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

On average, ZBOX EI730 owners rated this PC 77 out of 100.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on computers of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Zotac ZBOX EI730 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers that have been around for more than two years. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBOX EI730 is 1GB, the biggest is 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB.

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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 frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on desktop computers of this age and spec.

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Zotac PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Zotac PCs and also specifically for Zotac medium processor core personal computers and found that in both cases Zotac had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports

The Zotac ZBOX EI730 has more Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports than most of the PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBOX EI730. This desktop computer is a two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port PC compared to most of the comparable spec PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBOX EI730 which only have one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port.

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Two DisplayPorts

Most desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the ZBOX EI730 have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the Zotac ZBOX EI730 which has two DisplayPorts.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Zotac ZBOX EI730 has a newer internal memory type than most similar spec personal computers that came out around the same time as it. This desktop computer has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. Across all computers of a similar age and spec to the ZBOX EI730 the best internal memory type is DDR4-SDRAM and the worst is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the Zotac ZBOX EI730 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Zotac computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on personal computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Shallow

Across all the desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the ZBOX EI730 the depths range from 33mm to 690mm. At only 188 millimeters, the ZBOX EI730 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBOX EI730.

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Very Short

At only 51 millimeters, the ZBOX EI730 is fairly short compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBOX EI730. The shortest PC of a comparable age and type to the ZBOX EI730 is 19mm high, the tallest is 560mm, and the average height is 280mm.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the ZBOX EI730 of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest amongst computers that are a similar age to the ZBOX EI730. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the ZBOX EI730 is 200MHz and the fastest is 690MHz.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The ZBOX EI730 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec. The average processor clock speed of PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ZBOX EI730 is 3.1GHz.

If this desktop computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the P420 E85+ (3GHz), or the Esprimo P420 (3.1GHz) both from Fujitsu or the DELL OptiPlex 3030 (3GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.7 gigabytes, the ZBOX EI730 has a quite small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBOX EI730. The average maximum graphics adapter memory of PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.7GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 4 megabytes, the Zotac ZBOX EI730 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBOX EI730. PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBOX EI730 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 10MB.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the ZBOX EI730 is 120MB and the biggest is 2.1GB. With a maximum graphics adapter memory of only 1,700 megabyte, the ZBOX EI730 has a fairly small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the ZBOX EI730.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the ZBOX EI730 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the ZBOX EI730 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the ZBOX EI730.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 3.2 gigahertz, the Zotac ZBOX EI730 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age. Medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the ZBOX EI730 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 4.4GHz.

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1 Other reason to consider the Zotac ZBOX EI730

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Specification

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System Bus Rate
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Processor Socket
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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
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Non-ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Solid-State Drive Interface
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
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 (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
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Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
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Wi-Fi
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Ethernet LAN
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Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
DC-In Jack
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HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
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 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® OS Guard
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
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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Packaging Content
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Interface Adapters Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

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

User Reviews

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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 24 August 2011 by Morgan W.
(Verified Purchase)

OCZ seems aware of this issue and appears to be taking steps towards a correction, but I would prefer to not be a hardware beta tester...

Reviewed 25 April 2011 by Scott G.
(Verified Purchase)

Running on AMD 890 chipset sata III: ATTO says, max write: 494.8 MB/s, max read: 547.8 MB/s These drives like all Sandforce controlled drives use compression in their favor, so speed benching them... Read more…

Reviewed 21 May 2011 by Daniel D.

This drive is very tempermental. You really need to be a techy and enjoy updating drivers and editing the registry to use this drive...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers zotaczboxei730u
Barcodes 00814611428005, 00816264014543, 04895173603631, 08162640145434
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