Deal DetailsLast Edited by Shorted August 10, 2016 at 02:07 PM
I am posting this for those of you who need an ultra-small mini-desktop or
a super duper pfSense firewall box. This is a barebone PC, but one runs on 6 watts. I first bought one at about $150 a few months ago, and I was very impressed with it as a pfSense box, I am buying another one as a mini-PC to use with Linux.
URL for the item:
$10 off this item (New account only ) Use Coupon code: "JOLIN2110"
UPS Shipping is $2.99, There was no tax for me but you will have to pay pax in CA.
Out the door price for me was 123.98 (but you may have tax if they have warehouses in your state)
First some specs:
ZOTAC ZBOX nano CI323 Barebone Computer
- Celeron N3150 1.6 GHz
- No HDD
- Intel HD Graphics
DUAL gigabit NICS
ZOTAC ZBOX C Series Passive Cooling Mini PC, Intel N3150 Quad-Core CPU, Intel HD Graphics Barebones System (ZBOX-CI323NANO-U)
- Barebones System. No Memory, No HDD, No Operating System. Processor: Intel N3150 (Quad-Core 1.6GHz, 2.08GHz with TurboBoost).
Hard Drive: Support 2.5-inch SATA3 HDD:
Dual Gigabit Ethernet; 802.11ac Wireless; Bluetooth 4.0.
Ports: 2x USB 3.0 Ports (1 rear, 1 front Type C), 2x USB 2.0 Ports (2 rear).
Three display capable: 1x HDMI Port, 1x DisplayPort, 1x VGA Port.
1x Wi-Fi Antenna Connector, 2x RJ45 Ports, 1x 3.5mm Headphone Output, 1x Microphone Jack, Front SD/SDHC/SDXC card reader.
Package Contents: ZBOX-CI320NANO-U, 1 x AC Adapter. 1 x Power Cord. 1 x Antenna. 1 x Driver DVD. 1 x User Manual & Warranty Card. 1 x Quick Start Guide, 1x VESA Monitor Mount (w/ 4 screws) , Mini-Optical S/PDIF Adapter.
Has two memory DDR3L slots. Max mem is 16 GB (I have successfully test 2x 8GB) on this.
Actually, I think 2x16GB will work but I don't have another $400 for the 16GB sticks.
I found this deal by going to google search for the "Zotac N3150", and then click on shopping, and by following through the google shopping links (where it shows as a Google Trusted store"), after you complete the transaction, you're protected with $1000 with "Google shopping". If you wish to get that free additional protection, then you may have to take the same steps as well.
Now a few small notes for those of you who are not sure if this meet your needs, so I'll cite a few examples.
This computer is good for:
Excellent for pfSense firewall / Sophos UTM firewall (You will know what that is)
6 watts power for 24/7 usage for firewall.
VESA mountable small computer that goes to back of your monitor, excellent for web surfing, or small basic computer tasks, HTPC, of streaming videos , basic office tasks
Low grade level gaming.
Do not buy if
you expect i3 or higher level computing power -- this is not for that purpose.
you expect it to come with RAM, HD, or Windows operating system.
I hope you enjoy this deal