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New Zotac ZBOX CI320 Barebone Mini PC (Announced this week) - $139.99

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Looks like the newly announced Zotac ZBOX C-series already arrived at SabrePC.com.

This Mini PC barebone looks solid, built with the latest Intel Celeron N2930 Quad-core 1.83 GHz CPU, Intel HD 4200 graphics, WiFi, and Bluetooth. Only need RAM and HDD/SSD.

They have other models (fully loaded with RAM and SSD) with the Core i3 and i5 as well.

Product Page: http://www.sabrepc.com/zotac-zbox...ne-pc.html

http://www.zotac.com/news/press-r...i-pcs.html
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? Integrated IR receiver ? +++ YES +++

Download brochure:
http://www.zotac.com/fileadmin/Re...o_v1.3.pdf

SKU: ZBOX-CI320NANO-BE/U/J/AUS

FEATURES
• Intel Quick Sync Video technology
• Zero Noise Chassis
• Microsoft DirectX 11 compatible
• 802.11ac WiFi & Bluetooth 4.0 technology

SPECIFICATIONS
• Intel HD Graphics
• Intel Celeron N2930 (quad-core, 1.83 GHz)
• Burst frequency up to 2.16 GHz

HARD DRIVE & MEMORY
• 1 2.5-inch SATA 3.0 Gb/s (9.5mm height)
• 1 204-pin DDR3L-1333 SO-DIMM (up to 8GB)

DISPLAY OUTPUTS
• DisplayPort
• HDMI
• HDCP compliant

AUDIO OUTPUTS
• Loss-less Bitstream (via HDMI)
• Combo mini optical S/PDIF / analogue output

DIMENSIONS
• Height: 127mm (5in)
• Width: 127mm (5in)
• Depth: 45mm (5in) ?? 1.77 inch
• Box
• Height: 260mm (10.24in)
• Width: 210mm (8.27in)
• Depth: 100mm (3.94in)

FRONT PORTS
• Microphone jack
• 3-in-1 Memory card reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC)
• 2 USB 2.0 port
• WiFi LED
• Hard drive LED
• Power button
• Integrated IR receiver

REAR PORTS
• WiFi antenna connector
• 4 USB 3.0 ports
• 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ45)
• 1 eSATA
• Power connector

SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY
• Microsoft Windows 8
• Microsoft Windows 7
• x86 & x64

INSIDE THE BOX
• ZOTAC ZBOX CI320 nano
• Power brick & cable
• VESA monitor mount (w/4 screws)
• 1 WiFi antenna

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Wish there wasn't such a big price gap between this and the i3/i5.
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Now, how to install hackintosh on this thing? ;-)
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good for an htpc? hdmi?
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Bay Trail (which is actually pretty decent - not your Atom of old)

This would be a pretty solid basic HTPC if you need the small form factor.
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Nice case-fanless design should give a pretty decent/quiet htpc
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Seems like a good alternative to Intel's lowest-end NUC offering... Wonder what the big differences are?
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Quote from kicksfever View Post :
New Zotac ZBOX CI302...
To late for Deal Alerts (unlikely...)but you still might want to change that to CI320 Smilie

(to edit title EDIT --> Go Advanced)

CPU is Celeron N2940 N2930 AKA Intel Mobile Celeron AKA Bay Triail-M AKA Intel "Atom."

Seems like a really low price for any ZOTAC Nano...
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According to the Zotac page it doesn't appear to have HD4200 graphics. Just the "HD". As an owner of 3 other Z-Box devices this does seem pretty cheap. I just wish it had a built in IR receiver.
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I think the Acer Refurb based on baytrail J1900 deal posted a couple of days ago for $150 was a better deal. Not much difference in J1900 and N2930 plus Acer deal came with HDD Memory and Windows 8.1 OS.
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Quote from fordtaurus View Post :
Now, how to install hackintosh on this thing? ;-)
laugh out loud Roll

...the joke may be on me, though. Niresh [niresh12495.com] is said to have a patched kernel that will work on Atom.

Dontknow

If you try it, for sure let us know Big Grin
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good for an htpc? hdmi?
The design is a little too "industrial" to look good next to a TV. Lots of exposed ports in the front.

Also, no internal IR receiver disqualifies it from HTPC duty. Sure, you can get an external one, but it looks clunky, and it cannot turn the PC on from full shutdown (S5 state). Internal IR receivers are powered from the always-on +5VSB rail, or always-on USB ports, and connect to the motherboard like a power button. So, they can always receive the Power On IR signal, and turn the computer on from a dead stop.

Short of something incredibly specialized and exotic, a home theater component must work with your universal remote control. Otherwise, it's just a Box that Plays Movies PC, not a home theater PC.
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Quote from frza21 View Post :
good for an htpc? hdmi?
Depends how you set this up. If you run XBMC on it and use your smartphone as a remote it would work nicely. If you are mainly using 1080p video then you better make sure your software and content are configured to allow for hardware decode. I doubt this has the CPU muscle to do the occasional software decode. Most content that is purchased, i.e. Amazon Prime, iTunes, Netflix, etc, will probably run fine with hardware decode. It's the occasional torrented video file that will likely choke this system.
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Wish there wasn't such a big price gap between this and the i3/i5.

Then this probably wouldn't sell too well, considering the people that would buy this or the i3/i5
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