Zotac Zbox Pi320 Pico Mini PC Intel Core Atom (Z3735F) 1.33ghz 2gb 32gb Emmc Wlan Bt (intel Hd Graphics) with Windows 8.1 Ballicom £151.94
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Zotac Zbox Pi320 Pico Mini PC Intel Core Atom (Z3735F) 1.33ghz 2gb 32gb Emmc Wlan Bt (intel Hd Graphics) with Windows 8.1 Ballicom £151.94

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Found 30th Oct 2014
Excellent for Steam Streaming! includes 32bit Windows 8.1 with Bing Search easily turned off.....

Bring the power of a PC in your pocket with the tiny ZOTAC ZBOX PI320 pico series mini-PC. With its powerful processor, the ZOTAC ZBOX PI320 pico series mini-PC delivers a responsive computing experience with smooth HD video playback for unrivaled performance per volume.

The pocketable ZOTAC ZBOX PI320 pico series mini-PC packs external expansion with USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output and micro SDXC slot for easy add-ons and upgrades. Connect to high-speed 802.11n wireless or Ethernet home networks with the ZOTAC ZBOX PI320 pico series mini-PC for maximum performance with or without wires.

Reasons to love this mini-PC, small, silent and powerful
Judge things by their size and you'll be happily surprised in this case. The ZOTAC ZBOX pico series is ready to handle your computing needs and packs a performance punch with a powerful processor with HD graphics, large memory, USB 2.0 ports, micro SDXC expansion, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet, and HDMI connection.
Compact and versatile
Whether you're traveling or installing in your living room, kitchen, bedroom, or office, the ZOTAC ZBOX pico series is perfect for all your needs thanks to its space-saving design and versatile placement options.
Pocketable
The ZOTAC ZBOX pico series is small enough to fit in your pocket - load it up with your digital content to bring an HD video experience anywhere in the world.
Added value
The portability of the ZOTAC ZBOX pico series allows it to go where you go and work where you work. For home, work, and on the go where you go; one system, one software set.
Designed for your needs
No longer will size or noise be an issue for your computing needs. The passive cooled ZOTAC ZBOX pico series provides zero noise computing and is easy to hide for a mini-PC experience that is out of sight and out of mind.

Specifications for Zotac ZBOX PI320 PICO Windows 8.1 Bing
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Product Description ZOTAC ZBOX PI320 pico - Atom Z3735F 1.33 GHz - 2 GB - 32 GB
EAN 4895173605307
Form Factor Mini PC
Dimensions (WxDxH) 11.55 cm x 6.6 cm x 1.92 cm
Processor 1 x Intel Atom Z3735F / 1.33 GHz (1.83 GHz) (Quad-Core)
Hard Drive 1 x SSD 32 GB - eMMC
Networking 10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0
RAM 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM - 1333 MHz
Graphics Controller Intel HD Graphics
Audio Output - 7.1 channel surround
Type Personal computer
Cache Memory 2 MB
OS Provided Windows 8.1
Cache Per Processor 2 MB
Processor Main Features Intel Burst Technology
Card Reader 3 in 1
Processor / Chipset
CPU Qty 1
Max CPU Qty 1
CPU Upgradability Not upgradable
Max Turbo Speed 1.83 GHz
Number of Cores Quad-Core
Processor Main Features Intel Burst Technology
CPU Intel Atom Z3735F / 1.33 GHz
Card Reader
Type 3 in 1 card reader
Supported Flash Memory Cards microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Dimensions & Weight
Depth 6.6 cm
Height 1.92 cm
Width 11.55 cm
Hard Drive
Capacity 1 x 32 GB
Type SSD
Audio Output
Sound Output Mode 7.1 channel surround
Graphics Controller
Type Integrated
Video Interfaces HDMI
Graphics Processor Intel HD Graphics
Monitor
Monitor Type None.
Operating System / Software
OS Provided Windows 8.1 - English / German / French / Spanish / Portuguese / Italian
Software Microsoft Bing Maps
Cache Memory
Installed Size 2 MB
Cache Per Processor 2 MB
Power
Device Type Power adapter
Miscellaneous
Mounting Interface Yes
Features Fanless
Included Accessories VESA mounting kit
Networking
Wireless LAN Supported Yes
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0
RAM
Installed Size 2 GB
Memory Speed 1333 MHz
Technology DDR3L SDRAM
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet)
1 x HDMI
3 x USB 2.0
1 x headphones
General
Type Personal computer
Recommended Use Home use
Product Form Factor Mini PC

63 Comments

In 1971 Bill Grates invented Michaelsoft. Wouldn't it be cool if I could remember my dingus password for my email? That would be cool.

i was looking at one of these for xmbc, but sure id read they cant pass thru digital audio so stereo output only... ill try find the info... as thats a killer for me!

Was wondering why it had no usb3 so had a google and it seems the Intel Atom Z3735F does not support it.

it sure is small!

http://i.imgur.com/2k0UcFo.jpg

skykid3

it sure is small!



not if thats a 105" screen!

DrHotUK

not if thats a 105" screen!

Dimensions (WxDxH) 11.55 cm x 6.6 cm x 1.92 cm

A better specced laptop costs a little more than that. You can connect it to the HDMI port and take it away when you don't need it. Thoughts?

siliconbits

A better specced laptop costs a little more than that. You can connect it … A better specced laptop costs a little more than that. You can connect it to the HDMI port and take it away when you don't need it. Thoughts?


Thoughts? I wish I was at home right now, rather than at work.

I'd like to see how it handles Steam Home streaming. Little bit pricey for specs. Definitely paying for the form factor here, and the low power draw (but might defeat the purpose if bought for Steam Home streaming, may as well just plug rig directly into TV).

I have a cheapo 8" windows 8.1 tablet that I got from banggood for about £100. It has HDMI out, plus a screen and a battery. I'd like this product, but I very much question its value when I can get more for 2/3rds of this price.

Quite tempted as my revo 3610 running Win 7 is getting a bit tired... I wonder if there's better out there for the money though?

I found a good review here: computershopper.com/des…320

DrHotUK

i was looking at one of these for xmbc, but sure id read they cant pass … i was looking at one of these for xmbc, but sure id read they cant pass thru digital audio so stereo output only... ill try find the info... as thats a killer for me!



not quite sure what you mean, it will do 7channel over hdmi

raspberry PI, 1tb hardrive and wireless keyboard for less than £100 quid as an alternative
Edited by: "nightshade" 31st Oct 2014

I'm looking for something like this, thanks OP. Thing is I already have a Raspberry Pi for XBMC, and a rather old netbook, neither of which will work for Steam streaming. This however is great form factor but too expensive for my tastes, when just for Steam. Has anyone come up with something nice and small/cheap that works well with Steam streaming please? My PC is on a totally different floor to the TV, so will need to get something streaming capable (helps with size/cost mind)...

nightshade

raspberry PI, 1tb hardrive and wireless keyboard for less than £100 quid … raspberry PI, 1tb hardrive and wireless keyboard for less than £100 quid as an alternative



not really, it's no where near as powerful

I think this looks great - hopefully the prices will dip as I think it is slightly pricey as it stands. Heated anyway.

This is pretty damn hot .

how it would suit me .

Retire my laptop and its stand (stella case) from torrent duty ,thats all its used for these days.
Connect Both my external HDDs to it and install XMBC, utorrent and VLC .
Buy tiny bluetooh keyboard that incorporates a touch mouse
Through away wdtv live and chromecast

Happy Days , shame im broke

The day PC's that are currently considered very high end become that small, will be a great step forward in the definition of 'portable'

Any thoughts on this as an alternative? Throw some ram and a cheap SSD in for about the same price.. obviously not as small but I'd mount on my TV anyway. No OS either but I wouldn't be using windows 8 with the zotac.

box.co.uk/MSI…tml

futeko.com/bro…tpc

new minix htpc - android / win 8 with pretty much same spec as this.. no price as yet but I'd expect it to be around £120....

could be ideal

Banned

ive got a tablet with the same spec as this for a £10 more although only 1 usb slot (Onda V975w).

unless you require the extra usb slots then get the Onda v975w, can do eveything this box does and you can unplug it from your monitor/tv and use it as a normal tablet

as for specs: windows 8.1 runs very well on this hardware as long as you not hoping to game on it. yeah it can run most games but on the lowest settings.

stronger CPU and more Ram would definitely be more attractive if housed in the same format. nice for those wanting basic computing or for streaming. Price vs size however.

scrumpypaul

I think this looks great - hopefully the prices will dip as I think it is … I think this looks great - hopefully the prices will dip as I think it is slightly pricey as it stands. Heated anyway.



Sadly it wont be much cheaper as unlike with a portable device you are having to pay for a windows licence. You can pick up a Voyo A1 mini for less than £100 from china or £116 from a Chinese seller supplied by Amazon. Same spec CPU,ram and storage. You will get a screen and battery but lose Ethernet. Although a USB to Ethernet adaptor could be used.

I ended up buying a A8-7600 (£60 Amazon) and a MSI A78M-E45 (£37) to go with an old AOpen psu , ram and ssd I had sitting about. While it streams with ease it can also be used for many less demanding games direct. Its also plenty powerful enough to watch flash based 3pm football that I had always struggled with with low powered devices.

Really want it BUT dont need it...mmmm

GAVINLEWISHUKD

Sadly it wont be much cheaper as unlike with a portable device you are … Sadly it wont be much cheaper as unlike with a portable device you are having to pay for a windows licence. You can pick up a Voyo A1 mini for less than £100 from china or £116 from a Chinese seller supplied by Amazon. Same spec CPU,ram and storage. You will get a screen and battery but lose Ethernet. Although a USB to Ethernet adaptor could be used. I ended up buying a A8-7600 (£60 Amazon) and a MSI A78M-E45 (£37) to go with an old AOpen psu , ram and ssd I had sitting about. While it streams with ease it can also be used for many less demanding games direct. Its also plenty powerful enough to watch flash based 3pm football that I had always struggled with with low powered devices.

I This might classify as an "Internet of Things" device and therefore not carry a license cost.
Earlier this year, Microsoft declared that small tablets and IoT devices would get Windows 8 for free.

jklondon

Really want it BUT dont need it...mmmm

The dreaded CRAB syndrome (Can't Resist A Bargain) - very common with HUDK users

buy a good tablet instead for same price

BubaMan

This might classify as an "Internet of Things" device and therefore not … This might classify as an "Internet of Things" device and therefore not carry a license cost.


I wouldn't class the ZBox PI320 as an IoT device. It's essentially an x86 tablet without a screen, battery and the usual range of sensors.

arstechnica.com/inf…ed/

The company does not actually come out and say it, but the implication is … The company does not actually come out and say it, but the implication is that Windows 8.1 with Bing is cheaper than regular Windows. This will give OEMs a low-cost Windows option for devices that aren't eligible for a zero-cost Windows license—namely, those with screens larger than 9 inches. The Bing edition is the latest effort to cut Windows' pricing and enable correspondingly lower hardware prices.

I've had several net-tops in the past, but as someone else above has stated, I ended up going back to sub-notebooks. Dell have had plenty of recent Atom (albeit rebranded as Celeron) Inspiron 15 machines for £179 or less, and I've seen similar deals from other suppliers. So for £20 more than these deals you get a screen, keyboard, more I/O options, and battery power.

Battery power doesn't sound like a lot, but obviously operates a bit like a UPS in the case of power outages - automatically dropping back to battery, and then recharging the battery when power is back on. Better if you are planning on an 'always on' setup in my opinion, unless you already have a UPS setup,

Given all that I personally wouldn't go back to any net-tops (or whatever they call them these days) until they offer the same power as a comparable laptop at around 50% of the price. Not voting either way.
Edited by: "chippytea" 31st Oct 2014

Banned

jklondon

Really want it BUT dont need it...mmmm



'Want' beats 'don't need'

"With a powerful processor"?

Who's idea of a joke was that? Running Win8.1 on this is even more comical.

This will chug even browsing the internet with several tabs open.

RRP of the CPU is $17: ark.intel.com/pro…735

The only thing its good for really is to use as media streamer, particularly as its fanless.





Edited by: "Picard123" 31st Oct 2014

Grohller

Any thoughts on this as an alternative? Throw some ram and a cheap SSD in … Any thoughts on this as an alternative? Throw some ram and a cheap SSD in for about the same price.. obviously not as small but I'd mount on my TV anyway. No OS either but I wouldn't be using windows 8 with the zotac.http://www.box.co.uk/MSI_DC111-004BEU_White_Barebone_Mini_PC__1651679.html



The MSI is a much more capable PC once setup - CPU Benchmark Score 1779 CPU Mark compared to this Zotac CPU Benchmark 913 CPU Mark.

nightshade

raspberry PI, 1tb hardrive and wireless keyboard for less than £100 quid … raspberry PI, 1tb hardrive and wireless keyboard for less than £100 quid as an alternative



yeah, like susan boyle is an alternative to carmen electra

Hmm, having a quick look about this combination seems cheaper/more versatile

Amazon Wish List

Mostly what you need, aside from HDD/USB to run OS from - £90
Edited by: "nrps1" 31st Oct 2014

nightshade

raspberry PI, 1tb hardrive and wireless keyboard for less than £100 quid … raspberry PI, 1tb hardrive and wireless keyboard for less than £100 quid as an alternative



If going down that route then wouldn't an Android Box be more preferable as well? (& possibly Cheaper too ..... )

A lot of Android Boxes these Days comes 'Sideloaded' with XBMC on them also/anyway?, so ..... lol. :-)

graham2k8

The MSI is a much more capable PC once setup - CPU Benchmark Score 1779 … The MSI is a much more capable PC once setup - CPU Benchmark Score 1779 CPU Mark compared to this Zotac CPU Benchmark 913 CPU Mark.



I use one for work and its very capable machine

Banned

i have my old zotec box still running - plays xbmc well and streams all the live premiership games no probs

Hard to see what the home user would use this for.

It's not a NAS and Raspberry Pi will stream video from a NAS for much cheaper.

You could use it as a NAS that streams video but surely adding a hard drive ruins the form factor and drags the price up and over £200.

I dunno fills a very very specific void that won't apply to most users. I'd rather than a good NAS and something cheaper to stream from it.
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