For those looking for a round PC experience, hardware manufacturer Zotac International has unveiled the new ZBOX Sphere OI520 Series. The form for this series of mini PCs is in the shape of a sphere and is powered by the Intel Core i5 4200U processor (1.6 GHZ base, 2.6GHz Turbo).
The ZBOX O-series offers two types for consumers. The OI520 base model comes with Intel HD 4400 graphics but no RAM (there are two DDR3L slots to acommadate up to 16GB of RAM) or hard drive. But not to worry, the ZBOX is supposed to be easy to upgrade. Just twist off the top and insert the necessary components. However, if you don’t want to bother with the RAM or HDD the OI520-Plus model will come with 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a 500GB HDD.
In addition, both models have four USB 3.0 ports (located on the back panel), 3 USB 2.0 ports (two on the back, one on the side), one HDMI output, and one DisplayPort. Both units also have GbE LAN port, Wireless 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 4.0 support.
No price or release date was provided.
What do you think of the ZBOX Sphere? Too circular for your tastes?