Small form factor systems are vogue, and that's just fine by Zotac, which has been cashing in on the craze for palm-sized systems with its Zbox Nano line. These aren't wimpy little systems, either, especially now that some of them have been upgraded with Ivy Bridge processors from Intel. These include Intel's Core i3 3227U, Core i5 3337U, and Core i7 3537U processors.
"Our engineers have done a phenomenal job combining the raw CPU power of Intel Core processors and Intel HD Graphics 4000 into our tiny zbox Nano platform. The performance and customizability available in these palm-sized Zbox Nano is unmatched by any of our competitors," says Carsten Berger, senior director, Zotac International.
You'll find the above mentioned processors in Zotac's Zbox ID63 (Core i3 3227U), ID64 (Core i5 3337U), and ID65 (Core i7 3537U) systems, each of which features a single SO-DIMM memory slot, support for a single 2.5-inch drive or two mSATA drives, HDMI and DisplayPort output, 7-in-1 memory card reader, eSATA port, GbE LAN, onboard 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 2.0 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, and audio ports.
Plus models also come pre-populated with a 500GB hard drive (5400 RPM) and 4GB of DDR3 memory.