Zotac Expands Zbox Mini PC Family into Haswell Territory

Paul Lilly

Three new Zbox SKUs welcome Haswell to the mini PC party

Zotac today announced a trio of new Zbox mini PCs built around Intel's 4th Generation Core processor (Haswell) family. Given the improvements in power management that Haswell brings to the table compared to previous generation processors, in addition to the other architectural upgrades, mini PCs are a logical choice for Intel's latest chips. In this case, Zotac opted to go with the Core i3 4130T (dual-core, 2.9GHz), Core i5 4570T (dual-core, 2.9-3.6GHz), and Core i7 4770T (quad-core 2.5.GHz-3.7GHz) processors.

The Core i3 4130T is found in the new Zbox ID91, which also comes with two DDR3-1600 DIMM slots, 2.5-inch SATA port, Intel HD Graphics 4400, HDMI and DVI display options, 4-in-1 memory card reader, dual LAN ports, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, and a few other odds and ends.

Intel's Core i5 4570T processor is found in the ID92. It also comes with two DDR3-1600 DIMM slots, a 2.5-inch SATA port dual GbE LAN ports, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and 4-in-1 memory card reader, as well as Intel HD Graphics 4600, mSATA interface, dual DisplayPort and DVI-I connectivity, and four USB 3.0 ports.

Finally, you'll find the Core i7 4770T in the Zbox IQ01, which shares the same feature-set as the ID92.

All three configurations can be purchased in "Plus" versions, which come pre-populated with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB 5400 RPM hard drive.

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