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This review is from: Zotac ZBOX-ID83-P Intel Core i3 3120M,4GB RAM,500G HDD,Intel HD4000 Graphics integrated by CPU,Mini PC
Pros: 1) extremely compact size with lots of connectivity 2) less than 5 minutes to pop in memory and hard disk 3) 6.4 on the Windows experience index (Win 7) 4) VESA compliant mount option 5) excellent stand for vertical mount 6) can replace a much, much larger desktop
Cons: 1) needed to take lid off case to install antenna 2) CPU already installed, but it's a good one so not necessarily a con
Other Thoughts: Overall far better than I expected. Size-wise it is not much more so than a paperback book. You have to supply both memory and hard disk. For my unit I installed 8Gb of DDR3 memory (Crucial 4GB x 2) and a 250Gb SSD (Samsung). Max memory is 16Gb. If you already have monitor, keyboard, and mouse, you are getting a full-fledged, tiny, and powerful system for your investment (in my case, about $600). You will also need a USB DVD drive for installing the OS and drivers (drivers are supplied on DVD for Win 7 and 8).
The system has 4 USB2 ports, 2 USB3 ports, HDMI and DVI monitor ports, ethernet port, and even an S/PDIF optical port. Wireless and blue tooth are also built in.
Physically the unit is mounted on a metal framework with aesthetically pleasing heavy gauge plastic top and bottom. Remove two thumb screws, slide off the case cover, pop In the memory, release the retention screw for the hard drive and insert, reassemble, and it's ready for OS install. It takes longer to get the stuff out of their boxes than to complete the assembly. An IR remote and USB dongle are supplied if your intention is to control it from a distance - I haven't tried that particular feature.
The lid of the unit has a large "signature" circle on it that lights as a soft blue, a "feature" that is easily disabled in the ROM BIOS. In initial software installation, stick to the USB2 ports for DVD, keyboard, and mouse, as the USB3 ports require a driver, and you won't have USB3 drivers until you have an OS in place.
It's potent enough to run just about any app, gaming excepted.
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