ZOTAC ZBOX AD04 Plus Mini PC Review

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ZOTAC ZBOX Plus (AD-04) Mini PC Review

ZOTAC ZBOX AD04 Plus Mini PC Review

A couple of years ago when NVIDIA announced the ION platform with a reference design that easily sat in the palm of our hand they caused the release of a new, more powerful range of compact systems. Manufacturers such as Acer and ASRock immediately got on board with this concept and created several interesting systems which were ideal for basic use. The sales numbers must have been good because it also caused manufacturers like Dell to try low powered desktop CPUs in their own mini-PC’s such as the Zino but it wasn’t until the release of AMDs Fusion platform last year that there was a truly competitive product to compete with the Atom/Ion combination.

Now we are starting to see a number of ultra small systems updated with the latest AMD E-450 dual core APU which features CPU and GPU in one compact design. A front runner in this market is the latest ZBOX from ZOTAC, the AD04 Plus and we have one of the first samples on our review bench today.

Packaging and Bundle

ZOTAC package their ZBOX Plus in a box which gives a clear view of the product on the front and lists a number of the key features with it. On the back we find more product information and inside the system is well protected by foam, cardboard and protective plastic covers.

Bundled with the ZBOX we find a selection of documentation, software CD, 65w PSU, remote (with USB receiver) HDMI to DVI convertor and a Wi-Fi antenna. Also provided are a stand to sit the unit vertically and a VESA mount to hang it on the back of a monitor.

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