ZOTAC ZBOX Nano XS AD11 Plus – External Appearance
The Nano is very different in appearance to the AD05, having much more in common with the AD04 on the design front. We still have a semi-transparent black plastic panel which lights up from beneath and the sides are a silver finish. In terms of dimensions the ZBOX Nano XS AD11 measures 106x106x37mm. (4.2×4.2×1.5 inches, approx.), for comparison we have placed a 2.5" SSD on top of it in the image above.
Turning round to the front of the system we have a power button, IR receiver, 6 in 1 card reader, eSATA/USB combo port and 3.5mm audio in/out connectors are also present. The output doubles as a mini-optical SPDIF port too.
Turning the system around we have the back panel connectivity. This starts with power in, then HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, GB LAN and 2x powered USB 2.0 which are capable of charging tablets, phones etc.
Each side of the unit has a vent and on the base we have further slots for airflow as well as four rubber feet which double as screws to access the inside of the unit.
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