ZOTAC ZBOX Nano XS AD11 Plus – Internal Layout and BIOS
After unscrewing the cover we get access to the inside of system. It features a clutter free design and we can see that the SSD and memory are easily upgradable/replaced.
The Fusion APU in our review sample was the E-450, a dual core processor which is 64bit compatible and an upgrade over the original E-350. The E-450 runs at 1.65GHz and features 2x512KB of L2 cache.
For the GPU we have a 40nm "Ontario" 6300 series core that contains 4 ROPs and 80 unified shaders. It has access to a 128bit bus and is clocked at 508MHz.
A DirectX 11 part the HD 6320 support DirectCompute 5, Stereoscopic 3D, High-Definition Acceleration and audio over HDMI as well as HDCP.
Elsewhere ZOTAC has gone with a Kingston SMS100S2 64GB mSATA. Beside it is the single DDR3 200-pin SODIMM slot which is populated by 2GB of Samsung memory.
ZOTAC have included a GUI BIOS with the ZBOX Nano which means we can use mouse and keyboard to interact with the settings. The Background and colour scheme are not great but otherwise the layout works well with all the normal features available.
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