ZOTAC Announces the ZBOX E-Series Gaming and ZBOX Nano AQ02 Series Mini-PCs
CeBIT 2014 is running this week over in Hanover, Germany, and things are starting off a little on the small side for one of the companies. ZOTAC has announced the ZBOX E-Series Gaming and ZBOX nano AQ02 Series of mini-PCs, with the AQ02 being listed as palm-sized. The E-Series come with the Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics chip to deliver some solid gaming chops in a mini-PC, while the AQ02 use an AMD A8 chip for a nice combination of performance and energy efficiency. ZOTAC's EI750 features an Intel Core i7 4770R quad-core running at 3.2GHz, with a TurboBoost up to 3.9GHz. The EI730 packs an Intel Core i5 4570R running at 2.7GHz and a 3.2GHz TurboBoost. You can pick up a barebones model to fit it how you want, or grab the PLUS model that already includes 8GB of DDR3 RAM and a 1TB hard drive. Each E-Series PC comes in a third generation ZBOX chassis in gloss black, with a light-up orange ring on the top cover for that distinctive ZOTAC color scheme.
As for the ZBOX nano AQ02, it has an AMD A8-5545M quad-core APU at 1.7GHz that can hit 2.7GHz on Turbo. Graphics are handled by the integrated Radeon HD 8510G, so it should be able to handle most things you throw at it with ease. The AQ02 likewise comes in a barebones or PLUS model, with the PLUS featuring 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a 500GB hard drive. Both the nano and E-Series include 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, a Gigabit Ethernet port, four USB 3.0 ports (plus the nano adds in two USB 2.0 ports), a multi-card reader, and HD audio. The E-Series has one DVI port and two DisplayPorts, while the nano has DisplayPort and HDMI. Both mini-PCs also have a VESA75/100 mount so you can attach them to the back of a monitor for an almost non-existent footprint.
No release date or pricing information was released for the ZOTAC ZBOX E-Series and ZBOX nano AQ02 Series, but expect news on it before long.
Source: Press Release