ZOTAC ZBOX CI329 Passively Cooled Mini PCs Unveiled


ZOTAC has introduced new C Series passively cooled mini PC powered by an Intel Gemini Lake processor and integrated Intel UHD Graphics, the ZBOX CI329 Nano and CI329 Nano Plus. Thanks to the Intel Gemini Lake processor, ZOTAC says the new C Series Mini PCs are more than capable of providing a smooth experience for everyday tasks such as web browsing, streaming media, checking e-mails, and light productivity tasks in complete silence.

ZOTAC ZBOX CI329 Nano, CI329 Nano Plus Mini PC: Price, Availability

ZOTAC hasn’t announced pricing info for the new Mini PCs just yet, although it has confirmed that both models will be launched sometime in the coming weeks.

ZOTAC ZBOX CI329 Nano, CI329 Nano Plus Mini PC: Price, Availability

The new ZOTAC ZBOX CI329 Nano is powered by an energy-efficient Intel N4100 processor that delivers an uncompromising computing experience while sipping only 13 watts of power under heavy loads. At idle, the processor consumes only 6 watts of power. In terms of connectivity, the ZBOX CI329 Nano includes a total of 5 USB ports, Headphone and microphone jacks, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, 802.11ac Wireless, an SDXC card reader, and Bluetooth 5.0. Display outputs on the new ZBOX Mini PCs include DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA.

In terms of design, the new ZBOX CI329 models borrow the honeycomb matte black design from the other C series passively cooled mini PCs from the company. The carefully engineered thermal design with a breathable surface allows the processor to provide optimum performance without the need of any fan. ZOTAC claims the unique design ensures superior heat dissipation even under full load.

Users can make upgrades quite easily thanks to tool-less access to SO-DIMM memory slots and 2.5” HDD/SSD bay. While the CI329 Nano barebones lacks storage, memory and operating system, the Plus model includes both memory and storage. ZOTAC will also be selling a model with Windows 10 Home pre-installed.


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