Reviews and Problems with Zotac ZBOX AD02 PLUS [ZBOX-AD02 PLUS]
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Not good for 1080p
Ron Smith, Amazon
10 April 2014
Summary: I ripped some blu-rays to be able to watch on the fly - seems that this doesn't do great for files over around 6-8gb for playback (tried different video programs and vlc does the best but still choppy). Was hoping to be able to stream my media through plex to my phones/tablets but the processor on this is just too weak. I did put a solid state drive in and added another 4gb of ram to try and beef it up but it just doesn't have enough processing power for the 1080p video.
Summary: ZBOX-AD02-PLUS has a Hard Drive and RAM included, but no OS. ZBOX-AD02 has no hard drive, no RAM. Great little linux workstation boxes, take very little power, dual-core AMD64 CPUs fully capable of virtualization. I've deployed about 10 ZBOX-AD02 and about 50 ZBOX-AD02-PLUS, and all worked great except for a couple that had I/O errors on the hard drive and the hard drive had to be replaced (we took the opportunity to upgrade those two to 1 terabyte HDs).
Summary: This is amazing little PC. The most that I like of this Zbox is - No NOISE. After purchasing this I finally find out that my old PC cooler was toooo loud :)) It works great - I use it for my TV and connect it via HDMI and have no problems with it.
Summary: I wanted an alternative to my aging desktop that would work well with low power consumption. This fits the bill nicely. Using only 65 watts max it can function from a solar power supply and still give me what I need for photo editing. I did load Ubuntu 11.04 on it instead of Windows and everything was recognized first time out. The proprietary ATI drivers are excellent with this unit. It's super quiet.
Reasonable value and works well if not too ambitious
Older London academic, Amazon
15 August 2011
Summary: Doesn't output dual DVI, though specifications suggest it would, therefore cannot use it with a 30" 2560 X 1600 screen (why I bought it). Otherwise works well (quite, reasonably good looking in domestic setting and performs well).
Summary: Excellent computer for simple word processing, light video gaming, and games like minecraft. It can play some more resource intense games such as No More Room in Hell on steam with no issues. Ram is easily updated to 8gbs. I don't know if I would use this as a media center pc. Netflix/HBOGO gets bogged down pretty bad on this computer.