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Zotac ZBOX AD02 [ZBOX-AD02]
7.6 out of 10

Zotac ZBOX AD02 [ZBOX-AD02]

Zotac ZBOX AD02 The Zotac ZBOX AD02 is a mini PC powered by Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Zotac ZBOX AD02 [ZBOX-AD02]

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Overall 2
2.0

Excellent until the network failed

Chris L., Newegg
12 September 2012
  • Pros: Excellent size/performance for HTPC
  • Cons: NIC failed exactly 1 year and 2 days after purchase. 1 year warranty on box. Not worth the money if it fails after 1 year.
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Overall 10
10

Solid

Blair N., Newegg
16 May 2012
  • Summary: For the gentleman who said he could not get it to boot off the USB thumb drive, sailor, I bet you had it plugged into the USB 3 port. They don't work until windows loads the driver for them. I only use the USB to install my OS's so it is very simple. Try harder before you call it junk.
  • Pros: Small, light, low power consumption, quiet, easy to get in to upgrade HDD/SSD or ram, solid performance. This little machine rocks. I bought it because I was looking to get rid of a huge tower that was a power pig. I only used it to surf the web and do some simple office application work with it....
  • Cons: NONE.
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Overall 10
10

Great little HTPC

Anonymous, Newegg
18 March 2012
  • Summary: I have this setup as a file share and used for streaming movies from iTunes to our HDTV. It works great at 1080p streams. Its OK for light multitasking ie.. watching a movie from Netflix + someone else using the file share, or streaming a movie + downloading a torrent.
  • Pros: lots of expansion ports, USB2, USB3, HDMI, DVI, etc... even S/PDIF Out! S/PDIF is not common with these bare bones systems. SATA 6.0GBs also, most E-350 setups have SATA 3.0GB/s
  • Cons: AMD E-350 is a weak CPU. This is not realy a con, since this was known before buying.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing...

Jayakrishnan M., Newegg
10 March 2012
  • Pros: It's amazing how much computing power this puny thing has. Having built an ATX monster a couple of years ago, I was humbled by capability of a mini-ITX. This should be the future. Kudos to AMD for their Zacate APU and kudos to Zotac for a beautifully designed system. My next project would be a mi...
  • Cons: None so far
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Overall 2
2.0

Zotac will not boot

Roger F., Newegg
7 March 2012
  • Summary: RMA this thing today, not sure why I ever bought the thing
  • Pros: small has a green circle
  • Cons: will not boot from a flash drive useless piece of plastic
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Overall 10
10

home server

Ruben S., Newegg
2 March 2012
  • Summary: Looking at a second unit ... With Blu-ray
  • Pros: Does what it says. Loaded Win 7 64 bit on an OLD HDD. Cant imagine how much better with an SDD. Maxed out the RAM which was worth it
  • Cons: Secure the box somewhere. The cabling is heavier than the unit
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Overall 10
10

great little computer

Donald M., Newegg
18 February 2012
  • Summary: I connected this to our 55" LCD tv in the living room. It was one of the easiest computer setups I have done, once I figured out how to install Windows 7 from a USB hard drive. On my TV, I had to install the video drivers and change the overscan setting for the 1080 output to fill the whole screen.
  • Pros: good little computer, quiet, small, easy to get going, plays 1080P smoothly, reliable
  • Cons: needs more front USB ports
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Patricia H., Newegg
15 February 2012
  • Summary: Love it on my 54 inch lcd tv. Browse internet and play movies flawlessly.
  • Pros: Small size, great for movie playback on 1080 led. Windows 7 OS loaded on this baby. Installed 8 gb ram, intel ssd 120 gb and she really zooms.
  • Cons: Loading OS was a little tricky. You must make a BOOTABLE usb thumb drive with OS on it. Set bios boot to use this thumb drive first. (no dvd on this computer)
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Overall 6
6.0

Not a bad little box, with a few quirks

Pedram S., Newegg
11 February 2012
  • Summary: It's good if you have your router in the same room, only care about hooking up multiple drives through USB, and don't get stuck with incompatible RAM. They should have a compatible RAM list somewhere. If it had eSATA multiplier and better WiFi I'd give it 5 eggs.
  • Pros: -It's small and has lots of ports (4 x USB2, 2 x USB 3, eSATA, optical audio, HDMI, DV-I etc.) -Good HD playback -Easy to open up -Quiet -Comes with a stand or can be mounted on the back of the display -Light on top can be turned off
  • Cons: -Wifi reception is really bad. I had my router one room away and barely got a signal, with really slow transfer rates. It also can't see a router on a different floor, whereas my laptop connects to it just fine. -Seems picky with RAM (random BSOD/restarts etc.). -eSATA port does NOT support multi...
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Overall 10
10

The BEST SFF barebone for a budget on the market!!

Ricky P., Newegg
3 February 2012
  • Summary: This is absolutely a great barebone system for anyone who wants to have a small, quiet, and fast PC that doesn't take up any space. Most systems this small either don't support much memory, or are a pain to work on when adding hardware. The Zotac ZBOX is super easy to add the hard drive, memory.
  • Pros: *Easily Accessible internals *Super Quiet *Fast 1.6ghz dual-core APU (Radeon HD 6000 series) *Supports 8GB Memory *Supports SATA III 6GB/Sec *Supports USB 3.0 *Great wireless chipset - RaLink 2860 PCI *Realtek r8169 gigabit ethernet onboard *Intel High Definition Audio chipset onboard
  • Cons: NONE!
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