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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 8
8.0

GREAT little box, but picky about RAM

Greg S., Newegg
14 January 2012
  • Summary: I was very excited to get my Zbox. My excitement quickly gave-way to frustration because the machine was plagued with random freezes and restarts. I updated and tweaked the bios, tried uninstalling and reinstalling all drivers, and tried many combinations of troubleshooting steps including scandisk...
  • Pros: small, quiet, efficient, fast
  • Cons: picky about RAM
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome WHS 2011 Server, But...

Anonymous, Newegg
27 December 2011
  • Summary: The USB 3 works with the Sans Digital TR4UTBPN just great. So if you don't mind paying the extra for the upgraded Sans Digital go for it. This was bought to be a low power solution for my upgrade to WHS 2011 and it hasn't disappointed yet.
  • Pros: Small and cool Has streamed everything I have thrown at it so far. Loaded WHS 2011 without any major difficulties USB 3 Equipped my ZBox with the following: 8 GB of G.Skill - F3-8500CL7D-8GBSQ OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II SSD
  • Cons: No port multiplier on the eSATA port. this sucks...I hooked up a Sans Digital TR4M+BNC up but the server only sees one drive. They lose one egg for this.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great except for networking

Jesse S., Newegg
23 December 2011
  • Pros: It is a great htpc but they should let you know up front that the networking wired and wireless are junk. I bought a tp-link usb wireless adapter and now I am happy. It even plays old game wonderfully. I outfitted it with 8 GB ram and a 64GB ssd... Oh read their forum about updating the bios as s...
  • Cons: Horrible network capability wired and wireless. If you buy this buy some other type of usb networking or you will be aggrivated...
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Overall 8
8.0

Enough power for HTPC

ranjith r., Newegg
16 December 2011
  • Summary: Netflix HD streaming is problematic. It does stream netflix, HD sometimes the video lags behind audio. I would rather credit it to Microsoft silverlight and netflix application itself. 1080p MKV (4-12GB) files can be played using Media Player Classic - no issues what so ever.
  • Pros: - Form factor - Can do 1080p - USB 3.0 - Easy to set up - Low temperature/voltage - Very low noise Set up was a cake walk. Look at the manual, slap in RAM, plug in your HDD ( 2.5") Plays YouTube HD and Vimeo HD very very well. Netflix HD streaming is possible look at other thoughts
  • Cons: - Wish it had more CPU horse power - Win 7 (64) Perf Index 3.8 (with 8G RAM and 32 G SSD) - Netflix HD is problematic - bearable though.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good SFF PC

Richard W., Newegg
2 November 2011
  • Summary: Only really worth purchasing because of its size. If you have room for a larger case, go bigger and get something more competent. The upcoming AD10 will be pretty much the same machine, except smaller and has an external antenna.
  • Pros: Tiny case, pretty capable computer. Very responsive running Win7 64-bit with 4GB RAM and a SSD.
  • Cons: Pretty expensive for what you actually get, performance wise. Was hoping for a little more horsepower out of the CPU, but that is not Zotac's fault. The wifi is horrible. If you plan on using this in a different room from where your router is located, do yourself a favor and just buy a USB NIC al...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great mini system, albeit a few caveats

jeffrey c., Newegg
2 July 2011
  • Summary: Overall this is a great small, low-power computer. I use it primarily as an always on file server, internet surfer, and occasional HTPC. I threw in a Crucial 64GB SataIII SSD, 4 gigs of 1066 Gskill RAM, and installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 sp1 and Linux Mint 11 64bit.
  • Pros: This little box presents quite the cost to usefulness ratio, and by cost you must factor in the very low power consumption and the subsequent savings on energy. This AMD fusion platform will never win any out right speed awards, but it is capable of handling most of what 80% of people do on their...
  • Cons: As of July '11, Linux support is still seriously lacking on AMD's part. I'm very disappointed by this I cannot recommend this for mythtv or any other linux based htpc setup. I installed the latest catalyst drivers (11.6) and 720p/1080p .mkv or.mp4 playback is unwatchable. There may be a way to ge...
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent HTPC, low power and 1080p playback

Curtis W., Newegg
20 April 2011
  • Summary: The windows overall score was a 3.8 I installed 4GB DDR3 1066 and 320GB HD (5400rpm) I have not tried the eSata yet. Just put xbmc on this guy and your good to go. Overall: its not powerhouse and not for gaming but the fusion technology really shines. I applaud mr. AMD on this one.
  • Pros: Low power and extremely quiet! You have to get about 6inches away to hear anything and even at the distance you barely hear a fan. I like the wireless N connection, no problems what so ever. Was able to install the OS via SD Card (windows and ubunutu, although ubuntu had a few issues as seen in t...
  • Cons: When i installed ubuntu the first time and then went in and updated the video drivers it completely messed up and had to reinstall it, so i took ubuntu off and just completly windows 7. I have the audio and video coming from the HDMI and sometimes during a long movie thats 1080p the audio can som...
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Overall 8
8.0

Adequate, better than expected

Michael B., Newegg
17 April 2011
  • Summary: G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 SO-DIMM 1066 Laptop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBSQ Item #: N82E16820231294 (2Gb is not enough memory, 4 would have probably been adequate, 8 is probably overkill) Western Digital AV-25 WD5000BUDT 500GB 5400 RPM 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal AV Hard Drive Item #:...
  • Pros: Low power consumption, small desktop footprint, very light weight, easy Windows 7 x64 install using a USB CD-ROM drive, gigabit ethernet, quiet fan, you can turn off the big green glowing circle in the BIOS settings, an adequate amount of CPU available for normal PC usage, would make a nice mini-...
  • Cons: Overscan with HDMI cable makes this PC useless for Home Theater if you want to connect it to an HD TV. I tried 2 different brand TV sets and both had same issue. If I can't get 1080P (or even 720p) resolution then what is the point? The HDMI also had issues on LCD monitor with it shutting off vid...
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Overall 8
8.0
Overall quality 10
10

Ottimo mini pc

glombis, Ciao
12 March 2012
  • Summary: Zotac ZBox AD02 Questo è un recentissimo modello di mini pc, lo Zotac modello ZBOX-AD02-E monta CPU AMD E350 Dual Core, dispone di Wifi 802.11b/g/n, GLan, più audio ed uscite DVI/HMDI, il tutto con chipset AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 integrato.
  • Pros: tutti
  • Cons: nessuno
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Performance 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Reliability 10
10
Build quality 8
8.0

Gebruikersreview - Zotac ZBOX AD02 review door Titan_Fox

Titan_Fox, Tweakers.net
16 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Hallo mede-Tweakers, een week geleden heb ik de Zotac ZBox AD02-E aangeschaft. De reden van aanschaf was simpel doch doeltreffend; combineer een...
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