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8.2 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

User Review

Patrick_L, NCIX.com
25 December 2012
  • Summary: Very good, compact, quiet little PC. For a email/web/picasa(photos)/office minicomputer, this is perfect! Windows8 on it works like a charm, although there are no drivers provided by Zotac, everything was autodetected properly. From my experience: - When started the fan is very noisy (at a fixed 100% speed by default!)... but going in the BIOS and changing the setting to "smart" mode, the machine is totally _quiet_.
  • Pros: Inexpensive, compact, simple to setup, quiet. Nice package.
  • Cons: CPU speed (OK enough and faster than the system it replaced, but dont expect a ferrari)
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Stephane_L, NCIX.com
21 November 2012
  • Summary: Just what the doctor ordered. This will be my tractor trailer box in my sleeper lol.
  • Pros: Awesome little box, Lotta little extras
  • Cons: Bad instructions/description
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

lu_z, NCIX.com
6 October 2012
  • Summary: after changed a 64 gb SSD. It acting perfect.
  • Pros: it is good size to fit in behind of my monitor
  • Cons: slow....
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Ashley_H, NCIX.com
17 May 2012
  • Summary: Overall I'm pleased with this box. It's small size is great for the living room and it's a perfect fit for XBMC. It's so quiet that appliances in other rooms can be heard more clearly than this machine as you sit on the couch. It's pretty feature rich for such a little box. I am concerned about the CPU not being able to run next generation video compression however, but that's something to be concerned about in 2013.
  • Pros: Small, lightweight, quiet
  • Cons: No upgrade path, could use a few more USB ports
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

MWAR-IT, NCIX.com
23 February 2012
  • Summary: This is a great little box. It was very easy to drop  in a basic 64GB SSD and 8GB of ram. Currently using it to run a presentation system (MS Office, webpages, flash and videos) and have no complaints. Boots quickly and is very responsive.
  • Pros: Small, Quiet, Easy to open for upgrades, Circle on side lights up when powered on (oohhh)
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Julian_T, NCIX.com
4 January 2012
  • Summary: Bought this for an HTPC. Added 8GB RAM to it and an intel 80GB SSD, so it's very quiet and boot up is quick. Installed XBMC on it and it becomes a full blown media center which is very nice. I was streaming videos through wireless N and 1080p video was smooth. All in all.
  • Pros: Small, Nicely built, Easy to install RAM/HDD, Quiet
  • Cons: E-350 is a little weak, but is expected, Only supports wireless 802.11n it seems (no b/g?)
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

david_b, NCIX.com
30 December 2011
  • Summary: The device was very easy to set up, but I had to google the bios commands - I didn't notice them in any of the documentation. Nice little HTPC device. Does what I wanted it to do. Pretty cool.
  • Pros: Small, Light, lots of options.
  • Cons: Not very snappy in Windows 7, but what can you really expect?
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Overall 8
8.0

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hagarthelucky, NCIX.com
23 December 2011
  • Summary: I bought this Zotac to make a linux box to act as my gateway computer. It runs Ubuntu desktop 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) without a hitch: wifi practically configured itself, the hdmi out only needed the latest catalyst from ATI, everything else was recognized by the distro on first try. I use it mainly as a VPN, ssh, webdav and redmine server. Only technical qualm, and it is very minor, is that there's no bluetooth inside.
  • Pros: Very small, light, almost completely silent. Many ports despite its diminutive size.
  • Cons: No on board bluetooth. Lights up worse that a Christmas tree.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Jimmy_C, NCIX.com
19 October 2011
  • Summary: I guess I was expecting a bit more from the AMD's APU. Loaded in a MomentusXT and 4 gb ram and Windows 7 Professional. It run smoothly. Use it as a home entertainment computer. Plays 1080p videos just fine. Sometimes a bit choppy when running too many processes. Remember to use a 64-bit video player.
  • Pros: Cheap if you have spare hdd and ram lying around, plays all my favorite video on my tv
  • Cons: netbook specs (but better)
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

terry_b, NCIX.com
6 October 2011
  • Summary: I dropped a Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drive in with 4 gigs of ram. loaded up Win 7. The hybrid drive helps make this little comp quicker. I am very happy with the performance of the E-350. It is much better than my old Ion 330. I looked hard at the new Zbox Nano but it lacked a front USB and costs more for the same internals. This is a good basic computer and a great HTPC.
  • Pros: Easy to open and add components. Surprisingly quick. Good HD playback.
  • Cons: If I had to pick something I would say the fan is a tad noisy but You can't here it watching or listening to media.
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