Reviews and Problems with Zotac ZBOX Intel Atom D525 1.8 GHz Dual Core Barebone Mini-PC [ZBOX-ID41-U]
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Too slow for Windows & Netflix
Daniel C., Newegg
23 February 2014
Summary: I needed a cool and quiet computer to live in a kitchen cabinet and run a touchscreen for recipes, web browsing, etc. Provided a 120mm fan and rear vent in cabinet to prevent overheat. I think the real problem is windows but the wife insists on a familiar OS.
Pros: Cool, quiet. Good documentation available.
Cons: Configured with W7, 4GB, SSD, 10GB/sec wired ethernet. Rig won't run netflix without video lag. All updates are installed and it actually plays my recorded video files over the network without flaws. Processor is apparently unable to deal with windows, silverlight, etc.