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Zotac ZBOXNANO-VD01
6.9 out of 10

Zotac ZBOXNANO-VD01

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Overall 4
4.0

Not happy!

Jesse M., Newegg
28 February 2015
  • Summary: I submitted an RMA request not too long ago. I hope customer service is better than this purchase.
  • Pros: Great if you are willing to max out the memory, purchase a solid state drive, and somehow get your hands on a copy of Windows 7 Starter.
  • Cons: I could not get any version of Linux to play well with this box because of issues with the HDMI drivers. If you run any version of Windows 7 other than Starter, you will be extremely disappointed with performance. Even with Windows 7 Starter I could not properly install Windows updates.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't waste your money

Michael P., Newegg
30 April 2014
  • Summary: Only thing I could get to install was Ubuntu 12 and 14 server and Debian 7.4. The ethernet port would unlink itself the minute the nic was brought up.
  • Pros: small size and low power
  • Cons: RedHat Based OS won't install, they don't like the VIA cpu
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Overall 6
6.0

not for XBMC

Mr. F., Newegg
21 March 2014
  • Summary: want XBMC box ? go for intel or amd based zbox
  • Pros: small, cheap, Integrated remote free ssd drive (combo deal)
  • Cons: Not for linux based XBMC No drivers for via chrome9 (openelec, xbmcbuntu). Live XBMC wan't start from usb3.0 port XBMC on windows 7 cant handle HD videos
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Overall 10
10

Fine little box

gerardo r., Newegg
9 January 2014
  • Summary: I've owned this for about a year now and haven't really had any issues with it. Running Windows 8 and use it as a htpc with XBMC. Haven't had any issues playing back any sort of video I've thrown at it but I admit I don't throw anything very heavy at it either. Installed an SSD and maxed the RAM.
  • Pros: Small form factor, fairly quiet, no hardware issues
  • Cons: slightly weak cpu
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Overall 8
8.0

great media center

Ian Raeli, Amazon
25 April 2013
  • Summary: Then only thing that's a negative is Via`s poor Linux support, put in a 64gb ssd and 4gb ddr3 and this box rocks
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Overall 6
6.0

Correction on RMA Turn Around

John K., Newegg
6 June 2012
  • Summary: Update: In the end the total turnaround for the RMA was about a month. They sent me a new unit which has been running for a week without shutting it off. I never did get a MIR form by the way. Have not checked video performance yet to see if the shearing has been corrected with the new unit.
  • Pros: As previously stated
  • Cons: As previously stated
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Overall 4
4.0

Evidently you get what you pay for.

John K., Newegg
27 May 2012
  • Summary: Configured with SSD and 4GB RAM. Video pixel shearing and stutter even on SD files in WMP, XBMC, and VLC. Completly died after 3 months. After sending in RMA, it took almost 3 weeks before they sent ACK that RMA was received at warehouse. At time of writing this, min turnaround will run to 2 months.
  • Pros: RMA was quick for approval. Support forum was also responsive and helpful. Do not have to pay for an OS. Can configure with your own drive. Small size. Does not have a horrendous ATI video chipset, and has HDMI out. Has USB 3 and BT as standard. Very portable, good price.
  • Cons: Needed an RMA after 3 months. Runs hot (probably can't do much about that other than engineer the cooling ports a bit better). Died after only 3 months. Does not support dual display. Needs a 19V PS.
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Overall 2
2.0

Two units both Dead

Nomad, Amazon
5 May 2012
  • Summary: Having experience with the excellent Zotac ID-41 Zbox units I purchased two of these. Both units easily installed ubuntu linux and were up and running very quickly. However, they did not last long. The first unit passed away after one month. The second unit lasted a bit longer at six weeks.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good for what it is...

Ryan M., Newegg
24 February 2012
  • Summary: I was able to install Windows XP and Windows 7 using an SD card without any issues. The free wintoflash utility quickly turned my XP CD or Win7 DVD into a bootable SD card. After the machine completely died, I returned it to NewEgg to purchase the AD10 instead (hoping that the DP would work with an...
  • Pros: Size. The pictures make it look small, but it is just plain tiny. Runs Windows 7 fine - forget anything else (see other thoughts). The processor performed better than expected, it exceeded the performance of an Atom 330.
  • Cons: Unfortunately there were a few issues. 1. The one I got completely died after about 5 days. When I say dead, I mean like paper-weight dead. I probably got a bad one from the start, maybe these other cons are related. 2. Windows XP did not run well on the machine. This seemed mostly due to poorly ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Blinding fast booksize

Olivia K., Newegg
17 January 2012
  • Summary: I wanted something small and light to browse the web or play some old games when I don't want to power on my monolithic desktop. I preinstalled the operating system on the SSD from my desktop, made sure to put in proper drivers, too.
  • Pros: Nano x2 absolutely destroys Atom dual-core, by far the fastest embedded processor on the market. Super low power consumption, plenty good for what it's supposed to do, give you a small quiet low power system. Good for light web browsing and some flash games, also pretty good for retro gaming. Hal...
  • Cons: The VX900H IGP. While the processor blows the Atom away, the graphics are humbled even by Intel HD 2000, let alone the nVidia ION and ION 2 on more high end Atom systems.
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