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Zotac ZBOX ID80
7.3 out of 10

Zotac ZBOX ID80

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Reviews and Problems with Zotac ZBOX ID80

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Overall 10
10

Great OpenElec HTPC

Alex Haduch, Amazon
4 September 2013
  • Summary: I just spent the last hour setting this computer up. Took me less than a minute to install the RAM (Crucial 2x2gb DDR3 1066) and hard drive (Corsair Nova 30GB SSD). The machine installed OpenElec off of a USB drive without any issue.
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Overall 6
6.0

Picky Memory

Matthew, Amazon
12 February 2013
  • Summary: This is a picky computer for memory, I tried memory from Corsair but my initial memory didn't post the motherboard. Then it worked then did random restarts during windows xp and ubuntu installs, ended up taking a four gig stick out of my 2010 mac mini.
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Overall 2
2.0

no support, started acting crazy after 6 months

A. Bahhary, Amazon
12 February 2013
  • Summary: I purchased the zbox ID80 along with the hard drive and the RAM that were suggested to me with the box. Connected to my smart tv the device makes a discontinued long beep, and the tv screen stays black.
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Overall 4
4.0

A complete letdown

Jan Irvin, Amazon
23 January 2013
  • Summary: I was really excited to get this unit to use it for an HTPC and file server over in the corner of the living room to serve files for our other 6 computers - my final goal was to put Windows 2008 server on it - being that it's a power sipper, and toss it in the corner on the book shelf - with the...
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Overall 10
10

Skeptical at first!

Martin Alemann, Amazon
7 December 2012
  • Summary: What a cool machine... Got 128Gb SSD HDD (hard drive) and 4 Gb Ram, wireless mouse and keyboard, installed Windows 8 and it works like a charm. I also used the bracket to attach it behind a 24 " Samsung monitor. So far... Awesome little machine. Very quick start up, very quiet.
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Overall 4
4.0

Failed after only 18 months

R. Olmstead, Amazon
1 July 2012
  • Summary: I bought this to act as a music server running Ubuntu. As far as that goes it worked fine, rarely rebooting. Unfortunately it failed completely after about 18 months. The warranty, not surprisingly, is only one year and customer service at Zotac had zero sympathy, no discount on a new model, no...
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Overall 8
8.0

A nice little computer

Jeff Luker "bigred", Amazon
1 July 2012
  • Summary: I am pleased with this system. It does what I bought it for, which is to be a simple watt-sipping computer to be able to surf, email, write, and torrent. I didn't expect this system to be like my AMD PhenomII X6 system with 16GB of memory, which feels like it dims the lights in my house when I turn...
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Overall 10
10

Great device for DVR purposes

Yamil D. Velez, Amazon
1 July 2012
  • Summary: I would recommend this to anybody that is looking to use it as a DVR. I installed windows 8 with media center and record all my shows and watch them when I can. It is rock solid device.
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Overall 10
10

Runs XBMC like a dream

D. Robertson "Davie", Amazon
14 June 2012
  • Summary: Added a 32Gb SSD drive and a 2GB SODIMM and installed the OPENELEC build of XMBC, it worked perfectly, including the IR Remote that came bundled with the ID80 (this was an Amazon Warehouse purchase - I purchased two and only one came with the remote)
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Overall 6
6.0

High quality- underpowered for HTPC

DiscriminaTor "iHuman", Amazon
17 May 2012
  • Summary: UPDATE- I ended up returning this unit (and looking to upgrade to ID82 with i3 CPU instead). I'm lowering the original rating as well, as I feel the PC/CPU is underpowered for use as HTPC. After all the tweaking, I still wasn't able to get 1080 playback in VLC.
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