Excerpt: Next to a notebook, an all-in-one is the most difficult type of PC for a DIYer to build, simply because no one’s manufacturing enclosures capable of housing both a large monitor and the guts of a computer. Pick up Zotac’s ZBox Nano AD10 Plus and you can put together the next best thing: A computer that can hang off the back of almost any display you like, thanks to the included VESA mounting plate.
Pros: Good CPU choice; tiny; can be mounted to the back of a display.
Cons: No optical drive or OS; single-channel memory; small, slow hard drive.
Excerpt: Zotac is one of a select few companies that have fully embraced the ultra-small form factor and home theater PC markets. Although they’re also known for producing custom, high-end graphics cards, and an array of motherboards, which include a smorgasbord or mini-ITX options, Zotac’s Zbox and Mag lines of mini PCs are quite diverse. A quick jaunt to their website reveals over 30 ultra small form factor designs that leverage technology from Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, and even VIA.
Pros: Low Power, Super Slick Form Factor, Good Price, DX11 Graphics, Bluetooth, WiFi, IR, GB Lan All Here
Cons: Could Use More USB Ports, Included WiFi Controller Sub-Par, Drive Included With Plus Model Is Pokey, 0
Summary: Final Thoughts
Zotac has really put together not only a good looking mini PC, but one that is just as powerful as their ZBOX HD-AD02! When I first took the ZBOX Nano out of the box I was so surprised at how small it was. The form factor is just amazing, especially since the ZBOX HD-AD02 has the same components, but is almost twice as large. The small cube design is just awesome and looks great on your desk or in your home theater setup.
Pros: Small and stylish form factor, USB 3.0 and eSATA, Included media center remote, Dual IR receivers, Price
Cons: You need an external DVD drive to install Windows drivers so Windows will install
Conclusion: The real pain during installation was that the USB 3.0 ports wouldn’t work as there were no drivers that could have been installed, so I had to use one USB 2.0 port for installing Win 7 (on a USB stick) and switch between the keyboard and mouse as and when prompted during installation. Apart from that I would suggest you get all the drivers directly from Zotac as they will have the latest versions available.
Summary: The Zbox Nano AD10 is a perfect example of less being more—and more being more. Along with a chassis that's half the size of a standard Zbox, Zotac throws in a better VESA bracket, an external antenna, an MCE-compatible remote, and Bluetooth support. All you really lose is one memory slot and support for 2.5" hard drives with three platters rather than two.
Summary: The Zotac Zbox Nano AD10 Plus sells at a market operating price of Rs. 17,999. This makes it a really good choice for an all-in-one computer where one can browse the Internet, use simple Microsoft Office tools like Word, Powerpoint, Excel, etc. But, where the Zbox AD 10 really shines is at being an HTPC solution. The small size of the chassis makes it an obvious choice. The ability to run HD content flawlessly is also great.
Excerpt: 28 Flares 28 Flares × Today we are looking at the latest Zotac Zbox Nano AD10 system, a diminutive, low cost computer, ideal for duties as a general workhorse system and for high definition media playback.
Summary: Pomimo niewielkich rozmiarów do wnętrza Zboxa wciśnięto podzespoły, które pozwolą nam korzystać z niego bez obawy o nagłe spadki wydajności. Należy również zwrócić uwagę, że zwykle są to urządzenia dla trochę bardziej zaawansowanych użytkowników. Spowodowane jest to koniecznością instalacji systemu z pamięci flash lub zewnętrznej nagrywarki DVD, a w związku z tym można było się postarać o jeszcze dwa dodatkowe porty USB.
Conclusion: Sin lugar a dudas, podemos decir que el nuevo ZOTAC® ZBOX nano AD10 PLUS es un producto ideal para nuestro Hogar Multimedia, este nuevo "nano equipo" combina a la perfección un tamaño mínimo, una estética cuidada, con un rendimiento óptimo y un consumo energético reducido.
Pros: Diseño y tamaño, Rendimiento y Consumo, Relación Calidad/Precio, Integración de USB 2.0 y 3.0, Lector SD, Mando a distancia MCE
Cons: No integra Sintonizador TDT, Sistema Operativo no incluido, No trae cales de vídeo