If you’re a fan of HDMI TV sticks, but wished it could use an Intel processor, instead of the various ARM processors currently available, your dream may have come true thanks to ZOTAC ZBOC PI320 mini PC. Although it’s not quite as small as your standard HDMI TV stick, it’s small enough (115.5mm x 66mm x 19.2mm) to fit into your pocket, and it’s also much more powerful, as it features Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core Bay Trail-T processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB flash, wired and wireless connectivity and more.
- SoC – Intel Atom Z3735F “Bay Trail” quad core processor @ 1.33 GHz (Burst freq up to 1.83 GHz) and Intel HD Graphics
- System Memory – 2GB DDR3L @ 1333 MHz (soldered)
- Storage – 32GB eMMC flash (soldered) + “3-in-1” card reader (micro SD/SDHC/SDXC)
- Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11n + Bluetooth 4.0 (AP6383)
- Video Output – HDMI
- Audio Output – Analog Stereo output, HDMI
- USB – 3x USB 2.0
- Misc – Power button
- Dimensions – 115.5mm x 66mm x 19.2mm
This mini PC is sold with a VESA-compatible mount, two mounting screws, an AC adapter, a warranty card, a user’s manual, a quick install guide, and a OS recovery disc. Which OS? Windows 8.1 with Bing with various languages depending on the model. There are four models, that only differ by languages shipped with the Windows 8.1 version. In case you’d rather not use Windows 8.1 for Bing, especially it’s reported to be buggy, you may probably be able to install Linux distributions such as Ubuntu or Debian, and possibly Android.
You can watch the promo video below comparing it to the (huge) Intel NUC, with a quick look at the board, and software demos including XBMC and 3D games.
ZBOX PI320 will be available in September for $199 in the US, and 199 Euros in Europe.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.