While many Apollo Lake mini PCs have been launched, few support 4K @ 60 Hz video output, but Zotac CI327 Nano mini PC does even better than that thanks to HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 outputs allowing for dual 4K UHD @ 60 Hz setups, and it also adds an extra VGA port to enable triple display setups.
The rest of the specifications are not too bad either with three models CI327 Nano (windows / no windows) and CI327 Nano Plus with slightly different hardware specifications:
- SoC – Intel Celeron N3450 quad-core processor @ 1.1GHz / 2.2GHz with Intel HD Graphics 500
- System Memory
- Nano with Windows and Nano PLUS – 4GB DDR3L (one slot occupied, up to 8GB)
- Nano – 2x 204-pin DDR3L-1866 SO-DIMM slots (up to 8GB)
- Storage – 1x 2.5″ SATA 6.0 Gbps SSD/HDD slot; 3-in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC); Nano with WINDOWS only: 32GB M.2 on-board SATA SSD
- Video Output
- HDMI 2.0 up to 3840×2160 @ 60 Hz
- DisplayPort 1.2 up to 4096×2160 @ 60 Hz
- VGA up to 1920×1080 @ 60 Hz
- Audio – 3.5mm headphone and microphone jacks, lossless bitstream via HDMI
- USB – 1x USB 3.0 type C port, 2x USB 3.0 ports, 2x USB 2.0 ports
- Connectivity – Dual Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 ac WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2
- Misc – Power button, Kensington lock, Power/HDD/WiFi LEDs, VESA mount
- Power Supply – 19V/40W AC adapter
- Dimensions – 127 .8 x 126.8 x 56.8 mm
The mini PC ships with a WiFi antenna, an AC adapter with power cord, a warranty card, a user manual, a quick install guide, a driver disc, and a VESA monitor mount (with 4 screws). Nano with Windows version also comes with a O/S recovery DVD. The only operating system listed as supported is Windows 10 Home 64-bit, so it’s unclear whether you’d be able to install Linux distributions.
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.