If you feel uncomfortable buying from such companies, GIGABYTE is one option, and there’s now another alternative with ZOTAC ZBOX CI622 Nano barebone, fanless mini PC launched on Amazon for $400with a 15W Intel Core i3-10110U dual-core Comet Lake processor. Alternatively, you could also get the virtually identical ZBOX CI642 Nano for $459.99 with a slightly more powerful Core i5-10210U quad-core processor.
ZOTAC ZBOX CI622 Nano specifications:
- SoC – Intel Core i3-10110U dual-core/quad-thread processor @ 2.1GHz / 4.1GHz (Turbo) with Intel UHD Graphics ; 15W TDP
- System Memory – 2x DDR4-2666/2400 SODIMM Slot up to 32GB
- Storage – 1x 2.5-inch SATA 6.0 Gbps SSD/HDD slot, 3-in-1 SD/SDHC/SDXC card reader
- Video Output
- HDMI 2.0 up to 3840×2160 @ 60Hz
- DisplayPort 1.2 up to 4096×2160 @ 60Hz
- Audio – 3.5mm headphone jack, 3.5mm microphone input jack, lossless bitstream via HDMI
- Connectivity – Dual Gigabit Ethernet, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5 with external antenna
- USB – 2x USB 3.1 Type-C ports, 1x USB 3.0 port, 4x USB 3.1 ports
- Misc – Kensington Lock support, LED Indicators for Power, HDD, WiFi
- Power Supply – 19V DC(65W)
- Dimensions – 204 x 129 x 68mm
The mini PC ships with a WiFi antenna, a 65W power adapter, a VESA mount, a USB flash drive with OS drivers, a warranty card, a user manual, and a quick install guide. There’s no OS since the system is barebone meaning you’d have to buy RAM and storage separately, then install your own preferred operating system. The company only lists Windows 10 as being supported, so Linux would have to be tested first.
If an Intel Core-i3 or Core-i5 processor does not cut it, the company also has a model powered by an Intel Core i7-10510U quad-core processor called ZBOX CI662 Nano, but it’s just not yet sold on Amazon. More details can be found on the ZBOX C-series product page.
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.