Zotac ZBOX C-series nano fanless Tiger Lake mini PCs announced

Three new Zotac ZBOX C-series nano fanless mini PCs with Tiger Lake processors have just been listed on the Zotac HK website. We wrote about Simply NUC’s Tiger Canyon Porcoolpine fanless Tiger lake mini PC last week, but getting more choices is great with the ZOTAC ZBOX CI625 nano (Core i3-1115G4), CI645 nano (Core i5-1135G7), and CI665 nano (Core i7-1165G7) mini PCs.

The new computers are offered barebone with support for up to 64GB DDR4, SATA and NVMe storage, as well as HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 4K video outputs, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, WiFi 5, and more.

Zotac ZBOX-C Tiger Lake

ZBOX CI6x5 nano specifications:

  • SoC
    • ZBOX CI625 nano – Intel Core i3-1115G4 dual-core processor @ 3.0GHz, up to 4.1GHz (Turbo) with Intel UHD graphics; 28W TDP
    • ZBOX CI645 nano – Intel Core i5-1135G7 quad-core processor @ 2.4GHz, up to 4.2GHz (Turbo) with Intel Xe graphics; 28W TDP
    • ZBOX CI665 nano – Intel Core i7-1165G7 quad-core processor @ 2.8GHz, up to 4.7GHz (Turbo) with Intel Xe graphics; 28W TDP
  • System Memory – 2x DDR4-3200/2666 SODIMM Slot (up to 64GB)
  • Storage
    • 1x 2.5-inch SATA 6.0 Gbps SSD/HDD slot
    • 1x M.2 2230/2242 PCIe x4 SSD slot
    • 3-in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC) card reader
  • Video Output
    • HDMI 2.0 up to 3840×2160 @ 60Hz
    • DisplayPort 1.4 up to 4096X2160 @ 60Hz
  • Audio
    • 8-channel Audio, loss-less bitstream via HDMI
    • Microphone in
  • Connectivity
    • 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports
    • WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5 with external antenna
  • USB – 4x USB 3.1 ports, 1x USB 2.0 port, 1x Thunderbolt 4
  • Misc – Kensington Lock, Power/HDD/WiFi LEDs
  • Power Supply – DC 19V/65W via DC jack
  • Dimensions – 204 x 129 x 68mm

ZOTAC ZBOX CI665 nano mini PC

The mini PC ships with a power adapter and country-specific power cord, a VESA mount, a USB flash driver with OS drivers, a WiFi antenna, a Quick Install Guide, and a warranty card. The new ZBOX C-series nano Tiger Lake mini PCs work with Windows 10 and are said to be Windows 11-ready, which probably means a TPM 2.0 is included on the motherboard.

ZOTAC says the new devices are especially suited for home theater PCs, digital signage, home office, and office workspaces. You may be able to find more details on the product pages. Pricing is not available, but as Liliputing points out those are similar to the Kaby Lake-based ZBOX CI620/CI640/CI660 Nano Plus models with the Core i3-8130U powered ZBOX CI620 sold for $499.99 on Amazon with 4GB RAM, 120GB storage, and no OS.

Storage options: 2.5-inch SATA, M.2 NVNe SSD, DDR4-3200-SO-DIMMVia FanlessTech.

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nobitakun
nobitakun
26 days ago

I don’t think Zotac is placing the right price on that i3-8130U mini pc, 500$ is too high for what it offers, it does not even come with Windows 10, what they are thinking? I can grab an Intel NUC with a more recent i3 and 8-16GB of RAM + 256-512GB SSD for that price.

Anonymous
Anonymous
26 days ago

The x86 mini-PC market is ripe for disruption.

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