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Zotac Zbox CI320 Nano Review: Small In Size, Big On Performance

The device comes with a custom motherboard that includes Wi-Fi 802.11 ac connectivity, as well as Bluetooth 4.0 and 8-channel digital audio driven through HDMI S/PDIF. Wired connectivity is in the form of a Gigabit Ethernet port, and when it comes to I/O, the CI320 features DisplayPort, HDMI, one SATA 3.0 Gb/s, one eSATA, four USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports and an SD card reader. The USB 3.0 ports are located at the back, while the two USB 2.0 ports are situated up front. For users looking to mount the Zbox behind their monitors, the device comes with a VESA mounting bracket.

The Plus model comes with a 1333 MHz DDR3L RAM module installed in the single SO-DIMM slot, but if you’re looking to increase the memory, you can do so by mounting another module (up to 8 GB) in place of the Crucial 2 GB stick that comes by default.

The video side is handled by Intel’s HD Graphics, which is clocked at 313MHz base and boost of 854MHz. Considering the hardware inside, you won’t be able to play any games on the CI320, but it performs admirable when it comes to less intensive tasks like browsing, word processing and media consumption.