Computex Taipei is upon us. Starting on Monday, over 150,000 people will descent onto the capital of Taiwan, a small independent country which is the home to manufactures of our digital life. One vendor not coming out of Taiwan is ZOTAC International, a company operating out of Macau. This brother of Sapphire mostly manufacturers NVIDIA and Intel devices, while Sapphire Technologies is in charge of manufacturing AMD-powered components and devices. “This Computex comes at the right time for us to showcase our technical capabilities with award winning designs,” states Tony Wong, CEO, ZOTAC International. “We are extremely thrilled to introduce our lineup of solutions that exhibits our innovation and adventurous
Looking for a PC ready for virtual reality? If you’re not looking to build a Virtual Reality Computer, Zotac may have what you’re looking for with the upcoming launch of its MAGNUS EN980. It’s actually a ZBOX mini-PC that not only packs a VR punch, but presumably saves space on your desktop or living room tabletop. It also sports a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 GPU (mobile version?) and a sixth-generation Intel Skylake processor, making this unit a possible candidate for the upcoming Oculus Rift or HTC Vive VR headset. The company says the MAGNUS EN980 is its most powerful ZBOX unit to date that “goes beyond
In the world of computing, the big iron – workstations, servers and HPC, were my main focus for the most of the past three decades. However, something on the opposite end of the spectrum from HPC, the kind of uber-mini desktop device, even smaller than HTPC – attracted my attention. This miniature box platform, using laptop CPU and chipset platforms & integration, but desktop peripherals and connectivity, is called many names: from NUC (Next Unit of Computing) by Intel, whose ex-desktop mainboard division is in charge is this product line; to Gigabyte’s BRIX line, likely named in the honor of their ex director and our
Zotac brings high performance gaming to the living room with their own Steam Machine mini-PC
The mini-PC segment has been on the rise for the past two years, and Zotac is one of the better known brands in the sector. The push by both AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) and Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) to make their respective processors smaller and more power efficient has pushed the sector upwards. It’s no surprise that Zotac brought a number of new and refreshed Zbox models to the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show. Zotac is trying to cater the needs of both gamers and those who only need their machines for more lightweight use with the lineup it brought to CES. The most interesting addition to Zotac’s
With prices starting at $179, HP is looking to entice budget users with its mini-PC offerings.
Zotac manages to deliver with the CI320 Nano Plus, an affordable mini-PC that boasts a ton of features.
Form factors for PCs are getting smaller and smaller, but Zotac’s new Zbox PI320 Pico pushes the form factor even further. Pico is generally a term that is associated with a certain size of a PC, like the Zbox PI 320, and the truth is that this is one of the smallest ‘PC’ formfactors you can technically build a PC into, even though this thing is bordering on really being a nano PC. It also has the specs behind it to still technically be considered a PC. Coming in at 4.54 x 2.6 x 0.75 inches, Zotac’s new Zbox is silent and small enough to