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Zotac ZBox Nano ID64 Plus review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £425
inc VAT

You'll need to install your own operating system, but this tiny PC is a great mid-range system with reasonable performance


1.8GHz Intel Core i5-3337U, 4GB RAM, N/A display

The Nano ID64 is easy to upgrade. We were able to open the PC by simply unscrewing the four feet on the underside of the chassis and popping off the base. Inside, you have access to the 2.5in hard disk and two SO-DIMM laptop memory slots, one of which contains a 4GB stick, so you could upgrade the RAM to 8GB for around £30. The Nano ID64 Plus also comes with a Wi-Fi card pre-installed, making it easy to get online, and has built-in Bluetooth. There’s also a free mSATA slot for an SSD.

The PC has a useful range of ports. These include six USB ports (two USB2 on the front and four USB3 on the rear), HDMI and DisplayPort video outputs, an eSATA port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a Wi-Fi antenna connector, a multi-format card reader and separate headphone and microphone jacks.

Zotac ZBox Nano ID64 Plus

The two USB2 ports at the front of the PC are particularly handy, as you can use them to charge tablets and other USB devices when the PC is turned off or in Sleep mode. This feature is disabled by default, though, so you’ll need to enable the S3/S4/S5 Charge Function in the PowerManage section of the BIOS interface to activate it.

Zotac ZBox Nano ID64 Plus

With so many useful extras, the Zotac Zbox Nano ID64 Plus is a fine mini PC. It offers a great middle ground between more expensive Core i7 models and less powerful Core i3 mini PCs, but be aware that you’ll need to be confident in installing Windows yourself.

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Basic Specifications

Rating ****
Processor Intel Core i5-3337U
Processor external bus 100MHz
Processor multiplier x18
Processor clock speed 1.8GHz
Processor socket Socket 988B rPGA
Memory 4
Memory type DDR3
Maximum memory 8GB
Motherboard Zotac ZboxNano-ID64
Motherboard chipset Intel HM77 Express


USB2 ports (front/rear) 2/4
eSATA ports (front/rear) 0/1
Wired network ports 1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support 802.11n

Internal Expansion

Case mini PC
PCI slots (free) 0
PCI-E x1 slots (free) 0
PCI-E x16 slots (free) 0
Free Serial ATA ports 0
Free memory slots 0
Free 3.5in drive bays 0

Hard Disk

Hard disk model(s) Toshiba MQ01ABD050
Interface SATA3


Graphics card(s) Intel HD Graphics 4000
Graphics/video ports HDMI, DisplayPort


Sound Realtek HD Audio
Sound outputs optical S/PDIF, headphone
Speakers N/A

Removable Drives

Supported memory cards SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, Memory Stick Pro, xD
Optical drive type(s) none


Screen model N/A
Native resolution N/A
Screen inputs N/A

Other Hardware

Keyboard none
Mouse none


Operating system none
Operating system restore option N/A

Buying Information

Warranty two years RTB
Price £425

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