Sunday, February 24, 2013

REVIEW - ZOTAC ZBOX ID42 Mini PC Hardware Review


CPU : Intel Celeron 847 Dual Core 1.1 GHz
GPU : nVidia GeForce GT610 with 512MB DDR3 (with 48 CUDA)
RAM : 2 x 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM slots (up to 16GB)
Ethernet : 2 X 1000Mbps (Realtek)
WiFi : Intel Wireless-N 135 (802.11n)
USB : 2 x USB 3.0 and 2 X USB 2.0
Audio : onboard, HDMI audio (bitstream)
Display : HDMI and DVI
Hard Drive : 2.5 inch HDD
Bluetooth : onboard

Operating System Support

Linux : Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Server and Desktop)
Windows : Windows 7 and 8 Ready (not tested)

The box is running quiet smooth and fast on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server and Desktop. However, the area near the power slot is quiet hot compares with other areas of the box.

The ethernet and wireless as well as bluetooth are supported Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server and Desktop out of the box.

The HDMI and audio of the box did not test during this review.

The size of the box is very slim and small compares with DIY ITX boxes. It is also lightweighted as the box classis is made by plastic.


This box is ideal for Linux Server and Desktop usage. However, the endurance of the box for Linux Server that running 24x7 is unknown. The price of the box is also attractive. Recommended.

That's all! See you.