Zotac was one of the first companies to launch in 2014 a cheap but complete Mini PC, based on Windows. It was the Zotac ZBOX Pico PI320, cost just 199 Euros and had nothing less to a traditional desktop computer compact, except for the operating system “lightened with Bing.” The following year, the series has grown, but have multiplied even models from other manufacturers, which in a few months have flooded the market, further lowered the price range and also the technical (performance) of the devices. In short, today there is hardly a good Mini PC with Windows at a price acceptable but Zotac ZBOX Pico remains the best choice especially with the last refresh.
Zotac ZBOX Pico T4 and T3
If you are looking for a small desktop computer, almost pocket-sized, with a good hardware platform, multiple USB ports, HDMI and Ethernet, ZBOX Pico could be for you. At CES 2016, the Chinese company has launched two new models with Intel Atom (Cherry Trail): ZBOX ZBOX Pico Pico T4 and T3.
We start from the most powerful ZBOX Pico T4, equipped with an Intel Atom x7-8700 (which by the way is the fastest chip of the family Cherry Trail). It has 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, USB 3.0 ports, one Type-C, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and Gigabit Ethernet. On board there is also a microSD card slot, audio jack, an HDMI port and DisplayPort. Runs on Windows 10 Home.
ZBOX Pico T3 is very similar to the model you came from, but with a less powerful Intel Atom Z8300-x5 (Cherry Trail), three USB 2.0 and Ethernet 10/100. Among the interfaces also we recognize a Mini Displayport connector instead of the full-size. The rest of the specifications are identical however: 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and Windows 10 Home.
At the moment we do not know prices and availability of new Zotac ZBOX Pico T4 and T3, but we will update this news if there will be more information about it.