[CES 2014] Quick look: ZOTAC’s ZBOX 01520 Orb Mini PC (Video)

Computers are coming in all shapes and sizes. ZOTAC’s ZBOX 01520 mini PC takes the shape of an orb, looking a lot like Google’s failed Nexus Q.


While there’s no word on pricing or availability, this particular ZBOX has a fairly respectable set of specs, especially given its size. You’ll find a dual-core Intel Core i3-4010U @ 1.7GHz, 2 SO-DIMM slots (up to 16GB), 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4, 4x USB 3, 4x USB 2, HDMI and DisplayPort out, a 4-in-1 memory card reader, gigabit LAN, 1x 2.5-inch SATA3 6Gbps port, and 1x mSATA port @ 6Gbps. Graphics come courtesy of the CPU’s integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400. Because of that, this particular model isn’t meant to be a gaming machine, but rather a unique home entertainment portal.

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