Zotac Rolls Out New Zbox M And P Series Mini-PCs

Zotac, a giant in the world of small form factor PCs, added new models to its Zbox M and P series mini-PCs.   

Measuring just 184 x 72 x 184mm (WxHxD), the Zbox MI553 series mini-PCs are equipped with an Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor operating at 2.5GHz with a max turbo frequency of 3.5GHz. The two SODIMM slots can accommodate up to 32GB of DDR4-2400 dual-channel memory. Graphics are handled by Intel’s HD 630 chip that provides resolutions up to 4096x2160 @ 60Hz utilizing the DisplayPort 1.2 connector or 3840x2160 @ 60Hz from the HDMI 2.0 output. The Zbox MI533 is Optane Memory-ready and features two M.2 SSD slots and a single 2.5" 6Gbps SATA hard drive slot.

Other features include Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, a front-mounted USB 3.1 Type C port, HDMI and Mini DisplayPorts, gigabit wired Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, and four USB 3.0 ports. Gaining access to the inside of the unit is a simple matter of pressing two tabs in the rear of the chassis and lifting the top off. This makes maintenance and upgrades a snap.

The Zbox MI553 is a barebones solution that allows end users to pick and choose memory and storage options that fit their needs. The MI553 Plus is a complete mini-PC with 4GB of DDR4 memory and a 120GB M.2 SATA SSD pre-installed.  

Those of you looking for an even smaller PC will no doubt be interested in the Zotac Zbox PI225 mini-PC. Smaller than your average smartphone, this fully functional computer features an Intel Apollo Lake dual-core processor, 4GB of LPDDR3, 32GB of onboard storage, Intel HD Graphics 500, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity, and two USB 3.0 Type-C ports, all packed into a fanless chassis that is just 63 x 95.4 x 8mm (WxHxL). 

Pricing and availability were not available at the time of press. We have reached out to the company for more information.

ModelZbox MI533Zbox MI533 PlusZbox PI225
CPUIntel Core i5-7300HQIntel N3350
MemoryUp to 32GB of DDR-24004GB of LPDDR3
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 630Intel HD Graphics 500
Storage2x M.2 SATA SSD Slot
1x SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD Slot
32GB eMMC onboard
I/ODisplayPort 1.2
HDMI 2.0
1 x USB 3.1 Type-C (front)
4 x USB 3.0 (back)
LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps
Bluetooth 4.2
3-in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC)
Stereo output, Microphone
2x USB 3.0 Type-C
Bluetooth 4.2
Dimensions184 x 72 x 184mm (W x H x D)63 x 95.4 x 8mm (W x H x L)
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  • sykozis
    Too many products are announced without pricing or availability data. Makes the articles appear more like clickbait than actual tech articles. Until a product is actually available on the market, it's essentially vaporware. Vaporware should never be advertised.
  • ravewulf
    Hopefully we'll get some Ryzen models when AMD launches the new APUs
  • Lizzi Swane
    Until ryzen apus become available,this looks tempting