Zotac has finally taken the wraps off its first mini-PC series built using full-size desktop graphics cards. Originally announced at CES and then showcased at Computex 2017, Zotac’s Magnus EK and ER series mini-PCs are finally here.
The Zotac Magnus EK series mini-PCs feature a quad-core 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor running at 2.5GHz (up to 3.5GHz). Depending on the model, these PCs come equipped with either a Zotac-branded GeForce GTX 1060 3GB graphics card or a more robust GeForce GTX 1070 8GB version.
The Zotac Magnus ER series are equipped with an AMD Ryzen 5 1400 quad-core processor operating at 3.2GHz (up to 3.4GHz). The Magnus ER series also features the choice of a GeForce GTX 1060 3GB or GTX 1070 8GB graphics card.
Other shared features include DDR4 2,400MHz memory support (up to 32GB), an M.2 NVMe PCIe x4 SATA III slot, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, HDMI, Mini DisplayPorts, DVI-D, gigabit wired Ethernet, eight channel digital audio, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, SD card reader, and four USB 3.0 ports.
The standard Magnus mini-PCs are a barebones solution that allows end users to pick and choose memory and storage options that suit their needs. The Magnus Plus version is a complete Windows powered mini-PC with DDR4-2,400 memory and hard drive pre-installed from the factory. All Magnus series mini PCs measure just 225 x 203 x 128mm (LxWxH). Weight varies by component selection.
Pricing and availability were not available at press time. We've reached out to the company for more information.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-7300HQ||AMD Ryzen 5 1400|
|Memory||DDR4 2400MHz Memory (up to 32GB)|
|Graphics||GTX 1060 3GB||GTX 1070 8GB||GTX 1060 3GB||GTX 1070 8GB|
|Storage||2x M.2 SATA SSD Slot|
1x SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD Slot
1 x USB 3.1 Type-C (front)
4 x USB 3.0 (back)
LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps
SD card reader
Stereo output, Microphone
|Dimensions||225 x 203 x 128mm (L x W x H)|