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Barebones System. No Memory, No HDD, No Operating System. Processor: Intel Core i5-6300U Dual Core CPU
Video Output: DisplayPort: 3840x2160 @ 60Hz, HDMI: 4096x2160 @ 24Hz
Intel Clear Video HD technology. Intel Quick Sync Video technology. Native 4K output
Hard Drive: Support 2.5-inch SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD.
Memory: 2 x 204-pin DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM (up to 16GB)
Dual Gigabit Ethernet; 802.11ac Wireless; Bluetooth 4.1.
Ports: 2 x USB 3.1 Type-C (front). 3 x USB 3.0 (1 front, 2 rear). 2 x USB 2.0 (rear). 3-in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC) card reader.
Package Contents: 1 x CI545NANO-U mini PC. 1 x WiFi antenna. 2 x Mount brackets. 2 x Mounting screws. 1 x AC Adapter. 1 x Power Cord. 1 x Warranty Card. 1 x User Manual. 1 x Quick Start Guide. 1 x USB drive with O/S driver. 1 x Driver Disc.
FEATURES Intel AMT technology Clear Video HD technology Intel Quick Sync Video technology Native 4K output Microsoft DirectX 12 compatible 802.11ac WiFi & Bluetooth 4.1
AUDIO OUTPUTS Digital 8 Channel Loss-less Bitstream (via HDMI) Analog Stereo In / Out
SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY Microsoft Windows 8.1 / 10 (32/64-bit)
Redefining workstation performance and reliability in the most compact of solutions - the ZBOX nano. The enhanced passive cooled thermal system allows greater performance output without compromising the silence of the ZBOX. Whether it is number crunching or video playback at 4K, the Intel 6th Generation Skylake Core i3 processor has the muscles. Combined with blazing connectivity potential, this is a silent powerhouse that provides an amazing desktop experience in an ultra compact form factor.
No SSD, No RAM, No OS
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Don't know why there are 5 reviews for this item - ZBOX-CI323NANO-U - dated from 2015 before this item even existed, something about amazon reviews is showing generic Zotac Zbox reviews for this item; well anyways - this review is for the Jan 2016 initial release of the CI-323 NANO i.e. ZOTAC ZBOX C Series Passive Cooling Mini PC, Intel N3150 Quad-Core CPU, Intel HD Graphics Barebones System (ZBOX-CI323NANO-U)
I managed to order and get one during the announcement week (CES) from Amazon and it arrived around Jan 11. It’s about the same size as last year’s Z-Boxes (CI-320 520 etc.) but seems a bit heaver and a tad higher (Z-axis) but overall very very similar to last year’s models in size (came in the exact same packaging. Basically other than the port arrangement and changes in number of USB's (less now than last year’s models) but does now include 1- D-sub VGA port and 1 new Type C USB port not yet tested since I don't have anything Type-C, and...
I purchased this with the intent of making it my firewall. I have installed the free Sophos XG Firewall and it runs great. Any other firewall like IPFIRE or PFSENSE will work great on this little box. With almost all the features turned on I can get 175 Mbps download speed, super fast. Its a quick little box, it runs Ubuntu great too. The one problem is the BIOS, it's not that great and takes some tuning before getting a thumb drive to boot. All and all I would recommend this if you are looking for a small linux box or to run a firewall.
I have the CI323 Nano barebones model with the N3150 CPU. I added a Hitachi 1TB 2.5" 5400 RPM drive for storage and a MyDigitalSSD M.2 2242 64GB SSD.
It's a well made unit. Overall the performance is good for the power consumption, which is between 8 and 15W from the wall depending on whether it's idling or playing a game. Plays old games just fine. Works great for office and web browsing use. Completely silent with no audible electrical noise that I can hear. Temps range between 30-60deg. I have never seen it go over 62deg Celsius even after sustained gaming or heavy CPU usage.
It has dual SODIMMs but doesn't seem to operate in dual channel mode, according to CPU-Z at least, which is a shame. Maybe a BIOS update can fix this?
The barebones unit also has an empty M.2 2242/2260 slot which is not listed in the specs, probably because you have to remove the motherboard and work around the "warranty void if removed" sticker to remove a screw...
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