Thanks to Intel’s NUC computers, the idea of small PCs is not new to the PC market, but the Mac Mini is one of the most potent small computers available. New devices from Zotac aim to compete with it.
New ZBOX C series tiny PCs from Zotac have been released, and this time, they have Intel’s 12th generation P-series CPUs. Despite the fact that these are laptop CPUs, the highest-end models offer up to 12 cores and 16 threads. Despite the fact that these PCs have no fans at all, the chassis nevertheless contains lots of ventilation holes to allow air to enter and heat to escape.
The cases themselves are quite small, measuring 204 x 129 x 68mm (8′′ x 5.1′′ x 2.7′′), so you won’t have to worry about this computer taking up too much space. Even a 2.5-inch hard drive or SSD or a m.2 SSD can fit inside the PC with room to spare. However, it does have certain drawbacks. For instance, it only supports Wi-Fi 5 rather than 6 or 6E, and the fastest RAM it can support is DDR4 at 3200 MHz.
Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 variants of the machine are offered. Pricing and availability information are not yet available, but more should be disclosed soon.