Mini PC is neither a laptop nor a desktop computer. Basically, it’s just a miniaturized version of a regular computer which doesn’t take much space can be portable if necessary. Mini PCs aren’t extremely popular but they are used when you don’t need much power, for example, for web surfing, office tasks or watching movies. And if you’re one of these users, you might be interested in the following product called ZBox CI327 Nano.
This is a small box equipped with more features that you can imagine. The device surprises with its small dimensions: 128 x 127 x 57 mm. Inside this little box, there’s enough computing power for a regular user. What’s more, CI327 Nano isn’t just compact – it’s completely noiseless. This is a result of a fanless cooling system based on a passive-cooled chassis. As for the software, everything is pretty average. CI327 Nano is equipped with an Intel Celeron N3450 (Apollo Lake) processor with a power consumption of 6W. The amount of RAM depends on the configuration. The maximum is 8 GB. There are 2 slots for installing the RAM. Although CI327 Nano doesn’t support “heavy” games, it works well with “lighter” ones due to an integrated graphics Intel HD Graphics 500. And let’s not forget about OS – the manufacturer promises a Windows 10 support.
Naturally, ZBox CI327 has a lot of connectivity options. There is a possibility to connect up to three displays thanks to VGA, HDMI or Display ports. This means that you can easily set up a whole system with a few cables. Apart from that, this mini PC is fitted with two Gigabit Ethernet ports for steady internet connection and 5 different USB ports (2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0 and one USB-C). The device also supports wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2.
ZBox CI327 Nano is coming out this summer for $135 and if you plan to set up a desk in your office, this mini PC might be an interesting option to check out.
We haven’t seen a smaller PC with the same functions, so we believe it’s the smallest one in its category.