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Zotac announces ZBOX Magnus E Mini Creator PCs with RTX GPUs

The new Magnus E series features a slightly smaller case for a more compact experience. (Source: Zotac)
The new Magnus E series features a slightly smaller case for a more compact experience. (Source: Zotac)
The updated Magnus E lineup features a slightly smaller case which packs more powerful configurations, including Core i5-9300H CPU + Nvidia RTX 2060 GPU and Core i7-9750H CPU + Nvidia RTX 2070 combos. Users can add up to 32 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM along with one 2.5-inch HDD, an M.2 NVMe SSD and there is support for Optane memory, as well.
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Mini PC manufacturers are starting to offer customized systems for a large variety of tasks. Gaming and media center mini PCs are usually the most popular, but new models aimed at content creators and video editors are also trending these days. As one of the premiere mini PC makers on the market, Zotac is updating its Magnus E mini PC series with more powerful CPUs and GPUs to meet the increasing demands of media creators.

The new Magnus E series comes with slightly smaller cases and includes a more affordable EN52060V model powered by the Intel Core i5-9300H quad-core CPU coupled with an RTX 2060 GPU from Nvidia, whereas the more expensive EN72070V model integrates a Core i7-9750H hexa-core CPU coupled with an RTX 2070 GPU. Zotac offers both models as barebone kits without RAM and storage, letting users add up to 32 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM via 2 SODIMM slots and customize the storage combo with one 2.5-inch HDD and an M.2 PCIe Gen 3 X4 NVMe SSD. Additionally, there are two Windows-ready models that come prebuilt with 8 GB of RAM, a 128 GB M.2 SSD and a 1 TB HDD.

The list of standard features for all new magnus E mini PCs also includes:

  • Support for up to 4 displays via 1x DisplayPort 1.4 connector, 2x HDMI 2.0B connectors and an USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 connector
  • Additional USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 and USB-A 3.1 Gen 2 ports in front + 4x USB-A 3.0 ports on the rear panel
  • Intel Optane memory support
  • SD card reader
  • 1 Gbps Ethernet NIC + 2.5 Gbps Killer NIC + dual Wi-Fi interface


Pricing and availability information will be disclosed at a later date.

Front panel view (Source: Zotac)
Front panel view (Source: Zotac)
Rear panel view (Source: Zotac)
Rear panel view (Source: Zotac)
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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1532 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2019-08- 9 (Update: 2019-08- 9)