Computex 2018 | Zotac reveals slew of new Mini PCs ahead of tradeshow
Zotac has taken the wraps off its new Mini PC lineup ahead of Computex 2018, which starts next week. The range is headlined by the new ZBOX CI660 nano, the first Mini PC to feature an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 chip. Also freshly unveiled is the new VR GO 2.0 Backpack PC; the MAGNUS Gaming Mini PC; the AMD Ryzen-powered ZBOX MA551; the MEK MINI, and the MEK ULTRA.
In addition to a featuring an 8th Gen Core i7 CPU, the Zotac ZBOX CI660 nano has been designed with a honeycomb structure designed for thermal efficiency allowing it to be cooled passively. This means that it is completely silent when running, despite having a 25W TDP. The new VR GO 2.0 Backpack PC also picks up an 8th Gen Core i7 and new, more ergonomic design that includes a new backpack strap adding separation for improved ventilation. It also comes with SPECTRA lighting with addressable RGB color customization. The ZBOX MA551 is the first Mini PC to be powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 APU with integrated Radeon graphics.
The MAGNUS Gaming Mini PC is the first ZBOX to come with support for Killer Wireless and Killer Ethernet tech, which prioritizes game or video streaming for optimized performance. It is also fitted with a discrete Nvidia GTX desktop GPU. The MEK MINI features an ultra compact design with an eSports focus. It is powered by an 8th Gen Intel CPU and includes a discrete Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU that is isolated to keep the device cool. It is also equipped with Killer networking hardware, 32GB of Intel Optane memory and the same SPECTRA lighting functionality of the VR GO 2.0 Backpack PC, as is the top of the line MEK ULTRA.
Zotac will be providing more details on each of the devices at Computex, including detailed specs, pricing and availability.