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Zotac's fanless ZBox CI327 mini PC now on sale starting at US$160

The ZBOX CI327 nano is available with Celeron, Core i3, and Core i5 processors. (Source: Zotac)
The ZBOX CI327 nano is available with Celeron, Core i3, and Core i5 processors. (Source: Zotac)
Pricing for Zotac's ZBOX CI327 nano mini PC has been released. The tiny PC starts at US $159 with a Celeron CPU, but can be configured with a Kaby Lake Core i3 or i5 as well.

Zotac has a line of passively cooled mini PCs known as the ZBOX series. Announced back in January at CES, these PCs are small, silent, and fairly affordable for what you get. Pricing for the ZBOX CI327 has just been made official: a bare-bones Celeron N3450 kit is available for US$159, while a i3-7100U and i5-7200U kit will cost you US$325 and US$392, respectively.

That ends up being a fair chunk of change once you start speccing up the CPU, but you do get Zotac's fairly nice case with a power supply, 802.11ac WiFi, Gigabyte Ethernet, HDMI 2.0, DP 1.2, and of course USB 3.0 Type-A and Type-C. You will need to add your own memory and storage (and OS!), however. If you're looking for a home theater or compact office PC, this might be worth your time.

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Douglas Black, 2017-06-11 (Update: 2017-06-11)
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I am a university Lecturer and researcher in English writing, but I like to keep myself busy. Between weightlifting, MMA, and SCUBA diving, one of my life-long interests has always been computers. I used Macs until about 17 years ago when I switched to PCs because of an interest in games, but I'm still interested in top quality laptops that push the design envelope.