Zotac set to release business-centric mini PCs at CeBIT 2017
Earlier this week, Zotac released several new additions to their ZBOX line of mini PCs. Business professionals in search of a capable desktop computer with a small footprint now have a few more options to explore from Zotac.
The ZBOX CI549 Nano and ZBOX MI549 Nano are both equipped with:
- Intel Core i5-7300U CPU
- Intel HD Graphics 620
- One SATA HDD or SSD slot
- Two DDR4 RAM slots
- Three USB 3.0 Type-A ports
- One USB 3.1 (Gen 2, Thunderbolt 3) Type-C port
- Two Gigabit LAN ports
- One HDMI out
- 802.11ac WiFi
- Bluetooth 4.2
On the front of the device, both versions sport an SD card slot, dedicated headphone and microphone jacks, a USB 3.0 Type-A port, and two USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-C ports. The only difference between the models is cooling: the CI549 is passively cooled while the MI549 has an internal fan. Since the CI549 lacks an active cooling solution, it is a bit bigger than the MI549 (5.76” x 4.98” x 2.38” compared to the MI549’s 5.03” x 4.98” x 2.00”). The CI549’s chassis also features large perforations to help with airflow.
Both devices are highly tuned for business use. The CI549 and MI549 feature Intel AMT technology for remote repairs and maintenance and Intel UNITE for easy screen sharing (think boardroom presentations). The devices will officially debut at CeBIT 2017 in Hannover, Germany between March 20-24. Pricing is yet to be announced, but we will surely get more information next week at CeBIT.
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