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Zotac Zbox AD02 Unboxing and First Impressions

zotac zbox ad02 unboxing

Zotac sent me a demo unit of their brand new Zotac Zbox AD02 model. Now, Zotac has been making great nettops for a while, but the main difference with this particular unit, is that it’s powered by AMD’s brand new E-350 Brazos platform.  AMD’s new chips have been getting great reviews, so we expect good things from this new dual core platfrom, running at 1.6ghz in this tiny nettop.  For graphics processing power, AMD’s Brazos platform incorporates Radeon HD 6310 integrated graphics with support for DirectX 11

The unit that Zotac sent me is the ZBOX AD02 Plus.  The ‘Pus’ on the end of the model name signifies that this model comes with 2gb of DDR3 (8gb Max) and a 250GB hard drive installed.  The other model, AD02, comes as a barebones kit, so you can install your own RAM and HDD.

First impressions are that this is nicely built nettop, although it’s shiny exterior finish shows every fingerprint.  Two docking systems are included, one that you can use to stand the unit up solo, and another that attaches to the back of your LCD monitor.  The solo dock is a bit fiddly to install, but it’s fine once setup, and you’ll probably only do it once.

The AD02 Plus isn’t for sale yet, but you can currently pick up the Zbox ID40, which is the Intel equivalent for $232.87

Check out the rest of the unboxing pictures after the break, including a comparison with Lenovo’s Ideacentre nettop.

 

Zotac Zbox AD02 Nettop

Zotac Zbox AD02 Nettop

Zotac Zbox AD02 Nettop

Zotac Zbox AD02 Nettop

Zotac Zbox and Lenovo Ideacentre

Zotac Zbox and Lenovo Ideacentre

 

Source: nettopreview.com

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