ZBOX Nano AD10 Overview
The ZBOX Nano incorporates a small rectangular design with rounded edges, which just looks awesome. The housing is made of aluminum with a plastic top. As I said this design is very Apple-esque and many people will find it attractive. The actual dimensions of the unit are 5” x 5” x 1.77”, which means the ZBOX Nano will fit in the palm of your hand. I’ve never need a mini PC this small look this great! The unit itself does not have that many distinguishing marks except for the small Zotac logo on the top.
Taking a look at the front of the unit you have a large power button, activity LED’s, IR for the included remote, card reader, headphone port and microphone port. Alone the side there are a few ventilation holes, but you really shouldn’t worry about the AMD E350 CPU getting that hot.
On the back is where you will find all of the other connections and there sure are a lot of them! Starting from left to right you have power, display port, HDMI, two USB 3.0 ports, lock port, ethernet, two USB 2.0 ports, eSATA port and a connector for the WiFi antenna. I really like that there is both USB 3.0 and eSATA. Many mini PC’s leave these out and if you are going to be using this as a media machine it is nice to have fast external hard drives. The bottom of the unit is also made of plastic and has 4 rubber feet.
The 4 rubber feet on the unit are actually thumbscrews that when removed allow you to take the bottom off and take a look inside. You are able to purchase this system barebones or a full system. Zotac sent us a full system so it has Samsung 320GB hard drive and 2GB of Micron memory. Of course the barebones system would come without these things, but as you can see from the photos below they would be easy enough to install. Also inside this small enclosure is the AMD E350 CPU, AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics, 7.1 channel audio, 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth.