Mini, energetic and looker:
Zotac has always striven toward making desktop PC’s smaller and smarter and has arrived with yet another paladin ZBox O1520 Sphere Plus. With innovation in continuum PC’s have become smaller and neater. The global market leaders of motherboards, graphics cards and mini-PC’s, Zotac have gone a mile ahead by creating a miniature PC, spherical in shape and alluring to the eyes.
Herculean power in a small package:
The ZBox O1520 Sphere Plus is way too powerful for its size and houses an Intel 4th Generation Core i5 4200U processor along with Intel HD 4400 Graphics. With the new Sphere Plus, Zotac is leading ahead of the convention box form factor and O1520 is the first gorgeous example. With the blue glowing LED strip along the circumference, that renders a demonic look, ZBox O1520 Sphere Plus resemble the Google Nexus Q amply but is certainly mightier. The behavior of LED strip can be customized to choose between conventional on-off with the machine, or pulse, follow or completely off using the system BIOS.
Flexibility in placement and multiple connectivity options:
Measuring just 154mm X 154mm X 161mm, ZBox bags enough space to conquer a 2.5-inch SATA Hard Drive or an SSD and two SO-DIMM DDR3L slots for making a blazing fast and uber-stylish PC that is small enough to hide within your TV booth due to its size and be the stylish Living room PC. Adding an mSATA SSD along with the internal drive can result in fiery boot sessions. Although plastic is the primary material of construction, ZBox has premium panache adhering to it. ZBox has an inbuilt 802.11ac Wi-Fi chip as well as Ethernet port that maximize connectivity options. Bluetooth 4.0 also allows making the most out of the Sphere Plus without being reliant on wires.
At the rear side we outputs for HDMI and DisplayPort, audio jacks for microphone and headset, a universal 4-in-1 card reader with support for SD, MMC, SDXC and SDHC cards. Apart from these the Sphere Plus also dons 4 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0 ports and the power button.
Doesn’t play Modern Warfare, but plays 1080p videos sleekly:
Albeit, the Sphere Plus doesn’t come loaded with any operating system so you would have to buy either a copy of Windows, or install a free Linux OS. Zotac extends support up to Windows 8.1 and the drivers are provided along in a USB drive which is benign as it doesn’t sport a built in optical drive. Sadly the on-board graphics are not sufficient for 3D gaming, nor is there efficacy to add a high-performance one. But the ZBox plays full HD videos seamlessly, thanks to plentiful RAM.
Five well-placed rubber feet give ZBox Sphere Plus a profound stability and vents at the bottom and rear hear help the fan to propel most heat away. A quick twist unlocks the spherical cap to the interiors. ZBox O1520 Sphere Plus is acutely a robust device and can present amazing utility in areas of limited space or vital neatness.
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