ZOTAC Injects Palm-Sized ZBOX nano XS with Double Dose of Performance


New ZOTAC ZBOX MI521 nano XS series embraces a 4th Generation Intel Core processor for a dual-core performance punch


ZOTAC has a pretty good stronghold when it comes to mini-PCs and their widely popular ZBOX nano XS is getting an upgrade in power.

HONG KONG – Oct. 1, 2014 – ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards and mini-PCs, today injects the palm-sized ZBOX nano XS chassis with a double dose of performance from a 4 th Generation Intel Core i3 processor. The new ZOTAC ZBOX MI521 nano XS series delivers a dual-core punch and expansive connectivity in an extra small size for an excellent mini-PC experience. “ZOTAC is a pioneer when it comes to packing as much performance as possible into the smallest form factor possible. Our latest ZBOX MI521 nano XS series takes that same formula and gives it more performance and connectivity to create a mini-PC that’s perfect for office productivity or multimedia tasks,” said Tony Wong, CEO, ZOTAC International.

New to the ZBOX MI521 nano XS series is a very efficient and capable Intel Core i3 4030U dual-core processor with Intel HD Graphics 4400. The new processor enables dual display capabilities on the ZBOX MI521 nano XS series with standard HDMI and mini-DisplayPort outputs for maximum work productivity.

A suite of Intel technologies including Clear Video HD, InTru 3D and Quick Sync Video transforms the ZBOX MI521 nano XS series into the perfect HTPC for high quality HD video playback, including CPU-intensive Hi10P formats. Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi technologies round out the ZBOX MI521 nano XS series features to provide compatibility with popular input devices and high-speed network connectivity to wireless home networks. Push the limit with the new ZOTAC ZBOX MI521 nano XS series.


Product ZBOX MI521 nano XS series


Memory Support 2 x DDR3L-1600 SODIMM (up to 16GB) 4GB DDR3L (up to 16GB)

Storage Support mSATA SSD 128GB mSATA SSD

CPU Intel Core i3 4030U (dual-core, 1.9 GHz)

GPU Intel HD Graphics 4400

Video Memory Shared Memory

Display Options HDMI & mini-DisplayPort

Card Reader 3-in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC)

Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps

WiFi 802.11ac Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0

USB Ports 2 USB 2.0 (front) 2 USB 3.0 (rear panel)

Audio HDMI audio (bitstream) 3.5mm output 3.5mm microphone input

DirectX Support DirectX 11

Other Features Intel Virtualization (VT-x & VT-d), Clear Video HD, InTru 3D, Quick Sync Video and Hyper-Threading technologies


Windows Windows 7/8 32/64-bit ready

Source: ZOTAC

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