Today we’ll be taking a look at the Zotac ZBOX PI220 Pico Mini-PC (PC on-a-stick). It’s one of the world’s smallest PCs available, measuring just 131.5mm x 42.2mm x 15.8mm and fits in the palm of your hand! What’s more this little unit can flawlessly run a full version Windows 10 (Home Edition) which comes pre-loaded. It’s powered by Intel’s latest generation of Atom processors, which they code-named Cherry Trail. This particular model uses a quad-core Atom x5-Z8300 processor which runs at a nippy 1.44Ghz, and can reach upto 1.83GHz.
The ZBOX PI220 Pico comes with built-in 32GB storage, 2GB of DDR3 ram, and onboard Intel HD graphics. It also features 100Mb LAN, onboard 802.11AC WIFI, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0 port, a micro SD card reader as well as a HDMI connector (male type), which you can plug straight in to any TV or monitor. Not bad for a PC on-a-stick! Call it a Raspberry Pi on steroids if you will.
For those who don’t know who Zotac is, here’s a little blurb taken from their website …
ZOTAC, the creator of the Original Mini PC, derives its name from the words “zone” and “tact”, aptly referencing our skill & expertise in the zones of PC components, systems, and manufacturing. Combining both function and design, ZOTAC strives to create the latest technological products that epitomize form, utility, and style.
Innovation, Quality and responsibility
ZOTAC believes being at the forefront of innovation is the key to the future. Our dedication to produce quality products us the backbone of our business model, and we work round-the-clock to ensure all our products are up to then our rigorous standards.
Don’t ask me why … but I have a pretty high expectations for the ZBOX PI220 Pico. Powered by an Intel quad-core Atom x5-Z8300 processor, it should be able to handle Windows 10 (Home Edition) with ease. I want to see if it can handle normal web browsing, some video streaming and audio playback, from both from the internet and from my USB drive.
OK, let’s not waste any more time and check out the Zotac ZBOX PI220 Pico Mini-PC (PC on-a-stick) … We’ll start with the specifications and overview, before moving over to the photo gallery and performance test.