ZOTAC ZBOX EN760 Plus Review

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Introduction

Manufacturer: ZOTAC
Model: ZBOX EN760 Plus
RRP: £500

ZOTAC’s Zbox line has been something of an impressive line for us here at Play3r recently with their Sphere and Nano carving out their own niches within both size and shape in the SFF arena. In today’s review however we’ll be looking at another Zbox that looks to have it’s own space in your living room too – the EN760 Plus.

Specifications

Product NameZBOX EN760 Plus
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M (Maxwell) 640 processor cores 2GB GDDR5 / 128-bit memory bus Engine clock: 1020 MHz (base) / 1097 MHz (boost) Memory clock: 5000 MHz
NameIntel Core i5 4200U (dual-core, 1.6 GHz) (Turbo up to 2.6 GHz)
Memory Speed1600 MHz
Slots2 x 204-pin SODIMM
Capacity8GB (up to 16GB)
DirectXDirectX 11.2 (feature level 11_0)
OpenGLOpenGL 4.4
Ethernet2 x 10/100/1000Mbps
WiFi802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0
AnalogStereo output
Digital8-ch via DVI-HDMI
Hard Drive1TB 5400RPM HDD
Memory Card Reader4-in-1 (MMC/SD/SDHC/SDXC)
SATA2 (1 SATA 6.0 Gb/s, 1 mSATA 6.0 Gb/s)
USB Ports4 USB 3.0 (2 on back panel, 1 on top, 1 front)
CoolerSmartfan
Content1 x ZOTAC ZBOX EN760 2 x WiFi antenna 1 x VESA mount 4 x Mounting screws 1 x DVI-VGA adapter 1 x Stand 1 x AC adapter 1 x Power cord 1 x Warranty card 1 x User manual 1 x Quick Install Guide 1 x USB drive with O/S driver 1 x Driver

What ZOTAC say about the EN760 Plus
Embark on a visually stunning PC gaming experience with the compact ZOTAC ZBOX EN760 series mini-PC designed for gamers. Discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics enables the ZOTAC ZBOX EN760 series to play the latest PC games with smooth frame rates, beautiful graphics and best-in-class features such as NVIDIA Adaptive VSync, GeForce Experience and GeForce ShadowPlay technologies for a compact gaming experience that rivals full-size desktop PCs.

As you can see from the specification sheet, the EN760 Plus (EN760) is skewed towards gaming thanks to the inclusion of Nvidia’s newest architecture; Maxwell. The GM106 which powers the  GTX 860M is an extremely fast chip whilst being low-power and the full-fat desktop versions aren’t likely to be seen until later this year or even early next year so ZOTAC have ensured the EN760 is right on the cusp as far as SFF gaming is concerned. Elsewhere we have 8GB of RAM, a dual-core i5, 1TB drive and even 802.11 ac support.

Let’s see where ZOTAC have gone with the design of the EN760 compared to the funky Sphere and the functional Nano…

 

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