Model: ZBOX PLUS ID90
RRP: £450 (At time of the review)
Today I am going to be taking a look at another small form factor PC from ZOTAC. It’s called the ZBOX PLUS and it is a powerhouse for its size. Inside is an Intel Core i7-3770T which is a quad core CPU with eight threads as well as a myriad of other features such as 802.11n Wi-Fi, USB 3.0, dual gigabit Ethernet ports and much, much more. This machine is clearly orientated at someone who wants a HTPC but something with a little more grunt in the CPU department.
I recently reviewed the ZBOX Nano XS3 PLUS which was a true miniature PC that could output full 1080P video without any problems. This machine should have no issues whatsoever due to the processor being far superior which means that transcoding full 1080P video on the fly should be a walk in the park. Baring in mind that this is supposed to be a small-form factor PC, and that it is only 18.5cm x 18.5cm in size; just how well will it perform?