ZOTAC ZBOX EN760 Plus Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅09-03-15
Closer Look

The ZBOX EN760 Plus measures just 4x19x19 cm. For scale, we’ve placed the unit next to a Samsung smartphone. This mini-PC will sit comfortably next to the TV as part of a home-entertainment system due to its compact dimensions and professional finish; the top-side of EN760 Plus features a glossy plastic panel.

Flipping the unit over, there is a small area for ventilation and four rubber feet to prevent the unit from slipping if you prefer to have the ZBOX out of the supplied stand.

Also on the reverse is the serial number should you need to contact ZOTAC directly for technical assistance.

On the front edge of EN760 Plus there are a number of ports and features to make use of. These include the following:

• Headphone jack
• Microphone jack
• SD card reader (MMC/SD/SDHC/SDXC)
• USB 3.0 port
• WiFi LED
• Activity LED
• Infrared sensor
• Power button

Over on the reverse-side, we have even more ports to use and we’re really pleased to see such a generous selection. These include:

• WiFi antenna port
• Optical SPD/if port
• Dual gigabit Ethernet
• Two USB 3.0 ports
• Dual-link DVI
• Bluetooth antenna port
• AC power port

Over on the side of EN760 Plus, there isn’t anything overly exciting except some ventilation for the internal components and another USB 3.0 port which has a rubber cover to prevent any dust from getting inside.

For those wanting to gain access to the inner-workings of EN760 Plus, ZOTAC has given this unit two easy-to-remove thumbscrews - once these are detached, the lid simply slides off the chassis.

And with this cover detached, we can inspect the internal components which lie underneath. EN760 Plus features the following hardware:

CPU Intel Core i5 4200U (dual-core, 1.6 GHz) (Turbo up to 2.6 GHz)
Memory 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 - 1600 MHz
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M (Maxwell)

The Intel processor inside this unit is a dual-core chip and operates at 1.6GHz but will turbo boost to 2.6GHz. ZOTAC has included 8GB of DDR3 (1600MHz) but there is a total capacity of 16GB should you need to expand – 8GB should be sufficient for such a product.

The driving force behind the 3D capabilities is NVIDIA’s GTX 860M which uses Maxwell architecture – in the subsequent pages we’ll be exploring how effective this and the other hardware is when we run some in-depth benchmarks.

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