The Zotac Zbox ci540 is a brand new fanless (passively cooled) mini PC. Due to its fanless design you may expect the Zotac Zbox ci540 to be not low end, but it’s actually based on a Intel core i5 forth generation processor and excellent Intel HD graphics. Being totally fanless, the Zotac Zbox ci540 is completely silent when fitted with a solid state hard drive. The specification is good for a regular fan cooled mini PC, but seeing that Zotac Zbox ci540 unit is passively cooled, the specification is actually amazing. It can take a standard 2.5″ laptop style hard drive, and upto 16gb of memory, via 2 sodimm slots . The processor is a highly energy efficient core i5 4210Y 1.9ghz, and features Intel HD 4200 graphics. Memory card, gigabit lan, and wireless are all included. In fact the wireless on th eZotac Zbox ci540 even supports wireless AC, the latest standard in wireless technology. Bluetooth 4.0 is also catered for.
Additional the Zotac Zbox ci540 is tiny at 12.7 cm (W) x 4.5 cm (D) x 12.7 cm (H) , and includes a vesa mount.
The Zotac Zbox ci540 is an ideal home theatre PC, a great business workhorse, or even a commercial use unit such as a digital signage player. The benefits of it’s fanless design are obvious, but even when compared to a fanless system its build quality, design, and performance are impressive.