The brand new Zotac ZBOX PI336 Pico (opens in new tab) (delivered to our consideration by Liliputing (opens in new tab)) appears to be a conveyable and decently geared up pocketable system, for anybody out there for a conveyable media participant. It has twin 4K outputs and comes with Home windows 11 Professional put in, making it a great digital signage choice, however it will probably additionally serve different makes use of.
The presence of a Celeron chip doubtless will not make anybody soar for pleasure, however the N6211 chip on this machine acquits itself fairly properly, taking its two cores to a 3GHz burst whereas drawing simply 6.5W of energy. It’s a 2021 mannequin constructed on the 10nm Elkhart Lake structure, and it comes with tenth Gen Intel UHD graphics.
The CPU helps as much as eight PCIe lanes, however they’re not getting a lot work right here as there’s neither M.2 nor PCIe slots for playing cards. You get 128GB of eMMC storage together with 4GB of RAM (a disgrace, because the chipset helps as much as 32GB), and a few USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, together with one which’s Kind-C. Extra connectivity is taken care of by way of Wi-Fi 6E, Gigabit Ethernet, and Bluetooth 5.2. There is a Micro SD slot for further storage.
Video out is the place the tiny PC excels, with HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 outputs able to driving two 4K screens. That makes it helpful for a tiny media PC, or to drive retail or different digital show purposes. All of it squeezes right into a case with a quantity of 0.18L (11 cubic inches) and dimensions of 115 x 76 x 20.7mm (4.3in x 3in x 0.8in). We have seen bigger and thicker wallets!
It additionally manages to be passively cooled, with the case performing as a warmth sink in the identical approach as different tiny PCs we have seen not too long ago (opens in new tab). There is a 5V DC enter together with the case, so a separate energy brick is required and helps to keep away from including warmth to the PC inside.
There is no confirmed launch date but nor pricing, but it surely’s good to see a mini PC utilizing an Intel chip and operating Home windows as an alternative of some Arm/Linux mixture (opens in new tab). Zotac’s earlier small-form-factor mannequin, the ZBOX Magnus (opens in new tab), arrived earlier this 12 months, but it surely was far more highly effective and likewise a lot bigger than this diminutive video-pusher.
|CPU||Intel Celeron N6211|
|GPU||Intel UHD Graphics for tenth Gen Intel Processors|
|OS||Home windows 11 Professional|
|USB ports||2x USB 3.1 Kind-A, 1x USB 3.1 Kind-C|
|Storage growth||Micro SD|
|Video out||1x HDMI 2.0, 1x DisplayPort 1.4|
|Dimensions||115 x 76 x 20.7mm (4.3in x 3in x 0.8in)|