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Zotac Zbox Sphere OI520 Plus

Zotac Zbox Sphere OI520 Plus
alaScore 91

11 reviews

Jun, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Zotac Zbox Sphere OI520 Plus. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design, whereas there are some critical reviews about the reliability and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Zotac Zbox Sphere OI520 Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Mike Jennings (trustedreviews.com)

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 PLUS

 

This spherical small-form-factor PC is tiny and packs a Core i5 punch

Attractive, orb-like design ; East component access ; Reasonable Core i5 processor ; Cool and quiet

No OS included ; Relies on weak integrated graphics ; Little expansion potential

On the inside there’s dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi that’ll only be outpaced by triple-aerial units, and there’s Gigabit Ethernet. Bluetooth 4.0 is also included.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Zotac ZBox Sphere OI520 Plus review

 

A capable media centre PC with an eye-catching design that can play Ultra HD video

Otherwise, the ZBox Sphere OI520 is a good choice if you’re taken by the unique design and don’t want to spend a lot on a PC. It runs almost silently, generates very little heat and is impressively well put together. However, we’d probably go for the...

Expert review by : Richard Weatherstone (vortez.net)

ZOTAC ZBOX Sphere OI520+ Review

 

Looking for a mini pc that has bags of power and a little different along with a small footprint? ZOTAC Sphere is what you need!

Innovative design ; Plenty of ports & functionality ; Memory & HDD included ; Option to upgrade memory & HDD capacity ; HD ready

Plastics questionable ; No OS included

First off let's talk about the design. Having a spherical shaped PC was always going to be tricky to pull off due to the fact the vast majority of components found in a PC are angular. Motherboards, hard drives, memory modules all have 90 degree angles...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Zotac Zbox Sphere OI520 Plus

 

The Zotac Zbox Sphere OI520 Plus is an ultra-small desktop PC with an attractively small price, and a design that will turn heads.

Unique design is both futuristic and funky. Easy interior access. Compact chassis works for either desktop or home entertainment use. HDMI and DisplayPort with up to 4K output. Low price.

Operating system sold separately.

Conclusion If you want a small PC for entertainment and home use, but prefer something a little more eye-catching than the typical black-box designs of so many ultra-small-form-factor desktops, the Zotac Zbox Sphere OI520 Plus fits the bill. The round...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Ganesh T S (anandtech.com)

ZBOX Sphere OI520 Plus: Zotac's Take on the NUC

 

The Intel NUC has created a very successful niche for itself in the SFF PC market. It provides us with insights into where the traditional casual / home use desktop market might end up. While vendors such as Logic Supply have taken the Intel NUC...

The power consumption at the wall was measured with the display being driven through the HDMI port. In the graphs below, we compare the idle and load power of the ZBOX OI520 Plus with other low power PCs evaluated before. For load power consumption, we...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Nimish Sawant (tech.firstpost.com)

ZOTAC ZBOX Sphere OI520 Plus review: New wine in a brand new bottle

 

We take a look at ZOTAC's first ZBOX small form factor PC with a semi-circular shape. The Sphere OI520 houses a 4th gen Intel Core i5 processor inside.

ZOTAC has priced the ZBOX Sphere OI520 Plus model at Rs 32,219 whereas the non-Plus ZBOX Sphere OI520 (without the HDD and RAM) will come to around Rs 29,999. Unlike its previous offerings, the ZBOX Sphere OI520 has decent pricing for its performance...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Matthew Elliott (computershopper.com)

Zotac Zbox Sphere OI520 Plus Review and Ratings

 

Whimsical and spherical, this unique micro-PC lets you let your geek flag fly. Plus, our preconfigured test model delivered decent performance for productivity and light media creation.

Funky, different design ; Runs quietly ; Easy-to-access internals ; Loads of ports for its size

Chassis is a fingerprint magnet

If you'll pardon the faint pun, as mini-PCs go, the Zotac Zbox Sphere breaks out of the box. If you are shopping for a micro-PC and don’t need to or want to hide it, this is one system that is sure to garner attention, taking the typical compact...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by (gadgets.ndtv.com)

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 Plus Review: The Oddball PC

 

Unique look Good performance Easy to access and upgrade RAM, storage and PCIe card

No OS included Distracting LED ring can't be controlled

The ZBOX Sphere is by no means an unobtrusive device - the glowing blue ring around its equator pretty much rules out keeping it in a bedroom or sitting it on a TV stand to serve as an HTPC. This is a showpiece and you'll have to treat it as such....

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