The PC world is no stranger to the concept of small PCs thanks to Intel’s NUC computers, but the Mac Mini is one of the most powerful small computers out there. Zotac’s new machines seek to rival it.
Zotac has launched new entries of its ZBOX C series of compact computers, and this time, they’re coming with Intel’s 12th gen P-series CPUs. These are laptop chips, mind you, but they’re still coming with up to 12 cores and 16 threads in the highest-end options. These PCs are completely fanless, but the chassis still has plenty of ventilation holes to let air in and heat out.
The cases themselves are pretty tiny at 204 x 129 x 68mm (8″ x 5.1″ x 2.7″), meaning this is a computer that won’t be bulky anywhere you put it. The computer even has enough room to put an m.2 SSD or even a 2.5-inch hard drive or SSD. It does lack in a number of aspects, though — for one, it only supports Wi-Fi 5 instead of 6/6E, and the fastest RAM it supports is DDR4 at 3200 MHz.
The computer is available in Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 configurations. We don’t have pricing or availability details yet, but more should be announced soon.