While these might not be the smallest mini PCs on the market, measuring 203x128x225mm (7.99x5.04x8.66-inches), the new EK and ER series make up for it with impressive hardware which includes AMD Ryzen 5 1400 CPU for the ER series or Intel's 7th generation Core i5-7300HQ CPU for the EK series. Both will also be coming with either an Nvidia GTX 1060 3GB or GTX 1070 8GB graphics card and up to 32GB of DDR4-2400 SODIMM RAM.
The rest of the specifications include two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports (one Type-C), room for 2.5-inch SATA 6Gbps HDD and an M.2 PCIe x4 drive, 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2, dual Gigabit LAN and support for up to four displays with three DisplayPort 1.4, an HDMI 2.0 and DL-DVI outputs.
In order to keep those components well cooled the Magnus uses a clever little design which draws air from the top and exhausts it at the back, for both the graphics card and the CPU.
Zotac was quite keen to note that every configuration of the Magnus EK and ER series is also VR Ready and it will be available with HTC Vive bundle, depending on the region.
As was the case with earlier mini PCs, Zotac's new Magnus EK and ER series will be available as barebones or as Plus versions, packed with RAM and storage. Unfortunately, Zotac did not reveal any details regarding the price or the availability date but we are sure that first SKUs will start showing up pretty soon.