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Zotac mini-PC EN760 reviewed

by on20 April 2015


Aesthetics and Build Quality

The ZBOX EN760 measures 188 x 188 x 44mm, and can be placed horizontally or vertically, or mounted on the wall/TV/monitor using the included VESA mount.

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The side with the Zotac logo features fluorescent lighting arranged behind a semi-translucent circle, which livens up the device with a warm, orange glow. Should you find it distracting while watching TV, you can switch it off in BIOS settings.
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To stand the box up vertically, you'll need to use a small stand. We’ve seen the identical form factor a few times, so we won’t waste time on the details.

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The vents on top of the chassis (when the EN760 is stood vertically) serve as hot air outlets.

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This compact size is pretty impressive for a full blown gaming PC. Although there are a few smaller nettops/mini-PCs/NUCs on the market, most of them offer inferior performance, especially in the GPU department.

The chassis is made of plastic, but feels quite sturdy. Zotac fashioned the top and bottom coers out of high gloss plastic, or piano black if you like, so the ZBOX should look great next to your TV. They show a lot of fingerprints and smudges, but luckily cleaning is very easy. We would like to see usage of PC+ABS plastic with a smooth, matte finish. Matte black is also a good match for many offices sand living rooms. Still, fingerprints aren’t much of an issue – after all this is not a mobile device and once you install it, you’re not likely to touch it that often.

Matte plastic is used on the rest of the chassis. We were very happy to see that the upcoming SN970 will feature white cover with Steam logo.

The ZBOX EN series features plenty of expansion options for its form factor.Hidden behind a rubber flap on the top there’s one USB 3.0 port. This is very nice addition since we have only one USB port on the front side. Two more USB 3.0 ports are on the back.

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The front offers an easily accessible USB port, card reader, a headphone line out, a mic input and an infra-red port, along with status LEDs and the power button.

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On the back side we have two USB 3.0 ports, two Ethernet ports, an HDMI port, a DVI port, an optical audio output, Bluetooth and two wireless antennas. Power connector is also on the back side. The ZBOX EN760 features a passive, external DC adapter.

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Zotac ships the ZBOX with a simple yet sturdy vertical stand and a VESA mount. The VESA mount is adjustable as you can see on our photos, but some caution is advised. In case you plan on using it on your TV, be sure to double-check the dimensions, as there are a few different standards.

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