Macau based hardware manufacturer Zotac is set to launch their first ARM based, small form factor PC, the ZBOX Nano D518 in September and will tag the company’s affordable price tag at around $200 (72 BHD). Although a bit larger than the Roku Box, the new mini PC will still incorporate the traditional square/cube design with a classical black and white paintjob. It will measure at 5x5x1.8inches and will use an energy saving 4.5watts to power (7.7watts, maximum). In addition, the D518 will be fan-less, but it will utilize passive cooling technology to keep things in perfect working temperature.
Loosening the screws, the ZBOX Nano D518 will sport a Freescale ARM Cortex A9 i.MX6 quad-core processor, 8GB of onboard memory, 1GB RAM and Google’s Android 4.3 KitKat OS. Connectivity ports include 4 USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet jack, SD card reader, a mic and headphone jack. Its WiFi is made courtesy of Intel and should you want an additional punch, a 2.5inch drive bay is at your disposal.
Give or take, the new mini PC will be the latest member of the ZBOX Nano family, but it goes beyond the traditional offerings of the company and it took them no less than a bat of an eyelash to do so.