Zotac reveals two new PC-on-a-stick solutions; the passively cooled ZBOX PI221 and the actively cooled PI220. Both PCs are the size of a large HDMI dongle and come with Windows 10 Home Edition preinstalled.
Both models have very similar specifications, they have an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 "Cherry Trail" quad-core processor with a 1.44GHz base clock and 1.84GHz Turbo, 2GB DDR3L-RS1600 memory, integrated Intel graphics, and 32GB onboard eMMC storage. Other features include 802.11ac WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0, SD memory card reader, USB 3.0, and headphone/microphone ports.
Pricing and availability is unknown.
ZOTAC International, a global manufacturer of
innovation, is pleased to introduce the dongle sized Mini PC, the ZOTAC PC Stick.
Joining the lineup of pocket-sized PICO solutions, the PC Stick comes in two readyto-go solutions: ZBOX PI220 and the award winning ZBOX PI221.
With space increasingly becoming a luxury, size is a critical factor in determining the
solution for your needs. Often times this means compromising between size and
functionality. The PI220 and PI221 pack the functionality of a full size PC in the form
of a stick. Equipped with Intel's 14nm Cherry Trail quad core processor, performance
and power efficiency are improved over previous generation processors.
The PI220 and PI221 deliver the same network performance as users would expect
from a full size PC. Both models come with 802.11ac WiFi capability with external
antenna and a full size Ethernet port for an always-on connection. Bluetooth 4.0 also
ZOTAC is pleased to introduce the high speed USB 3.0 to the tiniest computing
solution. Both PI220 and PI221 are equipped with a USB 3.0 port, so users can
expand storage space or connect peripherals to augment the PC's functionality on
the go. Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot is also a standard feature for quick
data transfer or easy storage expansion.
The PI220 and PI221 are complete systems ready to go with pre-installed memory,
storage and OS. The PI220 is an energy-sipping unit that is whisper quiet with a
smart active micro fan, and the PI221 enables silent operation with a passively
cooled solution and zero moving parts. Both models deliver desktop performance in
a pocket-able form, and bundled with an HDMI extension cable for flexible