ZOTAC ZBOX MAGNUS EN1060 Gaming Mini PC, Intel Skylake Core i5-6400T NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 VR Ready, Whisper Quiet, Ultra Compact, 4K Quad Display No Memory/Storage/OS (ZBOX-EN1060-U) by ZOTAC
Intel Skylake Core i5-6400T quad-core processor (2.2GHz, up to 2.8 GHz);NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5 192-bit);Virtual Reality Ready;2 x DisplayPort 1.3, 2 X HDMI 2.0;4K Display Output;Super Compact, Whisper Quiet;2 Year Warranty
- Small Form Factor
- No hassle
- Low power
- No Driver issues
- Accessible ports
- Runs hot (to be expected, it is a small form factor running a pretty great graphics card)
- No true path to upgrade outside of basic hardware
- Cost (again to be expected, as this has two factors going into the price, form factor and prebuilt)
Again, I got this for (mainly) my mmo playing. I can move it around, it can sit on my desk and not be in the way in the slightest. Knowing that MMOs will generally run lower graphics, and for a much longer period of time, this box just made sense to me. I really enjoy products that are small and pack a punch, and this box definitely delivers. If you want top end gaming, this box isn't for you. If you want to upgrade over the years to keep up with the top end gaming scene this box isn't for you. If you like no hassle setup for a heavy duty MMO box, this box is definitely for you.
I have an ASUS MX27AQ 27" WQHD AH-IPS running at 2560x1440 attached to this box with zero issues when gaming. I have this type of monitor because I also have it attached to my Mac as a secondary screen for when working and drawing.
Not sure if it's worth noting, but this is also the only PC i've had where the sleep function on Windows doesn't screw something up for me.
If you know what you're paying for, and you really like this box, I highly recommend it. I no longer have the want/need to go and buy parts and build something new, so you are definitely paying for a convenience with this machine. There's some assembly required with the Barebones box, and OS installation, but it was such a quick and easy process it's hardly worth mentioning.
Thank you, Zotac, for a great product and experience.