Have you ever looked at one of the ZOTAC ZBOX mini-PCs and thought to yourself that you wanted something even smaller? Following in the recent trend of devices like the Intel Compute Stick and Asus VivoStick, ZOTAC is now expanding its tiny computer lineup with the new ZBOX PI220 and ZBOX PI221, both of which are in the PC stick form factor.
Shaped like overgrown USB flash drives, the new ZBOX machines really are meant to provide the "functionality of a full size PC." The basics are the same on both, including WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 3.0, along with 2GB of pre-installed memory, 32GB of eMMC storage and Windows 10 Home. Both come powered by a quad-core Intel Cherry Trail Atom chip and Intel HD graphics too.
The most noticeable difference is that the PI220 is actively cooled with a smart active micro fan, whereas the PI221 is passively cooled. Further details, hopefully including pricing and availability, should be revealed at Computex Taipei in less than a month. Check out the gallery, press release and spec sheet below.