Zotac launched an all new ‘R Series’ ZBox series emphasizing on RAID setups. There are there variants as of now, ZBOX-RI531-P-BE priced at INR 34,999/-, ZBOX-RI531-BE priced at INR 26,999/- and ZBOX-RI323-BE which is priced at INR 14,999/-.
The difference the standard and the plus variant in RI531 is that the Plus variant comes with a 4GB DDR3L and a 64MB mSATA, but both units use Intel Core i3-5010U dual-core ‘Broadwell’ processor clocked at 2.1 GHz. The standard variant is a barebone device.
The RI323-BE is also a barebone device but with no mSATA slot and uses a dual-core Intel Celeron 2961Y ‘Haswell’ processor clocked at 1.1 GHz. In all the three models, there are dual 2.5″ SATA ports, therefore giving the option to have either RAID 0 or RAID 1 setup. As one will expect, these ZBoxes are made for commercial and industrial purposes, much like Intel NUC. It is an advantage to have dual SATA 6Gb/s connectors and an M.2 port on the upper two variants.
All the three variants have a SERIAL port. The unit is sold without operating system, but Zotac assured that these are Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 ready.
|Product Name||ZBOX RI531 PLUS|
|GPU||Intel HD Graphics 5500||Intel HD Graphics 5500||Intel HD Graphics|
|Name||Intel Core i3-5010U|
(dual-core, 2.1 GHz)
(dual-core, 1.1 GHz)
|Memory Speed||1600 MHz|
|Slots||2x 204-pin SO-DIMM|
|Capacity||4GB (up to 16GB)||up to 16GB||up to 16GB|
|DirectX||DirectX® 11.2 (feature level 11_0)|
|Ethernet||2 x 10/100/1000Mbps|
|WiFi||802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0|
|Digital||8-ch via HDMI|
|Memory Card Reader||3-in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC) / USB 3.0 Combo connector|
|SATA||2 (SATA 6.0 Gb/s)|
|USB Ports||4 USB 3.0 (2 on back panel, 1 SD/USB 3.0 Combo, 1 top)|
|OS Compatibility||User installed (Windows 7 and 8 ready)|
|Graphics Output||HDMI + DP 1 COM Port|