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ZBOX Sphere OI520 Series will start at $399

ZOTAC is known mainly for its pint-sized mini-PCs and today it’s spicing things up a bit with the introduction of its new ZBOX Sphere OI520 series which takes on — as its name implies — a spherical design.
 
ZOTAC is hoping to score points with enthusiasts that want to think… outside the box and have something a bit swankier to show off on their entertainment shelf or desk.
 
Underneath the “orb form factor” lies a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 4200U processor and Intel HD Graphics 4400 integrated graphics processor. The ZBOX Sphere OI520 supports a single 2.5” SSD or HDD, an additional mSATA SSD, and incorporates two S0-DIMM slots. Other features include 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0. External connections include HDMI, DisplayPort, GbE, three USB 2.0 ports, and four USB 3.0 ports.
 
The standard ZBOX Sphere OI520 is priced at $399. The ZBOX Sphere OI520 Plus comes standard with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB HDD, and is priced at $499.

Perhaps ZBOX Sphere OI520 would make a fitting companion for LaCie’s 1TB Sphère external USB 3.0 HDD.
 

Source: ZOTAC



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Nexus Q design knockoff
By JarrettV on 5/22/2014 9:17:50 PM , Rating: 2
These guys just stole google's made in USA stereo android device.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nexus_Q




RE: Nexus Q design knockoff
By johny101010 on 5/22/2014 9:48:26 PM , Rating: 4
We need two of these next to the new MacPro.
Now that is done computational power.


RE: Nexus Q design knockoff
By cokbun on 5/23/2014 8:05:09 AM , Rating: 5
quote:
We need two of these next to the new MacPro. Now that is done computational power.

or a penis statue


RE: Nexus Q design knockoff
By Solandri on 5/23/2014 3:14:44 AM , Rating: 3
Please, a company claiming it owned a flat rectangle with rounded corners was bad enough. We don't need a company claiming they own the sphere.

Simple shapes are just that. Nobody owns them. Nobody can steal them.


RE: Nexus Q design knockoff
By coburn_c on 5/23/2014 6:54:38 AM , Rating: 2
Which is odd because the 'Q' was an abject failure.


RE: Nexus Q design knockoff
By SunLord on 5/23/2014 7:42:06 AM , Rating: 2
The nexus q was a good design but it came a little bit before it's time so it wasn't a well rounded product. I'd love it if Google brought back the Q as an AndroidTV device


Those two S0-DIMM slots
By DT_Reader on 5/23/2014 11:29:16 AM , Rating: 2
Do you get to the two S0-DIMM slots by unscrewing the top? Because that would be cool.

What you didn't tell us is the diameter of the sphere. Inquiring minds want to know!




RE: Those two S0-DIMM slots
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 5/23/2014 11:42:18 AM , Rating: 2
Yes, you unscrew the top. I'll add in some more pics for you. Unfortunately, I don't have any information on dimensions, but I'll see what I can get from ZOTAC.


RE: Those two S0-DIMM slots
By FSWKU on 5/26/2014 6:25:32 AM , Rating: 2
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Unfortunately, I don't have any information on dimensions

Looks to be 5.25"-5.3" (13.34-13.46cm)


RE:
By ianmills on 5/23/2014 10:23:03 PM , Rating: 3
Shouldn't there be a nipple on top?




Why so ugly?
By ie5x on 5/23/2014 12:18:48 AM , Rating: 2
It almost seems sinister....




This was done in the 70s
By Homerboy on 5/23/2014 1:26:34 PM , Rating: 2
Interesting
By Ammohunt on 5/23/2014 3:07:35 PM , Rating: 2
Not sure what is is good for other than grandma surfing the web. Personally I want small if not tiny form factor for an HTPC not a giant orb in my living room unless of course its an orgasmatron.




Phalus
By Gunbuster on 5/23/2014 11:17:54 AM , Rating: 1
Who knew every story for these online would have a guy popping in to say he wants to use them with a Mac Pro for a dick and balls combo?




Okama Gamesphere ripoff
By Khenglish on 5/24/2014 11:12:18 PM , Rating: 1
This is a COMPLETE ripoff of the Okama Gameshere, a true gaming machine. The makers of this should be ashamed of themselves for trying to capitalize off of a superior product.




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