The recently-unveiled Zbox Sphere OI520 comes in a unique shape.


PCs and PC cases that are in shapes of anything but the standard rectangle are rare, for a reason: it’s hard to fit a motherboard and components into a non-standard shape.

But that hasn’t stopped Zotac from building a mini-PC in such a unique shape. The Sphere OI520 comes in two models: a barebones one with a Core i5 4200U processor, Intel 4400 integrated graphics , but no RAM of hard drive, and a plus-model with 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a 500GB HDD. Both models have the usual selection of connectivity ports.


“Zotac is expanding the Zbox lineup to go beyond the traditional square form factor and the Zbox Sphere is our first design concept that we’re putting into production,” said Carsten Berger, senior director, Zotac International. “The new Zbox Sphere form factor is also one of our easiest to customize too, the top twists off for tool-less upgrades.”

No pricing or availability details have been released yet.


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