The Intel NUC has created a very successful niche for itself in the SFF PC market. While Gigabyte has released the BRIX lineup (with more options compared to the Intel NUC line, including AMD-based ones and NVIDIA GPU-equipped units), most offerings we have seen (such as the Logic Supply ML320) just build upon Intel's motherboard. In this situation, we have Zotac come out with the ZBOX O-series (Sphere lineup). A motherboard tracing its origins (like the Intel-based BRIX units) to the Intel NUC, it differentiates itself mainly in its aesthetics. How does it perform in our mini-PC evaluation? Read on to find out.

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21 by Jarred Walton on 1/12/2013

A Cheaper Way to 4K: Intel’s Collage Driver

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29 by Ian Cutress on 1/11/2013

A Brief Overview of CES' Ultrabooks

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22 by Jarred Walton on 1/10/2013

Intel Haswell GT3e GPU Performance Compared to NVIDIA's GeForce GT 650M

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253 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2013

Lenovo’s Erazer X700 Gaming Desktop

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2 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2013

Lenovo’s Horizon All-In-One/Table PC

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4 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2013

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5 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2013

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix Demo

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12 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2013

Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook: Acer’s Best Foot Forward

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54 by Jarred Walton on 1/7/2013

MSI Announces Slider S20 Ultrabook Convertible

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9 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2013

The ARM vs x86 Wars Have Begun: In-Depth Power Analysis of Atom, Krait & Cortex A15

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140 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/4/2013

The x86 Power Myth Busted: In-Depth Clover Trail Power Analysis

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163 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/24/2012

The Clover Trail (Atom Z2760) Review: Acer's W510 Tested

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102 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/20/2012

Intel Launches “Centerton” Atom S1200 Family, First Atom For Servers

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35 by Ryan Smith on 12/11/2012

Holiday 2012 Workstation Buyer's Guide

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49 by Zach Throckmorton on 12/10/2012

Holiday 2012 Small Form Factor Buyer's Guide

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74 by Zach Throckmorton on 12/5/2012

Exploring the Relationship Between Spare Area and Performance Consistency in Modern SSDs

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132 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/4/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 12

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25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/3/2012

TRIM & RAID-0 SSD Arrays Work With Intel 6-Series Motherboards Too

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34 by Kristian Vättö on 11/28/2012

Intel Explains 20nm NAND Endurance Concerns on the SSD 335

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31 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/17/2012

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