Zotac MAG HD-ND01 Nettop review
Mar 31, 2010, 15:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Pros: Compact design, dual-core CPU, Ion-powered
graphics Cons: Bundled stand fits too tightly. Not the quietest
"Ultra-small, so-called 'nettop' computers are fast becoming a
favourite for home and office users. Thanks to their diminutive
dimensions they're easily stowed out of sight, preserving precious
desk space and (despite their size) they pack enough punch for
everyday operation like email and word processing. Like some of the
alternative nettop computers we've reviewed over the past new
months, the Zotac MAG can also attach to the VESA mount on the back
of most monitors, meaning it takes up literally zero desk space.
This is accomplished via a VESA backing plate, to which the MAG
easily slips in and out of once affixed to the monitor. The unit
itself also happily lies on the desk with its four tiny rubber
pads, or it can be kept vertically thanks to a bundled stand.
Unlike the VESA mount, however, there's no quick release for easy
operation and it's quite a pain to connect and remove. In fact the
fit is so tight, we were worried we'd damage the casing if we
wrestled with it any harder. A slight pain to an otherwise
thoughtfully put together package."