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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 nettop

"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."

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