We visited the booth of Zotac At CES 2018, and we came back with ever greater affection for miniature computer systems
Zotac is a brand that sells full of a few areas in the world of hardware and peripherals, but there is no arguing that its most respectable presence is in the field of scaled-down desktops - and this is also reflected in a show held at the huge Las Vegas show.
Prominent above all was the company's MEK1, which is far from the most compact model on the market, even with impressive hardware that includes a processor Core i7-8700 antenna and a sample video card GeForce GTX 1080 - but features a great, narrow design that you really won't want to hide or disguise, if built-in color illumination support that can be customized with the company's Spectra app.
The flagship product certainly looks like one of these
Alongside the MEK1 was also introduced the latest Zotac computer case, which has not yet given up on the concept of a high-quality virtual reality system that the user carries on his body - with a Core i7-7700T processor with reduced power consumption, 16 GB of memory DDR4, A GeForce GTX 1080 video card and a pair סוללות Built with a fine power of 95-watts per hour that can be replaced by the hot method, without interrupting use.
It's not perfect - but it's probably the best way to experience the technology of a home VR system like theHTC Live
It all happens in a product weighing less than five kilograms - and although it's hard for us to imagine this venture becoming a huge new commercial hit, the progress made in this niche in the two years since it was born is absolutely impressive, turning from an idea that sounds like a bad joke into something practical, in configuration and weight That do not eliminate the entire user experience.
The Spectra system itself is used to manage and program the illumination profiles of the various products from within Zotac Demonstrated, in its latest version
Magnus computers, which are particularly compact with a solid cube design and impressive gaming performance, were also on display - equipped with an unparalleled selection of GeForce GTX 1060, GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1080 cards for the buyer to choose from, with no dynamic memory and no storage required. An operating system with memories that are ready to be activated from the packaging, and even with the option of combining the graphics cards with both Intel's latest Coffee Lake processors and Ryzen's processors. AMD, All in order to give maximum flexibility to those looking for the ultimate mini gaming system for them.
An impressive selection of hardware combinations - one that almost no other company in the field has