Zotac has released a bizarre orb shaped, Intel haswell powered mini computer. Many are calling it as ugly cousin of Nexus Q, but to us, the design looks very practical. Called the Zbox 01520, it has specs of an ultrabook, but with lot of ports – something those slim laptops lack.
Zbox 01520 specs include Intel Core i3 4010U Haswell processor backed by Intel HD 4400 GPU, 4x USB 3.0 ports, 3x USB 2.0 ports, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, Display Port, and an SD card reader. For storage, you can use a standard hard disk drive or an SSD. There is an mSATA port that can also be used for storage. For instance, you can use the Samsung PM841 mSATA SSD with it.
While Zotac to make its price and release dates available, we do not think it will retail for more than EUR 400.