The Zotac ZBOX ID81 laptop has a simple sleek look, is light, has a great screen, very easy to set-up (even for a non-computer whizz such as myself), and overall is very user-friendly. The Zotac ZBOX ID81 is cheap and a bit bland-looking, but its powered by a class Intel processor, with a high-resolution screen so you can see clearly .The Battery time is great, and it has an on-screen reminder of when to plug it in for charging or to plug out the battery when full charge is reached. I would say this laptop would be perfect for someone who mainly needs it for browsing the internet, watching movies or playing games, or simply office work. The Zotac ZBOX ID81 feels solid, and packs a nice keyboard and a fair amount of battery life (up to 6 hours). You will obviously need Wi-Fi connection; the Laptop runs a Microsoft browser-based Windows OS, and while the operating system has come a long way your options are still limited once you're disconnected.
The Zotac ZBOX ID81 is based on the cheaper end of the spectrum. It is made out of plastic and weighs at a total of 1.2kg, which is not bad for a laptop; its definitely not heavy in my hands or when carrying it in a bag, so very good. You could say the laptop is stylish too: there's a shiny little finish bordering the track pad, and the keyboard buttons are arrange in a modern style to give you that eccentric look and feel when using the laptop
Great little PC. Veeery easy to set up. If you get a Window 7 Premium edition it takes a little while to install the newer updates but that's fine. Go make a cup of tea.
Runs internet fine off the (provided) dongle and webpages load quickly. The monitor provided slots together easily (two clicks and you're off)and has a good but not top of the range picture. Some fiddling with gamma correction, brightness etc. might be required and, unfortunately, the monitor does not have a tilt adjustment so "angled viewing" might be a little dark. Don't get me wrong, it's easily OK for the money you spend on this package. I think you can contact the seller to upgrade the monitor, but this is fine for everyday use. Viewing it "square on" is the best option so if your chair is a little high, you may need to put the monitor on a book or two to get the best out of it.
Graphics: Tested it on Guild Wars 2 at full spec and it breezed it. Admittedly GW2 is not a heavy graphics game but at full whack the frames per second output remained constant, colors true and shading clear. The graphics package would be fine for a casual gamer but I stress that this is NOT a high gaming spec PC. So no crappy comments if Crysis 3 is "laggy".
Runs youtube, media files, movies etc. No problem. Very clear aside from the aforementioned monitor foibles.
Overall. This is a great office PC that excels at what it needs to excel at which includes day-to-day stuff, media watching and low-mid level gaming. It can be customized for the ultra gaming-freaks out there but VIBOX have other packages on offer for that kinda stuff.
4.5 stars: I'm seriously pleased with it but it was a little slow in arriving -so I cannot give it 5 . But certainly worth the wait. Recommended.
Intel Celeron Dual-Core 857 2x1,20GHz (17 Watt TDP) / 2x SODinM DDR3-1333 / 1x2,5 HDD-Bay (SATA 6.0 Gbps) / Intel HD-Graphics / 1 Liter Ultra Small Form Format / Intel / HM65 Express-Chipset / WLAN-n, Bluetooth 3.0 / 6-in-1 Card Reader + 2xUSB 3.0 / No Operating System Installed