When it comes to mini PCs, the first thing that comes to mind is the Apple Mac mini. However, the mini PC that I will introduce to you next is much more powerful than the Mac mini. Meet the Zotac ZBOX CA621 Nano which we feel is best Mac Mini Alternative in 2022.
In terms of power, ZBOX Magnus EN173080C standard configuration uses 8C/16T 11th generation Core i7-11800H standard voltage processor with TDP of 45W. There is dedicated NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card that is supplemented by 16GB GDDR6 video memory, with a nominal operating power of 150W. In terms of storage, the Zotac ZBOX CA621 Nano can be configured with up to 64GB DDR4-3200 memory. There are two built-in M.2 slots (one of which is PCIe/mSATA compatible), and another 2.5-inch SATA drive bay.
In terms of network capability, the Zotac ZBOX CA621 Nano is equipped with Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0 wireless network card, and there are dual external antenna interfaces on the back panel. In terms of wired network, the machine also provides two RJ-45 network ports (respectively 2.5 / 1 GbE Ethernet).
In terms of connection, the Zotac ZBOX CA621 Nano provides five USB3.2 Gen 2Type-A ports (front 1 + rear 4), supplemented by front Thunderbolt 4 / SD card reader, 3.5mm speaker/microphone jack, and rear four-way display Output, Windows 11 operating system comes preinstalled.