As much as I enjoy PC gaming, I have always appreciated the convenience of a console. They are compact, can be easily moved around and set up in from of a television to play games on a big screen in front of a couch. However, I did want a similar solution, only instead of a console, I want a powerful PC running my games. Enter the Zotac ZBOX MAGNUS EK51070 – an ultra compact gaming PC that is superior to modern consoles and is also somewhat modular. And when I mean compact, I mean that’s probably the size of a decent gaming headset. After having used it for about two weeks now, the Zotac ZBOX MAGNUS EK51070 has definitely become my go to gaming system – powerful specs, better performance, and being easily able to move it around at will has been a real delight.
So here are five reasons why you should get the Zotac ZBOX MAGNUS EK51070 as you next gaming system:
1. First up, let’s talk specs:
Intel Core i5-7300HQ (quad-core, 2.7 GHz, up to 3.3 GHz)
2 x DDR4-2400/2133 SODIMM Slots (up to 32GB)
GeForce® GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 256-bit
- Supports up to 3 displays
- Supports USB 3.1 Type-C connection
Since this is a barebones PC, you will need to buy a hard drive and RAM separately. But with these specs, you can be easily playing modern games at high settings. The GTX 1070 and the 7th generation i5 processor will ruin most games comfortably at over 60FPS.
2. Next is the Portability:
With a gaming system this compact, it’s easy to move it around and even carry it to LAN parties. The Zotac ZBOX MAGNUS EK51070 fits easily into a small bag, or sits elegantly in front of a home entertainment system. Forget the days of carrying around a beefy gaming rig, or routing long cables to reach a system that really cannot be moved.
3. Unmatched Elegance:
Alright, now I know what some of you are thinking – “I can still move my big rig to my living room and plug it to my TV.” Sure, you could do that, or you can have a device that’s barely bigger than a wireless router sitting neatly below your TV, and the not be cramping your style. Plug a controller in, and you’re all set to play the latest games at better quality and performance – all the while sitting on your couch.
4. Easy to Access:
Another near feature of the Zotac ZBOX MAGNUS EK51070 is that it can easily be open by unscrewing two screws at the back of the box. this is helpful when you want to put in more RAM or swap out hard drives. The screws are also thumbscrews, no need to whip out a toolkit. Seriously, this device is made for convenience.
5. Easy to Setup:
And the final feature that I really like about the Zotac ZBOX MAGNUS EK51070 is how easy it is to set up the system and have it up and running. Plug in the RM, stick the HDD into the drive bay, and you’re ready to go. There’s no lengthy assembly process, and hence no points of failure to worry about.
And one last bonus point for this system is that it meets the system requirements for the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 PC version. So if you’ve been itching to become an outlaw, the Zotac ZBOX MAGNUS EK51070 might just be the system for you.