Zotac will release the ZBOX PI430AJ Pico at the end of September. The company confirmed this during Gamescom. It will be the first microcomputer with an AirJet chip from Frore Systems. It serves as an alternative for the regular fans.
Zotac announced the PI430AJ mini PC back in May at the Computex trade fair in Taiwan, but shared new details on Wednesday. The system release version will have a different shell than the one shown earlier. This is made of aluminium, which should help with heat dissipation. This also causes the system itself to overheat; The situation felt very warm in the Gamescom exhibition hall. The price of the system has not yet been finally determined. The company mentions a provisional price of between 400 and 500 euros.
The PI430AJ will be the first mini computer with an AirJet chip. This chip is placed on top of the processor and acts as a cooler. The product works through vibrating diaphragms with ultrasonic frequencies. The frequency can be adjusted based on the sensors that measure the temperature. These vibrating diaphragms ensure air is sucked from the top. The pulsating air currents then extract the heat from the small heat spreaders at the bottom.
Other specifications of the ZBOX PI430AJ Pico have not changed since Computex. The system will receive an Intel Core i3-N300 processor with eight e-cores and 8 GB of Lpddr5 memory. The device also gets an M.2 slot for PCIe 4.0 SSD. The mini PC also has an RJ45 port for Gigabit Ethernet, support for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2.
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