Zotac ZBOX MI553 i5 DDR4 Barebone

  • Barebone - Just Add Memory and Storage
  • i5-7300HQ Processor
  • 2x DDR4 SODIMM Slots
  • VESA mountable

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Mfr part code: ZBOX-MI553-BE

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    Zotac ZBOX MI553 i5 DDR4 Barebone Product Description



    • 7th Gen Intel Kaby Lake Core Processor
    • Optane Memory ready
    • Thunderbolt 3
    • Native 4K support
    • USB 3.1 Gen2 Ports
    • Whisper Quiet


    A sleek design maximizing breathability and integration with future fast technologies make the new modern ZOTAC ZBOX. MI553 brings speeding performance to the forefront featuring a 7th Gen Intel Core processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture, a revolutionary Optane Memory technology, Thunderbolt 3 and next-gen USB 3.1. Enjoy a faster experience in work or home entertainment with this multi-functional do it all Mini PC.







    Designed from the ground up, the all new ZOTAC ZBOX embodies the future featuring the first ever ZBOX Mini PC in new design, the ZBOX MI553. A balance to look and feel more modern, minimal, and sleek in design. The matte surface breathes a hint of elegance and the textured body add detailed depth while the spacious internals allow future technologies to permeate all throughout to bring speeding performance to the forefront. Professionally dressed for the office and casually comfortable for the home, the all new ZBOX MI553 is the multi-functional do it all Mini PC.



    More speed exhausts more heat as all the future fast technologies work in symphony to bring speeding performance to the forefront. The all new ZOTAC ZBOX introduces the largest surface-area of ventilation ever with ventilation lining the entire left and right side profiles and a 360 degree chimney vent combine to maximize airflow and breathability. The large spacious interior ensure breathability and compatibility of all the ever faster future technologies that come to work together in concert effortlessly and quietly, all while staying cool and comfortable.



    The all new ZBOX MI553 is built for speeding performance. Encompassing all the future fast technologies into one tiny package of big possibilities.



    The all new ZOTAC ZBOX introduces the simplest of design for accessing the internals for simple internal expansion. Now easier than ever, with just two simple push points, easily remove the protective cover and gain access to the internals in as simple as 2 steps, push and lift.



    A smart thermal design, spacious internal cavity, and the largest surface area of ventilation ever, the all new ZBOX MI553 maintains whisper quiet noise levels day in and day out.




    Designed to be nimble and versatile in placement, lay it on your desk, hang it on the wall, or hide it behind a display with the bundled VESA mount hardware. It's up to you.






        Intel Core i5-7300HQ Processor (quad-core 2.5GHz, up to 3.5GHz)



        System Memory

        2 x DDR4-2400/2133 SODIMM Slot (up to 32GB)




        Graphics Engine

        Intel HD Graphics 630

        Video Output

        DisplayPort 1.2 (4096x2160 @ 60Hz)

        HDMI 2.0 (3840x2160 @ 60Hz)




        Hard Drive

        1 x 2.5" SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD Slot

        Mass Storage

        Optical Drive



        1 x M.2 SSD SATAIII slot (22/42), 1 x M.2 NVMe PCIe x4 SSD / Intel Optane memory slot (22/42,22/60,22/80)

        Card Reader

        3-in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC) / USB 3.1 port Combo


    I/O Ports



        Stereo output , Microphone

        USB Port

        1 x USB 3.1 Type-C (front)

        4 x USB 3.0 (back)


        10/100/1000 Mbps






        Bluetooth 4.2

        Legacy I/O

        CIR Infrared Port


        1 x Thunderbolt 3







        Kensington Lock

        LED Indicators


        Power Supply

        AC Adapter

        O/P: DC 19.5V/120W

        Cooling system

        Fan + Heatsink

        ZBOX Dimensions

        184.6mm x 184.6mm x 71.5mm (7.27in x 7.27in x 2.81in)

        Case Mounting

        VESA mount




        Supported OS

        Windows 10 64-bit


        1 x Wi-Fi antenna

        1 x VESA mount (with 4 screws)

        1 x AC Adapter

        1 x Power Cord (bundled cable type dependent on region)

        1 x Warranty Card

        1 x User Manual

        1 x Quick Install Guide

        1 x USB drive with O/S driver

        1 x Driver Disc


    Technical Specifications

    Expansion / Connectivity

    Bays 1 (total) / 1 (free) x internal 2.5"
    Slots 2 (total) / 2 (free) x SO-DIMM 260-pin ¦ 1 (total) / 1 (free) x M.2 Card ¦ 1 (total) / 1 (free) x PCIe x4
    Interfaces 1 x DisplayPort ¦ 1 x HDMI ¦ 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) - RJ-45 ¦ 4 x USB 3.0 - Type A ¦ 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack (1 in front) ¦ 1 x USB-C 3.1 Gen2 (1 in front) ¦ 1 x Thunderbolt 3 ¦ 1 x microphone - mini-jack (1 in front)


    Included Accessories Wireless antenna, USB flash drive, VESA mounting kit
    Mounting Interface Yes


    Device Type Power adapter
    Power Provided 120 Watt

    Operating System / Software

    OS Provided No operating system
    Software Drivers & Utilities

    Dimensions & Weight

    Width 18.46 cm
    Depth 18.46 cm
    Height 7.15 cm


    Type PC barebone
    Product Form Factor Mini PC
    Localisation Belgium

    Processor / Chipset

    CPU Intel Core i5 (7th Gen) 7300HQ / 2.5 GHz
    Max Turbo Speed 3.5 GHz
    Number of Cores Quad-Core
    CPU Qty 1
    Max CPU Qty 1


    Installed Size 0 GB / 32 GB (max)
    Technology DDR4 SDRAM
    Form Factor SO-DIMM 260-pin

    Hard Drive

    Type No HDD

    Storage Controller

    Type 1 x SATA
    Controller Interface Type SATA 6Gb/s

    Card Reader

    Type 3 in 1 card reader
    Supported Flash Memory Cards SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card


    Monitor Type None.

    Graphics Controller

    Graphics Processor Intel HD Graphics 630
    Video Interfaces HDMI, DisplayPort

    Audio Output

    Sound Output Mode Stereo
    Compliant Standards High Definition Audio


    Wireless LAN Supported Yes
    Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2
    Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2

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