How tiny can a tiny PC get? There are many different computers out there in different sizes, and many of them are really, really compact, to the point it’s actually easier to carry around than even a laptop. You kind of need to keep your expectations on check, however, given how you need to strike a balance between performance and compactness due to, well, the laws of physics. If all you want is a PC that can do basic tasks while being as small as humanly possible, this one by Zotac might fit the bill.
Zotac has just revealed the ZBOX Pro PI339 Pico, one of its smallest PCs to date. And despite the complicated name, this one might actually be worth your time. Like many compact PCs in this range, this one is a little on the conservative side as far as specs go. We have an Intel N100 quad-core CPU and 4GB of LPDDR5X RAM (4GB is the bare minimum for using Windows). It’s not really a groundbreaking PC as far as specs go. However, what it has going for it is that it’s really small. It measures just 115 x 76 x 27mm (4.5″ x 3″ x 1.1″), making it just slightly bigger than a Raspberry Pi — perhaps one of the smallest PCs your money can buy.
For this PC, we have an M.2 slot with support for PCIe 3.0 x4, that is able to take both NVMe or SATA SSDs. We also have support for Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and more stuff, as well as HDMI 2.0, USB 3.1 Type-A, and gigabit Ethernet. The system also supports Windows 11, Windows 10, and Ubuntu.
It doesn’t look like it’s available on any major retailers yet, so if you want to buy it, you’ll have to wait until it pops up somewhere — perhaps Zotac’s online store. The only part that really concerns us is the 4GB of RAM it includes. 4GB of RAM is not enough for most basic tasks on Windows 11, and you’ll have a hard time actually getting stuff done. If it came with at least 8GB, this might be a worthy purchase.