Zotac has presented a new mini PC that goes far beyond the simple computer capable of running office and multimedia applications, the new Zotac Magnus One could be the ideal Gaming PC to place in the living room.
Zotac Magnus One, ideal for the living room
When it comes to acquiring a new PC and even more so if it is for gaming purposes, most users opt for a let’s say classic proposal. That is, a PC in a standard size box where there are no space problems or it is not usual. So you can install virtually any motherboard, GPU, heatsink system, storage drives, etc, and also not pay a higher price for custom solutions to fit much more compact chassis.
The only problem is that while it is true that the advantages can be much greater than the disadvantages, not everyone is willing to have such a box in the middle of their living room. For this reason, for some years now, the use of mini PCs in the living room has become popular and manufacturers such as Zotac have made an important niche for themselves.
The downside or drawback of these teams is that they have usually had to sacrifice performance in graphic themes. However, the new Zotac Magnus One turns it around and takes a bit of that idea that other solutions from both the brand and other manufacturers have been introducing: custom components to achieve great power in a very compact size.
This is how this small piece of equipment could become the ideal option to place in the living room and enjoy the wide catalog of games offered by platforms such as Steam or all those free games that you can get through the Epic Games Store or through services like Xbox Games Pass for Windows.
Compact and powerful
If we compare it with the odd solution similar to this Zotac Magnus One, it is clear that despite being very compact it is somewhat bulkier. The reason is that this time the power supply is integrated, which is appreciated and turns out to be an assumable commitment by the majority. Mainly because aesthetically it is still very attractive in order to use it in a visible way in the living room.
Of course, what matters and a lot is what is inside. The Magnus One bets on an Intel Core i7 processor and an Nvidia RTX3070 Twin Edge graphic that is not fixed, you can change it in the future for another similar in dimensions.
This configuration would also allow you to connect several screens although if it is going to be used in the living room, it is normal that it is only the television that you have there that you connect. But if by some chance you want it for your leisure room, where the other PC you work with regularly is also, it is interesting.
Because this Magnus One will not only perform well with games but also other uses such as video, music, or image editing and even for streaming will offer a good experience. It will not be the most powerful team on the market, but one capable of reaching a good level of performance.
For the rest, the equipment includes Gigabit network connections and the possibility of reaching up to 2.5 Gbps with one of them through a double cable connection.
Zotac Magnus One, full features
- Intel Core i7-10700 Processor
- Graphics Zotac Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge with 8 GB GDDR6
- Up to 64 GB RAM SO-DIMM DDR4
- M.2 storage and 2.5 ″ SSD / HDD connection option
- SDXC card reader
- 1 x Gigabit Ethernet and 1 x 2.5 Gbps Ethernet
- 3 x DisplayPort 1.4a, 1 x HDMI 2.1 and 1 x HDMI 1.4a
- 3.5mm headphone input and output
- 3 x USB A 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x USB C 3.1 Gen 1 and 4 x USB A 3.1 Gen 2
- Integrated power supply
With several configurations available where you can choose the base configuration listed above or make your own through the Zotac website. And about the price, it will start at $ 1,900. In euros, it is possible that the final cost will be increased, but it is not bad at all considering the configuration and the design of the device itself. And yes, resorting to a traditional PC will surely save you money, but if you want power in a compact body, this and the NUC Ghost Canyon (with which it shares a certain similarity) may be the most attractive of all that currently exist.