Zotac has been a pioneer in bringing compact small form-factor (SFF) machines to the market right since the ION days. A few years back, they also got into the other expanding PC market segment – gaming systems – using the same SFF approach. With the burgeoning market for compact systems (kickstarted by the success of the Intel NUC initiative), Zotac has grown from strength to strength. The company now has around 8 different mini-PC families targeting different segments. The ZBOX E series caters to the gaming crowd and is marketed under the MAGNUS tag. The company’s current flagship is the ZBOX MAGNUS ONE (introduced at the 2021 CES). Coupling a desktop Comet Lake CPU with an nVIDIA Ampere GPU, it promises plenty of gaming prowess. Read on for a detailed look at the performance and value proposition of the top-end ZBOX MAGNUS ONE model – the ZBOX-ECM73070C-W2B.