Front and back
The Zotac Zbox Nano XS AD11 Plus is 10.6 x 10.6 cm, with a height of 3.7 cm. Despite its small size you will find plenty of connections on the Zbox. On the side that we decided is the front, there is the power button, a memory card reader (MemoryStick, SD, and MMC), two audio connections, and a port that handles both USB 2.0 and eSATA called Powered eSATA. This makes it possible for certain external eSATA disks to be connected without power supply. The headphone jack can also be used for an optical SP/DIF adaptor, which Zotac was nice enough to include. Underneath it there is an IR receiver for the remote control.
On the back there are a total of four USB ports. The two blue ones are USB 3.0 and the two yellow ones are USB 2.0. If you install the included utility, the latter two can deliver 10 watts per connection, which is suitable for charging a tablet. These ports can remain active even after turning off the PC itself. Zotac included another network connection here, and an HDMI connection for a monitor or TV. Understandably there is no integrated power supply unit, but an external power adapter.