Mini PCs

Alfawise T1 Gemini Lake Mini PC Launched

The Alfawise T1, a Gemini Lake N4100 mini PC has finally launched, this uses the successor to the Intel Apollo Lake N3450 SoC, the Celeron N4100 which has 2 MB more cache (4MB total), supports HDMI 2.0 and a 200Mhz faster max clock speed. I’ve tested the new Pentium Silver J5005 in Intel’s new NUC, so expect mostly improvements to GPU performance thanks to the move from DDR3 1600Mhz to...[Read More]

Hands-On with the Hystou Core i5 8350U Mini PC

This one caught my eye back when the Anniversary Aliexpress sale was on, I order one for $328 with DHL shipping. The spec on paper is great, Core i5 8350U (I was expecting the 8250U), NVMe SSD support, two RAM slots DDR4 up to 2400Mhz. And of course, HDMI 2.0, Gigabit LAN, DisplayPort out and even a type-C port. And the form factor is tiny, even smaller than the Intel Gemini Lake NUC’s IR...[Read More]

Coming Soon – More Tablets, Mini PC’s & Gemini Lake

There’s plenty coming on the site and YouTube, if you missed it I checked out the new Intel Gemini Lake J4005 Mini PC  a 10W dual core with 2.7Ghz max turbo, HDMI 2.0 output x 2, DDR4 2400Mhz support and a 2.5″ HDD/SSD bay. My first hands-on with the Gemini Lake shows a nice step up in power around 30% more according to the Geekbench 4 score compared to the J3455 Apollo Lake. Most of t...[Read More]

BeeLink AP42 Windows 10 PC (Pentium N4200)

Back in December, I reviewed the first Pentium N4200 Windows 10 Mini PC, the Voyo V1 which has this same Apollo Lake N4200 in it, A 2.5Ghz max turbo quad-core with Intel 505 GPU. It performed well, now BeeLink has the AP42 an oddly named Windows 10 mini PC, but it has no fan in it, the Voyo V1 is actively cooled. This one is passively cooled so only a big heatsink in there so should be great for t...[Read More]

Beelink GT1 Ultimate – Amilogic S912 3GB RAM Mini PC

The latest Beelink media player, the GT1 Ultimate media player powered by an octa-core Amlogic S912, 3GB of DDR4 RAM and 32GB of internal storage is on flash sale for $79.99 over at Gearbest. It can handle 4k H.265 10bit and 4k VP9 hardware decoding with HDMI 2.0 4k 60hz output. The max turbo is 2.0Ghz and it also has a gigabit ethernet port and wireless AC. Looks like a powerful little mini PC th...[Read More]

Chuwi HiBox-Hero Review

Chuwi’s first mini PC isn’t a bad attempt, it’s the revised Atom X5 Z8350, 4GB of RAM and dual OS. Runs both Windows 10 Home and Android 5.1 which is getting a little old now. The mini PC has 3 USB ports, one of which is USB 3.0, they can all power external hard drives and that USB 3.0 port runs at proper USB 3.0 speeds. It also supports a mini remote which also has an air mouse ...[Read More]

Chuwi Dual OS MiniPC The HiBox-Hero

Update: Gearbest.com now has it in stock, $129.99 with coupon GBCWH. Chuwi just entered the notebook market with the Chuwi Lapbook series, and now Mini PC’s. The HiBox-Hero is a dual OS mini PC, I have only seen Android or Windows 10, so this is good to see. It’s got the revised Atom X5 Z8350, 4GB of RAM and dual-band wireless AC. 64GB of internal storage and a 1000M Lan port. USB port...[Read More]

Up Next for Review Dec 2016/Jan 2017

So a few have been asking me what I’m reviewing next, will I review XYZ tablet or mobile. Here is what I have ordered, waiting for or planned to review. Most of these are a good month out coming in December maybe even Jan 2017. Ordered waiting to ship or arrive: GPD Win Z8750 Windows gaming tablet/handheld. Voyo A1 Mini PC N4200 4GB Apollo Lake version Cube iwork 1X new 2-in-1 Z8350 tablet (...[Read More]

Deals: $49.99 KM8 Pro An Android 6.0 Amlogic S912 Mini PC

One of the more powerful chips on current Android 6.0 mini media pc’s is the Amilogic S912, it’s a 2.0 Ghz octa-core CPU has 2GB of DDR3 RAM and can play any media file thrown at it including 4k 60fps. It has dual-band wireless AC and gigabit LAN port so perfect for streaming. And hsa Kodi 17 preinstalled for media and other media players can be installed from Play. Gearbest has this u...[Read More]

Beelink GT1 TV Box Octa Core Amlogic S912

One of the newer Android media PC’s powered by the latest octa-core Amilogic S912 is on special, the Beelink GT1 is $55.99 with coupon GBGT1 at Gearbest. It’s a 4k capable machine running Android 6.0 with 2GB of RAM, 16GB eMMC and wireless AC. Best of all it sports a fast 1000M LAN port. So great for streaming using Netflix etc. The S912 8 Core CPU can decode 4k 60 fps H.265 HEVC nativ...[Read More]

NEXBOX A1 Octa-Core Amlogic S912 4K Media Player

Gearbest has listed for preorder a new 4k media player. There are some many out there now, these things must be selling quite well in China? This is one with a little more power that the standard S905 with 1GB of RAM. It features the octa-core Amlogic SoC (2.0Ghz max boost) with a Mali-T820 Mp3 GPU, 2GB of RAM and a 16GB ROM. It’s running Android 6.0 Other specs included Wireless AC and for ...[Read More]

Netbox A5 An Android 6.0 4k Media Player

Another 4k Android 6.0 media player has been released with the latest Amlogic S905X quad-core SoC. This chipset can decode VP9 profile-2 up to [email protected] and H.265 up to 4k 60fps. It has 2GB of RAM and a 16GB ROM. But you can expand your storage using the USB 2.0 ports and MicroSD card slot. Connectivity is handled by Wireless N and a 100mbits LAN port. It also has KODI version 16 is preinstalled as...[Read More]

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