Pipo X7S is a dual-boot, Windows and Android TV box


A few months ago Chinese gadget maker Pipo launched a small computer/TV box with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor and Windows 8.1 with Bing software. It’s called the Pipo X7 and it sells for about $114 and up at AliExpress. Now the company has a new model called the Pipo X7S. It has the […]

Mele PCG03 Windows mini PC giveaway


The Mele PCG03 is a small desktop computer with an Intel Atom processor, a nice array of ports, and Windows 8.1 software. It sells for about $150 and up, but the folks at Mele sent me a demo unit. Now that I’m finished reviewing the little PC, it’s time for a giveaway! The Mele PCG03 […]

MSI Cubi mini-desktops available for pre-order for $150 and up


MSI recently introduced a new line of tiny, barebones desktop computers under the MSI Cubi brand. Now they’re available for pre-order for about $150 and up. That makes these little desktops pretty competitive with similar small form-factor PCs such as entry-level Gigabyte BRIX, Intel NUC, or Zotac mini PCs. MSI is selling the Cubi systems as barebones computers. […]

CSQ CSW9 is a tiny $200 PC with Celeron J1900 Bay Trail


Chinese TV box maker CSQ has launched a new device that’s as much a mini desktop computer as it is a TV box. The CSQ CSW9 is a 6″x 6″ x 1.5″ computer with an Intel Celeron J1900 quad-core processor and support for Windows or Android software. It’s available from AliExpress for about $200 and […]

MSI Cubi is a tiny desktop with a Broadwell chip

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MSI has introduced a miniature desktop computer that’s scheduled to hit the streets in late March, 2015. It’s called the MSI Cubi and it’s a computer with an Intel Broadwell processor stuffed into a 0.45 liter case. Update: MSI Cubi systems are now available for pre-order $150 and up. The MSI Cubi features two memory slots (with […]

ECS introduces LIVA mini PCs with Braswell, Broadwell chips

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As promised, ECS is showing off new versions of its LIVA mini-desktop computer at CeBIT in Germany this week. Right now the company offers several little computers featuring low-power Intel Bay Trail processors. Later this year ECS will start selling more powerful models. There are two new models on display at CeBIT: The ECS Liva […]

Mele PCG03 Windows mini PC review


Chinese device maker Mele first caught my attention nearly 3 years ago when the company launched a TV box that could serve double duty as a little Linux PC. The company continues to offer a range of products including TV boxes with ARM chips and Android software. But they’ve also branched out into true PC […]

MK80 Linux Edition is an octa-core Ubuntu mini PC


The Rikomagic MK80 is a TV box with an Allwinner A80 octa-core processor, at least 2GB of RAM and at least 16GB of storage. Normally it ships with Google Android software, and the MK80 is designed to connect to your TV to let you run Android apps and games on a big screen. But the […]

ECS LIVA mini desktop PC with Intel Core M on the way

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Elitegroup Computer Systems offers a line of tiny, low-power desktop computers under the ECS LIVA name. The first few models have featured Intel Celeron Bay Trail processors, but the company plans to unveil new versions with more powerful chips at the CeBIT trade show in Germany next week. At least one model will have an Intel […]

Aloguya M1 is a dual-boot Windows/Android PC stick


There are a growing number of PC-on-a-stick devices featuring Intel Atom processors. Some run Windows. Others run Android. With a little elbow grease you can get some to run Ubuntu. But now we’re also starting to see models that are said to dual boot both Android and Windows. The Aoluguya M1 is a dual-boot PC […]

BBC to give a million mini PCs to school kids this fall

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The BBC has announced a plan to distribute a million tiny computers to students starting secondary school this fall. The 11-year-olds will get one of the BBC’s new Micro Bit devices which are designed to help kids learn to code and use technology. The Micro Bit hardware is still under development, but it’s expected to be […]

Cubieboard4 octa-core mini PC launches for $125


The maker of the Cubieboard line of mini-computers and dev boards have released the most powerful version to date. The Cubieboard4 is a single-board computer with an Allwinner A80 octa-core processor, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI and VGA ports, and USB 3.0 support. Cubietech has announced the the Cubieboard4 (also called the CC-A80) is now available for about […]

Compulab Utilite2 Ubuntu mini PC now available for $192 and up


CompuLab’s Utilite2 is a tiny computer with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and support for Ubuntu Linux or Google Android software. The company unveiled the 3.4″ x 2.3″ x 1.1″ computer in December, and now it’s available for purchase. Prices start at $192 for a model with 2GB of RAM and 4GB of eMMC storage. […]

Snakebyte unveils the QEUS smart TV box


Gaming accessory maker Snakebyte is launching a new box designed to bring games, media, and other content to your TV. It’s an Android-powered device called the Snakebyte QEUS which is expected to launch this summer for under $100. The QEUS features a Rockchip RK3288 ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, 5.1 […]

System76 Meerkat is a tiny, Linux PC with a Broadwell CPU

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Linux PC builder System76 plans to launch a tiny desktop PC with an Intel Broadwell processor and Ubuntu Linux software. The System76 Meerkat should be available around March 19th. The little computer is based on Intel’s NUC mini-desktop design and measures about 4 inches by 4 inches square. System76 says the Meerkat will support up to […]