Probox2 EX and Remote+ review: Android on your TV


The Probox2 Ex is a box designed to let you run Android apps on a TV. We’ve seen plenty of those over the past few years… but there are a few things that help this model stand out. First, it’s powerful. It has a Amlogic S802-H quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, dual-band […]

pcDuino3 nano is a smaller, cheaper mini PC with Arduino support

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The makers of the pcDuino line of products offer several small, low-power single-board computers with ARM processors and support for Arduino Shields. The latest model is the smallest (and cheapest) to date. The pcDuino3 nano is now available for $39. This tiny computer features an Allwinner A20 dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor with support for Android and […]

This is how Intel’s Broadwell-powered NUC mini PCs will look

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Intel plans to update its NUC line of mini-desktops in 2015, and the company is encouraging other PC makers to develop their own small form-factor PCs. Now Intel is starting to show what its next-gen NUC systems will look like. PC World spotted a few NUC prototypes at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco […]

Intel prepares for even smaller (and cheaper) mini PCs

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Intel’s been offering a line of tiny desktop computers as part of its NUC (Next Unit of Computing) initiative for a few years. And Intel’s not the only company shrinking the desktop PC. Gigabyte, ECS, Dell, Lenovo, Zotac, and others offer compact desktop computers with Intel or AMD processors and support for Windows, Linux, and […]

Dell launches OptiPlex Micro mini-desktops for enterprise

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Honey, Dell shrunk the business laptops! Dell is expanding its OptiPlex 3020 and 9020 lines of business desktops with new “Micro” models that measures just 7.25″ x 7″ x 1.3″ and weigh about 3 pounds. You can easily attach these little desktops to the back of a monitor, hide them under a desk, or even […]

Minix Neo X6 TV box with Amlogic S805 CPU coming soon

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Minix may have just unveiled its first TV box with an Intel processor, but the company isn’t done with ARM-based processors. The new Minix Neo X6 runs Google Android 4.4 KitKat and comes with the XBMC media center app pre-loaded, and it’s powered by an Amlogic S805 quad-core processor. The Neo X6 should be available […]

ECS has big plans for its next-gen tiny LIVA PC kits

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The ECS LIVA is a barebones PC kit that’s small enough to hold in one hand, but powerful enough to run Windows, Ubuntu, or other operating systems. You can pick up a first-generation ECS LIVA kit with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and an Intel Celeron N2807 Bay Trail processor for under $150. But […]

Zotac’s first mini PC with Windows 8.1 now available for $220

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Zotac has been offering small form-factor computers for the past few years, but the company typically sells computers without an operating system. Recently Zotac announced that it would begin offering a handful of models with Windows 8.1 and now the first one is available. You can pick up a Zotac ZBOX BI320 with an Intel […]

Giada D330 is a compact, Haswell-powered PC

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Tiny PC maker Giada has unveiled a new small form-factor desktop computer that’s powered by an Intel Haswell processor. The Giada D330 is a barebones PC which is about 2 inches thickand which support sup to an Intel Core i7 processor. Giada’s targeting system builders and DIY-minded folks interested in building their own little desktop […]

Tronsmart Orion R28 Android box sports RK3288 CPU, up to 4GB of RAM


Tronsmart’s next Android-powered TV box will be the company’s first model to feature a Rockchip RK3288 ARM Cortex-A17 processor. But that’s not the only thing that will make Tronsmart Orion R28 unusual. The company also plans to offer a model of this tiny computer/media streamer with 4GB of RAM… although the first versions scheduled to hit the streets […]

Zotac ZBOX PI320 pico is a pocket-sized Bay Trail desktop PC

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Zotac has been offering tiny desktop computers for a few years… but now the company is launching its smallest PC yet. The Zotac ZBOX PI320 pico measures 4.5″ x 2.6″ x 0.76″ making it about the size of a chunky smartphone. But it has the guts of a low-power desktop computer capable of running Windows […]