MSI launches fanless mini PC with Intel Broadwell


MSI is updating its WindBox III line of mini computers with new models sporting Intel Broadwell processors. The new WindBox III MS-9A75 is a slim, fanless computer designed for digital signage, kiosks, security systems, or other commercial applications… but it could also make an interesting home theater PC. The computer supports 5th-gen Intel Core i3, […]

Gigabyte BRIX mini PC with Intel Braswell chip coming soon

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Gigabyte is getting ready to add a few new computers to its BRIX family of mini PCs. The Gigabyte BRIX GB-BXCE-3205 is a compact computer with a 15 watt Intel Celeron 3205U Haswell processor, while the BRIX GB-BACE-3000 features an even lower-power 4 watt Celeron N3000 Braswell chip. Fanless Tech obtained a document that provides some specs […]

Tronsmart Ara X5 TV box with Windows 10, Cherry Trail coming in August

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Over the past few years we’ve seen a bunch of Android-powered boxes designed to let you run apps on your TV. More recently we’ve seen some mini PCs with Windows software, most of which have Intel Atom Bay Trail processors and Windows 8.1 with Bing software. Now Chinese device maker Tronsmart is ready to launch something new: […]

Trekstor MiniPC W1 is a tiny, fanless Windows PC

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German company Trekstor manufactures a line PC accessories including hard drives and flash drives as well as a few other gadgets such as MP3 players and portable speakers. Now the company is getting into the mini PC space. TrekStor already offers a line of Windows tablets, but the company’s most recent computer takes the guts […]

Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu launches for $100

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The Intel Compute Stick is a tiny PC that plugs directly into the HDMI port on your TV or monitor. A model with Windows software launched earlier this year for $150. Now you can buy a model with Ubuntu Linux for $100. It’s available in the United States from Best Buy, Micro Center and Newegg. […]

Amazon Echo: Automate tasks with a talking Raspberry Pi

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Amazon’s Echo is a voice controlled device that you can use to play music, set reminders, get answers to questions and more. It has a microphone array system designed to let Echo hear your voice requests even in a noisy environment. But Echo also comes with a remote control with media playback buttons and a […]

ASRock Beebox Braswell-powered mini PC now available for $140


The ASRock Beebox N3000 is a tiny desktop computer with a low-power Intel Celeron N3000 Braswell processor. We first learned about this mini PC in May, and now it’s available in the United States. Newegg is selling the Beebox N3000 for $140. That price gets you a barebones computer with Intel’s Braswell processor and Intel […]

Install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on the 2GB Intel Compute Stick

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The Intel Compute Stick is a tiny computer that lets you run desktop apps on a TV when you plug the stick into an HDMI port. Intel offers Windows and Ubuntu Linux versions of the Compute Stick: but the operating system isn’t the only thing that makes one model different from the other. If you […]

Pipo unveils its first Windows PC Stick

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Chinese device maker Pipo is showing off its first PC-on-a-stick with an Intel Atom processor and support for Windows or Android software. Notebook Italia got a look at an early prototype of the new Pipo X1 at Computex last month, and now the specs for the upcoming PC stick have been confirmed. Not surprisingly, the Pipo […]

Zotac ZBOX CI322 nano: Fanless mini PC with Celeron J1900 Bay Trail


Zotac’s latest tiny desktop computer with a fanless design features an Intel Celeron J1900 Bay Trail processor, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports. The Zotac ZBOX CI322 nano looks virtually identical to the company’s CI321 and CI320 models, but features a different chipset under the hood. Zotac’s C-series computers are small desktops that measure […]

ODROID-XU4 is a $74 single-board PC with a Samsung 8-core CPU

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Hardkernel’s latest tiny, single-board computer has the same basic hardware as last year’s ODROID-XU3, but a smaller footprint and a lower price tag. The new ODROID-XU4 is now available for $74, or a little more than the price of two Raspberry Pi computers. The ODROID-XU4 supports Ubuntu and other Linux-based software, as well as Google Android, […]

Tronsmart launches Ara BJ19 barebones mini PC for $130

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Chinese device maker Tronsmart has been offering a range of Android media boxes and video streamers for a few years. But the company’s latest product is a full-fledged computer… mostly. The Tronsmart Ara BJ19 is a small form-factor PC with an Intel Celeron J1900 quad-core Bay Trail processor and support for Windows or Linux software. It’s available from […]

Remix Mini PC hits Kickstarter July 15th for $20 and up

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The Jide Remix Mini is a tiny box that you can plug into a TV or monitor to run a custom version of Android called Remix OS. First unveiled a few weeks ago, Jide plan to launch a Kickstarter campaign for the Remix Mini on July 15th. The campaign should go live at 9:00AM Eastern, and early backers will […]

HP Pavilion Mini desktop getting a Broadwell upgrade soon

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The HP Pavilion Mini 300 is a tiny desktop computer that’s small enough to hold in one hand, but powerful enough to run Windows. That description applies to a growing number of PCs these days, but the Pavilion Mini stands out from some thanks to a good range of ports, support for up to 16GB […]