Gizmo 2 single-board PC with AMD CPU now available for $199

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The Gizmo 2 is a small, single-board computer with a 1 GHz AMD embedded processor and Radeon HD graphics. It’s aimed at programmers and hobbyists, but it’s basically got the guts of a tiny, low-power desktop computer. GizmoSphere introduced the Gizmo 2 a few months ago, and now it’s available for $199 from Element14 and Symmetry […]

Shuttle DS57U is a small, fanless Broadwell-powered PC

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Shuttle has been making small form-factor PCs and computer cases for over a decade, long before the small computers like the Mac Mini and Raspberry Pi hit the streets. Now Shuttle is updating its line of mini computers with its first model featuring an Intel Broadwell processor. The Shuttle DS57U is a fanless computer that measures […]

Zotac ZBOX MN321 mini PC packs NVIDIA graphics

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Zotac offers a few tiny desktop computers with discrete graphics, including the recently unveiled Zotac ZBOX EN860 with a Core i5 Haswell CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics. But if you’re looking for something a bit more affordable, this month the company also introduced the ZBOX MN321. This model has a Celeron CPU and […]

Raspberry Pi: More than 5 million tiny computers sold

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation has sold more than 5 million of its inexpensive little computers since the first units shipped in 2012. For $35 or less, folks can pick up a small, low-power computer with an ARM-based processor and support for a variety of Linux-based operating systems… and that idea has clearly appealed to a […]

Ainol Windows Mini PC (and power bank) up for pre-order for $128

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The Ainol Mini PC is a tiny desktop computer with an Intel Atom Z3735D Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and Windows 8.1 with Bing software. It also has a built-in battery. It went on sale in China earlier this month, and now Geekbuying is taking pre-orders for international customers. It’s selling […]

VidOn Box Android media center giveaway

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The VidOn Box is an Android-based media center that lets you run XBMC (and other apps) on your TV. It stands out from many of the other Android-based systems I’ve tested in a few ways. First, it comes with custom software called VidOn XBMC that, among other things, includes support for Blu-ray menus. Second, there’s […]

Rikomagic launches new Bay Trail-T TV boxes

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Flip through Rikomagic’s product listings right now, and you’ll find a number of Android boxes powered by ARM chips from AllWinner, Rockchip, and AMLogic. Their newest TV box, however, will run an Intel Bay Trail-T Atom. You’ll also be able to pick it up with either Android 4.4 or Windows 8.1 installed — or possibly […]

VidOn Box Android XBMC media center review

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The VidOn Box is a small media player that runs Google Android and comes with the popular XBMC/Kodi media center application pre-loaded. There’s no shortage of devices that fit that description. But there are a few things that make the VidOn Box stand out. First, it’s one of the nicest-looking devices of its type I’ve […]

OneBoard Pro+ is an Android PC-in-a-keyboard

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More than 30 years ago Commodore released a computer-in-a-keyboard called the Commodore 64. It sold for about $600 at the time, making it one of the most affordable and compact personal computers available. These days you can buy a tiny PC the size of a pack of cards for $35. But if you still like […]

Ainol Mini PC is a pocket-sized Windows desktop

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Chinese tablet maker Ainol is launching its first Windows desktop computer. It just happens to be smaller than most of the company’s tablets. The Ainol Mini PC measures 5.7″ x 4.5″ x 0.6″ and weighs about 12 ounces. It features an Intel Atom processor and runs Windows 8.1. The little computer is powered by an Intel […]

H88 Hummingbird dev board: 4GB of RAM and Allwinner A80

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The Raspberry Pi 2 isn’t the only new single-board computer hitting the streets soon. Merrii has introduced a new developer board called the H88 Hummingbird. It packs a lot more power than the Raspberry Pi 2, but it’ll also probably cost a lot more (pricing hasn’t been announced yet). The H88 Hummingbird features an Allwinner […]