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 […]

Imagination is giving away its first MIPS-based dev board for free (to some people)

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The MIPS Creator CI20 is a small, low-cost single-board computer with an Ingenic Jz4780 processor, PowerVR SGX540 graphics, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of flash storage. It’s basically Imagination Technologies’s answer to the Raspberry Pi… but instead of an ARM-based chip, it uses the company’s MIPS-based processor. The goal is to make it easier for software and […]

Zotac’s first ARM-based mini PC coming in September for under $200


It’s been almost 9 months since Zotac started showing off its first tiny desktop computers to feature ARM-based processors. Now the company is getting ready to start selling its new ZBOX Nano D518 with a Freescale i.MX6 Quad processor. It’s expected to go on sale in September for less than $200. Japanese site has […]

Shuttle launches its first Android, ARM-based computers


Small form-factor PC maker Shuttle is launching its first little PCs powered by ARM-based processors and Google Android software. The company unveiled the Shuttle DSA2LS earlier this year, but now Shuttle has announced that it’s available in Europe for a suggested retail price of 158 Euros (including VAT). That’s about $210 US, but it’ll likely be […]

Zotac’s latest mini PCs ship with Windows 8.1 with Bing

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Zotac has been selling tiny desktop computers for a few years, but most members of the Zotac ZBOX mini PC family are barebones units that ship without an operating system. Some models don’t even include storage or memory. Now Zotac is adding Windows 8.1 with Bing to some of its most affordable models, which means you […]

Gigabyte ESSENCE is a mini-ITX case for DIY PC builders


Looking for a small form-factor, low-power computer but not happy with the Intel NUC or Gigabyte BRIX models available for purchase? You can build your own… although you’ll probably end up spending more money on parts than you would on a complete system. There are a number of mini-ITX motherboards which come with Intel Bay […]

VolksPC wants to crowdfund an Android/Debian Linux PC


The folks at VolksPC started showing off a software solution that lets you run Android and Debian Linux simultaneously on an ARM-based computer. This lets you use the same machine to run full desktop Linux apps like LibreOffice or Firefox as well as Android apps including Netflix, Hulu Plus, and any number of video games. […]

ECS introduces LIVA mini PC kit with 64GB of storage

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The ECS LIVA is a tiny, fanless desktop PC with an Intel Celeron Bay Trail CPU, 2GB of RAM, and a case that’s small enough to hold in one hand. ECS sells the LIVA as a kit which you put together yourself, but since the memory, storage, and CPU are attached the motherboard all you […]

Raspberry Pi Model B+ can wear HATs (Hardware Attached on Top)

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The new Raspberry Pi Model B+ may not have a faster processor or more memory than the original Raspberry Pi mini-computers that launched 2 years ago. But it has twice as many USB ports, more GPIO pins, lower power consumption, and other improvements. It can also wear a HAT… which is a new type of […]

Maingear Spark is a tiny gaming PC for $699 and up

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Gaming computer maker Maingear is now selling its smallest gaming desktop yet. The Maingear Spark measures just 4.5″ x 4.23″ x 2.34″ but it packs an AMD A8-5557M quad-core processor and Radeon R9 M275X graphics. It’s now available for purchase for $699 and up. If the system looks familiar there might be two reasons for […]

Hardkernel ODROID-W is a tiny, Raspberry Pi-compatible PC


The Raspberry Pi is a cheap, small, low-power single-board computer that can run Linux-based software and which developers and hobbyists have used to create home media centers, handheld game consoles, robots, and more. But if the credit card-sized Raspberry Pi is too big for you, there’s a new game in town: The Hardkernel ODROID-W is […]