Dell launches Inspiron Micro Windows mini-desktop for $180 and up

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Dell has launched a new mini-desktop computer called the Inspiron Micro. It’s about the same size and price as a Dell Chromebox, but the Inspiron Micro runs Windows instead of Chrome OS. Prices start at around $180. Dell offers several different models with a choice of Intel Celeron J1800, J1900, or Pentium J2900 Bay Trail […]

Raspberry Pi Model B+ price drops to $25

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation is cutting the price of the Raspberry Pi Model B+ single-board computer. You can now snag one for just $25, which is $10 off the original price. Sure, the news comes a few months after the team launched the much more powerful Raspberry Pi 2, which sells for $35. But $25 […]

ASRock Beebox: fanless mini PC with Intel Braswell, USB type-C


ASRock plans to launch a small desktop computer with a low-power Intel Celeron N3000 dual-core processor and passive cooling (which means no noisy fans). It’s called the ASRock Beebox, and according to Hungarian website iPon, it’ll probably be available in select markets starting in June or July. The Beebox is about the same size as […]

CHIP mini PC runs Debian Linux, costs $9 (sort of)

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Remember when the $35 Raspberry Pi mini-computer seemed crazy cheap? Actually that is still a pretty good price for a computer that’s as versatile as the Pi. But the developers of the CHIP figure there’s room to go lower: they’re running a Kickstarter campaign to bring this computer to market with prices as low as […]

Intel’s new NUC mini computers have upgradeable lids

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The 2015 lineup of Intel NUC mini computers are available with the latest Intel chips, dual display ports, and compact designs. While they have enough USB ports to connect a few peripherals, there’s another way to add functionality to an NUC: by changing the computer’s lid. The lid that covers the top of Intel’s new NUC […]

Ugoos UM3 TV box dual boots Android and Ubuntu


The Ugoos UM3 is a small box that you can plug into your TV to run Android apps. But unlike most devices that fit that description, this one can also run Ubuntu Linux. That means you could use it to stream videos from YouTube or Netflix, play music from Pandora or Spotify, or play Android […]

Cloudsto X86 Nano PC is a tiny desktop with Ubuntu Linux (or Windows)

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The folks at UK retailer Cloudsto have been offering tiny desktop computers loaded with Ubuntu Linux for a little while. But most have basically been Ubuntu versions of existing Android boxes with ARM-based processors. Now Cloudsto is introducing a line of mini PCs with x86 processors, starting with the Cloudsto X86 Nano Mini PC. It’s […]

Giada launches i200 mini PC with Intel Haswell

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Giada has been offering a line of compact desktop computers since they were called nettops. These days there’s no shortage of tiny desktops including Intel’s NUC and Compute Stick models. But the latest system from Giada is still a nice looking machine. The Giada i200 is a desktop computer aimed at thin client, enterprise, and […]

Next-gen Intel Compute Stick may feature Core M processor


The Intel Compute Stick is a tiny computer which plugs into the HDMI port of nearly any display turning your TV or monitor into a fully functional PC (once you add a keyboard and mouse). The first Compute Stick went on sale in April for $150 (or less), and it features an Intel Atom Z3735F […]

Vensmile W10: Tiny Windows desktop with 64GB and a battery


The Intel Compute Stick has been making headlines recently, but it’s not the only option if you’re looking for a tiny desktop computer that can run Windows. For about the same price you can pick up a Vensmile W10 mini PC which has twice as much built-in storage, more ports, and the same processor. It […]

Epson launches Endeavor SY01 Windows PC-on-a-stick (for Japan)


Epson is getting into the PC-on-a-stick space with the launch of a tiny Windows computer that you can plug into any display with an HDMI port. It’s basically a variation of Intel’s Compute Stick with a custom case, an Epson logo, and an optional wireless keyboard. The Epson Endeavor SY01 should be available in Japan […]