Chinese company Mele has been offering small, low-cost TV boxes with ARM-based chips and Android software for the past few years. Now the company is showing off its first Intel-powered model.
The Mele PCG03 features an Intel Atom Z3735D Bay Trail quad-core processor and supports up to 2GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage, although entry-level models will have less.
Mele is showing off the PCG03 at the HKTDC fair in Hong Kong this week, and the company says wholesale prices will start as low as $49.
A mode decked out with 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and Windows 8.1 software could cost considerably more — but even stores double or triple the price before selling the device, the Mele PCG03 could be one cheap Windows computer.
Entry-level models will have as little as 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, and in addition to running Windows 8.1, the Mele PCG03 will be able to handle Google Android software.
A look at the case suggests that the little guy suggests that while you could probably use the little computer as a desktop PC, it’s really designed to hang out by your TV. In addition to HDMI, VGA, and S/PIF ports, there are composite A/V jacks for connecting to an old-school TV.
Other features include 2 USB 2.0 ports and a 10/100 Ethernet jack. There’s also 802.11b/g/n WiFi and a headset jack.