The 10moons D9i is a small box that you can plug into a TV to run Android apps. But this 4.2″ x 4.2″ x 1.1″ box which sells for about $82 in China isn’t only good for running Android apps. It has the guts of a cheap Windows PC, and there’s even a software download that lets you switch the operating system from Android to Windows.

In other words, you can use the 10moons D9i as a media streaming box for your TV. But you could also use it as a full-fledged, low-power Windows desktop.

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I haven’t actually tested this device… and it’s unusual for a Windows installer to be distributed through a third-party website like this. So if you happen to find a way to buy this box outside of China, proceed with caution — it’s not clear if this is a fully licensed

Still, with a growing number  of Android tablets and TV boxes shipping with Intel Atom x86 processors, it was just a matter of time before we started to see companies offer users a choice of operating systems.

The 10moons D9i features an Intel Atom Z3735D Bay Trail quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of built-in storage. It also has a microSD card slot, a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, HDMI output, and 802.11b/g/n WiFi.

If you’re looking for a device with official Windows support you might want to check out the Zotac ZBOX PI320 or the upcoming Windows version of ECS Liva mini PC. Word on the street is that ECS will launch that model in Japan in December, but I haven’t seen an official launch date for a US version yet.

via Cngadget and CNX Software

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6 replies on “10moons D9i is an Intel-powered TV box mini PC”

  1. I was thinking of buying a cheap Windows device for the holidays. But, while it’s widely thought to be likely, Microsoft has not officially said it will be freely upgrading Win8/8.1 users to Windows 10 next year. I’m not buying any Windows device until that official announcement is made.

  2. This sounds a lot like the Meego P01, recently released for $125. I wonder if the software would work on that also?

  3. Very tempting, but the active cooling is a big down for me. I loathe active cooling in my desktop and my next notebook will be a Core M for sure. On the other hand have anyone met in person with the Meegopad T01 Windows stick?

  4. Heck on the timing.
    If the holidays weren’t fast approaching I would be all over this to play with.
    Not to use seriously until it proved itself mind you, but it looks fun to tinker with.

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