Ever wonder what a desktop PC that’s just barely thick enough for full-sized USB ports would look like?

Meet the Egreat i5.

It’s a tiny PC with an Intel Bay Trail processor and support for Windows or Android. Egreat says the factory price for a model with Windows 8.1 with Bing preloaded is $85, which means that this tiny computer could have a street price of not much more than $100.

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In fact, some other Chinese companies have already released extraordinarily similar looking models that sell for as little as $104. But Egreat says while it designed and manufactured the i5 in-house… albeit, possibly with a bit of inspiration borrowed from designs from other companies.

The system features an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, two USB ports, a micro USB port a micro HDMI port, and audio and microSD card slots.

While I didn’t get a chance to actually use the system, the guts of this tiny computer are pretty similar to those for the Zotac ZBOX PI320 pico I tested last year, and I was reasonably impressed with the performance offered by that $200ish computer.

The Egreat i5 is just cheaper and thinner… and has fewer ports. There are certainly more functional Windows PCs available… but there aren’t many that are thinner than this.

Oh, and if you’re wondering why a computer with an Intel Atom processor is called the i5, it’s just part of Egreat’s naming scheme. The company also has slightly larger i2, i3, and i6 models — all of which feature the same Intel Atom Z3735F processor.

Intel is bringing its own tiny PC to market this year, but while the upcoming Intel Compute Stick may take up less space than the Egreat i5, it also has just one HDMI connector, a microSD card slot, and a single USB port.

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13 replies on “Hands-on with Egreat’s crazy thin Windows PC”

  1. egreat i5 problem. wifi download speed is max 3.3MB and wifi connection speed is Max 65Mb – not 300Mb(on specification). wifi signal stregth is not stable according to it’s position. When using P2P download, it’s unstable and full network freezing. power management – when screen off, copy, download. all other function stops together. They don’t refund, pls check this.

  2. love how they use i5 to try to trick uninformed thinking its an intel i5 processor,,,nice try…

  3. Tablets are this thin. -even Windows tablets.
    Is this really that mind blowing?

    1. Have a tiny Windows tablet…
      They do not write well for tablets
      Like the old port it over but not
      Too well.

  4. These products are nice but I don’t understand why they are all in the 2GB ram32gb HD spec.

    1. I believe that the z3735f isn’t capable of adressing more then 2gb,
      32gb is just to make then as cheap as possible

  5. The name is inappropriately confusing, naming it i5 they will lead some consumers to confuse it with the Intel i5 CPU. Otherwise this is an interesting product.

    1. I’m thinking it’s intended to confuse consumers but it’ll probably backfire and result in many negative end user reviews.

    2. We can’t be the only people who came to that conclusion. Hopefully they’ll get enough feedback at CES to change the product name before general release.

    3. frankly, i don’t see how one can be confused with the intel i5 CPU, since the whole computer is cheaper than the i5 CPU itself.
      edit: it’ll definitely pique the interest of someone that knows at least somewhat about computers to check the internals to make sure it doesn’t have a i5 cpu though.

    4. Not aware of an Intel i5 CPU. If people are careless in their use of terminology then, yes, they may well be confused but whose fault is that?

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