Chinese device maker Pipo is showing off its first PC-on-a-stick with an Intel Atom processor and support for Windows or Android software.
Notebook Italia got a look at an early prototype of the new Pipo X1 at Computex last month, and now the specs for the upcoming PC stick have been confirmed.
Not surprisingly, the Pipo X1 has the same basic hardware as an Intel Compute Stick: it seems that most of these mini PC sticks are based on Intel’s reference design.
The Pipo X1 features an Intel Atom Z3735F processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a microSD card reader, a micro USB port for power, and a full-sized USB port.
Unlike the Intel Compute Stick though, the Pipo X1 also has a second micro USB port which you can use to connect peripherals. That means you could connect a keyboard and mouse to this model without a USB hub… although you may need a USB-to-micro USB adapter.
Also unlike Intel’s Compute Stick, Pipo’s model also has a fanless design and a metal case with extra ventilation.
The little computer supports 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth.
If the Pipo X1 name sounds familiar, you’ve been hanging around these parts too long. Pipo launched an Android-powered TV Stick with a Rockchip processor and the same name more than a year ago.
Pipo plans to offer the new X1 with a choice of Windows or Android, and the system may also be available with a dual-OS option that lets you choose the operating system at boot.