Chinese device maker Pipo launched a funny-looking device called the Pipo X8 earlier this year. It’s kind of mashup between a mini-desktop computer and a tablet. The wedge-shaped device has the same kind of hardware you’d expect form a cheap tablet, including a 7 inch touchscreen, but it has a thicker case and more ports than a tablet, and lacks a battery,
The Pipo X9 has a 1920 x 1200 pixel display, an Intel Atom Z3736F Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.
It’s a dual-boot device that comes with both Windows 10 and Google Android 4.4 pre-installed.
What makes this a mini PC rather than a chunky tablet is the four full-sized USB ports, Ethernet jack, and HDMI port. While you can use it with just the built-in touchscreen display, the Pipo X9 is designed to be hooked up to a mouse, keyboard, and external display.
Other features include a headset jack, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0. There’s also a built-ni speaker.