There’s no shortage of cheap, tiny computers with Intel Atom processors these days. But Chinese device maker Voyo’s latest model is one of the first that I’ve seen to feature an Intel Atom x7-Z8700 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of solid state storage, and a USB Type-C port.
Like most Intel Atom-powered mini PCs, there’s no easy way to upgrade the memory, or internal storage, which is why it’s nice to have an option that comes with more of each.
Of course, you can always add removable storage thanks to the computer’s two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, or one USB Type C port. There’s also a microSD card slot that supports cards up to 128GB.
Other features include dual-band 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and an HDMI port.
The Voyo V3 is about the size of a CD jewel case, measuring about 5.1″ x 5.1″ x 0.4″.
The computer ships with Windows 10 64-bit software, but as CNX-Software points out, Voyo has a mixed record with actually including licensed versions of Windows when it first launches a new PC. So you might want to proceed with caution.
Still, it’s interesting to see that Chinese tablet makers are starting to ship mini PCs with better specs for folks that want more than 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Intel’s Atom x7-8700 chip actually supports 8GB of memory… I wonder how long it will take for us to see a cheap mini-desktop with that much RAM.
thanks Lorne Hammond!