Over the past few years a group of Chinese manufacturers that had been making Android-powered TV boxes with ARM-based chips have started offering small, cheap Windows PCs powered by Intel chips.
Now it’s time for the 2017 refresh.
Mini PC DB got the scoop on a new all-in-one mini PC with an 8 inch touchscreen display, Windows 10 software (or Ubuntu Linux), and an Intel Apollo Lake low-power processor.
This particular model is coming from Shenzhen EC Technology and it’ll likely be sold under the company’s ECDREAM brand. But I suspect we’ll see a bunch of similar computers with Apollo Lake chips in the near future, because when one Chinese manufacturer does this, it usually means a bunch of others are already working on something similar.
The ECDREAM model will reportedly be available with a choice of Intel Celeron N3350, Celeron N3450, or Pentium N4200 processors. Each model features Intel HD graphics with support for 4K video playback.
Other features include support for up to 8GB of RAM, up to 128GB og eMMC and/or up to 128GB of M.2 SSD storage, Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI and VGA output, and five USB ports (one USB Type-C, two USB 3.0, and two USB 2.0).
The display features a 1280 x 800 pixel IPS panel, and the system features a 10,000 mAh battery, which should let you unplug the computer and keep using it for at least a few hours at a time.
According to Mini PC DB, the ECDREAM computer should be available in about a month for around $450.