Chinese device maker MeegoPad’s latest tiny computer is a PC stick with an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage, making it one of the more powerful systems in its category.
But what makes the MeegoPad T08 unusual is that it’s one of the first PC sticks to feature a USB Type-C port. Among other things, that makes it possible to connect up to two displays to this tiny PC-on-a-stick at the same time.
That’s because, like most PC sticks, the MeegoPad T08 has an HDMI 1.4 port that allows you to plug the stick directly into the HDMI port on a TV or monitor. But it also has a USB 3.1 Type-C port that supports DisplayPort technology, allowing you to run a cable to a second display.
In addition to that USB-C port, the system has two full-sized USB 2.0 ports and a micro USB 2.0 port, which is basically the power jack for this little computer.
Other features include 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 and a microSD card slot for up to 128GB of removable storage. There’s also a power button, and a small fan inside the case to help the system from overheating while in use.
While MeegoPad has been known to sell PC sticks with unlicensed versions of Windows in the past, Geekbuying is selling the new MeegoPad T08 for $155, and the retailer says it comes with a licensed copy of Windows 10 pre-installed.
It’s also available from several AliExpress sellers for prices ranging from $130 to $175.
One mystery? I’m not sure why the new PC stick shares a name with a different MeegoPad product that was unveiled more than a year ago.
@bradlinder:disqus To clear your mystery, MeeGoPad switched the device names of the T06 & T08.
Previously the projector was called T08, but was later changed to T06, because this T06 Projector was being developed way before the T08 stick so it seemed more logical for them to switch the names.
It all comes down to proper cooling. Otherwise iit’sgonna be a throttle-fest like the Bay Trail products before it. Personally, I’m skeptical of anything Intel inside such a small chasis.
Would like to see this pushing two monitors at 1920 X 1080 with Chrome browsers on each screen scrolling through some dynamic content laden website.
I have a question to ask, what is this used for. I have a Acer Windows laptop so if I plug it in to my laptop, what will it do?
Nothing. This is a standalone computer. Plug it into the HDMI port of a TV or monitor, connect a keyboard and mouse and you can run Windows software — no laptop required.
Do they sell this at a more reasonable price without the windows tax?
did you check out the links? they are being sold for as low as $130 shipped
I’ll probably hold out for an updated chromebit that ships with android app support.
I bet it comes with a bonus preinstalled spyware that helps sync your credit cards to a chinese server hassle-free
Can’t we just be happy that technology is moving forward rather than backwards like the MBP and stop with the cynicism. Not all Chinese products are made by their government.
Can’t we just be happy that technology is moving forward rather than trying to spread your Apple hating nonsense all over the internet. Not all Chinese products are made to trigger you.
I’ll agree with you on being happy about the tech moving forward, but before you call this pure cynicism you might wanna get a few points straight: A. There are no “chinese government-made” computers out there for the “consumers market”. B. Spyware-preinstalled computers/mobile devices are not only feeding personal info to the government servers. It’s more common for enterprises. And this problem’s fairly common among chinese computer/mobile products, especially the latter, and many server-grade computers. C. People jump on the MBP-bashing bandwagon without much understanding of these products. They are not backwards, but the problem lies on the lack of choices for certain consumer groups whose needs are not met simply because of this lack of choices. These new MBPs themselves, within their targeted buyer groups, are still high quality and balanced products. What apple lacks now are raw performance-oriented computers sans the thin-and-light focus.
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