Chinese device maker Mele is updating its PCG03 line of mini-computers with a new model with a faster processor.

Earlier this year the company launched a mini-desktop with an Atom Z3735F Bay Trail processor, an external antenna, and full-sized USB, HDMI, and VGA ports.

Now the company is showing off the PCG03 Plus, which has an Atom x5-Z8300 Cherry Trail chip.

pcg03 plus

The design and other features are pretty much the same as they were for the version I reviewed in March, including:

  • 2GB of RAM
  • 32GB of eMMC storage
  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • HDMI, VGA, and headphone/speaker ports

The main differences is that the new model has a processor that should offer modest performance gains and more powerful graphics. The new model will also ship with Windows 10 instead of Windows 8.1, but that’s not really a big deal since most Windows 8 computers are eligible for free upgrades.

Notebook Italia reports the new PCG03 Plus should be available later this year for about $149.

The company also has a new PC-on-a-Stick called the PCG02, which looks a lot like the PCG01 that came out earlier this year… but the new model has an Ethernet port.

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9 replies on “Mele launches PCG03 Plus mini PC with Atom x5 Cherry Trail CPU”

  1. I have Win 10 and am not that impressed with it. I do like the low price.

  2. “The new model will also ship with Windows 10 instead of Windows 8.1, but that’s not really a big deal since most Windows 8 computers are eligible for free upgrades”

    I think it is a big deal since you don’t have to deal with upgrading a PC with limited storage and it is a clean install.

    1. I don’t mind having to upgrade to Windows 10 myself, but I agree that doing so with limited space can be annoying.

      1. I found it impossible on my Asus Netbook. Even tried installing from a USB drive and having the install program use the microSD card when asked.

    2. Hah, by the time you actually get your hands on a device with factory installed Win10, Win11 will be out.

  3. I am guessing that was supposed to be “modest performance gains” …

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