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.
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.
Probably not possible with that CPU.
I have Win 10 and am not that impressed with it. I do like the low price.
Looking forward to the updated Mele PCG02 Stick instead.
“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.
I don’t mind having to upgrade to Windows 10 myself, but I agree that doing so with limited space can be annoying.
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.
Hah, by the time you actually get your hands on a device with factory installed Win10, Win11 will be out.
I am guessing that was supposed to be “modest performance gains” …
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