Tiny PC maker Minix has been offering Android-powered TV boxes for a few years, and at the start of 2015 the company launched a model with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor and support for Windows.

Now Minix plans to launch a new model with a more powerful processor based on Intel’s Braswell architecture.

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The new Minix Z-series mini PCs will ship with Windows 10 64-bit software and feature compact, fanless cases that are small enough to hold in one hand.

Minix will unveil more details at the IFA trade show in September, but here’s what we know thanks to a recent Facebook post from the company:

  • Two models will be available: one with a Celeron N3150 processor and another with a higher-performance Pentium N3700 chip.
  • The computers have a metal alloy case
  • Ports include HDMI, DisplayPort, S/PDIF, DisplayPort, headset, and three USB 3.0 connectors.
  • There are two removable, adjustable antennas.

Minix hasn’t announced the price or release date for the new Minix Z-series mini PCs.

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15 replies on “Minix unveils a mini PC with Intel Braswell”

  1. intel and windows again? they should use arm based chips running peppermint os.

  2. Am I the only one who thinks the dual antennas ruin this thing physical appearance and placement of ports? If this thing was to be mounted on the back of a monitor wit the power button facing up it would result in the antennas pointing straight down?

  3. 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD… Uhmmm. We just need the Gigabit ethernet and good price.

  4. Strange layout. Cables have to be connected on what seems the side of the pc. Otherwise great looking machine.

  5. I do not understand why they ONLY are going to offer MS WOS, Chrome OS and any GNU/Linux with Gnome or KDE are (better) options they should offer too.

    And if there are chromebooks around 200 USD, prices of similar boxes must be around 100 USD.

  6. Finally, a box with N series instead of the Z. The Z make sense for tablet but not for these mini boxes.

      1. Will def retail for 200+ especially considering the Z64 started off @ 175 with a baytrail, no metal case, no dual wifi, displayport, usb 3 etc..

  7. Looks like it has hdmi and a mini displayport. Though the ports might vary by model. Interesting physical setup to have all the USB up front and then all the other ports on one side rather than on the back. Here the wifi antennas and a kensington lock appear to be all that are on the back.
    Interesting that it’s supposed to be fanless. The case looks pretty small. Asrock only went fanless on the base model n3000 on their Beebox series, which is set for a couple watts less than the rest of the line.

  8. This seems very promising!! Finally, an Intel powered mini pc with s/pdif!!!!! Unless I am very wrong, this could very well make the perfect HTPC. In my experience, ARM devices have had difficulty with several file formats and the workarounds have fallen flat. This should address all of those issues. Let’s hope Windows 10 is not an other Vista!!

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