Taiwanese device manufacturer Quanta builds computers, cameras, and other electronic devices which are then sold under different brand names. So while you’ll probably never be able to buy a PC-on-a-stick called the Quanta NH2, don’t be surprised if you see a lot of tiny computers that look like this in the future:
Quanta’s NH2 is a PC stick with an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Cherry Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, and anywhere from 16GB to 64GB of built-in storage.
The company says the new model should offer about 30 percent better performance than the Quanta NH1, which had an Intel Atom Z3735F Bay Trail processor.
Other features for the NH2 include 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a micro USB 2.0 port for power, and a full-sized USB port (which can be either a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port).
Models with USB 3.0 will need a 3 Amp power adapter, while the USB 2.0 versions will be able to use 2 Amp adapters.
The new PC stick is the same size as its predecessor, measuring 3.9″ x 1.5″ x 0.4″.
via +Ian Morrison
Hope they release a Z8500 or Z8700 version. Z8300 has really slow single channel ram bus, gonna be crappy like the Z3735.
Yes see Magicstick Indiegogo.com https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/magicstick-most-powerful-pc-stick-8gb-ram/x/4746470#/updates
Is CherryTrail less prone to overheat? I had the original MeegoPad T01 and the T02, and they both overheat pretty fast.
Unfortunately, no… But it also depends on how well the final product is designed…
ugh… no antenna and no AC wifi. Piss porr WiFi reception is the greatest weakness of these sticks.
Would be nice to know what the rebranfed named are
I can’t wait for some scumbag startups to rebrand this and give it a $30 upcharge
Probably will show up on kickstarter as some “innovative mini computer”
Exactly what I was thinking. It will raise ~6million and then go through exactly 1.5 years of production delays.
3 amps? Great scott!
Seems like it is purely so that it can meet the USB 3 spec, since the USB 2 version uses a 2A adapter. And it’s likely at 5V, so 10W (peak) isn’t a huge power draw.
Im not worried about power draw, my concern is actually finding a 3A adapter
You don’t need a 3 amp adapter unless you plan to connect some usb 3.0 devices that actually draw a lot of current.
That is probably true, and to be honest, I wouldn’t use a USB 3.0 connection on a device like this anyways. USB 3.0 emits radio interference around the 2.4ghz band, so it will really mess up Wifi connections if you’re pushing alot of USB traffic. Even if I planned on using an ethernet connection, I’m probably still using a wireless keyboard and mouse.
When it comes to laptops, its easy enough to do some research and find out how close a USB 3.0 port is in proximity to the Wifi antenna. On a device this small, its pretty much guaranteed to be in proximity.
I have a laptop with 2x USB ports, and they are side by side. When I have my USB 3.0 HDD plugged into one port, it interferes with my Wireless mouse (the dongle is plugged into the port right next to it) and it causes big interruptions when I am transferring data to and from the HDD.
If you really wanted to do it, you could probably put your USB wireless mouse dongle on a long USB extension cord, to keep it a few feet away from the USB 3.0 port/device.
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