Cheap Windows on ARM devices coming soon from Chinese PC makers

The first Windows 10 on ARM devices arrived to underwhelming reviews. Sure, they delivered on the promises of long battery life and always-connected capabilities thanks to their Qualcomm Snapdragon chips with integrated 4G LTE modems. But so far most Windows on ARM devices have been sluggish and expensive. Microsoft and Qualcomm are promising to tackle […]

Pipo launches X11 touchscreen mini PC and X10 with pen support

Pipo’s been selling a line of weird mini-desktop computers featuring built-in touchscreen displays. They’re kind of like thick tablets with lousy battery life and full-sized ports. But there are a few good reasons for the design: they qualify for the free Windows licenses Microsoft offers for small touchscreen devices (which are usually tablets), and you […]

Pipo and Vensmile pack desktop PCs into folding keyboards

Stuffing a full-fledged computer into a device that looks like it’s just a keyboard? That’s old hat. But Chinese device maker Pipo is breathing new life into the idea by stuffing a PC into a travel-sized, folding keyboard. Notebook Italia spotted the new Pipo KB2 at the HKTDC fair. Update: Device maker Vensmile seems to have […]

Pipo’s weird touchscreen mini-desktop PCs get a Cherry Trail update

Chinese device maker Pip has launched a new computer with an Intel Atom Cherry Trail processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and an 8.9 inch touchscreen display. But the Pipo X9S isn’t a tablet… well, not exactly. Like last year’s Pipo X8 and X9 models, this is a funny looking mini-desktop computer with a touchscreen display […]

Pipo launches X6S Cherry Trail mini PC with up to 4GB RAM, 64GB storage

Chinese device maker Pipo’s latest tiny desktop computer is a system with an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Cherry Trail processor, and support for up to 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage. The Pipo X6S also has a few other unusual features: Pipo describes it as a mini PC with a built-in router. The […]

Pipo X9: Windows/Android mini PC with an 8.9 inch touchscreen

Chinese device maker Pipo launched a funny-looking device called the Pipo X8 earlier this year. It’s kind of mashup between a mini-desktop computer and a tablet. The wedge-shaped device has the same kind of hardware you’d expect form a cheap tablet, including a 7 inch touchscreen, but it has a thicker case and more ports than […]

Rockchip’s “Light Work OS” is Android with a Start Menu, windowed apps

There’ve been a number of attempts over the years to make Google Android feel more like Windows by adding support for running apps in resizeable windows or adding a taskbar and Metro-inspired color scheme. Now Chinese chip maker Rockchip has launched a new solution. It’s called Light Work OS, and it’s a custom version of Android 5.1 […]

Pipo’s new Core M tablet dual-boots Windows and Android

Pressure from Google and Microsoft might stop big-name manufacturers like Asus from building dual-boot devices. Smaller Chinese OEMs, like Pipo, couldn’t care less. Pipo just introduced a new Atom-powered Windows 2-in-1 last month, and now they’re adding another new device to their line-up. This time it’s a 10.1-inch tablet powered by a 14nm Intel Core […]