World’s Smallest USB Mini-PC From Intel Can Run Windows 8.1 or Android, Linux
Intel is silently launching a thumb drive-sized PC that can run Windows 8.1. While miniPCs with Windows aren’t as popular as the MacMini, this has real chances of success, because is just as small as a regular USB.
Can you believe it that with this USB that you see in the above screenshot, you can run Windows 8.1 on any monitor and television set? Available for a price of¬†$110,¬†Intel’s Bay Trail-powered HDMI stick can run Windows 8.1, but also any other Linux distribution or Android, if windows 8.1 isn’t something you’d prefer.
Called¬†Meegopad Windows HDMI TV, this¬†should be treated as¬†an HDMI stick and not a USB¬†one. Or, to put it in other words, it’s a¬†mini PC in the shape of a thumb drive the size of a USB stick. Here are the specs that it comes with:
- quad-core 1.83 GHz Intel Atom Z3735F processor with 2 MB cache
- 16 GB or 32 GB eMMC storage space
- 1-2 GB of DDR3 RAM
- microSD card slot
- two micro USB 2.0 ports, Bluetooth 4.0, and Wi-Fi (802.11n)
Believe it or not, there actually is a¬†power button located on the outer shell. If you want 2 GB instead of 1 GB RAM, you will have to pay $15 more. The 2GB configuration is also slightly more powerful as it features¬†a 32-bit Atom Z3735G processor.
Still, pretty much anybody with a legal copy of Windows 8.1 can make the same with a bootable USB, but I guess that this product is being offered for less tech savvy persons. What’s your take on this?
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