At the CEBIT 2015 tech event, MSI has launched Cubi, a mini PC with broadwell processor and windows 8 operating system. It is the smallest PC ever created by a Taiwanese manufacture. MSI did not include the Cubi in its wind box range that was powered by either Intel or AMD processors. The company will be making the MSI Cubi available by the end of March with an unknown price tag.
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The much-awaited Rikomagic MK35 mini PC is now official and already up for preorder in UK shops at a price of 119 pounds with deliveries beginning in mid of April. Rikomagic MK35 specifications include Intel Atom Z3735F bay trail processor, 2 gigabytes of memory and 32GB of eMMC flash storage.
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Onda is a Chinese manufacture that has launched a clone of widely popular all in one computer Apple iMac. Even the press photos are similar to the original iMac. Price and availability details are unknown though but judging by rest of Onda’s lineup, the B220 is going to be darn cheap.
Onda B220 specifications include 21.5 inch display packing full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, 0.7 cm total chassis thickness that houses motherboard and all computer components. Included in bundle are wireless keyboard and mouse just like iMac. Other specs include Intel 2.42 GHz processor, built in HD graphics, 128GB mSATA SSD, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and ALC662 speakers with 5.1 output. You also get USB 3.0 ports, Wireless LAN and Bluetooth.
Back in 2008, Asus also churned out a cheap all in one computer but it looked much different. The Onda B220 is also much more powerful than Asus computer as it features Intel J1900 processor which is a lot more powerful than the Atom CPU that was used in Asus.
Hanspree Micro PC is powered by Intel Bay trail processor which allows the company to sell it preloaded with Windows 8.1 operating system. This allows user to transform your HDTV into a tiny windows PC that runs on a USB drive. That said the Hanspree Micro PC is slightly bigger than a typical Sandisk flash drive but clearly the pros outweigh the cons.
Hannspree Micro PC specifications
Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core processor
32GB of storage (25GB available as free space)
802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0
An HDMI connector, USB port, a micro USB port and a microSD card reader
4.4″ x 1.5″ x 0.4″ and weighs 1.3 ounces
Hannspree Micro PC Price
Unlike other similar solution, the Micro PC costs a lot. Some online stores are selling it for 277 dollars while some European stores can get it to you for mere 177 dollars, excluding VAT.
That said, it is still a better choice than getting a nettop since it plugs directly into your TV and is much easier to carry around. Its Bay Trail quad core processor is no slouch and can actually get the job done.
NEC Japan has released 10.1 inch tablet meant for business and education in Japan for 117,500 Yen (1150 dollars). It runs on an Intel Atom Z3975 processor clocked at 1.60 GHz that turbo boosts to 2.39 GHz.
The screen packs full HD resolution despite being so small. It has been given gorilla glass treatment so that it does not scratches easily.
LTE model comes with only 64GB flash storage while the non LTE models come with 128GB. Other specifications include 8MP camera, 2 mega pixel webcam, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, micro HDMI output port, micro SDHC card slot, audio input and output. You also get GPS, video acceleration, gyro scope and brightness sensor that automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen.
Battery life is around 13.8 hours on a single charge. The company is said to be working on a similar 12.5 inch windows tablet as well but that is expected to be out in June.
Shuttle has been making small computers from quite sometime and their latest model is a powerhouse. The Shuttle DS81 measures just 7.4 x 6.5 x 1.7 inches and still has plenty of room for 2 LAN ports, 8 USB ports and a two display ports. And of course as said earlier it features an Intel Haswell processor backed by HD 4600 graphics that can handle full HD displays and 4K ultra HD resolution.
Unlike other Shuttle computers, it is not a very power saving PC. It gobbles up 90 watts of power and it does not features a fanless computer.
Specifications include 6 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, HDMI, 16 gigabytes of memory, 2x display ports, 2.5 inch drive bay, mini PCIe slot, SATA 3, mini PCIe slot and SATA 2 connectors.
The price of Shuttle DS81 is about USB 250 and sold as bare bones device. The mini PC supports Windows 7 as well as Linux operating system.
Frontier Japan has released a mini tower PC under GX series. Powered by Intel Core i5-4440 or i7-4770 processor, you can get them either with Windows 8 64 bit or Windows 7 operating system.
Other specs include 4 gigabytes of RAM, 500GB hard disk, a DVD Super Multi drive, HDMI output, DVI-D, mini D-Sub15 pin also called VGA, audio input and output (front × 2, rear × 2) jacks, USB 2.0 × 8 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and USB 3.0 × 4 ports.
Body size of Frontier Core i5-4440 i7-4770 GX Desktop is about 9.3 kilograms in weight and measures about 174 × 392 × 365mm (width × height x depth). Price of starting model is 77,280 yen while the top model goes for 91,770 yen.
Asus has released its 7th 23-inch LCD integrated desktop PC with a 3.1 GHz Core i7-4770S, the ET2301INTH All-in-One PC. Price is expected to be around 179,800 yen (USD 1770 / EUR 1310).
The Asus ET2301INTH comes equipped with a 23 inch display, Intel Core i7-4770S, 16GB memory, Intel B85 Express chipset, Nvidia GeForce GT 740M, 2TB HDD, DVD Super Multi drive, and a resolution of 1,920 × 1,080 pixels.
It comes pre loaded with Windows 8 64 bit operating system. Interface selection includes SD card slot, USB 3.0 × 4, USB 2.0, IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac-enabled wireless LAN, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, 2 megapixel Web camera, HDMI input, HDMI output, and input / output audio jacks.
Body size of Asus ET2301INTH is 572 × 265 × 448mm (width × height x depth), and its weight is about 11.6 kilo grams. Base stand as shown in above picture is also included in the package.
Mouse Computer Japan has launched Lm-AR310E, ARS210E with AMD A4 4020 APU (accelerated processing unit). Lm-AR310E will cost 39,900 yen while the ARS210E retails for 42,840 yen.
Specification for both are same. You get AMD A4 4020 APU 3.2 GHz 64 bit CPU, Radeon HD 7480D GPU, 4 gigabytes of RAM, 500 gigabytes of hard disk drive, DVD super multi drive and Windows 8.1 64 bit operating system.
Port selection include Gigabit Ethernet, PS / 2 × 2, USB 3.0 × 4, USB 2.0 × 2, DVI, mini D-Sub15 pin, voice input / output interface. Empty slots PCI Express x16 × 1, the x4 × 1, the x1 × 1, PCI × 1. Lm-ARS210E of Slim type only also includes SD card / Memory Stick slot.
Lm-AR310E measures 180 × 382 × 373mm (height x width × depth), while the Lm-ARS210E measures 100 × 393 × 364mm.
Zotac Japan has churned out an Intel Core i7 4770T powered mini PC (nettop) with a price tag of 90000 Yen. Specs of the Core i7 4700T include a 8 thread with quad core cores. Called the ZBOX IQ01, it measures 188 × 188 × 51mm (height x width × depth).
Optionally, if you do not have a lot of space on your desk, you can mount the ZBOX IQ01 using VESA mount.
ZBOX IQ01 specs are great for a small PC
ZBOX IQ01 specs include 2 mSATA slots, 2.5-inch bays supporting DDR3-1600 SO-DIMM RAM, USB 3.0 × 3, SD card reader, Gigabit Ethernet × 2, Display Port × 2, DVI-I, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac-enabled wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.0, and voice input / output jacks.
Aforementioned specs are for the bare bones mode. Zotac does offer a model called IQ01 Plus that features above specs + 500GB hard disk + 4 gigabytes of RAM. Estimated retail price of this model is 110,000 Japanese Yen.