Minix Neo Z64 with Windows 8.1/Android KitKat TV box now on pre-order


We only recently reviewed the MeeGo Pad T01, which is by far the smallest Windows 8.1 PC we’ve come across. However, there are also a few restrictions that are imposed on the hardware when we’re talking of a PC as small as a Chromecast dongle; which is where something like a Minix Neo Z64 probably makes more sense.

This mini PC was announced back in September last year, but it is only now that retailers have started accepting pre-orders for the device. With a frame larger than the ultra-small MeeGo Pad T01, one can expect the Neo Z64 to have better performance, both, with WiFi (thanks to the antenna) and due to better heat dissipation.

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The Neo Z64 comes in two flavours, Windows 8.1 (Neo Z64W) and Android v4.4 KitKat (Neo Z64A). Both variants however come powered with the same quad-core Intel Atom Z3735F SoC, which features on a lot of such devices. What’s good is that the Z64W variant comes with Windows with Bing, which means there won’t be any licensing issues that you’ll have to face (as is unfortunately the case with the MeeGo Pad T01).

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Besides the aforementioned SoC, the Neo Z64 series comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage. As you’d expect, there’s WiFi and Bluetooth on-board too. Among others, China-based reseller Geekbuying are offering the device with Android (US$145) and Windows 8.1 (US$174) on pre-sale.

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18 Comments

  1. gartstell
    January 23, 2015

    Ummm… Pipo X7 seems to have the same hardware and cost 70 USD less. Only Windows is available… http://www.pipo.com/product.php?id=157

  2. Guest
    January 23, 2015

    Ummm… Pipo X7 seems to have the same hardware and cost 70 USD less. Only Windows is available… http://www.pipo.com/product.php?id=157

  3. Zion
    January 23, 2015

    Still no usb 3.0 . The Razor Tv Box will be the best equip this year by far

  4. Zion
    January 23, 2015

    Still no usb 3.0 . The Razor Tv Box will be the best equip this year by far

  5. Natsumi
    January 24, 2015

    Any tv box…. with gnu/linux…

    • Airyl
      January 24, 2015

      As a hardcore Linux user on the internet once told me…..

      “Install that shit yourself.”

      Wise words…..

      • Natsumi
        January 24, 2015

        It depends on the soc and other things. Besides, you do not have any education.

        • Airyl
          January 24, 2015

          The reality, it hurts…..

          • Natsumi
            January 24, 2015

            ill-mannered, me lo se en más idiomas, malcriado.

            • Airyl
              January 24, 2015

              🙂

  6. RobertNL
    January 24, 2015

    Mine its on its way already 😀

  7. Natsumi
    January 24, 2015

    Any tv box…. with gnu/linux…

    • Airyl
      January 24, 2015

      As a hardcore Linux user on the internet once told me…..

      “Install that shit yourself.”

      Wise words…..

    • Natsumi
      January 24, 2015

      It depends on the soc and other things. Besides, you do not have any education.

    • Airyl
      January 24, 2015

      The reality, it hurts…..

    • Natsumi
      January 25, 2015

      ill-mannered, me lo se en más idiomas, malcriado.

    • Airyl
      January 25, 2015

      🙂

  8. RobertNL
    January 24, 2015

    Mine its on its way already 😀