Tronsmart Ara X5 coming August; Windows 10, Cherry Trail in tow

Tronsmart makes some of the most dev-friendly and therefore some of the most popular mini PCs in China. It’s next is going to be the Ara X5, which will come next month.

The Tronsmart Ara X5 will not only have the latest version of desktop Windows in Windows 10, but it’ll also come with the Intel Atom x5 Cherry Trail processor. A tonne of mini and micro PCs that came this year featured Intel’s Bay Trail processors and either Windows 8 or 8.1, so the Ara X5 should be a welcome change.


Along with the Intel Atom x5-Z8300 processor, the Ara X5 will have 2GB of RAM, 32GB of ROM and 2.4GHz/5GHz WiFi. I/O ports include 1x USB 3.0 port, 2x USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet, HDMI out and of course a 3.5mm headset port.

There’s no word on the pricing of the Tronsmart Ara X5, but assuming it’ll have a newer-gen processor compared to existing products, expect this one to cost around US$130 when it finally comes out next month.

Have you ever owned a mini PC, and what’s your take on Android vs. Windows for these?

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