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Wintel Pro W8 PRO Intel Z8300 Windows 10 4K MINI PC 2G/32G US$89 (AUS$116.21) Geekbuying

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Inexpensive Mini PC box with Win 10.

great to stick to the back of a monitor to create an all-in-pc or use as a mediabox.

Specs
Windows10 32bit OS
CPU: Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Cherry Trail (quad-core, up to 1.8GHz)
GPU: Intel HD Gen8 Graphics
ROM: 2GB DDR3
Storage: 32GB eMMC + extend microSD slot (up to 64GB)
Video & Audio Output: HDMI (1.4), 3.5mm Audio Output Earphone
Bluetooth 4.0
Networking: AP6212 Support IEEE 802.11b/g/n, Fast Ethernet 10/100Mbps
Interfaces: 1xUSB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI (1.4), 1x microSD card slot,1x micro USB OTG, 1x Earphone jack, DC jack
H.265 @ 4Kx2K

use the usb 2 port for wireless mouse and keyboard.
use the usb3 port for external hdd storage.

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  • +2

    Hmmm wonder if this can be reimaged with the small/quick linux boot of KODI ?

    EDIT: yes you can!
    http://androidtvbox.eu/w8-pro-cx-w8-pro-review-mini-pc-with-...

    EDIT 2: actually they may have just run KODI over top of Win10 - but I dont see why you couldnt wipe the HDD and install whatever OS you like as on any other Intel computer..

    • Why bother? Kodi runs fine on Windows, and you rarely need to reboot, except for unattended updates.

      edit: ah, because no windows license.

      • +1

        If the only thing I want to use it for is Kodi - why bother with an entire Windows OS hogging space/RAM/CPU below it ?

        Different story if you want to run multiple apps/purposes..

        • Because its already working? I hear Windows is not really so bad as it used to be.
          If it ain't broke … but in this case it appears that the windows licensing is indeed broke.

        • @manic: Install OpenELEC or something

        • +1

          @manic:

          Because its already working?

          Unless I could get the Windows install down to less than about 200mb, that's space I'd rather devote to media than an OS.

  • +2

    Keep in mind that the preinstalled Windows 10 doesn't come with an activated licence, so you'll still need to buy that.

    • +1

      Thanks, you answered a question of mine. Out of my range considering the added cost of a MS key. Was considering something like this to Livestream the NRL.

      • +3

        some people might stoop to using the windows activation hack program KMSPico.

        • See Amigo ;)

    • What happened to the free Windows with bing? Is that not around anymore?

      • +2

        Manufacturers can only get the free Windows with Bing by having a tablet under 9 inches.

        • +1

          also cpu, seems they also license to bottom end CPUs …….these z series are limited to 2g and 4 g ram and come with 32 bit Windows.

          yes I own a z8300 version from RKM .

        • @garage sale: Yep. Intel basically paid manufacturers to use their Baytrail CPUs instead of ARM based processors. They even teamed up with ARM manufacturers like Rockchip to produce more x86 based chipsets.

      • +2

        It's restricted to tablets. It's rumoured that cheap licences are available for these sort of boxes for around $25 but nothing official has ever been released.

    • The linked page says it does come with a license, who is right?

      • +1

        Yes. It also says it has 2GB of ROM so who knows?

  • The CX-W8 Pro comes with Windows 10 Home. Windows is not activated, and you can not activate it, you need to buy a license.

    hmmm….

  • What is the HEVC performance like?

    • Would really like to know this too. Specs say it can, but I can't find any reputable review that confirms it's specifically capable of HEVC/H.265 10bit @4K (main10 10bit support is where a lot of TV boxes seem to fall short).

  • +1

    how do these compare to the Ainol Mini PCs?

  • +2

    I wish they would put 1Gb ethernet in these PCs, would make a good cheap NAS.

  • A Windows license purchased legally will cost you more than this PC.

    No deal.

    • +3

      If only there were other operating systems available cheaper or free!

      • -1

        Yeah that would be great to have another free OS that would run Office, Photoshop and all my normal apps.

        • +6

          If you are looking to run photoshop off this, then you are looking at the wrong PC.

          And you do know that there are open-source versions of PS and Office yeah??

          Check out Gimp and Open Office for a start.

    • It's not a normal license - only costs $30

  • Sorry to hijack, but if you want HEAPS more grunt for a miniPC I found this absolute bargain
    http://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-mini-pc/pp_343434.html
    $305 AUD for a i5-4200 mini PC
    Comparable NUC or product from other OEM like Asus is ~$500
    You'll have to buy RAM, HDD and OS separately.

    Or 5th Gen i3 for $275
    http://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-mini-pc/pp_343429.html

    • I ordered twice from GearBest in 2014 and 2015 and none of the items was received. They eventually refunded me after 4 months of waiting. I will not do that again.

      From the above link, the picture on header said it is a core i5, footer said it is a core i3.

    • Yeah but if you need to buy RAM, OS and HDD I would rather the security of a NUC.

      Plus I cannot tell, is the case metal because an i3 or i5 of any generation will get very hot in that tiny case without a fan.

      Intel can't do it without a fan.

      • yeah, the case is aluminium and passively cools the CPU.

        The cpu is at back of mobo, thermal glued to the side with aluminium fins.

      • http://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-mini-pc/pp_292915.html?curren...

        This one should do the job. Comes with 4GB RAM as well.

        • I was thinking of getting the Voyo V3 when I found the i5-4200U
          The i5U or i3U far far far outperforms Cherry Trail.
          But yeah, you have to buy RAM, SSD, OS.

        • @Phoebus: Heat might be bit of an issue with i5U or i3U I think ?

      • similar NUC is ~$400 WITHOUT RAM, HDD or OS.

  • I need gigabit ethernet or dual band wifi….. :(

  • -1

    Assume I wouldn't be able to install and run Visual Studio on this?

    • You should be able to though compiling may be a little slow.

      • Yeah it might not too practical.

  • Can anyone tell me if Xbone streaming work work on these little things? It's easy to imagine it would since a PS Vita TV is only $50 (but purpose built)

    • Ps4 windows streaming is just about to be released.

      • I have a Mac :)

        • +4

          That's OK - it will work on OS X 10.10/10.11 until you get a real computer. :p

        • +1

          @McFly: And an Xbox One

    • Should be able to. I'll be testing out the PS4 streaming on some of these boxes when it's available.

  • Just remember that that Netflix will only stream at around 480 because this unit isn't Neflix approved.

    • Get the Windows 10 Store App and you will be get 1080

      • Thanks mate!

  • Ordered one just now, along with a new mini keyboard. This will replace an ancient desktop I was using as a cheap HTPC.

  • ~AU$115 now! (For the next 24hrs.)

    Anyone found out whether it comes with a Win10 licence?

    • I just plugged mine in today.

      It says it is activated, but it may be hacked. I do not have a sticker, and Windows Defender found AutoKMS.