MINIX Neo Z64 Is x86-64 and $129

Subject: General Tech, Systems | September 3, 2014 - 07:23 PM |
Tagged: fanless, htpc, windows, Android

Because fanless and cheap PCs are awesome, MINIX is launching the Neo Z64. Priced at $129 USD, it will contain an Intel Atom Z3635F SoC with 2GB of DDR3L and 32GB of eMMC internal storage. The device will ship loaded with Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) but is compatible with Windows 8.1, if you have a license for it.

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Externally, the device features a microSD card slot (maximum size not specified), one 10/100Mbps Ethernet port, two USB 2.0 ports, an IR receiver (with remote), and HDMI 1.4. Note that HDMI is the only audio outputs on this device, which could be tricky if you want to run it as something other than a home theater PC (if you do not have a USB sound card that is compatible with your chosen OS). Lastly, it also has 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless support.

This is still a significant price premium over some other devices, like a Roku, but could be useful for some. The lack of any SteamOS mention is a bit disconcerting, given that the free OS could be applied to turn the device into an In-Home Streaming target (or host of simple, Linux-compatible games, like Super Meat Boy). Hopefully, future products will consider Valve's home theater platform.

The MINIX Neo Z64 will be available in October for $129.

Source: FanlessTech
September 3, 2014 | 09:01 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Man Intel is really throwing the contra revenue out there and hoping to make it stick, But Intel's graphics is just not there when PowerVR, and others better graphics. Very little info on the HD graphics for this, pay OEMs to use Atom graphics "powerhouse" sales incentive. AMD please get your ARMv8 custom ARM based APUs, to give Nvidia some low priced competition for ARM ISA based, better than Intel's graphics competition. Nvidia appears to be only interested in Android, and no full Linux based tablets from anyone is just depressing.

September 4, 2014 | 11:32 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

*It has a 3.5mm audio output so this article is incorrect.
http://androidcommunity.com/the-minix-neo-z64-is-a-pint-sized-android-pc...

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