Other companies that are selling these seem to be selling the standard Windows 8.1 edition. The great thing about this one from EntertainmentBox is it has been fully upgraded to Windows 10.
The Minix NEO Z64 Fanless Mini PC Windows 10 Edition is an ultra-compact mini desktop PC with huge possibilities. Minix NEO Z64 Windows 10 Edition redefines the desktop PC, with its minute form factor making it one of the world’s smallest desktop PCs that allows for an array of space saving options.
Whether it’s a huge TV for enhanced viewing or a 15” LCD monitor suitable for tight spaces, the NEO Z64 can be discreetly placed out of sight. Plus, the eco-friendly NEO Z64 requires 80% less energy than traditional desktop PCs. As a space-saving, energy-efficient Mini PC, MINIX NEO Z64 is simply unbeatable.
NEO Z64 Fanless Mini PC Windows 10 Edition is suitable for an incredible array of applications; whether as a personal multimedia terminal, a home multimedia center or for use in small enterprise offices. NEO Z64 truly is the ideal solution in the age of ‘cloud computing’ for those seeking a low-power consumption, high performance-price ratio terminal PC.
An included 32GB of eMMC (5.0) built-in storage, 2GB of DDR3L memory and Windows 10 with Bing ensures the NEO Z64 Fanless Mini PC Windows 10 Edition is ready to run out of the box.
From the EntertainmentBox website:
They also give you a Rii i12 wireless keyboard.
The Minix NEO Z64 Windows 8.1 Edition is a smart Streaming Media Player with Windows 8.1 authorised edition this box is also future proof, meaning it is Windows 10 ready. Once you connect this player to the HDMI interface of TV it will converts your regular TV into a Smart TV with Windows 8.1. It’s powered by an Intel Z3735F 64-bit processor with 2MB of cache and a Turbo clock of 1.83GHz. This is the same processor that powers most of today’s Windows-based tablets.
This is unlike anything we have sold before the Minix NEO Z64 Windows 8.1 Edition is the next generation streaming device, this is a fully function Windows 8.1 mini PC that connects to your TV through the HDMI port. This Fan less Mini PC is just like having a windows 8.1 PC on your TV how cool is that?
But the biggest benefit to a Windows mini-PC is that its easy to find hardware and software that will work on it. Anything that will work on your Windows 8.1 desktop or laptop PC should work on the Minix NEO Z64 Windows 8.1 Edition. In fact, every single piece of Windows certified hardware I tried worked. This included webcams, external hard drives, micro-SD cards, keyboards and mice.
Here’s the important part. Booting to the desktop from a completely powered down state is under 10 seconds. This is about half the time of a heavily-modded desktop PC running Windows 7 Professional on an solid-state drive. The official specs from Intel and MINIX clock the bootup at 10-15 seconds, but my version came in at 8 seconds on average.
Also in the tiny Minix NEO Z64 Windows 8.1 Edition body, there’s 2GB DDR3L memory and 32GB of eMMC storage. This should be plenty for most users purposes, but for those of us that want more space MINIX has also thrown in an SD card slot and two USB 2.0 for further expandability. a HDMI 1.4 for video output, 10/100 Mbits LAN, a headphone jack and a power DC IN on the rear. It supports Full HD output and playback and is also equipped with a 802.11n wireless card, hence the included antenna and it supports Bluetooth 4.0.
WHAT DO YOU GET WITH THE MINIX NEO Z64 WINDOWS 8.1 EDITION?
New Rii Mini i12 Wireless Keyboard – features include The Rii mini i12 is the world’s most ultra-thin 2.4GHz wireless keyboard with touchpad. Due to its size of 26 inches and a trackpad whopping 3.5 inches, it is ideal for use on the bench. With its high-quality brushed stainless steel housing the Rii mini i12 is a delight to the eye.
Windows 8.1 fully licensed – The OS that comes included in the this Windows model is a fully licensed (legal) copy of Windows 8.1 with Bing as opposed to a trial version in competitors models.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH THE MINIX NEO Z64 WINDOWS 8.1 EDITION?