Is it getting to be that time where you need to consider a new PC for the home or office? What are your needs? Do you spend a lot of time using a particular platform such as Windows or Android? What if you find that you need to work with both? Now what?

hibox_a1_05If you’re the type of user who doesn’t necessarily need to keep up with the latest in hardware and sofware, you might want to check out a Mini PC. This goes double if you’re hoping to avoid spending a ton of money on your next computer.

The Chuwi HiBox MiniPC, which goes on sale December 6, is a rather small, yet semi-powerful computer option. It runs both Windows 10 as well as Android 5.1, meaning it can blend work and play with the best of them.

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In terms of hardware specifications, the HiBox MiniPC packs a 64-bit quad-core Intel X5 Z8350 processor with 4GB DDR3 RAM. Storage comes in at 64GB of eMMC capacity and the TF card slot allows for another 128GB of space.

As for ports and connectivity, you’ll find 802.11 ac 2.4Ghz/5Ghz dual band Wi-Fi, USB 2.0/3.0, HDMI, gigabit ethernet, 3.5m headphone jack, and Bluetooth. Indeed, you can pair a wireless keyboard and mouse to it and have a minimal home office computer setup. Or, put it in the living room and enjoy a lean-back experience by watching movies or playing games with a Bluetooth controller.

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Details

  • Intel X5 Z8350 64-bit quad core CPU and Intel Gen8 HD Graphics.
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 64GB eMMC Flash
  • TF card up to 128GB (not included)
  • Windows 10 + Android 5.1 Dual OS
  • Supports 2.4Ghz/5Ghz dual band Wi-Fi, 1000M Ethernet jack, Bluetooth V4.0 Streaming and 2.4GHz air mouse remote controller (need to purchase separately)

Where to Buy

You can learn more about the HiBox MiniPC at Chuwi’s website where there’s also a link to purchase via Gearbest for about $148. Looking ahead a few days we anticipate seeing more retailers offering the unit.