Alfawise X5 Mini PC
As this is cheaper than some of the Android boxes but with Windows 10, this would make an ideal all round media box.
Alfawise X5 Mini PC Specifications:
- Dual OS – Windows 10 Home + Android 5.1
- CPU – Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Cherry Trail (quad-core, up to 1.92GHz)
- GPU – Intel HD 400 Graphics
- RAM – 2GB DDR3L 1600MHz
- Storage – 32GB eMMC flash + SD slot up to 128GB
- Connectivity – Dual Band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (WiFi Chip: AP8723), Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet 100M/1000M
- Video Out: HDMI 1.4
- Audio Out: HDMI CEC
- Audio I/O – HDMI, 3.5mm headphone jack
- USB: 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0
- Other: Power button, power LED
- Power Supply: 12V/2A
- Dimensions: 11.95 x 11.95 x 2.40 cm
- Weight: 216 g
All the services that many Android boxes have issues with because of lack of support or compatibility will work out of the box here, so Netflix, NowTV, Amazon, Sky etc won't seen any bodging or custom firmwares to attempt to get them to work and Kodi 17 and kodi 18 will work perfectly too.
Full 4K (limited to 4K @ 30Hz) but for the vast majority of streams and media that people will actually use, it will do a good enough job, although shame it's not dual band WiFi but does have Gigabit LAN, even though the 2.4Ghz WiFi performance is likely to be better than on many Android boxes.
This does have Android too, although it will never see itself updated beyond 5.1 and you could remove it and have all the available space for Windows.
You could also use OpenElec/Libreelec.
● With DDR3 2GB RAM + 32GB ROM + 128G max extended capacity of SD card, downloads your favorite Apps as you like. ( please kindly notice that the SD card is not included )
● Packed with IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2.4G WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth 4.0, offering faster and stronger network, enjoy higher quality video experience.
● Bluetooth 4.0 provides fast connections to other devices, such as the mouse, keyboard, speakers.
● Intel HD Graphics 400 improves video playback, delivering cleaner and sharper images, more natural and vivid colors, a clear and stable video picture.
● With USB 3.0 super speed connectivity, data transfer speed could reach up to 5Gbps, 10 times faster than USB 2.0.
Type: Mini PC
System: Android 5.1,Windows 10
Processor: Intel Atom X5-Z8350
CPU: Intel Atom X5-Z8350
Core: Quad Core
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 400
RAM: 2G RAM
RAM Type: DDR3
ROM: 32G ROM
Max. Extended Capacity: 128G
|Media Supported||Decoder Format: H.263,H.264,HD MPEG4|
Video format: 4K,AVI,DAT,ISO,MKV,MP4,MPEG,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,RM,WMV
Audio format: AAC,APE,FLAC,MP3,OGG,RM,WMA
Photo Format: GIF,JPEG,JPG,PNG
Support 5.1 Surround Sound Output: No
|Product Details||5G WiFi: No|
Power Supply: Charge Adapter
Interface: AV,DC Power Port,HDMI,RJ45,SD Card Slot,USB2.0,USB3.0
Language: English,Germany,Italian,Simplified Chinese,Spanish
HDMI Version: 1.4
Other Functions: Others
Power Consumption.: 18W
RJ45 Port Speed: 1000M
|Firmware Information||System Bit: 64Bit|
WiFi Chip: AP8723
|Power Requirement||Power Type: External Power Adapter Mode|
|Dimension and Weight||Product weight: 0.2160 kg|
Package weight: 0.4980 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 11.95 x 11.95 x 2.40 cm / 4.7 x 4.7 x 0.94 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 13.00 x 12.10 x 8.65 cm / 5.12 x 4.76 x 3.41 inches
|Package Contents||Package Contents: 1 x Mini PC, 1 x HDMI Cable, 1 x Power Adapter|
what ever you do do not buy this from EBAY.
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