Meet Pipo X10, new funky Mini PC with a built-in 10.8 inch tablet
PiPO deserves an award for their efforts on designing and launching all sorts of unconventional Mini PC's.
Just recently they announced two very different Mini PC's - PiPO KB2, a foldable keyboard Mini PC with built-in battery and PiPO X3, which is ... well, hard to describe, looks like a tablet, (even has a built-in battery) but it's bulkier so clearly meant to be used as a Mini PC.
So they are not afraid to go outside their comfort zone as a tablet manufacturer and while they probably don't get huge sales from this Mini PC line - but they do get quite some attention from press and blogs (yes, this post counts) so it might worth their while.
Pipo X10 Mini PC full specs
- CPU: Intel Cherry Trail Z8300 Quad Core 1.84GHz
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics Gen8
- RAM: 4GB DDR3
- ROM: 64GB (nand), can be extended with up to 64GB
- OS: Windows 10
- HDMI: 1.4
- LAN: 802.11 b/g/n and 10/100M
- USB: 4 X USB 2.0, Micro SD card slot
- Other: Bluetooth 4.0, Earphone jack, 10.8 '' screen
Pipo X10 Mini PC
To be honest, I've expected the SoC to be upgraded with the new X10, maybe use Cherry Trail Z8500 or Z8700 instead of the Z8300 we also found on X9S.
But that probably meant a bigger price and PiPO probably wanted to keep the retail price for their experiment to around $200.
So they increased the size of the screen to 10.8 inch and kept the hardware specs as the previous model (X9S). There's another subtle difference - the X10 comes with Android 5.1 instead of 4.4, which means that an Android 5.1 upgrade is possible on PiPO X9S as well.
PiPO X10 is currently on presale on several online retailers for around $210 and will be launched in two flavors : silver and black.
If you don't need the extra screen size you might go with a Pipo X9S, which is cheaper.