Today in the MiniPCDB Spotlight: Xiaomi Mi TV Bar
Xiaomi Mi TV Bar
Today in our MiniPCDB Spotlight we have an interesting device made by Xiaomi - the Xiaomi Mi TV Bar.
Normally you could say that this is "just" a good-looking soundbar, but this is much more - it's a fully featured Mini PC that could easily compete with the other Mini PC's we get to announce here on Mini PC DB.
The Mi TV Bar was announced over one year ago and it was initially meant for the Chinese Market. Now it's available worldwide thanks to the online retailers like GearBest (keep reading, we have a coupon!)
Why did we choose Xiaomi Mi TV Bar for the spotlight?
We recently featured some multi-purpose Mini PC's and this one really shines in this category - not only you get a very capable bluetooth speaker (and soundbar), but also a mini PC with 4K 60fps, H265 10bit hardware decoding capabilities.
There's also an impressive list of connectors on Mi TV Bar (full list below), including very good network connection options : Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 dual-band Wi-Fi (2 X MIMO dual antenna) - up to 867 Mbps.
Mi TV Bar full specs
- SoC: Mstar 6A928
- CPU: Quad-core, Cortex-A17 (1.4GHz)
- GPU: OctaCore Mali-T760 MP4
- RAM: 2GB DDR3
- ROM: 8GB eMMC
- WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- LAN: Gigabit
- USB: 1 X USB 2.0, 1 X USB 3.0
- Audio/Video: 3 X HDMI 2.0, 1 X VGA, 1 X AV, AUX in, Mi Port
- Other: Bluetooth 4.1, 4 X 2.5'' bass speakers
- OS: Android 5.1
Mi TV Bar details
Xiaomi announced this device as some sort of upgradable TV CPU kit, mentioning that you might keep a TV for several years and only change your soundbar when you want to upgrade your system.
It's not a surprise that the Mi TV Bar also plays nice with other devices from the Xiaomi ecosystem, but the device can also be connected to pretty much any TV, projector or monitor.
The Xiaomi Mi TV Bar is currently available at GearBest for $268.99. But we have a coupon code for it - just use the coupon code GBMIBAR and, if you're one of the first 50 buyers you'll get it for $199.99 - quite a discount!