The Minix Neo Z64 is a small, fanless desktop computer with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of solid state storage. What makes this little guy interesting though, is that it’s available for purchase with a choice of Google Android or Windows software.
The Minix Neo Z64A with Android 4.4 sells for about $145, while the Z64W with Windows 8.1 with Bing costs about $175.
Minix has been making Android TV boxes for a few years, but the Neo Z64 is one of the company’s first to feature an Intel processor and support for Windows.
It has an Intel Atom Z3735F processor, 80.211n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and 10/100 Ethernet. The computer has 2 USB 2.0 ports, a microSD card slot, and an HDMI 1.4 port.
It comes with an infrared remote control and an HDMI cable, and the little computer measures 4.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.9″ and weighs just under 10 ounces.
The price tag seems to be a little higher than expected. Minix had suggested it could sell for $129 and up when the company unveiled the Neo Z64 late last year. But at least the fact that the Windows version costs $30 more than the Android version is a good sign that it comes with a fully licensed version of Microsoft Windows, unlike some cheap tiny PCs.