When it first launched, Pipo X7 was a $90 mini PC running Windows 8.1 with Bing tablet version, but Microsoft did not approve since that version is reserved for products with a 7″ screen or smaller, and now Pipo X7 sells for around $120 because it includes a $25 license for Windows 8.1 with Bing NTE (for mini PC). So in their cost saving efforts, Pipo decided to add a cheap 7″ 1024×600 touch screen display to their new Pipo X8 mini PC also powered by Intel Atom Z3736F or Z3735F
- SoC – Intel Atom Bay Trail Z3736F up to 2.16 GHz or Atom Z3735F up to 1.83Mhz with Intel HD graphics.
- System Memory – 2GB DDR3
- Storage – 32GB or 64GB eMMC flash + micro SD slot up to 32GB
- Display – 7″ 1024×600 touch screen with 5-points.
- Video & Audio Output – HDMI up to 1080p
- Audio I/O – HDMI, earphone jack
- Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi with external antenna, and Bluetooth 4.0
- USB – 4x USB 2.0 host ports
- Misc – Power button
- Power Supply – 12V/2A?
- Dimensions – N/A
- Weight – N/A
So overall specifications are pretty much the same as Pipo X7 except for the display. NotebookItalia spotted the device at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair and spotted the device.
While Pipo X7 costs $120, Pipo X8 is expected to sell for around $100 at launch in May, IMHO provided Microsoft is OK with using the tablet license in that thing… The company also plans to launch Pipo X8s, the dual boot version with Windows 8.1 and Android 4.4.