MeLE PCG01 is a Windows 8.1 TV Stick with External WiFi Antenna, Optimized Thermal Design

MeLE has released their own Intel Atom Z3735F HDMI TV Stick running Windows 8.1. MeLE PCG01 looks very much like MeegoPad T01, but the company claims to be the first to include an external Wi-Fi antenna, and they’ve worked on improving power dissipation.

MeLE_PCG01

MeLE PCG01 specifications:

  • SoC – Intel Atom Z3735F  “Bay Trail” quad core processor @ 1.33 GHz (Bust freq: 1.83 GHz) with Intel HD graphics Gen 7 (2W TDP)
  • System Memory – 2 GB DDR3L-1333
  • Storage – 32 GB eMMC (Class 5 up to 90MB/s) + micro SD slot
  • Video & Audio Output – HDMI
  • Connectivity – 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi up to 300 Mbps and Bluetooth 4.0 with external antenna
  • USB – 2x micro USB port (including one for power only), 1x USB host port
  • Misc – Power button
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A via micro USB port.
  • Dimensions – 102 x 49 x 11.5mm
  • Weight – N/A

The mini PC runs Windows 8.1 with Bing NTE properly licensed and activated.

MeLE PCG01 Temperature Test Report (Click to Enlarge)
MeLE PCG01 Temperature Test Report (Click to Enlarge)

Thermal dissipation is achieved with a copper heatsink on the CPU, heat-conductive silicon rubber, and heat-insulative stickers on key components that should allow 24/7 operation, and the company released a “temperature rise test report” showing temperature is under control even after 13 hours of playing a high bitrate 1080p video.

MeLE PCG01 will eventually sell for $169, but pre-orders are $139 on Amazon US or Aliexpress.

Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.

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