Unless you are a PC Master Race Gamer, then you don’t need a big Pc Tower Computer Case and noisy piece of equipment below your desktop. The use of a Mini Pc’s is becoming the new standard in Pc Home Computing, this days basic hardware manages to deliver enough computing power for students needs or entertainment, many brands know that so they offer this option. Alfawise just jump into that wagon and, for the fist time, just came up with Alfawise X5, a barebone, Mini Pc.
Measuring 12cm each side, the square box with round edges is made from black abs plastic with a piano finish. Since the Alfawise X5 is a barebone device it comes with only the power adapter and a HDMI cable (2.0a standard compliant).
The X5 comes with a Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Cherry Trail (quad-core, up to 1.92GHz) and an Intel HD 400 Graphics GPU. In the memory department has 2GB RAM DDR3L @1600MHz, for internal storage it sports 32GB of eMMC flash, if you need more user space there’s a SD Card slot which support up to 128gb.
As connectivity has WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n Dual Band, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet Port. HDMI video output. Sound through headphone jack and HDMI port. One USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0.
This is the first try from Alfawise in MiniPc business, and we are happy to see that they managed to put a Dual OS – Windows 10 Home + Android 5.1, this will give us the opportunity to have access to Android Apps (free) and Windows Apps (some old software). May it seems under power but but basic task like word processor or as entertainment system if you load Kodi 17.3 (that runs fine on Android side). And if you need more user space you can take advantage from the USB 3.0 port and have a super fast connection with a external drive.
This gizmo is intended as a entry level pc, does the job and do it well.
At that range of price Alfawise X5 is the king, just need to invest $78.99 USD and you are ready to work, you only need to recycle and old flat tv and input devices. If you want to catch this super low price you only need to use this coupon code: GBAX5 at Gearbest.