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PIPO X7S Mini PC can dual boot Windows 8.1 & Android 4.4

Pipo X7 has finally been upgraded to Pipo X7S to offer dual boot capabilities. This tiny PC can now run Windows 8.1 and Android 4.4 operating systems. This smart box is cheap, silent and nicely built. It is available for just $129.99 from GeekBuying, with free 1-year subscription to Office 365. The device allows Mini PC lovers to manage their expectations without worrying about its performance – thanks to its 2.16GHZ processor and 2GB of RAM. Pipo X7S can act as a smart TV box or a mini HTPC once hooked up to your TV. [Read: What is HTPC, aka Home Theater PC, and what is it used for?]

What is Pipo X7S?

Pipo X7S is a moderately powerful small form factor PC that allows portability and space saving. It runs on an Intel Z3736F quad core processor and comes with built-in HD graphics. It physical memory is based on DDR3L technology. Other add-ons include built-in speaker & Microphone as well as Bluetooth 4.0 support. [Read: VOYO mini PC could be a compact and silent media PC]

PIPO X7S Mini PC Front
PIPO X7S – Front
Compact HTPC Back
PIPO X7S – Back

Specifications

PIPO X7S comes in a golden color with an outer aluminum case and can dual boot both Windows 8.1 and Android 4.4. The internal ROM is a 32GB NAND flash but the Mini-pc also supports a flash memory of up to 64GB. It also comes equiped with 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity and a 10/100 Ethernet Port. It virtually supports all video and picture formats including: MP4, JPG, BMP, PNG, GI, AVI, RM, RMVB, MKV, WMV, MOV, MP4 and DAT. Its standard HDMI port can support up to 1080p and the device consumes 24 Watts with an option to use a 12V power supply – this makes it great for outdoor use. [Read: Low-power budget HTPC build 2015 for a HTPC NAS Combo]

General
Brand PIPO
Model X7S
Color Golden
Material Metal
System
Operating System Windows 8.1 with Bing & & Android 4.4
CPU Quad Core Intel Z3736F Base Frequency: 1.33 GHz; Burst Frequency: 2.16 GHz
GPU Intel HD Graphics
RAM DDR3 2GB
ROM Nand fast flash 32GB
Extended Storage T-FLASH(Support 64G MAX)
Communication
Wifi Connectivity 802.11 b/g/n, Fast Ethernet
Ethernet 10 / 100M
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Interfaces
HDMI Port Standard HDMI female, support up to 1080p
Other Interfaces 4 x USB; 1 x RJ45 LAN Port, Fast Ethernet;1 x Micro SD card slot;1 x Earphone jack
Dimension & Weight (Main Product)
Dimension 188 x 150 x 24mm
Weight 390g
Package Contents
1 x TV box
1 x Power adapter (A right AC Adapter will be sent as your shipping country)

PIPO X7S Mini PC Pros

  • Lightweight and compact
  • Low power consumption – with the device running at 24 Watts, it can outdo many laptops.
  • Can be used as a Smart TV box or a Mini-PC.
  • The box’s dual boot operating systems allow one to run many apps including: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, email and Office.

PIPO X7S Compact PC Cons

  • Don’t expect so much gaming power from this compact PC. However, you may play some light games that don’t consume a lot of system resources.
  • Limited internal storage – you add flash memory if additional space is needed

Concluding Remarks

Pipo X7S is a great box when it comes to portability. The device is light-weight and compact (188mm x 150mm x 24mm). Its computing power is good for a decent HTPC. You can enjoy high quality HD videos, TV stations and access apps without spending a lot with this dual PIPO X7S Mini PC.

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Anand

Anand is a self-learned computer enthusiast, a part-time blogger, and a Food Scientist by career. He has been blogging since 2010 on Linux, Ubuntu, Home/Media/File Servers, Smart Home Automation, and related HOW-TOs on htpcbeginner.com and smarthomebeginner.com.

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