Tech The Halls – Day#12: Minix Neo – Mini PC

Home Entertainment is Changing

Consumers are moving from traditional cable, satellite and network TV services,  to PCs and Smart TVs as their primary means of accessing home entertainment. The Minix Neo N42C-4 is an excellent entry in the micro-sized entertainment PC category, featuring all the power and connectivity needed to enjoy the latest Ultra High Definition entertainment at a small size and equally small price.

Specifications

  • Size: 5 x 5 inch footprint
  • Weight: 1 kg
  • Windows 10 Professional Preinstalled
  • Intel Pentium Apollo Lake Processor
  • 4 GB RAM with two Expandable RAM Slots
  • 32 GB Internal Storage with expandable M.2 SSD Hard Drive Slot
  • Connectivity: USB-C, 3 x USB 3.0, HDMI, Display port, Optical S/PDIF, 3.5 MM Audio, AC Dual Band Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.1

Do It All With The Minix Neo

In summary, this moderate performance PC is more than capable of running web browsing, music and video players, and Ultra High Definition streaming video at 4k resolution through its HDMI or Display port connections. Dual band wireless and gigabit Ethernet ensure you will get the excellent streaming and download speeds for media and the numerous USB connections and expandable slots provide the option to expand storage or memory to boost performance whenever you like.

Design

The system is well built with a solid matte black finish and no external antennas., It includes a VESA mount to allow it to attach directly to the back of a monitor, TV or on the wall. Best of all, the device comes with a full Windows 10 license, something most ”bare bones” media center PCs do not.

Cost

Currently available for a very reasonable CAD$ 429.99 through Amazon.ca, and personally tested in my home, the Minix Neo is a great solution for the Netflix addict in your life.

Interested? Check out this link for more information.

Sean Kirby is the Help Desk Manager at Triella.  We are a technology consulting company specializing in providing technology audits, planning advice, project management and other CIO-related services to small and medium-sized firms. Sean can be reached at 647.426.1004. For additional articles, go to our blog page. Triella is a VMware Professional Partner, Microsoft Certified Partner, Citrix Solution Advisor – Silver, Dell Preferred Partner, Authorized Worldox Reseller and a Webroot Reseller.

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