MINIX NEO Z83-4 Fanless Mini PC Desktop Computer Intel Cherry Trail Windows 10 – Perfect mix of quality / Value

If you are not familiar with an android box then items can to begin with be a minimal challenging, but the procedure sets up well and appears to be really strong.

I operate a metrological web site and purchased the minix principally as a backup in circumstance the major computer goes down. That computer has very similar specs. To the minix but runs windows 7 which, when it was available, couldn’t consider advantage of the no cost up grade to windows 10, nevertheless it does have a sixty four gig. Hardrive and takes advantage of just 14watts of electrical power it has been working constantly, aside from the odd maintenance, for 4 years updating my internet site each and every ten minutes and hasn’t skipped a beat, it price practically gbp 500. The minix charge much less than gbp a hundred and fifty and performs brilliantly, runs neat and the only criticism i can provide is the 32 gig. Hardrive as windows 10 and my additional programs go away only about 10 gig. But, enough for the reason. Can’t be additional up-to-date by microsoft, not enough challenging generate space and apart from avg, mwb and firefox and a pair of other small programs just about the complete of the really hard generate is now taken up with windows, only three. Update:i realise that my authentic critique was, relatively parsimonious and did not actually get throughout my opinion of the computer. I was, in point, attempting to say that this quite reasonably priced ‘mini marvel’ was every little bit as excellent, if not improved, than the gbp500 computer that i was presently applying .

This is a nifty machine and feels flawlessly responsive for world-wide-web searching and other light-weight responsibilities. A single problem i encountered however was that it was truly tricky to update to ‘windows 10 creator’s update’. The c: generate just did not have ample space, even soon after uninstalling all courses and deleting everything, and this made the update fall short. The other issue is that the boot partition was too little to aid the improve. I found specialized workarounds for both of these difficulties but it is not at all uncomplicated. All round, i feel they skimped just a small far too a lot on disk capability. I mount the documents and downloads directories to my nas, and you can increase a second usb hdd to the usb3 port.

Incredibly pleasant lightweight gadget. Could do with one far more usb port to energy speakers.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Perfect mix of quality / Value
  • Problems upgrading to Windows 10 Creator’s Update
  • small and portable media device

No difficulties with application or wifi signal. Now experienced software package updates from minex by wifi.

Really fantastic unit handles kodi and the world wide web in general and the keyboard can make navigation genuinely easy and a whole lot quicker.

Would seem like a excellent device and seems to be, in the primary, performing as explained, nonetheless it has stopped selecting up wifi and will only perform with an ethernet cable and won’t operate on bluetooth. If the supplier reads this, prior to i deliver it back again for a replacement , perhaps you would give me some help and guidance.

This is a great tv set box, as i have experienced this for just about a 12 months now. It performs anything i throw at it, and will work solidly. The keyboard distant is a significant additionally, primarily the mouse button. I would suggest purchasing one particular of these.

I predominantly use this for a plex server and it functions fantastic. I would of possibly gone with something with far more ram and a improved cpu, but this is accomplishing wonderful so significantly.

This products is incredibly very good, the postage time was pretty rapidly, package deal was posted on friday and arrived on monday, simple to setup, effortless to join to online, wi-fi link is really quick, streamed films on the computer with no complications what so ever, will 100% advise the box to friends/family members and it will save so significantly room compared to the pcs i have at household.

Just related ability, ether net and hdmi and it worked first time – actually couldn’t have been a lot easier. Definitely wants a keyboard though (a lot less than a tenner), as working with the remote which arrives with it is gradual torture.

Not pretty highly effective, but extra than sufficient for multimedia and film streaming, purchased two of these.

Only utilised a shorter whilst, is effective from the box so i was amazed there. Working with 19’hdtv as monitor great photograph. As a essential person at this point in time i’m very well impressed. If i strike any snags i will return to this overview and article twenty five/4/17.

This is the second media streamer that i have procured in excess of the past couple of weeks. (prior device was the scishion v99). The very last a person was a current for an individual, and this one is for me. Equivalent to my preceding review, there are a plethor of these units, so have a glance close to. I acquired this just one as it was suggested by the tvaddons web page in their components assessment segment. This is a little bit much more high-priced than the preceding product i procured, but i assume it is value the excess price. Technically the prior media player had a marginally improved processor, but the relaxation was very much the very same spec. 64bit, sixteen gb emmc really hard push and 2gb ddr3 ram. This system arrive with android 5 (instead of the most up-to-date version 6 like some of the newest streamers and the past unit). But i recognize you will be equipped to flash your device and improve if you wish.

Appreciate this box, i have it and loaded it with my own kodi just after deleting the boxes own edition as to get it up to isengard and suitable with other devices i use in the house. Operates kodi like a dream as with any other app i have thrown at it therefore far with minimal to no slowdownsi completed a truthful little bit of analysis in advance of heading for this box and i am glad i accomplished so, would seem a perfect combine of top quality with benefit for cash. I have had more cost-effective variations of xbmc/kodi containers in the previous and following shopping for this box would by no means look again to the low-cost substitute. Wonderful interface, straightforward to setup and quick to navigate, the usb wireless keyboard is a should. Cherished this box so a lot i have proposed it to quite a few loved ones and good friends.

The distant controller could be greater.

This is a significantly better excellent product than the less expensive ebay versions. Well well worth the excess income, but do check particulars about your broadband provider simply because some block some of the apps. This is not a fault with the minix although.

Modest and ideal for windows media server, couldn’t get linux to play. Hence the loss of a star, normally a good little box that can be very easily carried about and made use of with a 12 volt offer, even in your motor vehicle, or caravan.

The minix neo z83-4 is a great tiny piece of components, outstanding worth for money. My only desire was that it was readily available without windows 10, as this is involved in the cost but i use linux on mine so the gain 10 license was a waste of money. Extremely pleased with this jogging as my little dwelling server, extremely advisable.

I essential a far better wi-fi relationship than my notebook could provide in my caravan. Set this substantial up on the wall and applied wi-fi keyboard and mouse – rapidly and fantastic wi-fi.

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MINIX NEO Z83-4 Fanless Mini PC Desktop Computer Intel Cherry Trail Windows 10 (64-bit) [4GB/32GB/Dual-Band Wi-Fi/Gigabit Ethernet/Dual Output/4K]
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3.0 of 5 stars, based on 58 reviews

One Comment on “MINIX NEO Z83-4 Fanless Mini PC Desktop Computer Intel Cherry Trail Windows 10 – Perfect mix of quality / Value”

  1. This is a great tv box, as i have had this for just over a year now. It plays everything i throw at it, and works solidly. The keyboard remote is a big plus, especially the mouse button. I would recommend buying one of these.
    1. This is a great tv box, as i have had this for just over a year now. It plays everything i throw at it, and works solidly. The keyboard remote is a big plus, especially the mouse button. I would recommend buying one of these.
  2. This review is from : MINIX NEO Z83-4 Fanless Mini PC Desktop Computer Intel Cherry Trail Windows 10 (64-bit) [4GB/32GB/Dual-Band Wi-Fi/Gigabit Ethernet/Dual Output/4K]

    I’ve just returned this item, the hardware seemed to be ok, but the operating system is really, really poor. When started up for the first time and windows 10 boots up, an icon is present on the desktop to upgrade windows 10. This update fails constantly at the last step to install it. After researching this, it is because the system reserved partition on the internal drive is too small. To resize it, requires third party software and a bit of in-depth knowledge, or typing fairly complex lines in the command prompt. Most people that buy items like this, probably buy it because it is pre-configured out-of-box and don’t want to mess about with all these complex operations/commands. It also would not install my printer, no matter what i tried and researched on the internet. After this windows started running slow, taking ages to boot and shut down, and would often just hang. After again researching on the internet, windows 10 has a factory reset feature, in the settings menu.
  3. This review is from : MINIX NEO Z83-4 Fanless Mini PC Desktop Computer Intel Cherry Trail Windows 10 (64-bit) [4GB/32GB/Dual-Band Wi-Fi/Gigabit Ethernet/Dual Output/4K]

    I’ve just returned this item, the hardware seemed to be ok, but the operating system is really, really poor. When started up for the first time and windows 10 boots up, an icon is present on the desktop to upgrade windows 10. This update fails constantly at the last step to install it. After researching this, it is because the system reserved partition on the internal drive is too small. To resize it, requires third party software and a bit of in-depth knowledge, or typing fairly complex lines in the command prompt. Most people that buy items like this, probably buy it because it is pre-configured out-of-box and don’t want to mess about with all these complex operations/commands. It also would not install my printer, no matter what i tried and researched on the internet. After this windows started running slow, taking ages to boot and shut down, and would often just hang. After again researching on the internet, windows 10 has a factory reset feature, in the settings menu.
  4. This review is from : MINIX NEO Z83-4 Fanless Mini PC Desktop Computer Intel Cherry Trail Windows 10 (64-bit) [4GB/32GB/Dual-Band Wi-Fi/Gigabit Ethernet/Dual Output/4K]

    This is a nifty device and feels perfectly responsive for web browsing and other lightweight tasks. One problem i encountered though was that it was really difficult to upgrade to “windows 10 creator’s update”. The c: drive just didn’t have enough space, even after uninstalling all programs and deleting everything, and this made the update fail. The other problem is that the boot partition was too small to support the upgrade. I found technical workarounds for both of these issues but it is not at all straightforward. Overall, i think they skimped just a little too much on disk capacity. I mount the documents and downloads directories to my nas, and you can add a second usb hdd to the usb3 port.
  5. This review is from : MINIX NEO Z83-4 Fanless Mini PC Desktop Computer Intel Cherry Trail Windows 10 (64-bit) [4GB/32GB/Dual-Band Wi-Fi/Gigabit Ethernet/Dual Output/4K]

    This is a nifty device and feels perfectly responsive for web browsing and other lightweight tasks. One problem i encountered though was that it was really difficult to upgrade to “windows 10 creator’s update”. The c: drive just didn’t have enough space, even after uninstalling all programs and deleting everything, and this made the update fail. The other problem is that the boot partition was too small to support the upgrade. I found technical workarounds for both of these issues but it is not at all straightforward. Overall, i think they skimped just a little too much on disk capacity. I mount the documents and downloads directories to my nas, and you can add a second usb hdd to the usb3 port.
  6. This review is from : MINIX NEO Z83-4 Fanless Mini PC Desktop Computer Intel Cherry Trail Windows 10 (64-bit) [4GB/32GB/Dual-Band Wi-Fi/Gigabit Ethernet/Dual Output/4K]

    Very nice lightweight device. Could do with 1 more usb port to power speakers.
  7. This review is from : MINIX NEO Z83-4 Fanless Mini PC Desktop Computer Intel Cherry Trail Windows 10 (64-bit) [4GB/32GB/Dual-Band Wi-Fi/Gigabit Ethernet/Dual Output/4K]

    Very nice lightweight device. Could do with 1 more usb port to power speakers.
  8. This review is from : MINIX NEO Z83-4 Fanless Mini PC Desktop Computer Intel Cherry Trail Windows 10 (64-bit) [4GB/32GB/Dual-Band Wi-Fi/Gigabit Ethernet/Dual Output/4K]

    Not very powerful, but more than enough for multimedia and movie streaming, bought two of those.
  9. This review is from : MINIX NEO Z83-4 Fanless Mini PC Desktop Computer Intel Cherry Trail Windows 10 (64-bit) [4GB/32GB/Dual-Band Wi-Fi/Gigabit Ethernet/Dual Output/4K]

    Not very powerful, but more than enough for multimedia and movie streaming, bought two of those.

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