When you look at Pipo X8 you may get confused. This is because the new device looks like TV Box. If you are not ready to believe what I am saying just look for yourself at the images of Pipo X8 revealed at Global Sources Fair. The company itself describes the device to be ‘Desktop Tablet + Windows TV Box’. This is for the reason that the device performs the functions same as that of TV Box along with certain customized functions as that of tab. The only difference is that this one is not portable as compared to tablet as it has no in-built battery in it.
Pipo X8 has almost the same physical designing like that of a Mini PC. This one comes in a black or white polycarbonate external frame in trapezoidal shape. The device is also coupled with an external antenna on its back side. The display screen comes on the top of the device giving it a similar look as that of a Tab. The device accompanies with four inbuilt USB ports of version 2.0, HDMI port and Ethernet ports. It has also built-in audio speakers on both the sides and a microSD card reader in it.
Pipo X8 has almost similar specifications as its previous model Pipo X7. The device is powered by Quad core Intel Atom Z3735F processor with 1.8GHz or Atom Z3736F with 2.16GHz speed. It is coupled by a RAM of 2GB. The device is provided with storage of 32GB or 64GB with the help of DDR3L storage means. In addition connectivity to the device is made possible with the help of WiFi 802.11n with the help of antenna on the back. Connectivity via Bluetooth is also available and data connectivity is made via RJ-45 by means of external wires.
The Mini PC cum Tab comes with a display size of 7 inches with 1024*600 pixel resolution. It also provides 5 point touch facility for the users of the device. The new Pipo X8 supports Windows 8.1 along with Bing software. But the company is also planning to launch Pipo X8 with dual booting system. One supports Windows 8.1 while the other supports Android version4.4. The user can conveniently switch between two accordingly.
Pipo X8 also supports videos with high resolution but upto 1024 pixels in MPEG2 or H.264 or VC1 or VP8 or MVC formats. But this gadget will jot supports formats like UHD HEVC or H.265 formats. It is expected that the new gadget will hit the electronic market by the end of May of this year. The price is expected to be less than Pipo X7 and anticipating below $100.
Even though the device is an outcome of an innovated idea, its design is just thickset. Although the device is having a touch display it cannot be practically used as a tablet. The reason is that it doesn’t have a battery in it. So it must be connected to a power source to juice it up. But ever since it is too small in size it is going to save a lot of space for you. Also the features that you get with fewer prices will definitely make this new device top of the list by customers.