MINIX NEO Z64 Intel PC appears for ordering


The long awaited Minix Z64 PC has finally appeared after many weeks of speculation as to when it would finally be unleashed. Many, this author included, are excited given Minix’s track record for build quality and customer support.

GeekBuying are the first to offer the Z64 for sale. It comes in two variations, the Z64A and Z64W. Whilst both offer the same hardware, the key difference is the pre-installed operating system. The Minix Z64A comes preloaded with Android 4.4.4 KitKat, whereas the Minix Z64W comes with Windows 8.1 with Bing.

UPDATE: GearBest have also added both the Z64A and Z64W into their catalogue.

Given the success of Windows devices such as the PiPO X7, Minix entering the market is certainly exciting.

MINIX NEO Z64W/Z64A Technical Specifications

  • Chipset: Intel Baytrail quad core processor with Intel HD graphics (Z3735F)
  • RAM: 2 GB DDR3
  • Storage: 32 GB eMMC + micro SD slot up to 32GB
  • Video & Audio Output: HDMI 1.4, 3.5mm Audio
  • Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100 Ethernet
  • USB: 2 x USB 2.0 port
  • Other Features: Power button, IR Remote Control
  • OS: Android 4.4.4 KitKat (Z64A) or Windows 8.1 with Bing (Z64W)

MINIX NEO Z64 Videos

GeekBuying have put together a number of videos together showing various aspects of the device.

MINIX NEO Z64 Unboxing

MINIX NEO Z64 Teardown


MINIX NEO Z64 BIOS Walkthrough

MINIX NEO Z64W/Z64A Photos

Getting one

You can purchase the MINIX NEO Z64W and Z64A from Geekbuying here and here respectively. They are currently offering a promotion where you also receive a free 8 GB microSD card and wireless mouse.

The Z64A and Z64W are also available from GearBest.