VOYO Mini PC

VOYO Mini PC gets a Dual OS Variant

VOYO have released a Dual OS variant of their popular VOYO Mini PC. Maintaining the same specs as the original, the Dual OS version of the VOYO Mini PC can now run both Windows 8.1 and Android 4.4.

VOYO Mini PC Technical Specifications

  • Chipset: Intel Baytrail quad core processor with Intel HD graphics (Z3735F)
  • RAM: 2GB DDR3
  • Storage: 64GB eMMC + microSD slot up to 128GB
  • Video & Audio Output: HDMI 1.4, 3.5mm Audio
  • Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB: 3x USB 2.0 port
  • OS: Windows 8.1 with Bing/Android 4.4
  • Dimensions: 126 x 126 x 12mm
  • Weight: 140g

Inside the box, you get the VOYO Mini PC, power adapter and user manual. Still no mini HDMI cable in the package unfortunately.

There is no information on how VOYO are implementing Dual OS on the device, so we’ll have to wait until the device gets tested but I’m guessing it will be similar to the BIOS-based solutions implemented in other dual OS tablets and mini PCs.

With VOYO keeping everything seemingly the same spec-wise, I am hoping they’ve spent some time improving cooling. The original VOYO Mini PC succumbed to thermal throttling due to poor cooling so it would be frustrating to see the same error happen again.

Those who want to get a feel of how the the VOYO Mini PC may perform should read our detailed review of the single OS variant.

Getting One

The dual OS version of the VOYO Mini PC is available from GeekBuying in both blue and white for around $130. Click here to get the latest price.

New VOYO Mini PC Features Intel Z3775 and 4GB RAM

VOYO have released an updated version of the popular VOYO Mini PC. Using the same VOYO Mini PC name, the company has upgraded the CPU to the Intel Z3775 and packed in 4GB of RAM.

VOYO Mini PC Technical Specifications

  • Chipset: Intel Baytrail quad core processor with Intel HD graphics (Z3775)
  • RAM: 4 GB DDR3
  • Storage: 64GB eMMC + microSD slot up to 128GB
  • Video & Audio Output: HDMI 1.4, 3.5mm Audio
  • Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB: 3x USB 2.0 port
  • Other Features: 1000mAh Battery
  • OS: Windows 8.1 with Bing
  • Dimensions: 126 x 126 x 12mm
  • Weight: 140g

Inside the box, you get the VOYO Mini PC, power adapter and user manual. Frustratingly, VOYO have still neglected to include a mini HDMI cable in the package.

It seems that VOYO have kept most of the specifications identical to the original VOYO Mini PC, apart from the new SoC and RAM upgrade. Interestingly, VOYO are now officially advertising the presence of the 1000mAh battery that was discovered in the previous model.

The upgraded SoC should be slightly faster than the Intel Z3735F, with an improvement in both CPU and GPU clocks. For a comparison of two CPUs, click here.

The new SoC also sees a jump in RAM from 2GB to 4GB which should greatly assist multitaskers.

However, these performance improvements do come at a cost, with the retail price being significantly higher than its predecessor.

Overall, I am curious as to how the new model performs but I am concerned that VOYO have simply put a more powerful CPU into the same case. As I noted in my VOYO Mini PC review previously, the original device was very prone to thermal throttling due to poor cooling. So, I am hoping VOYO have learnt their lesson but only time will tell.

Getting One

The new VOYO Mini PC is available from GeekBuying in both blue and white. Click here to get the latest price.