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PiPO X8 Mini PC/Tablet Hybrid Appears for Sale

Just a few days after the unusual PiPO X8 Mini PC/Tablet Hybrid was shown off at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair, it has now appeared for sale.

PiPO X8 Technical Specifications

Thanks to the GeekBuying listing, the specs are below:

  • Chipset: Intel Baytrail quad core processor with Intel HD graphics (Z3736F)
  • RAM: 2 GB DDR3
  • Storage: 32 GB internal storage + micro SD slot
  • Video & Audio Output: HDMI, 3.5mm Audio
  • Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100 Ethernet
  • USB: 4x USB 2.0 port
  • Other Features: Power button, Integrated Speakers, 1 year Office 365 subscription.
  • OS: Dual-Boot: Windows 8.1 with Bing/Android 4.4
  • Power Supply: 12v 2.4A

The listing reviews a quite a few more bits of information about this unique device.

Firstly, the PiPO X8 will be dual boot, offering both Windows 8.1 with Bing and Android 4.4. At this stage, I am unsure about PiPO’s implementation for switching between the two operating systems. If anyone has experience with PiPO’s dual boot tablets, please let us know in the comments as I suspect it will be the same.

Furthermore, as I had suspected previously, it comes with the 1 year Office 365 subscription so it looks like the addition of the touchscreen has once again made the device eligible for Microsoft’s free tablet licences.

Unfortunately, the price is higher than anticipated, coming in at under $150.

If you’re interested in buying this unique device, GeekBuying now have it available. Click here to get the latest price.

Alternatively, it’s available from GearBest.

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PiPO X7S Dual Boot Windows Android Box Released

Those of you who follow this website would no doubt of heard of the PiPO X7 – the quad core Intel Windows PC that was essentially the first on the market to combine Windows 8.1 with Bing into an affordable box. PiPO have released already announced a follow up. Called the PiPO X7S, PiPO’s new mini PC seems to leverage the same hardware as its predecessor but has a few new tricks up its sleeve.

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Firstly, it is capable of dual booting Windows 8.1 and Android 4.4, which is a massive boon for power users like myself.

Secondly, it also comes in a new gold enclosure, which is either a pro or a con depending on your personal tastes.

I’m not sure if there are any internal changes over the PiPO X7 but as soon as I know more, I’ll post an update.

PiPO X7 Technical Specifications

  • Chipset: Intel Baytrail quad core processor with Intel HD graphics (Z3736F)
  • RAM: 2 GB DDR3
  • Storage: 32 GB eMMC + micro SD slot up to 64GB
  • Video & Audio Output: HDMI 1.4, 3.5mm Audio
  • Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100 Ethernet
  • USB: 4x USB 2.0 port
  • Other Features: Power button, 1 Year Office 365 Subscription
  • OS: Windows 8.1 with Bing (32-bit)

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Our PiPO X7 review was favorable, with the device doing an excellent job running Windows and various common applications. The Intel Z3736F is a solid performed processor and the device should be more than capable of playing movies, web browsing and casual games as we saw when testing it’s predecessor, so I expect we’ll see similar performance here.

The PiPO X7S is available to order from GeekBuying. Click here for more information.

Alternatively, it’s also available from GearBest. Use coupon “PIPOX7S” to get it for just $112.99.

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