Good day everybody and welcome to 2015!!! If you’re reading this, then like countless other human beings, you’ve made it to the new year (that alone is reason to celebrate, am I right?)! Well, I’d just like to extend a quick heartfelt thanks to all of you for sticking with us through all of the time that you have, and if you’re new here, then thanks for joining in! Now, on to the next task at hand – getting to what this article is actually about. It’s 2015, CRT (tube) televisions are almost completely a thing of the past, and almost everyone has moved on to HDTVs instead. We have some great things going on in tech, and now we’re even blasting into the new year with trade shows, etc. Well, please allow me a quick couple of minutes of your time to present you with today’s great offering. Jumping into 2015 with a vengeance, and sold by Gearbest.com, I present to you the Pipo X7 quad-core Windows 8.1-operated mini-PC and media box!
Before we get to the details, I just want to quickly introduce you to Pipo Technology. For those who are unaware, Pipo Technology is a Taiwanese-invested company, based in Shenzhen, China, who until recently had primarily focused on the tablet PC market. Established in 2003, they are ISO9001 certified, have a facility of roughly 5,000 square meters, and employ roughly 400 people. They hold multiple licenses, are partnered with companies such as Microsoft, Intel and Rockchip, and specialize in devices powered by both Android and Windows OS’. Now that I’ve had a moment to introduce you to the company, I shall inform you of their X7 mini-PC/media box.
It’s not a very large device – roughly the size of a small WiFi router, actually – and isn’t visually intrusive either. It’s a sleek, smooth silver box, with an equally-appealing WiFi antenna as well. Now, if only the AC adapter were matching, haha. Anyway, as you all well know by now, I love me some bullet lists, and what better way to get you in-the-know quickly and efficiently, am I right? Of course I am! So prep yourselves, because here we go:
- Model: Pipo X7
- Color: Silver
- Operating System: Windows 8.1
- Core: Quad-Core Intel Baytrail Z3735F (up to 1.83Ghz) or Z3736F (up to 2.16Ghz)
- RAM: 2GB
- WiFi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n + RJ45 LAN
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
- Power Supply: AC Charge Adapter – 12V @ 2A
- DC Power Port
- HDMI out
- 2GB ROM (for storage) + TF/MicroSD Card slot – supports up to 32GB cards
- 3.5MM Audio output jack
- 4x USB2.0 interface ports
- Antenna: Yes
- Product Weight: 440g / 0.97lb.
- Package Weight: 761g / 1.68lb.
- Product Size (L x W x H): 189 x 129 x 25.6 mm / 7.4 x 4.8 x 1.0 inches
- Package Size (L x W x H): 230 x 188 x 83 mm / 9.0 x 7.4 x 3.3 inches
- (Video) FLV, MP4, MKV, PMP, DAT, MOV, AVC, MPG, RM, MPEG1, MPEG, RMVB, HDMOV, MPEG2, VOB, DIVX, AVI
- (Audio) APE, WMA, MPEG, AAC, AC3, DTS, FLAC, MP3
- (Photo) jps(3D), mpo(3D), JPEG, BMP, PNG
As you can see, it’s small, visually-pleasing and is packed chock-full of yummy Windows 8 goodness. It’s not extremely expensive either, which is obviously a good thing. With quite a lot of media files supported, right out of the box (pun intended), and full-blown Windows 8.1 installed, the Pipo X7 has loads of potential. You start off with a 2GB ROM (storage space), and the system supports up to 32GB MicroSD cards, plus there are a total of 4 USB 2.0 ports, so your storage options aren’t very limited either. If you plan to install any other apps, such as VLC, EM Total Video Player, internet protection apps, perhaps maybe even WinDVD or anything else, I highly recommend to get 1 of those 32GB cards into the Pipo X7 as soon as possible. They don’t cost a lot of money these days – thankfully – so you should be pretty well set quickly.
For those of you who are interested, please take a quick moment to gander at these few photos of the Pipo X7, and then if you’re interested in purchasing one, just head on over to the Gearbest page. Additionally, they’re also offering a nice promo code to knock a small chunk off of the current asking price, taking it from $98.40 down to $89.98. While it’s not a drastic difference in comparison, it’s saved money regardless, and who doesn’t like to save money? When you’re ready to make that jump, at the checkout screen enter promo code PX7CN, and it’ll drop it down for you. Currently the Pipo X7 is set to pre-order mode, but that only lasts until January 10th, 2015, so I suggest getting in on it as soon as possible. For this quick moment, however, here are those photos I promised:
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