New tiny MiniX Neo x5 mini hits store shelves

neox5miniThe eponymous Apple TV created a new form factor for TV-based computing and like all good things, it has been copied numerous times and slapped with an Android logo.

But according to, MiniX has managed to improve on the compact mini PC design even further wit the release of the new Neo x5 mini.

This tiny mini PC doesn’t have the horsepower of its bigger brother, the MiniX Neo x5, but it doesn’t have the size either, making it easier to hide in your loungeroom.

It’s powered by Rockchip’s previous-generation RK3066 dual-core SoC CPU (not the newer RK3168) with a clock speed hitting 1.4GHz. It comes with 1GB of DDR3 RAM and 8GB of on-board flash but loses the Bluetooth module. You still get Wi-Fi in the form of 802.11b/g/n wireless support and there’s Ethernet on the back. You also get a compact but workable IR remote.

HDMI v1.4 and optical TOSlink (S/PDIF) digital audio output can also be found on the back. On the front, you’ll find two USB2.0 ports plus a standard-sized SD card reader.

It’s now selling from resellers on Aliexpress for $US79.99 – that’s a little pricey for a dual-core mini PC but we’ve seen worse.

ModelMiniX Neo X5mini
ProcessorRockchip RK3066 dual-core
ClockUp to 1.4GHz
GPU typeARM Mali-400 MP4
Operating systemAndroid 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
Internal storage8GB
External storageSD card, up to 32GB
Wi-Fi connectivity802.11b/g/n
No./type of USB portsTwo USB2.0
HDMI form factorHDMI v1.4
Announce DateJune 2013

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