Kaiboer Q7 packs in dual-core CPU – and 3.5-inch HDD

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Showing that a mini PC doesn’t have to just mean flash or external storage, mini PC maker Kaiboer is set to release a new model called the Kaiboer Q7, which features, among other things, a 3.5-inch SATA drive rack that slides out from the chassis internals.

At this stage, few details are known about the new model, except that it comes with an undisclosed dual-core SoC CPU based on ARM’s Cortex A7 architecture. That means it won’t be exceptionally fast but in terms of media playback, Kaiboer think it’s enough to do the job.

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In fact so good, the brand has slapped a ’3D’ logo on the front. According to androidpc.es, the Q7 runs Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system but has a modified user interface called KIUI6.0.

According to image shots we’ve seen so far, the Q7 will have a small 30-40mm fan on the back to provide internal cooling. There’s also dual Wi-Fi antennas. Among the ┬áports available on the back is a number of video outputs including HDMI output, composite video and what looks to be component-video output. That would make the Q7 the first mini PC we’ve seen to incorporate component-video.

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Audio looks to also be provided in multiple ways – from composite stereo audio to digital audio not only through the HDMI port but also via coax and optical S/PDIF.

At this stage, there is no pricing or release date information available, but given how complete the model looks, we can’t think it’ll be too far away.

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