Ainol Mini PC first generation, launched a few months ago, has intrigued the careful public geek. It looks like a common TV Box, indeed it is much smaller as he easily in your pocket, but associated with a technical configuration “standard” some unusual features like the ability to recharge a smartphone thanks to a built-in battery, which also It allows him to work disconnected from a power outlet. This model is still for sale in shops in Asia, but in recent days has suffered a sharp price cut of almost 50 euro (now you can find around 90 €), because the Chinese company has introduced a new version, called Ainol Mini PC II or Ainol V1.
Despite the name makes us think of evolution, or rather to a refresh of the old Mini PC Ainol, we discover with surprise that the latest TV Box is completely different from the first. Both in design and technical specifications. Ainol PC Mini II features the same processor, a quad-core Intel Atom Z3537F (Bay Trail) 1.8GHz, with Intel HD GPU (Gen7), 2GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage, but is equipped with two operating systems in dual-boot, Windows 8.1 with Bing and Android 4.4 KitKat. From the point of view of production media and, therefore, it will not change much even if Ainol now gives the ability to switch between two OS depending on the needs of the user.
The connectivity has been extended: the new Mini PC Ainol now has an RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet, and two USB 2.0 ports, a micro USB, audio jack, HDMI 1.4 and a micro SD card reader to expand storage space. Do not miss the module WiFi 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0.
Ainol Mini PC II
A change is also the frame. Ainol has abandoned the concept “pocket” for a more classic form-factor (116 x 116 x 17mm) in 214 grams of weight. It ‘made entirely of aluminum or silver and black, the image posted on internal freaktab, the PCB is much smaller than the previous one with an integrated heat sink which should keep cool all components. Absent the battery, which characterized the first generation. Ainol Mini PC II is already available in China at the equivalent price of about 100 Euros (including taxes).