Of the Mini PC market it has changed a lot in recent times, because those characteristics that was previously the preserve of the most expensive models now you can easily find even in much cheaper computers. In practice, no longer need to spend 100-200 euro for a Mini PC 4K, but just under half.
And we do this: M8S Mini II is the evolution of an Android TV Box launched a few months ago, it is smaller but more powerful than its predecessor, and can easily handle the Ultra HD video playback. You know how much it costs? Gearbest opened pre-orders for € 35.35, but using the coupon code “GBM8SII” (write it without quotation marks), the last stage before making the purchase, the price will drop to 32.55 EUR (including VAT) with free shipping in Italy ( if you prefer even with express delivery). The Mini PC is available only in black color, but you can choose EU plug for use without adapters.
Mini M8S II
Unlike the first generation based on a SoC Amlogic S905, the Mini II M8S 4K Smart TV Box (this is the full name) it is equipped with a chip Amlogic S905X quad-core 2GHz, with Mali 450 GPU, 2GB of RAM and 8GB eMMC internal storage of up to 155 MB / s expandable with a microSD card slot up to additional 32GB. The operating system is Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is optimized for the platform, which will give access to the Google Play Store to play or use any Android app even on TV.
With a similar hardware equipment, Mini M8S can play videos in high resolution (Full HD and Ultra HD 4K), “bringing them” on the TV in the living room without losing quality through HDMI 2.0 port integrated. Supported formats are: AVI, DAT, H.264, H.265, ISO, MKV, MP4, MPEG-1, MPEG-4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WMV and MVC. On board also a combo module WiFi 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0, which will be useful to connect not only smartphones, but also wireless keyboards and mice, an RJ-45 Gigabit 10/100 and of course a pair of USB 2.0 ports, one OTG for connecting external hard drives and play content stored there.
As mentioned at the beginning, the Chinese company has opted for a hardware ritocchino but also aesthetic: Mini M8S is smaller than the previous model with a polycarbonate frame 110 x 110 x 17 mm and a weight of 152 grams, thus allowing them to slip even in the hidden corners of the living room. The package includes a remote control to manage it remotely from the couch.