We don’t see a lot of computer designs that stray too far from the norm. But once in a while, a daredevil manufacturer releases a unique creation. Take the Pipo X8 as an example—it’s a mini PC with its own 7-inch touchscreen display.

A mini PC usually requires a separate external display. Some, like the the Chromebit, are packed into a USB form factor to turn a display into a computer. The Pipo X8 is different in that it has its own touch display, with 5-point multi-touch support. That makes this computer only tablet-like and not exactly one, because it has some features that define desktop computers. For one, the absence of a built-in battery requires the Pipo X8 to be tethered. For another, it’s way thicker than conventional tablets.


Pipo X8 Specs

  • Windows 8.1 with Bing
  • 7-inch touchscreen (1024×600), ~170ppi
  • 1.83GHz quad-core Intel Atom Bay Trail T (Z3735F) or 2.16GHz Intel Z3736F processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32/64GB internal storage
  • microSD support
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • USB(x4), HDMI(x1), RJ45(x1), audio out

Running under the hood of the Pipo X8 is either an Intel Atom Z3735F or Atom 3736F processor, both of which belong to the Bay Trail generation of Atom processors. Furthermore, the Pipo X8 offers 2GB of RAM, up to 64GB of built-in storage and a variety of USB, HDMI and Ethernet ports.

Windows 8.1 with Bing is the native operating system, and there’s possibility that Pipo may offer another model that can also dual-boot into Android.

[Via NotebookItalia]

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