Develop MINIX NEO U1 Android 5 – Fantastic Product

Worked perfectly out of the box first time, up and running in around 2/3 minutes.

You do need to do a little research into downloading add ons but there’s plenty of info on you tube to help you. I would reccommend this product even though it’s not one of the cheapest out there.

Problems upgrading to windows 10 creator’s update. This is a nifty device and feels perfectly responsive for web browsing and other lightweight tasks. One problem i encountered though was that it was really difficult to upgrade to ‘windows 10 creator’s update’. The c: drive just didn’t have enough space, even after uninstalling all programs and deleting everything, and this made the update fail. The other problem is that the boot partition was too small to support the upgrade. I found technical workarounds for both of these issues but it is not at all straightforward. Overall, i think they skimped just a little too much on disk capacity. I mount the documents and downloads directories to my nas, and you can add a second usb hdd to the usb3 port.

Just connected power, ether net and hdmi and it worked first time – really couldn’t have been easier. Definitely needs a keyboard though (less than a tenner), as using the remote which comes with it is slow torture.

Just connected power, ether net and hdmi and it worked first time – really couldn’t have been easier. Definitely needs a keyboard though (less than a tenner), as using the remote which comes with it is slow torture.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Problems upgrading to Windows 10 Creator’s Update
  • Super little units
  • This is great piece of kit

Perfect living room media centre. Replacing a large, traditional style media centre in my living room – this is perfect for streaming from the internet, via dlna etc. Proper windows os, so could be used as a basic pc for work functions too.

This is a really professionally built and supported android tv box. Regular updates keep it running smoothly. I’m happy i spent the extra on a quality product instead of buying a cheaper unit. . I can seamlessly stream all the movies and tv shows i desire. Thank you for building such a brilliant product.

Really good unit handles kodi and the internet in general and. Really good unit handles kodi and the internet in general and the keyboard makes navigation really easy and a lot quicker.

Really good unit handles kodi and the internet in general and. Really good unit handles kodi and the internet in general and the keyboard makes navigation really easy and a lot quicker.

Items arrived on time, packaging was very good and the computers were easy to set up. These were bought for my grandchildren and were the perfect size to fit on their desks next to their tv’s (doubled up as their monitors) software and apps were easy to install and the computers themselves sit their and perform in total silence. Really think that these are great bits of kit and would recommend to anyone. Grandchildren are over the moon, and so are their parents, as they hardly seem them anymore lol .

Not very powerful, but more than enough for multimedia and movie streaming, bought two of those.

Using 19’hdtv as monitor great picture. As a basic user at this point. Only used a short while, works from the box so i was impressed there. Using 19’hdtv as monitor great picture. As a basic user at this point in time i’m well impressed. If i hit any snags i will return to this review and post 25/4/17.

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  1. This review is from : MINIX NEO U1 Android 5.1.1 Smart TV Box With A2 Lite Air Mouse Amlogic S905 Quad-core Cortec-A53 4K HDMI Mini PC

    Lovely product, and super-fast service. Minix is compact solution for your tv mostly, i don’t believe it can replace the speed of a pc but for your tv it will work guys.
  2. This review is from : MINIX NEO U1 Android 5.1.1 Smart TV Box With A2 Lite Air Mouse Amlogic S905 Quad-core Cortec-A53 4K HDMI Mini PC

    Lovely product, and super-fast service. Minix is compact solution for your tv mostly, i don’t believe it can replace the speed of a pc but for your tv it will work guys.
  3. This review is from : MINIX NEO U1 Android 5.1.1 Smart TV Box With A2 Lite Air Mouse Amlogic S905 Quad-core Cortec-A53 4K HDMI Mini PC

    This is a great tv box, as i have had this for just over a year now. It plays everything i throw at it, and works solidly. The keyboard remote is a big plus, especially the mouse button. I would recommend buying one of these.
    1. This is a great tv box, as i have had this for just over a year now. It plays everything i throw at it, and works solidly. The keyboard remote is a big plus, especially the mouse button. I would recommend buying one of these.
      1. It’s ok seems to work as intened. Just need to work ourt how to get skype to work properly.
  4. It’s ok seems to work as intened. Just need to work ourt how to get skype to work properly.
  5. This review is from : MINIX NEO U1 Android 5.1.1 Smart TV Box With A2 Lite Air Mouse Amlogic S905 Quad-core Cortec-A53 4K HDMI Mini PC

    If you know what you are doing or can follow easy on line instructions from youtube etc then you will find it easy to set up the variety of apps and if you are inclined to set up kodi it will handle it easily too. I used this to browse the web on tv with a full size wireless keyboard and mouse. It’s just like using a pc but much smaller and less intrusive. Performance wise i have never had a problem. Now all the other people in my family want onehighly recommended.
    1. If you know what you are doing or can follow easy on line instructions from youtube etc then you will find it easy to set up the variety of apps and if you are inclined to set up kodi it will handle it easily too. I used this to browse the web on tv with a full size wireless keyboard and mouse. It’s just like using a pc but much smaller and less intrusive. Performance wise i have never had a problem. Now all the other people in my family want onehighly recommended.
      1. Problems upgrading to windows 10 creator’s update. This is a nifty device and feels perfectly responsive for web browsing and other lightweight tasks. One problem i encountered though was that it was really difficult to upgrade to “windows 10 creator’s update”. The c: drive just didn’t have enough space, even after uninstalling all programs and deleting everything, and this made the update fail. The other problem is that the boot partition was too small to support the upgrade. I found technical workarounds for both of these issues but it is not at all straightforward. Overall, i think they skimped just a little too much on disk capacity. I mount the documents and downloads directories to my nas, and you can add a second usb hdd to the usb3 port.
  6. Problems upgrading to windows 10 creator’s update. This is a nifty device and feels perfectly responsive for web browsing and other lightweight tasks. One problem i encountered though was that it was really difficult to upgrade to “windows 10 creator’s update”. The c: drive just didn’t have enough space, even after uninstalling all programs and deleting everything, and this made the update fail. The other problem is that the boot partition was too small to support the upgrade. I found technical workarounds for both of these issues but it is not at all straightforward. Overall, i think they skimped just a little too much on disk capacity. I mount the documents and downloads directories to my nas, and you can add a second usb hdd to the usb3 port.
    1. Very nice lightweight device. Could do with 1 more usb port to power speakers.
      1. Very nice lightweight device. Could do with 1 more usb port to power speakers.
  7. This review is from : MINIX NEO U1 Android 5.1.1 Smart TV Box With A2 Lite Air Mouse Amlogic S905 Quad-core Cortec-A53 4K HDMI Mini PC

    Great little box and keyboard. Peacefully quiet and seems to perform well so far.
  8. This review is from : MINIX NEO U1 Android 5.1.1 Smart TV Box With A2 Lite Air Mouse Amlogic S905 Quad-core Cortec-A53 4K HDMI Mini PC

    Great little box and keyboard. Peacefully quiet and seems to perform well so far.
  9. This review is from : MINIX NEO U1 Android 5.1.1 Smart TV Box With A2 Lite Air Mouse Amlogic S905 Quad-core Cortec-A53 4K HDMI Mini PC

    I mainly use this for a plex server and it works great. I would of probably gone with something with more ram and a better cpu, but this is doing great so far.
  10. This review is from : MINIX NEO U1 Android 5.1.1 Smart TV Box With A2 Lite Air Mouse Amlogic S905 Quad-core Cortec-A53 4K HDMI Mini PC

    I mainly use this for a plex server and it works great. I would of probably gone with something with more ram and a better cpu, but this is doing great so far.
  11. This review is from : MINIX NEO U1 Android 5.1.1 Smart TV Box With A2 Lite Air Mouse Amlogic S905 Quad-core Cortec-A53 4K HDMI Mini PC

    I needed a better wi-fi connection than my laptop could provide in my caravan. Fixed this high up on the wall and used wireless keyboard and mouse – fast and great wi-fi.
  12. This review is from : MINIX NEO U1 Android 5.1.1 Smart TV Box With A2 Lite Air Mouse Amlogic S905 Quad-core Cortec-A53 4K HDMI Mini PC

    I needed a better wi-fi connection than my laptop could provide in my caravan. Fixed this high up on the wall and used wireless keyboard and mouse – fast and great wi-fi.
  13. This review is from : MINIX NEO U1 Android 5.1.1 Smart TV Box With A2 Lite Air Mouse Amlogic S905 Quad-core Cortec-A53 4K HDMI Mini PC

    Small and portable media device. Small and suitable for windows media server, couldn’t get linux to play. Hence the loss of a star, otherwise a great little box that can be easily carried around and used with a 12 volt supply, even in your car, or caravan.
    1. Small and portable media device. Small and suitable for windows media server, couldn’t get linux to play. Hence the loss of a star, otherwise a great little box that can be easily carried around and used with a 12 volt supply, even in your car, or caravan.