DEVELOP MINIX NEO Z83-4 Fanless Mini PC Desktop Computer Intel Cherry Trail Windows 10 – Excellent for TV sources.

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.

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.

Very good product , the only negative is : instructions are very poor. Here are the specifications for the DEVELOP MINIX NEO Z83-4 Fanless Mini PC Desktop Computer Intel Cherry Trail Windows 10:

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  • MINIX NEO Z83-4 Fanless Mini PC re-imagines the desktop PC, delivering an unrivalled combination of ultra-compact design and premium performance that is ideal for work, play and entertainment. Equipped with Intel Cherry Trail Quad-Core processor, NEO Z83-4 fits the power of computing into the palm of your hand.
  • MINIX NEO Z83-4 Excellent Thermal Design The innovative passive cooling design of NEO Z83-4 realizes the perfect balance of speed, temperature, performance and absolute silence. Containing no moving parts, it seamlessly operates without even a whisper of noise, while simultaneously maintaining an incredibly low operation temperature even when accomplishing the most strenuous tasks. Plus, NEO Z83-4 is unbelievably energy-efficient requiring 80% less energy than traditional desktop PCs.
  • MINIX NEO Z83-4 Desktop Performance Thanks to its 32GB of Samsung eMMC (MLC) NEO Z83-4 effortless achieves a lightning-fast and highly responsive user experience, delivering the high-end performance that users have come to expect from MINIX. NEO Z83-4 also comes packed with 802.11ac Dual-Band Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet, providing substantially improved connectivity capabilities compared to its predecessor, NEO Z64-W.
  • Multi-Purpose PC NEO Z83-4 truly excels as Thin Client Solution, being equipped with dual output display ports (Mini DP and HDMI) and combining awesomely fast start-up, seamless web browsing, multi-tasking and compatibility with a vast array of office productivity software. While also being the perfect Home Theater PC, designed to create a stunning cinematic visual experience in your living room (support up to 4K @ 30fps).
  • MINIX NEO Z83-4 Ready To Run Out Of The Box An included 32GB of eMMC (5.0) built-in storage, 4GB of DDR3L memory and pre-installed with Windows 10 (64-bit) ensures NEO Z83-4 is ready to run out of the box.

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.

I purchased this one as it was recommended by the tvaddons website in their hardware review section. This is the second media streamer that i have purchased over the last couple of weeks. (previous device was the scishion v99). The last one was a present for someone, and this one is for me. Similar to my previous review, there are a plethor of these devices, so have a look around. I purchased this one as it was recommended by the tvaddons website in their hardware review section. This is slightly more expensive than the previous device i purchased, but i think it is worth the extra cost. Technically the previous media player had a slightly improved processor, but the rest was pretty much the same spec. 64bit, 16 gb emmc hard drive and 2gb ddr3 ram. This device come with android 5 (instead of the latest version 6 like some of the latest streamers and the previous device).

Reviews from purchasers :

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

Brilliant value budget pc – the right tool for the job. I needed an easy to use, modestly specced, windows 10 pc for logging on remotely to my office (using citrix). I have been really impressed by this unit. It’s small enough to sit unobtrusively on the desk. Nicely packaged adding to the impression of quality. Booted up right away, a bit of wifi admin and it was ready to go with great ease.

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.

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.

It’s ok seems to work as intened. Just need to work ourt how to get skype to work properly.

Seems like a good unit and appears to be, in the main, working as described, however it has stopped picking up wifi and will only work with an ethernet cable and won’t work on bluetooth. If the supplier reads this, before i send it back for a replacement , maybe you’d give me some support and guidance.

Bought mostly for tv – especially to access through a vpn. Clean, small, quiet, plenty powerful enough. Much quicker than doing the bbc iplayer through the smart tv – although, to be fair, i have it hard-wired while the tv is on wi-fi. The hard drive is rather small so is mostly taken up with winodws10. It can be extended, though and, of course, external drives can be attached. However, i don’t have a need at the moment. I feel sure it would be capable of much more but don’t need other functions so haven’t tried them – yet. Always useful to have back-up computers in case of disasters with others.

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  1. 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.
    1. 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 Z83-4 Fanless Mini PC Desktop Computer Intel Cherry Trail Windows 10 (64-bit) [4GB/32GB/Dual-Band Wi-Fi/Gigabit Ethernet/Dual Output/4K]

    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. 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.
  3. This review is from : MINIX NEO Z83-4 Fanless Mini PC Desktop Computer Intel Cherry Trail Windows 10 (64-bit) [4GB/32GB/Dual-Band Wi-Fi/Gigabit Ethernet/Dual Output/4K]

    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.
    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.
  4. This review is from : MINIX NEO Z83-4 Fanless Mini PC Desktop Computer Intel Cherry Trail Windows 10 (64-bit) [4GB/32GB/Dual-Band Wi-Fi/Gigabit Ethernet/Dual Output/4K]

    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.
  5. This review is from : MINIX NEO Z83-4 Fanless Mini PC Desktop Computer Intel Cherry Trail Windows 10 (64-bit) [4GB/32GB/Dual-Band Wi-Fi/Gigabit Ethernet/Dual Output/4K]

    Not very powerful, but more than enough for multimedia and movie streaming, bought two of those.
  6. This review is from : MINIX NEO Z83-4 Fanless Mini PC Desktop Computer Intel Cherry Trail Windows 10 (64-bit) [4GB/32GB/Dual-Band Wi-Fi/Gigabit Ethernet/Dual Output/4K]

    Not very powerful, but more than enough for multimedia and movie streaming, bought two of those.
  7. This review is from : MINIX NEO Z83-4 Fanless Mini PC Desktop Computer Intel Cherry Trail Windows 10 (64-bit) [4GB/32GB/Dual-Band Wi-Fi/Gigabit Ethernet/Dual Output/4K]

    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.
  8. This review is from : MINIX NEO Z83-4 Fanless Mini PC Desktop Computer Intel Cherry Trail Windows 10 (64-bit) [4GB/32GB/Dual-Band Wi-Fi/Gigabit Ethernet/Dual Output/4K]

    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.
    1. Great little box and keyboard. Peacefully quiet and seems to perform well so far.
      1. Great little box and keyboard. Peacefully quiet and seems to perform well so far.
  9. This review is from : MINIX NEO Z83-4 Fanless Mini PC Desktop Computer Intel Cherry Trail Windows 10 (64-bit) [4GB/32GB/Dual-Band Wi-Fi/Gigabit Ethernet/Dual Output/4K]

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