Monday, January 9th 2017

ZOTAC Pico PI226 Puts is a Slick Mini PC that Challenges NUCs

At its 2018 CES booth, ZOTAC showed off its smallest mini-PC to date, the Pico PI226. This mini PC is barely bigger than a portable hard drive, but packs a proper Intel x86_64 machine that can run Windows 10. It packs an Intel Celeron N4000-series processor with 4 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of eMMC storage, which can be expanded by up to 256 GB with a microSDXC card. Connectivity includes an HDMI 1.4 display output (via a USB type-C to HDMI dongle that's included); two USB 3.0 type-C ports, 802.11ac Wi-Fi (up to 896 Mbps), and Bluetooth 4.1.
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7 Comments on ZOTAC Pico PI226 Puts is a Slick Mini PC that Challenges NUCs

#1
Assimilator
Finally, the era of credit-card-sized PCs has arrived. Now all you need is a wireless KB/mouse and boom, you've got an entertainment centre setup for your lounge.
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FYFI13
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Finally, the era of credit-card-sized PCs has arrived. Now all you need is a wireless KB/mouse and boom, you've got an entertainment centre setup for your lounge.
For HTPC I'd still go for NUC as some models have support for 2,5" hard drives.
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newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
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Now all you need is a wireless KB/mouse and boom, you've got an entertainment centre setup for your lounge.
I think the 1.1GHz N4000 Celeron would struggle with any media with a higher bit-rate. I'd bet anything HEVC would be unwatchable.
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Supercrit
newtekie1 said:
I think the 1.1GHz N4000 Celeron would struggle with any media with a higher bit-rate. I'd bet anything HEVC would be unwatchable.
They could put a core m3 7y30 instead.
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#6
CheapMeat
Damn I don't need it but really want something like this just to have around. Feels a bit cyberpunk.
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#7
Eviling
Doesnt mention a power brick.

Will this run off a USB powerbank maybe? cause that would be a nice way to challenge the NUC's
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