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The Wintel Pro CX-W8 Mini PC Box is a very compact PC with an inoffensive design, that is basically a square block with rounded corners. Although it is on the lighter side at under 250 grams and is made of plastic, it does not feel cheap. There was no noticeable creaking noise or looseness.
The Wintel Box has two variants, one with Windows 10 and the other with Android. We were provided with the Windows one, which came pre-loaded with dual-language (English, Simplified Chinese) Windows 10 Home build 1511. However, the manufacturer hasn’t provided an activated copy and the user is expected to purchase a license from the Windows Store separately. Additionally, the packaging features the MS Office logo, but only the Modern version of the productivity suite, that does not support document editing without a valid Office 365 account, is bundled with the OS.
I connected the device, first with my 42-inch LG TV which has 1080p resolution and later with a smaller 23-inch Samsung TV with 720p resolution. The device did a decent job in detecting and displaying content on both the screens with no noticeable lag.
However, the Wintel box struggled on the connectivity front due to its flaky Wi-Fi. For a device aimed at media consumption, this is definitely not acceptable. I often found the PC struggling to catch a signal from the nearest Wi-Fi router/extender, and I ended up placing an extender next to the device to carry on with my review. For input, I used a Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse combo, which worked fine for up to three meters beyond which the reception wasn’t great. The network issue can be bypassed using an ethernet cable or an alternate WiFi dongle, but that’s the most one can do as manufacturer support for the device is non-existent.
● Intel Atom Cherry Trail x5-Z8300 CPU, burst speed up to 1.84GHz: Stable, efficient and reliable.Support H.265 video code, enjoy the high-resolution video even at a low-internet-speed environment.
● 802.11b/g/n WiFi: Connect effortlessly in a world without wires.
● Two USB 2.0 ports: For the webcam, keyboard, mouse, external hard drive, USB stick and more.
● Bluetooth 4.0: Easy pairing with most Bluetooth-enabled devices (computer, mobile phone, keyboard, and others).
● HDMI connector: Set up your home cinema for the best HD multimedia experience.
● 2GB RAM + 32GB ROM gives you more space to download your favorite apps and caches to browse websites, play games, run apps, watch movies more smoothly.
● Infrared remote control lets you enjoy your wonderful life which the wireless brings to you.
Where to buy Wintel Pro CX-W8 Mini PC Box
You can buy the Wintel Pro CX-W8 Mini PC from GearBest, Amazon or Ebay
Type: TV Box
System: Windows 10
CPU: Intel Atom Cherry Trail x5-Z8300
Core: Quad Core
GPU: Intel HD Graphic
TV Box Features: XBMC
Decoder Format: AVS,H.263,H.265,HD MPEG4
Video format: 1080P,AVS,H.263,H.264,VP8
Audio format: AAC,AC3,MP3,WAV
Photo Format: BMP,GIF,JPEG,PNG,TIFF
Support XBMC: Yes
WIFI: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Power Supply: Charge Adapter
Interface: 3.5mm Audio,DC 5V,HDMI,LAN,Micro USB,TF card,USB2.0
System Bit: 64Bit
WiFi Chip: RTL8723/AP6234
Power Type: External Power Adapter Mode
Dimension and Weight
Product weight: 0.2500 kg
Package weight: 0.6400 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 9.80 x 9.80 x 2.00 cm / 3.86 x 3.86 x 0.79 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 20.80 x 13.50 x 6.00 cm / 8.19 x 5.31 x 2.36 inches
1 x Wintel Pro CX-W8 TV Box Intel
1 x Power Adapter
1 x HDMI Cable
1 x English Manual
Windows 10 firmware for Wintel Pro CX-W8 Mini PC