A sector that is again on the rise and clearly is that of compact PCs or also called Mini PCs or Micro PCs. The return of these teams coincides with the push of Intel and AMD in the portable sector, so manufacturers are encouraging to invest time and money again. An example of this is this newly presented Mini PC, which would be the most compact in the world.
There was a time when miniaturization raised to the extreme was the object of worship by many users, where smaller devices achieved incredible sales and were fashionable and topical. This period lasted very little, mainly due to the absence of push from the main manufacturers of processors towards an environment of low consumption and slight power.
With the departure of the Intel NUC this sector returned to take some flight, so the manufacturers launched similar products under their signature and when everything seemed to be taking flight, Intel again sidelined the Atom, Pentium and Celeron range for focus on other more profitable architectures.
Some time later we are in a similar situation thanks to Ice Lake and Tremont, where the manufacturer is renewing ranges and lowering the prices of the previous series, so they are much more attractive to manufacturers.
One of them is the iLife which has shown its products in the HKDTC, where it has been possible to see for the first time its commitment to the Mini PC sector: its iLife MP8.
As it was reported by notebookitalia, it is very possible that he ends up coming to the market with a different name or that was resold to a manufacturer that is very strong for him, but also its characteristics are quite striking given its size.
Starting with the most obvious, its size. And we are talking about a Mini PC that is a quarter of an Intel NUC, which is simply amazing, and although its measures were not revealed, it fits in the palm of the hand.
With this iLife MP8 Micro PC find one Intel Celeron N4100 of four cores based architecture Gemini Lake, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which is housed in Windows 10.
Perhaps the most curious thing is that in such a small size it manages to include a fan for cooling, which ensures keeping temperatures at bay.
As if that were not enough, at the rear we will find a USB-C, two USB 3.0 ports and a microSD card reader (side), apart from a 3.5-inch mini jack connector. The chassis is made of metal and will have a series of grilles on the sides to improve dissipation.
So far, the company has not revealed what the cost of this iLife MP8 Mini PC will be or when it will be put on sale in the rest of the world, but what it has achieved is to raise enough expectation for a device that could revolutionize the market, since its global dimensions are very similar to those of a Raspberry Pi, although less wide and long, but taller.