Chuwi has transformed from an Android tablet manufacturer to a PC manufacturer over the last couple of years and besides the laptop market that they entered first, they are making progress in the PC market too. So, you’ve heard of the crowdfunded Chuwi HiGame, right? It is a first attempt of the company to create a compact gaming PC and it should do pretty well on the market, despite its “salty” price. Besides the expensive HiGame, the company will soon release a more affordable Mini PC, Chuwi GBox, to cover casual users.
The gaming market is a niche market as the vast amount of users use their PCs for light stuff like browsing, watching videos, and editing documents. So, there is no need for raw power. For that reason, the Chinese manufacturer will soon release the Chuwi GBox, a very low-power Mini PC featuring the Intel N4100 CPU together with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which you could upgrade up to 2TB. As said above, watching videos shouldn’t be a problem as it will come with Intel 9th Gen HD graphics that offers 4K hardware decoding and VP9 and HEVC 10-bit support.
As far as connectivity is concerned, despite its small form factor, it will feature all the necessary ports like 1* Type-C slot, 2*USB 3.0, 2*USB 2.0, HDMI 2.0, and VGA which guarantee fast and easy connectivity. What’s more, there’s dual-band LEEE802.11ac WiFi 2.4G/5G as well as a Gigabit Ethernet port. From all the above, it’s easy to conclude that it has multiple uses: you can use it as a traditional PC or as a media center connected to your TV! For more details check out the product page. Oh, there’s also a 20% off promotion on the Hi9 Air on Aliexpress if you are interested.