The Quantum Byte Mini HTPC Review

If you are looking for a small form factor computer to use as a media player then you should consider the Quantum Byte Mini. This PC is small, compact and has more than enough horsepower to do the job. You can use it as a stand-alone PC.  You can also add a lager external drive and use as a Plex/NAS server or load Kodi and run it as a media box. This box can serve many functions.

Quantum Byte Mini

Azulle Quantum Byte Fanless Mini Desktop PC (Windows 10 Pro, Intel Atom Z3735F, 2GB RAM+32GB storage)

The Quantum Byte Mini is a nice small PC that will fit just about anywhere. At just 5.91 x 1.47 x 4.06 inches it takes up very little space, but don’t let the size fool you. It has the processing power to stream just about anything. It has an Intel Atom Quad-core 73735F CPU with 2 GB of memory. Add in the Intel HD Graphics with 1080p HD Video and you have yourself a nice media box. The Quantum Byte is equipped with an HDMI output that will do full 1080p. Boot time is super-fast. With its solid-state storage, Windows boots up in as little as 30 seconds. This PC comes loaded with Windows 8.1 but can be upgraded to Windows 10. It’s extremely quiet even with no fan and will stay cool by its efficient heat sink system. If you want to watch streaming videos or do some internet surfing this machine is great. It’s affordable, quiet and compact.

Specifications

  • Intel Atom Quad-core 73735F CPU
  • 2GB DDR3L RAM
  • Integrated 32GB Solid State Drive (expandable to 128GB via a microSDHC/SDXC card )
  • Intel HD Graphics with 1080p HD Video
  • 1 VGA Port
  • 1 HDMI Port
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • 10/100M RJ45 Wired Ethernet Port
  • 3 USB 2.0 Ports
  • MicroSDHC/SDXC card slot
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Dimensions: 5.91 x 1.47 x 4.06 inches
  • Windows 8.1
  • Limited 1 Year Warranty

Pros:

  • Small
  • Quiet
  • Fast
  • Multi-use
  • Easy setup

Cons:

  • No keyboard
  • Small hard drive

Conclusion

If you are looking for an inexpensive and small PC for your next HTPC you should consider the Quantum Byte Mini. It a great little box that can be your main HTPC or tucked away in the kids or guest room.

May 2, 2018 0

Eliminate Over The Air Antenna Interference

Last updated: Monday, May 7, 2018I received an email from a reader last week with an interesting problem. Every time her friend turned on the lights in the living room she would lose 4 over the air antenna stations from her television. Once she turned off the lights the channels came back. It turns out that using certain types of LED light bulbs can cause interference with some frequencies. The LED pulses on and off at a very high frequency (beyond that which our eyes can perceive). This pulsing can create RF noise. If not shielded sufficiently, this RF noise can interfere with TV or radio signals. So I figured in this article, I would discuss what else can cause OTA antenna interference and how to eleviate it. OTA [...]
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