Alfawise X5 Mini PC Intel Atom X5-Z8350 2GB DDR3 + 32GB ROM 1000LAN Windows 10 Android 5.1 - £30.56 w/code @ Gearbest
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Alfawise X5 Mini PC Intel Atom X5-Z8350 2GB DDR3 + 32GB ROM 1000LAN Windows 10 Android 5.1 - £30.56 w/code @ Gearbest

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Edited by:"reddit"Found 26th Nov
Use code BlackFriday141.

As this is cheaper than some of the Android boxes but with Windows 10, this would make an ideal all round media box.

All the services that many Android boxes have issues with because of lack of support or compatibility will work out of the box here, so Netflix, NowTV, Amazon, Sky etc won't seen any bodging or custom firmwares to attempt to get them to work and Kodi 17 will work perfectly too.

No HDR, full 4K (limited to 4K @ 30Hz) but for the vast majority of streams and media that people will actually use, it will do a good enough job, although shame it's not dual band WiFi but does have Gigabit LAN, even though the 2.4Ghz WiFi performance is likely to be better than on many Android boxes.

This does have Android too, although it will never see itself updated beyond 5.1 and you could remove it and have all the available space for Windows.

You could also use OpenElec/Libreelec.

Intel Atom X5-Z8350
2Gb RAM
32Gb Storage (eMMC 5)
2.4Ghz WiFi
Gigabit Ethernet
2 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
HDMI 1.4b
Bluetooth 4.0
Micro SD card slot (Max 128Gb)

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Details suggest that Windows 10 is "supported" not included with the PC.

Original Poster

drivel8 m ago

Details suggest that Windows 10 is "supported" not included with the PC.


It comes with Windows 10 and Android pre-loaded.

Some more useful info here, including a teardown.

freaktab.com/for…5-1
Edited by: "reddit" 26th Nov

reddit3 m ago

It comes with Windows 10 and Android pre-loaded.Some more useful info …It comes with Windows 10 and Android pre-loaded.Some more useful info here, including a teardown.http://freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-support/intel-based-tv-players/661771-alfawise-x5-mini-pc-intel-atom-x5-z8350-2gb-ddr3-32gb-rom-gig-lan-windows-10-android-5-1


Question: Hi, it is delivered with a OS or not?

Answer: The item without a OS.

Original Poster

drivel9 m ago

Question: Hi, it is delivered with a OS or not?Answer: The item without a …Question: Hi, it is delivered with a OS or not?Answer: The item without a OS.


It does as I have one.

5Ghz missing, not worth it in my opinion

Excellent price, ordered, thanks! Does the code only work for this item and only once? Looks like a nice saving. First time buying from Gearbest, hope it arrives ok.
Edited by: "clawdyu" 26th Nov

"Code Expired"

SOUNDS good but 2gb is a bit of a struggle for w10 .. (ROM is read only memory, emmc is a slow kind of ssd)

2gb on this little device will be fine, exactly the same spec as the teclast x80 pro tablet and that ran fine. My only concern is gearbest support! Having a nightmare with them at the mo with a missing order. Ah also had hassle with the last box I bought from them that died within warranty as cost of shipping back to them is at your cost which you dont get back so be aware of that. Apart from that its a good price, make sure you chose the best shipping and insure it.

"Code expired"

Bubuka831 h, 4 m ago

5Ghz missing, not worth it in my opinion


For media streaming you'd probably be better having it wired anyway.

GwanGy34 m ago

SOUNDS good but 2gb is a bit of a struggle for w10 .. (ROM is read only …SOUNDS good but 2gb is a bit of a struggle for w10 .. (ROM is read only memory, emmc is a slow kind of ssd)


Absolutely not, there are LOADS of devices that only have 2GB RAM and function perfectly. Loads of these boxes & tablets only have 2GB, my Linx 10 does & that flies along.

tipsy197329 m ago

2gb on this little device will be fine, exactly the same spec as the …2gb on this little device will be fine, exactly the same spec as the teclast x80 pro tablet and that ran fine. My only concern is gearbest support! Having a nightmare with them at the mo with a missing order. Ah also had hassle with the last box I bought from them that died within warranty as cost of shipping back to them is at your cost which you dont get back so be aware of that. Apart from that its a good price, make sure you chose the best shipping and insure it.


Go to PayPal if they're causing that much hassle

If you want a media player a s905X based andriod box will be superier due to better codex support.

This box has no hardward support for 10bit x265.

Cherry Trail Processor. Not suitable for Linux, no sound card, no Bluetooth support at the moment. Maybe next April.

Expired, what's with the spread out release of codes.

Has any critic got any other recommendations at this(-ish!) price?
Edited by: "Bazzzer" 26th Nov

Would make a nice portable pc.
2gb ram should be fine,especially if you disable unwanted services and don't open too many applications.

Linux may work
linuxiumcomau.blogspot.com/201…tml
mxqproject.com/rev…pc/

32gb storage is fine for fresh windows 10 install (it takes 10gb) but you should think about disabling the auto updates . Plus you can change the default windows download folder location to an sd card on one of the usb ports.

Intel atom is a bit slow though, but this is a bargain, Tempted to buy one and power it from a couple of 18650s

I've got one and windows is extremly slow, no drivers for linux, kodi 16 is ok-ish 17 is slow as hell. I don't recomend this or other boxes with this chipset

It's expired, it's now £59 without the code, or £75 with the code.

Rich4439 m ago

Go to PayPal if they're causing that much hassle


I have

Andre.Kuz40 m ago

Cherry Trail Processor. Not suitable for Linux, no sound card, no …Cherry Trail Processor. Not suitable for Linux, no sound card, no Bluetooth support at the moment. Maybe next April.


I understand what you are trying to say, but at best it’s really badly worded/outdated info and at worst plain wrong.

Firstly audio and BT work under windows and android (the two OS’ it comes with) - the people using it to stream Netflix etc. aren’t doing so without audio, an issue did exist with audio support under linux derivatives. The workarounds have been used for a long time now to enable audio and the latest kernel releases will bring official support. As to Bluetooth a £2 dongle would do the job - I’ve never bothered to try and use, let alone fix BT on a CT Atom regardless of the OS, BT on a desktop is largely pointless for me.

This is effectively one of those cheap Windows tablets you bought in the last 2 years that were cheap and amazing for the money, but this doesn't have a screen but has more ports. This is still incredible technology when you think about it but an S905X 2GB/16GB is usually all you require if you want a media streaming box, if you want a very cheap Windows computer this is it. It might be slow but I see people using much larger older hardware and it really clunks along compared to this. So depends what your goal is in buying this box.

So would sky Go be Worthing through windows and internet explorer or through android ?

Gavin011 h, 32 m ago

So would sky Go be Worthing through windows and internet explorer or …So would sky Go be Worthing through windows and internet explorer or through android ?


If you use Windows you will be using Windows. If you use android you will be using android.

Uhhhh... just saw this deal now and its expired!

aroundapenny34 m ago

Uhhhh... just saw this deal now and its expired!


It was probably better to have missed this, as the Teclast X80 Pro is very similar but has of course a screen and battery and still has HDMI out. Hopefully however tomorrorow maybe these will repeat.

32gb of storage is also useless under w10 as it will take about 22gb , add in the android stuff and only a few gbs left..
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