The Aliexpress online retailer is now selling Mecool M8S Plus, an Android mini PC that can also double as a thin client, for just $ 14.96 including free shipping from China to most countries.
This is a big drop compared to our former price sample, almost a third of the discount, and it is also much less than the cheapest Raspberry Pi device. Unlike the latter, it is a fully configured personal computer that can be used immediately (assuming you have a keyboard, mouse and spare monitor or TV).
However, the deal is only concluded for the next few days and limited in quantity, so you will have to be quick to get one. Aliexpress applies dynamic prices, which means that prices can vary between the time this article is published and when you click on it.
Android PC Mecool M8S Plus – $ 14.96 on Aliexpress
This is the cheapest personal computer you will find online today. Nothing comes close; a real bargain if all you want to do is watch YouTube videos and do light productivity work. View the deal
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The device itself is easy to use, with a low learning curve thanks to the preloaded Android 7.1 operating system. It comes with an Amlogic S905W quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of integrated memory and modest connectivity / expansion options: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, audio port, two USB ports and an HDMI connector.
You even get a remote control and an HDMI cable plugged in for free and Mecool M8S Plus can even decode 4K content, making it perfect as an inexpensive streaming client.
With 120 x 120 x 25mm, you can hide it or move it easily. Since it is compatible with Google Play and offers Internet access, you should be able to use it with all major Android productivity services (G Suite, Office 365).
Just remember that the lack of an Ethernet connector or a card reader means that it is a very limited mini PC. But if all you care about are very light office activities and YouTube, then it should be up to the task.