Microsoft announces the creation of a new Windows PC that is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand – the iLife MP8. According to Notebook Italia, at two inches square and just 1.67 inches tall, the MP8 is just about one fourth the size of some of Intel’s already quite small NUC systems.
However, it comes as no surprise that this diminutive device can only handle so much. It’s powered by Intel’s Celeron N4100 quad-core Gemini Lake processor with just 4GB of RAM and 64GB of integrated storage. Windows 10 comes preinstalled.
In addition, it will have a microSD slot for expanding, 2 USB 3.0 ports, and a USB-C port for peripherals. You’ll be able to hook up a headset or speakers to the MP8’s audio output, or just let the sound play out of the HDMI port.
However, it still has room for a fan to keep it cool.
One is black and grey with a mesh-covered vent just below its lid while another is a plastic white and silver with a vented top. All in all, it will be pretty ideal for a DIY set-top box, especially those that run an operating system that receives regular updates. You’ll find that Android-based devices don’t often work in this case.
The unfortunate part of this exciting news is that it seems like it will be quite a while before you can get your hands on the MP8. According to the report by Liliputing’s Brad Linder, there is yet to be a set launch date or price. In fact, it hasn’t even been confirmed that the device will be called the MP8.