Azulle, the U.S. based Mini PC manufacturer releases the Byte3 mini pc desktop. Azulle Mini Desktop PCs are already known for replacing bulky, awkward computer towers with small, fast and affordable technology – and without sacrificing multi-purpose usability. The sleek and lean Byte 3 takes this concept to a whole new level!
Aesthetically speaking, sometimes less is more
Lighter, thinner, sleeker: The Byte 3, Azulle’s next generation mini PC, is both essential and immersive, enabling users increased flexibility when tackling their computing needs.
A quiet class: The Byte 3 is designed as a fanless computer, so it provides a more tranquil encounter devoid of annoying background noise. Sit. Contemplate. Compute
A look at what’s under the hood
Progressively powerful, the Byte 3 sports a Quad Core Intel® Apollo Lake N3450 Processor equipped with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of eMMC storage. Therefore, the Byte 3 delivers an upgraded computing experience when compared to the Byte Plus. Not only is it faster, it is better able to manage multiple tabs and multiple applications – overall a much smoother ride.
Storage is never an issue with the Micro SD card slot which accommodates up to 256 GB, demonstrating that light and lean doesn’t have to mean sacrificing convenience.
A high-performance storage option, the M.2 slot, is the other spicy ingredient (a feature-offering of the Byte 3). M.2 interfaces are smaller than the alternatives, but provide higher speeds to get through the storage. The 2280 SATA (size and measurement) allows for theoretical speeds as high as 6 GB/s.
If it’s all about what you can plug in and plug out . . .
- Byte 3 has 4 USB ports 2 (3.0), 1 (2.0) and 1 type C.
- Type C USB ports feature a new, smaller connector shape that is reversible, and therefore easier to plug in. It also offers up to double the transfer speed of USB 3 at 10 Gbps. While connectors are not backwards-compatible, the standards are, so adapters can be used with older devices. Connect it to your monitor and stream videos and other content.
- The Byte Plus only came with wi-fi and Bluetooth, but the Byte 3 comes with wi-fi, Bluetooth and a IR receiver. You can now use Infra-red control to control the Byte 3.
So, what can you actually do with this itty-bitty thing?
As Shakespeare said, “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” The Byte 3 goes well beyond the basic home and business workstation – browsing the web, checking emails, online banking and shopping, and the Microsoft 365 suite of applications. Who wouldn’t expect at least that much? The Byte 3, however, also brings:
- Media Center: Use a wireless keyboard as your remote control while you sit on the couch and fire up Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Google Play and other video services. Of course, you can also play music from services such as Rhapsody, Spotify, Pandora and Slacker, or browse photos using your social networking or cloud storage accounts.
- Living Room Video Conferencing Hub: Making video calls from your phone or computer is great, but what about sitting the whole family down on the couch and Skyping with grandma? Just connect a Windows-based webcam to your mini PC, and install your software of choice: Skype, Google+ Hangouts or even OoVoo. Place the webcam on top of your TV and you’re ready to make a video call on the big screen.
- File Server: Whether you want to share documents with co-workers in your small business or make family photos accessible to everyone in your home, you’ll benefit from having a centralized file server.
- Digital Signage Capability: Never mind billboards or human chickens with sandwich signs. Digital signage is today’s fast growing and most effective form of advertising – and it is made possible by digital signage PCs, the Byte 3 among them.
The Byte 3 can send alternating words and images to LED information displays, LCDs, plasma display panels and kiosks in order to target specific market segments with customized messages at the right times and places.
Pricing and Availability
The Byte 3 (both 4GB and 8GB) are now available on n Azulletech.com and Amazon. The 4GB model retails for $199.99 and the 8GB model retails for £337.99.
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