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Minix NEO X8

Minix NEO X8
alaScore 84

34 reviews

May, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Minix NEO X8. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the design. The price also gets good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the reliability and usability.

price, design

usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Minix NEO X8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Minix NEO X8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Minix NEO X8 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Minix NEO X8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Minix NEO X8 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design. The usability and reliability get negative views.

design

reliability, usability

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Consumer review (newegg.com)

android MKV player

 

I've forever been an htpc user with the tv, but this is the first low-cost box that I've used without being frustrated and going back to a PC. It plays MKV which is the main reason to get it. going through menus is fast enough, and it looks good too.

plays MKV! , android apps, use any usb keyboard/mouse combo, fast processor

Needs some configuring to have it set up like you want, ethernet is 100mb not gigabit (fine for streaming, but you might find it slow if you want to transfer a lot of files to it),

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

android MKV player

 

I've forever been an htpc user with the tv, but this is the first low-cost box that I've used without being frustrated and going back to a PC. It plays MKV which is the main reason to get it. going through menus is fast enough, and it looks good too.

plays MKV! , android apps, use any usb keyboard/mouse combo, fast processor

Needs some configuring to have it set up like you want, ethernet is 100mb not gigabit (fine for streaming, but you might find it slow if you want to transfer a lot of files to it),

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

android MKV player

 

I've forever been an htpc user with the tv, but this is the first low-cost box that I've used without being frustrated and going back to a PC. It plays MKV which is the main reason to get it. going through menus is fast enough, and it looks good too.

plays MKV! , android apps, use any usb keyboard/mouse combo, fast processor

Needs some configuring to have it set up like you want, ethernet is 100mb not gigabit (fine for streaming, but you might find it slow if you want to transfer a lot of files to it),

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

android MKV player

 

I've forever been an htpc user with the tv, but this is the first low-cost box that I've used without being frustrated and going back to a PC. It plays MKV which is the main reason to get it. going through menus is fast enough, and it looks good too.

plays MKV! , android apps, use any usb keyboard/mouse combo, fast processor

Needs some configuring to have it set up like you want, ethernet is 100mb not gigabit (fine for streaming, but you might find it slow if you want to transfer a lot of files to it),

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

android MKV player

 

I've forever been an htpc user with the tv, but this is the first low-cost box that I've used without being frustrated and going back to a PC. It plays MKV which is the main reason to get it. going through menus is fast enough, and it looks good too.

plays MKV! , android apps, use any usb keyboard/mouse combo, fast processor

Needs some configuring to have it set up like you want, ethernet is 100mb not gigabit (fine for streaming, but you might find it slow if you want to transfer a lot of files to it),

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Not bad but could be better

 

It's not easy to find a good Android media player. You buy one then pray to have good support, firmware updates, etc. Minix are pretty good with all that, good forum, lots of options.

- High quality built, compared to others on the market - Power button that works - Good support

- don't like the remote, it's just basic. Minix should look at the solutions other companies have found for a remote that works in Android (controls the mouse cursor with the arrows)

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good value but can use some improved packaging

 

Nice media player. I would recommend this to someone who has technical background and willing to spend time to set it up right. Very good value for the money. But if you don't have the time then stick with a pricey and limited iOS device.

Got this to replace my BoxeeBox as BoxeeBox doesn't support > 2GB drives. Turns out X8 doesn't either. But this was quickly rectified with a free app from the Google Play store. Hence the great value. $130 avails you to everything in the Google Play...

Not as polished as iOS devices. Doesn't work 100% out of the box. Requires tweaking and new firmware is still unavailable to fix issues (unless you want to install beta firmware). Development team seems really understaffed and human resource...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

MINIX NEO 8

 

After changing the stock launcher which you cannot do with the stock remote (I had a USB mouse which I used) I found out the supplied XMBC app would not see my NFS Shares that my WDTV SMP saw just fine so I ditched it and went with Plex. Hulu will play...

5 Ghz wifi and the Android OS means you have alot of choices when it comes to streaming apps and that it works very well with no interference.

Stock launcher is non intuative and confusing. Hulu plays audio but video is a black screen. You need an air mouse remote if you plan to use hulu or netflix.

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

MINIX NEO 8

 

After changing the stock launcher which you cannot do with the stock remote (I had a USB mouse which I used) I found out the supplied XMBC app would not see my NFS Shares that my WDTV SMP saw just fine so I ditched it and went with Plex. Hulu will play...

5 Ghz wifi and the Android OS means you have alot of choices when it comes to streaming apps and that it works very well with no interference.

Stock launcher is non intuative and confusing. Hulu plays audio but video is a black screen. You need an air mouse remote if you plan to use hulu or netflix.

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

MINIX NEO 8

 

After changing the stock launcher which you cannot do with the stock remote (I had a USB mouse which I used) I found out the supplied XMBC app would not see my NFS Shares that my WDTV SMP saw just fine so I ditched it and went with Plex. Hulu will play...

5 Ghz wifi and the Android OS means you have alot of choices when it comes to streaming apps and that it works very well with no interference.

Stock launcher is non intuative and confusing. Hulu plays audio but video is a black screen. You need an air mouse remote if you plan to use hulu or netflix.

Sep, 2014