I did a little research on their product line and discovered another useful and inexpensive mini-PC, the PiPO X8. It's a desktop 7" touchscreen PC that dual-boots Windows 8.1 and Android 4.4.
They're marketing it as a "set top" media player for your TV – it's got an HDMI output to hook up to your TV/monitor. It doesn't have batteries, so it needs to be plugged in all the time contrary to most of their promotional pictures...
Here are some of the specs:
- Intel Quad Core Atom processor 1.33 – 2.16 GHz
- HD Graphics
- 2GB Ram
- 32GB storage
- Micro SD slot
- Bluetooth 4
- Ethernet 10/100
- WiFi 802.1 b/g/n
- 4 USB (2.0) ports
- Microphone, two speakers and an earphone jack
I just picked one up and it seems to work well, if you don't push it. The touchscreen is responsive and video plays well. I've attached a small video camera for use with Skype. It comes with a free year of Office, but I think the performance with anything but a very simple document or spreadsheet would limit this use.
I'm thinking that this (or it's screenless brother, the X7) might make a good digital media player. They're both less than $120 on Amazon (without a keyboard and mouse.)