Pantera Pico PC: A mini-PC with four USB Type-A ports an optional media dock
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There are many mini-PCs following identical designs these days, whether that be Chuwi's LarkBox, GMK's NucBox or Xiaomi's Ningmei Cube. Now, a company called XDO.ai has announced its attempt, and it may have an edge of the likes of the LarkBox and NucBox.
The Pantera Pico PC has a familiar design with a cube chassis, which XDO.ai has given a grey finish. Prototype images suggest that XDO.ai could offer the Pantera in up to three colours, though. There is also a decorative lighting ring around the top of the Pantera, although it is unclear whether this colour can be changed from the stock purple shown in renders.
The machine also has an Intel Celeron J4125 onboard, a popular processor for mini-PCs. XDO.ai will offer the machine with up to 8 GB of LPDDR4 RAM too, along with 512 GB of eMMC 5.1 flash storage. There is also an HDMI 2.0 port, a microSD card slot and an M.2 SATA III drive slot. The machine is actively cooled, though.
The two unique elements of the Pantera are its four USB Type-A ports and its 'media dock' option. Three of the four Type-A ports will operate on USB 3.0, with the fourth limited to USB 2.0. There is also a USB Type-C port for powering the machine, though. XDO.ai describes the 'XDO Xentaur portable entertainment dock' as having built-in batteries and speakers, among other components, but we have not received any further details about it at this stage.
The Pantera Pico PC will be available to order on Indiegogo from December 8. According to the company, Super Early Bird pricing will start at US$129 'for the first 100-200 units'. The US$129 Super Early Bird price will be a saving of up to 40%, apparently.