Windows 8.1 is flexible enough to be used in a huge range of devices - not just desktops and notebooks, but also tablets, hybrids, smart displays, and PCs of all sizes. Not everyone needs a top-of-the-range desktop powerhouse all of the time; for some, a mini PC gets the job done just fine.
ZOTAC - who, you may remember, were among the first companies to sign up to Valve's Steam Machines platform - has unveiled a new Windows PC that has the footprint of a smartphone, albeit with a body that's a good deal thicker than most modern handsets.
Nonetheless, the ZBOX PI320 packs plenty of specs into its tiny form factor, including a quad-core Intel Bay Trail Z3735F processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, three USB ports, full-size HDMI port, microSD slot, Ethernet port, 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.
ZOTAC makes a big deal of the fact that the ZBOX PI320 is "small enough to fit in your pocket", and highlights its versatility in offering simple-to-use, easy-to-set-up computing for a variety of scenarios, including the living room, office and home office.
But what's perhaps most appealing is the price tag - as Liliputing reports, you can pick up one of these new mini PCs for as little as $194. Not bad at all.