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Minix NEO X5

Minix NEO X5
alaScore 88

239 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 239 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the size and reliability are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good opinions.

value for money, usability, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Minix NEO X5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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MiniX Neo X5-116A


The MiniX Neo X5-116A exists in the middle realm somewhere between a media hub and an Android desktop mini PC. If all you're going to do is use the Neo X5 as a media player you'll do adequately, but trying to do anything more with the device will...

Inexpensive for an unlocked Android device. Fully open, stock Android. Compact with plenty of ports. Has built-in storage

You need a touch screen. Clunky with air mouse remote. Really made for tinkerers and Android fans who are tinkerers. Interface is in 1,280 by 800 resolution, even on a 1080p screen

The MiniX Neo X5-116A ($124 list) exists in the middle realm somewhere between a media hub and a desktop-class mini PC. The Neo X5 runs Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean), so it is compatible with a large library of Android apps made for tablets and...

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Amazon review summary for Minix NEO X5


alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Minix NEO X5 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

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71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Minix NEO-X5-116A V2


Flashing the ROM - Google "minix x5 download" to find the firmware download site. There are some decent instructions on youtube, but remember to install the rockchip driver from the firmware download first. Playing Flash Web Video - Install the...

No problems with the hardware, drivers, or installing apps from the play store. It works fairly well as a cheap desktop, after installing some apps and some tweaking. Performance is similar to dual core A9 tablets and phones

Hardware / Minix ; System does not auto-update the OS. Most users will want to upgrade to Andoid 4.2.2 and flashing the ROM requires using a Windows PC ; Cannot flash the unit from Windows 8.1, had to use and old XP laptop ; A little under powered...