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Friday, July 31, 2015

To MINIX or not to MINIX ?


We spent the afternoon with friends in town who have their large flat-screen television connected to a Wi-Fi-gadget called the MINIX NEO X8-H Plus.

"What's that?", I hear you ask. Well, think of it as a fairly powerful Android tablet - just like my HP Slate 21 - but with no built-in display.

Instead, you attach it to your television - or any other HDMI-capable display - to watch movies or browse the internet on the wide screen.

Just make sure your television has an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connection into which a plug like this will fit:

Browsing the internet on a large flat-screen television is quite a new experience and well worth the couple of hundred dollars this amazing gadget costs, whether you buy it on the internet or at Dick Smith.