The Tronsmart Ara X5 Plus is a Mini PC that comes preinstalled with Windows 10. It's a simple device with a high quality build and some cool features, like Cortana. Overall it's a good choice to be used as a media player for under $100.
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Pro Decent Wi-Fi performance
This box delivers 50 Mbps of download speed and 20 Mbps of upload speed over Wi-Fi. To extend its Wi-Fi coverage, it comes with an attachable Wi-Fi antenna.
Pro Built-in Cortana app works as your personal assistant
By using the Cortana application you can set reminders and get answer to simple questions using voice commands. You can even ask it to tell you a joke.
Pro Comes pre-installed with a fully licensed Windows 10 OS
You won't have to go trough the process of buying a Windows license and setting up an OS to use this device.
Pro The box is silent
Since there's no fan for this device, it doesn't make any noise.
Pro Can add more storage
This unit has a microSD slot and a USB port, so you can add more storage to the already existing 32GB of internal storage.
Pro Great media quality
This unit has no problem with playing 1080p and Blu-Ray videos at 60 frames per second.
Con The big antenna is unattractive
This unit has a tall and bulky Wi-Fi antenna. This also makes it harder to hide this unit behind your TV.
Con Memory can’t be upgraded
Since RAM is hard-wired to the motherboard, it is not possible to add more memory.
Con Slow when multitasking
This is mainly because it has only 2GBs of RAM. It will still handle a dozen web browser tabs, but you should avoid doing other demanding tasks simultaneously.