Meet the cheapest PC in the world: Android goodness for under $18

W95 Android TV box
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What is it? The W95 Android TV box is the most affordable fully featured computer in the world right now, one that you can start using out of the box.

What makes it special and why should I buy it? Looking for something different? Here's a bargain PC with a difference. You won't find a brand new personal computer cheaper especially one with a SPDIF port. If you've found something similar with a lower price tag, let us know via Twitter!

How much does it cost? It is available from Banggood for $16.99 (about £14/AU$25) using the code BGdecA for the CN warehouse. That's an extra $11 off the current sale price of $29.99. Overall, you get more than 37% off its suggested retail price. Hurry up though as the deal ends on January 15 2021.

W95 Android mini PC
Cheapest PC in the...

W95 Android mini PC: $29.99 $16.99 at Banggood
Save $13 using the code BGdecA for the CN warehouse. The W95 is the most affordable mini computer available right now and it runs Android out of the box. Hurry up! This offer ends on January 15, 2021.

What else should we know? The device itself is easy to use, with a low learning curve thanks to the preloaded Android 7.1 operating system. It comes with a quad-core Amlogic S905W processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage and modest of connectivity/expansion options: a card reader, 100Mbps Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, audio port, two USB ports and an HDMI connector. You even get a remote control and a HDMI cable thrown in for free, and the W95 can even decode 4K content, making it perfect as a budget streaming client.

It is small enough to be concealed or move it around with ease as well. Since it is compatible with Google Play and offers internet access, you should be able to use it with all the main Android productivity services (Google Workplace, Microsoft 365).

Any cons? There's no VESA port and the Android 7.1 OS is already four years old.

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Bear in mind

  • If this product ships from mainland China, it will take a month to reach either the UK or US (and potentially more). You may be levied an additional tax, either directly or through the courier.
  • If you've managed to get hold of a cheaper product with equivalent specifications, in stock and brand new, let us know and we'll tip our hat to you.
Desire Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website builders and web hosting when DHTML and frames were in vogue and started narrating about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium.