This miniature Android PC is barely bigger than your thumb and ain't that costly

T98 Mini PC - $34.99 at Banggood (opens in new tab)

T98 Mini PC - $34.99 at Banggood (opens in new tab)
This tiny personal computer is among the smallest we've ever come across - it's barely any larger than a USB flash drive. Given its low price point, the components on board are surprisingly decent too.  This price is only valid for new customers using the code BGT98mini01new at checkout. For existing customers, BGT98mini01 will bring the price down to $36.99.

The T98 Mini (opens in new tab) is one of the smallest Android-powered personal computers that we’ve come across. At 38 x 89 x 15mm, it can be easily carried around and is barely larger than a USB drive (e.g. the Kingston 2TB DataTraveler Ultimate GT Flash Drive (opens in new tab)).

It's also surprisingly affordable given the hardware inside: the Allwinner H6 system-on-chip, 4GB DDR3 RAM and 32GB eMMC Flash. The H6 packs four Cortex-A53 cores with a Mali-T720 GPU and supports (unofficial) 6K resolution. 

All in all, that’s better than some Windows tablets we’ve handled in the past.

The device connects to a monitor via HDMI and supports HDMI 2.1 (4K at 60Hz). It has two microUSB ports (one OTG, one for power), one full sized USB 3.0 port and a microSD card slot. We would have loved to see a Type-C connector included, but that might have bumped up the price significantly.

The device also comes with a remote control, but we do lament the fact there’s no power supply unit (a 10W model is necessary), no 802.11ac Wi-Fi nor audio connector. 

In theory, because it runs Android 9.0, businesses will be able to use it to run a wide variety of applications, including Microsoft 365 (opens in new tab) (formerly known as Office 365) and Google G Suite (opens in new tab).

Bear in mind

  • If this product comes from mainland China, it will take at least a month to reach either the US or the UK (and potentially more). You may be levied a tax either directly or through the courier.
  • If you've found a cheaper product with equivalent specifications, in stock and brand new, let us know and we'll tip our hat to you.
Desire Athow
Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

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.