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Voyo Bay Trail Mini PC reviewed

by on04 September 2015




There is not a lot to differentiate the Voyo mini PC from other Bay Trail micro desktops out there. They all use a near-identical hardware platform, and performance is very similar in most scenarios.

We like the colourful, minimalistic design, the decision to integrate a 64GB drive, and the ability to hook up an external 2.5-inch hard drive for even more storage. Our biggest complaint is the throttling. Granted, it’s not that bad in a typical living room setting, but we just feel it could have been a lot better with a bit more effort.


In terms of value, the Voyo mini PC with 64GB of storage costs roughly as much as marginally faster competitors equipped with the 2.1GHz Atom Z3736F processor, but it offers more storage out of the box. Does 32GB extra gigs mean more than a slightly faster processor, or a design that doesn’t suffer from as much throttling? In many cases, it does, because performance is not the primary concern when it comes to such devices. If it were, you’d be better off getting an Intel NUC with a proper Core i3 processor.

In any case, the Voyo gets a thumbs up, but only if performance is not your primary concern. After all, this is a $100 media box, not a proper PC.

Voyo Mini PC Pros and Cons


  • Sleek, compact design
  • 64GB storage out of the box
  • Ability to power an external 2.5-inch drive
  • Integrated battery
  • Low price


  • A lot of throttling under load
  • Slow storage
  • We’re not sure whether Android adds much to the value

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