Voyo V3 Mini PC – Powerful Mini PC powered by Intel Atom X7 Cherry Trail, 4 GB RAM and 128 GB SSD


The Voyo V3 is the first Mini PC to offer the Intel Atom X7 8700 Cherry Trail Chipset with 4 GB RAM and also comes with 128 GB SSD storage. On paper, the Mini PC is the fastest yet and most feature packed available today.

SpecsVoyo V3 Mini
ProcessorIntel Atom X7 Z8700 @ 2.4GHz Quad Core
GPU: Intel HD Gen 8
MemoryRAM: 4 GB DDR3
OS64 bit Windows 10 Home Edition
ConnectivityWiFi 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 4.0
Dimensions130 x 130 x 9.9 mm
Weight: 200g
Interface2x USB 3.0
1x USB 2.0 Port
1x USB Type C Port (Power)
1x 3.5mm Audio Port
1x MicroSD Card Slot

AVAILABILITY (Updated Oct 21, 2016)
Voyo V3 Mini (4+128 GB) retails at $196 (Sale) – Buy here
Stock at EU Warehouse
Stock at US Warehouse

Flash Sale valid until Oct 25, 2016

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The Voyo V3 Mini PC is the successor to the V2 Mini PC. The Voyo V3 is also the first Mini PC to feature the Intel Atom Cherry Trail X7-8700 processor, a step higher than the X5 variant, but only in terms of clock speeds. The V3 is also an Ultra thin Mini PC, which has similarities to the V2 in terms of design and aesthetics.

I was able to take the V2 for a spin, the V3, unfortunately no (you can refer to the reviewer on the Video above for reference). One thing i loved about the V2 was the great design and low profile appearance. And it seems, Voyo still continues that on the V3. Anyway, the V2 hardware, which is older (BayTrail), and underwhelming performance, but still works as a Windows based Mini PC, good for movies, light web surfing and the occasional games.

On the other hand, the V3 taking a peak at the hardware seems to be a beast. Packing the new Intel Atom X7 Cherry Trail processor and 4 GB RAM, i would expect doubling of Performance. Also i noticed that it is also using an SSD storage instead of the eMMC. On another note, the V2 Mini PC, used two separate storage, eMMC and one SSD. The V3 seems to stick to the SSD entirely, but basing on the video above, the Foresee SSD (not entirely known brand), isn’t the fastest SSD available but it is faster than the conventional eMMC storage used on most devices.

Possible Thermal issues

A problem i noticed with the V2 was the heat, even at idle it sticks around 48 to 50 C, and this was on a BayTrail processor). Cherry Atom runs hotter and this is a fact, I wonder if thermal throttling will be an issue. The BayTrail version (V2) tops at 72C, and i am expecting the V3 will be on the highs of 83C. Also considering you can’t do anything about this because the design was passive cooling, contrary to other Mini PC (MeeGoPAd T04) which has active fan cooling. Which could have been a better alternative. But a great plus for passive cooling is that the Mini PC can be as thin as it can be. Also, i opened the V2 and likely the same practice on the V3 that the Aluminum body will be used as a heat spreader.

Gaming performance wasn’t the highlight of the V2 as it had weaker chipset, but i do expect that the V3 will perform better especially on 1080p settings. The added speed boost of the X7 chipset is more than enough for the casual user of Windows 10. Gaming, will also be limited to older titles, but still modern games can run but on bottomed out settings.

USB 3.0 and USB Type C

A clear edge of the V3 is the addition of USB 3.0 (standard sizes) and USB Type C, which more likely is used for charging. Furthermore, you also have USB 2.0 (standard port available), MicroSD card slot for expandability and a Standard size HDMI Port (supports up to 4K).

Other connectivity options like Bluetooth 4.0 are available and WiFi 2.4GHz only (not 5GHz), common advertising mistake, the V2 also advertised 5GHz WiFi but is only 2.4GHz on actual testing.

Also worth noting that the V3 lacks Ethernet RJ45 connector, meaning it relies most on WiFi connectivity.

Video Reference: Voyo V3 Full Review (credits to reviewer)

Still too early to say, but the Voyo V3 is clearly a step up to its predecessor, hardware wise it is a monster and even surpass some tablets in the market today. Although i also see thermal issues being an issue here and would like to know how much performance can be squeeze on this machine. A big asset is the support of USB 3.0 and USB Type C connectivity. Also worth mentioning is the SATA3 SSD available for storage, which was not really commonly seen on this chipset.

First Impressions of Voyo V3 Mini PC:

  • First Mini PC to feature Intel Atom Cherry Trail X7 – 8700 Chipset
  • 4 GB DDR3 RAM and 128 GB SATA
  • Activated Windows 10 Home Edition 64 bit
  • Supports up to 4K video output via HDMI Port
  • Aluminum body and design similar to V2 (Glass top cover)
  • only 10.5mm thick (Ultra thin)
  • USB 3.0 Standard Port
  • USB Type C Connector

Possible Limitations:

  • Heat issues and Thermal Throttling
  • Not very fast SSD
  • No Ethernet Port (relies on WiFi)
  • No Built in Battery (unlike the V2)
AVAILABILITY (Updated Oct 21, 2016)
Voyo V3 Mini (4+128 GB) retails at $196 (Sale) – Buy here
Stock at EU Warehouse
Stock at US Warehouse

Flash Sale valid until Oct 25, 2016

You may be interested:

Tablet Flash Sale (updated)
Other Cherry Trail Mini PC’s

About Vincent
I am 27 years old and an avid fan of Phones and tablets. Writing blogs is my hobby and i have taken a keen interest in making Tablet and Phone Reviews.

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