Chuwi is getting back to the Mini PC market, but this time with a rather powerful one. Not a weak Apollo Lake or Gemini Lake SoC, but the new 8th Gen Intel Core i5 8305G. Based on Kaby Lake-G it’s a very interesting chipset that combines both an Intel CPU and an AMD dedicated GPU on one die. The GPU is a Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics, which is around 30% to 40% faster than a Nvidia 1050.
The specs of the HiGame are also very good, packed full of ports and upgradable RAM and SSD.
- 8GB DDR4 (Two SODIMM slots, upgradable RAM)
- 128GB M.2 SSD (The slot supports 2242 & 2280 sizes, SATA3 & PCIe x4)
- 2.5″ SSD/HDD bay.
- Gigabit Ethernet
- Wireless AC with BT 4.1
- 4 x USB 3.0 ports
- Mic & headphone jacks
- Thunderbolt 3
- 2 x HDMI 2.0 spec
- 2 x Displayport 1.3
- 173mm high, 73mm wide and 158mm long
Must say that it looks great, no word on pricing yet my guess is $499. But I would also love to see a cheaper bare-bones version. This way we can use our own RAM and SSD if we plan to go higher or have the parts ready to use. It’s going to be another crowdfunded project from Chuwi, the official page is here. So keep an eye out for when the crowd funder goes live. What do you think? I will definitely review this if I can. I should have in a week or two a $335 8th Gen 8250U mini PC to review with HDMI 2.0, NVMe SSD slot, 2.5:” bay so keep an eye out for that. I plan to review a few more mini PC’s.