Coming Soon – More Tablets, Mini PC’s & Gemini Lake

Coming Soon – More Tablets, Mini PC’s & Gemini Lake

There’s plenty coming on the site and YouTube, if you missed it I checked out the new Intel Gemini Lake J4005 Mini PC  a 10W dual core with 2.7Ghz max turbo, HDMI 2.0 output x 2, DDR4 2400Mhz support and a 2.5″ HDD/SSD bay. My first hands-on with the Gemini Lake shows a nice step up in power around 30% more according to the Geekbench 4 score compared to the J3455 Apollo Lake.

Most of the benefit moving to Gemini Lake from the Apollo Lake is the RAM speed moving from 1600Mhz DDR3 to 2400Mhz in RAM speed is a big jump. This mostly benefits the integrated Intel UHD Graphics a since it uses shared system memory, expect around 30% more FPS in certain titles. I did notice that Counter-Strike and League of Legends run much smoother.  Other improvements are 1mb more of CPU cache over the Apollo Lake, bringing the total to 4Mb cache, HDMI 2.0 and possible integration of gigabit wireless AC like the Intel 9260.

I’ll be reviewing the J5005 Pentium silver version of Intel’s NUC which I should have on Friday or Monday, this is really similar to the N4100 or N5000 Gemini Lake’s we are going to see soon in laptops and tablets next month. This SoC, the Pentium J5005 is quad core with a max turbo of 2.8Ghz. The Pentium N5000 has a max turbo of 2.7 GHz and if we can unlock the power limit expect similar performance on Pentium N5000 tablets and laptops.

And the image above, this is my Aliexpress $328 Core i5 8350U mini PC, with NVMe slot, DDR4 slots, display out, HDMI 2.0, Wireless AC. I’m working on a hands-on video of this one. It’s very fast for the size.

And this week I hope to get the Voyo Vbook i5, the keyboard and stylus have already arrived. And maybe even the AllDoCube X1 Deca-core Helio X20 powered 8.4″ Android tablet.

As for the Gemini Lake laptops and tablets. Mid to late May they will finally be coming out. We have a Jumper 11.6″ Yoga book convertible with Gemini Lake N4100 coming then, Teclast and Onda are expected to also launch new Celeron N4100 laptops in May.

Video tech reviewer and tech blogger. I have a huge interest in the latest tech, tablets, laptops, mobiles, drones, and even e-scooters. Active in the tech community since 2008 days of the Omnia i900 Windows phone., founder from way back.


  1. New ASUS 12 and 14” flip books. 8 GB LPDDR4 2400MHz / Silver N5000 Processor

  2. Will be wayting new reviewes of MiniPCs, notebooks with backlit keyboards+PD (USB-C) charging
    Huge thank you for great work

  3. This shop is listing the Acer Swift 1 laptop with a N5000. Quite expensive, only 64emmc and 4gb RAM.

    • The price is crazy, the chipset is good. I’ve just finished testing the J5005 which is the exact same chipset with a 10W TDP. So I imagine it will be similar but the price is way too much. Should be around 350 euros max! And jsut as I thought all of the new Gemini Lake will have 4GB fo RAM to start with due to DDR4 RAM prices.

  4. Looking forward to some Mini PC reviews Chris! A lot of very exciting new tech coming out right now

    • Great because the Intel NUC J5005 review is coming soon and the Core i5 8350U mini PC hands-on.

  5. will you be reviewing the xiaomi mi 6x like you did for the 5x chris? I see it launched yesterday in china. hopefully the mi a2 follows quite soon.

    • Hi, Yes I ordered one and the Blackshark. No more orders for a long time after this, just bankrupting myself.

  6. ehm .. Language of Legends .. funny spellchecker ..

    • Oh that was me… For some reason I wrote language and not league 🙁 These sleepless nights are showing.

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