Only weeks ago Intel’s Gemini Lake J4005 (10W TDP) NUC was released, that one has two x HDMI 2.0 ports and can run two 4k monitors at 60hz monitors, what it lacks, however, is an M.2 SSD slot. This new Alfawise T1 Mini PC with Gemini Lake N4100 (6W TDP 2.4Ghz) has at least the M.2 SSD slot and HDMI 2.0, but only one. There is also VGA something you don’t normally see now. Gemini Lake laptops and tablets are soon to follow and should be coming by the end of the month.
The Gemini Lakendows 10 on it. For ports, you get a USB 3.0 type-C, USB 3.0 x 4, MicroSD reader, Gigabit LAN port and even a microphone on the unit so you can use Cortana for example.
RAM is 4GB DDR4 2400Mhz, a nice step up from the DDR3 1600Mhz on the older Apollo Lake mini PCs. I hope this has a SODIMM slot so 8GB can be added, but this RAM might be soldered onto the motherboard. With current RAM prices all of the new Gemini Lake tech seems to be using 4GB for now. I would love to see an 8GB version.
It has a reset button for the bios, suggesting to me that it should be fully unlocked hopefully with power limits so we can set say 10W like the Celeron J4005. And finally a Kensington lock slot, Wireless AC (3165) headphone jack with mic support and VESA mount.
It’s price: $219.99 which isn’t bad considering Intel’s Gemini Lake NUC without storage or RAM is $125. I’ll review it once I can buy one, so keep an eye out for it.
Alfawise T1 Gemini Lake Celeron N4100 Mini PC.