Mini PCs

New Gemini Lake Tech Coming – Tablets, Laptops & Mini PC’s

Alldocube has updated their Knote, now called the KNote 5 it ships with the Gemini Lake Celeron N4100. The sad thing is they haven’t done anything else to it. I checked out this model back last year with the N3450 and it only has a Type-C port, no USB type-A. While you get the faster chipset that is really it, RAM has also dropped to 4GB, but it’s DDR4 2400Mhz vs the last gen’s D...[Read More]

Alfawise T1 Gemini Lake Mini PC Launched

The Alfawise T1, a Gemini Lake N4100 mini PC has finally launched, this uses the successor to the Intel Apollo Lake N3450 SoC, the Celeron N4100 which has 2 MB more cache (4MB total), supports HDMI 2.0 and a 200Mhz faster max clock speed. I’ve tested the new Pentium Silver J5005 in Intel’s new NUC, so expect mostly improvements to GPU performance thanks to the move from DDR3 1600Mhz to...[Read More]

Hands-On with the Hystou Core i5 8350U Mini PC

This one caught my eye back when the Anniversary Aliexpress sale was on, I order one for $328 with DHL shipping. The spec on paper is great, Core i5 8350U (I was expecting the 8250U), NVMe SSD support, two RAM slots DDR4 up to 2400Mhz. And of course, HDMI 2.0, Gigabit LAN, DisplayPort out and even a type-C port. And the form factor is tiny, even smaller than the Intel Gemini Lake NUC’s IR...[Read More]

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 t...[Read More]

First Gemini Lake Mini PC’s Coming – Alfawise T1

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 l...[Read More]

Chuwi’s New Mini PC – The HiGame

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 ...[Read More]

BeeLink AP42 Windows 10 PC (Pentium N4200)

Back in December, I reviewed the first Pentium N4200 Windows 10 Mini PC, the Voyo V1 which has this same Apollo Lake N4200 in it, A 2.5Ghz max turbo quad-core with Intel 505 GPU. It performed well, now BeeLink has the AP42 an oddly named Windows 10 mini PC, but it has no fan in it, the Voyo V1 is actively cooled. This one is passively cooled so only a big heatsink in there so should be great for t...[Read More]

Beelink GT1 Ultimate – Amilogic S912 3GB RAM Mini PC

The latest Beelink media player, the GT1 Ultimate media player powered by an octa-core Amlogic S912, 3GB of DDR4 RAM and 32GB of internal storage is on flash sale for $79.99 over at Gearbest. It can handle 4k H.265 10bit and 4k VP9 hardware decoding with HDMI 2.0 4k 60hz output. The max turbo is 2.0Ghz and it also has a gigabit ethernet port and wireless AC. Looks like a powerful little mini PC th...[Read More]

Chuwi HiBox-Hero Review

Chuwi’s first mini PC isn’t a bad attempt, it’s the revised Atom X5 Z8350, 4GB of RAM and dual OS. Runs both Windows 10 Home and Android 5.1 which is getting a little old now. The mini PC has 3 USB ports, one of which is USB 3.0, they can all power external hard drives and that USB 3.0 port runs at proper USB 3.0 speeds. It also supports a mini remote which also has an air mouse ...[Read More]

Voyo V1 – Pentium N4200 (Apollo Lake) Mini PC First Look

The end of 2016 sees the release of the new 14nm Apollo Lake (Atom Cherry Trail successor) Now rebadged as a Celeron or Pentium as to help improve sales and get away from the Atom stigma of Atom = Poor performance. This is the Voyo V1 Mini PC, my unit is powered by the Pentium N4200 with a max turbo of 2.5Ghz, there is another with the Celeron N3450. Both of those chips will also be in tablets. So...[Read More]

Chuwi Dual OS MiniPC The HiBox-Hero

Update: Gearbest.com now has it in stock, $129.99 with coupon GBCWH. Chuwi just entered the notebook market with the Chuwi Lapbook series, and now Mini PC’s. The HiBox-Hero is a dual OS mini PC, I have only seen Android or Windows 10, so this is good to see. It’s got the revised Atom X5 Z8350, 4GB of RAM and dual-band wireless AC. 64GB of internal storage and a 1000M Lan port. USB port...[Read More]

Up Next for Review Dec 2016/Jan 2017

So a few have been asking me what I’m reviewing next, will I review XYZ tablet or mobile. Here is what I have ordered, waiting for or planned to review. Most of these are a good month out coming in December maybe even Jan 2017. Ordered waiting to ship or arrive: GPD Win Z8750 Windows gaming tablet/handheld. Voyo A1 Mini PC N4200 4GB Apollo Lake version Cube iwork 1X new 2-in-1 Z8350 tablet (...[Read More]

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