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Intel powered 2.4-inch Mini PC’s is used for office automation and 4k video

Leaving the HDMI PC in place aside, we started seeing Intel pocket-sized devices last year with an ECS LIVA Q2 mini-computer with a dual-core N4100 Gemini Lake processor measuring 70x70x33.4mm.

CHUWI managed to design a smaller Gemini Lake Mini computer with a Larkbox mini PC powered by Celeron J4115 Quad-Core processor measuring 61x61x43mm (2.4 ″ x 2.4 ″ x 1.7 ″). They seem to have launched the new 2.4-inch mini form factor, as we caught at least two other models with almost the same dimensions, but with different specifications.

XCY X51 2.4 ” PC

SoC – Gemini Lake 1.1 / 2.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Celeron N4100 processor with Intel UHD Graphics 600; 6 watts TDP
System Memory – 8GB LPDDR4
Storage – 128GB M.2 2242 SSD, MicroSD Card Slot
Video Output – HDMI 2.0 up to 4K @ 60Hz
Audio – 3.5mm audio jack and digital audio via HDMI
Connectivity – dual-band 802.11 b / g / n / ac WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2
USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x USB Type-C power port
The miscellaneous – Power button, cooling fan with “almost no noise”
Power supply – To be determined via USB-C port
Dimensions – 62 x 62 x 42 mm
Weight – 121 grams
XCY-X51 2.4 ” PC

Compared to Chuwi Larkbox, the XCY X51 mini-computer has a slightly slower Celeron N4100 processor instead of the Celeron J4115 10W processor, more RAM (8GB vs. 6GB), and a 128GB M.2 SSD drive instead of 128GB eMMC Flash Memory + M. Flash 2 SSD. So, Ready Performance may end up faster thanks to the built-in SSD.

There is no information on the power source, and as a reminder, use Chuwi non-standard 12V power adapter connected to the USB-C port. The arrangement of ports is really the same so it may be source from the same manufacturer.

The 2.4-inch XCY X51 mini-computer is now available at $ 179 including DHL shipping, or $ 30 more than CHUWI Larkbox (Indiegogo), but for that price, you’ll get additional memory and faster storage, and you won’t need to wait for a crowdfunding campaign before finishing Charge your device.

GMK mini PC

The 2.4-inch GMK mini-computer has just the same exterior design as the XCY X51 above but with slightly different

specifications:

SoC – Intel Celeron J4125 Quad-Core @ 2.5 / 2.7 GHz Gemini Lake Processor with Intel UHD Graphics 600; 10 watts TDP
System Memory – 8GB LPDDR4
Storage – 128GB M.2 2242 SSD, MicroSD Card Slot
Video Output – HDMI 2.0 up to 4K @ 60Hz
Audio – 3.5mm audio jack and digital audio via HDMI
Connectivity – Dual-band 802.11 b / g / n / ac WiFi 5 2 x 2 MIMO and Bluetooth 4.2
USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x USB Type-C power port
The miscellaneous – Power button, cooling fan with “almost no noise”
Power supply – To be determined via USB-C port
Dimensions – 62 x 62 x 42 mm
Weight – 125 grams
It is not clear whether MIMO 2 x 2 is an added advantage compared to the XCY model or the latter forgot to mention it, but the only real difference seems to be the fastest Celeron J4125 processor. Users interested in getting an Ethernet might be lucky with this shape factor.

At this point, there is likely to be one manufacturer offering ODM design, and its customers can make some modifications upon request such as changing the processor. Memory, storage, and box mark/color.

GMK is proving to be a fairly new company (June 2019) consisting of an R&D and production team coming from Meizu, Teclast, Chuwi, and Alldocube. GMK mini PC is not yet available, and the company plans to launch the device on a crowdfunding platform in August / September.

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