CSQ CSW9 is an Intel Celeron J900 based mini PC with a 500GB HDD that normally sells for a little over $200 on Aliexpress once shipping is included. But today, as I found a list of Geekbuying Coupons via Google+, I noticed the device was listed on Geekbuying as VX2, and both Celeron J1800 and J1900 versions were available for respectively $179.99 and $189.99 after applying MYMVECMY coupon, which looks like a decent deals since a 500GB 2.5″ SATA drive costs about $45.
- SoC – Intel Celeron J1800 dual core processor @ 2.41 GHz (base) / 2.58 GHz (burst), or J1900 Quad core processor @ 2.0 GHz (base) / 2.41 GHz (Burst) with Intel HD graphics (10W TDP)
- System Memory – 2 GB DDR3L 1066/1333 MHz
- Storage – 2.5″ 500GB SATA hard drive + micro SD card slot + optional 32GB to 128GB eMMC flash
- Video Output – HDMI 1.4a + VGA with dual independent display support
- Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet (Gigabit Ethernet as option), 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
- Audio – Realtek ALC269 HD audio codec, 1x headphone jack
- USB – 3x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x USB 3.0 port.
- Misc – IR receiver, power button, and power LED
- Power Supply – 19V/2.1A
Battery – 2,000 mAh (only claimed by one seller)
- Dimensions – 153.4 x 153.4 x 38 mm
- Weight – 440 grams
The computer only ships with its power supply, is said to come with Windows 8.1 pre-installed (likely without proper license), and the company claims Android & Windows 8.1 Dual Boot, Ubuntu, Fedora, etc.. can also be installed.
GeekBuying $50 coupon in only valid until April 14,2015. although I’ve seen them withdraw coupons earlier, if a promotion is a bit too popular… An alternative is eBay where VX2 J1800 sells for $188.99 and VX2 J1900 for $197.99.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.