MINIX showcased some unnamed Braswell mini PCs at IFA 2015 last September, but since then the company has been pretty quiet about their new Intel based mini PCs. The good news is that MINIX NGC-1 will be launched in about two weeks with an Intel Celeron N3150 quad core “Braswell” processor coupled with 4GB RAM, and 128GB M.2 SSD, and beside running Windows 10 64-bit, it will also support Ubuntu.
MINIX NGC-1 specifications:
- SoC – Intel Celeron N3150 quad-core processor @ 1.6 GHz / 2.08 GHz (Turbo) with 2MB L2 cache, and Intel HD graphics with 12EU (4W SDP / 6W TDP)
- System Memory – 4GB DDR3L
- Storage – 128 M.2 SSD
- Video Output – HDMI 1.4 up to 4K @ 30 Hz, and mini DisplayPort
- Audio I/O – HDMI, 3.5mm stereo jack (microphone + headphone), and optical S/PDIF
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 with two external antennas
- USB – 3x USB 3.0 host ports on front panel
- Misc – Kensington lock
- Power Supply – 12V/3A
We also know the mini PC has a fanless design.
Braswell and Cherry Trail processors have similar performance, but if you check the features’ comparison between Atom x7-Z8700 and Celeron N3150, you’ll find the Braswell processor has more PCIe lanes, USB 3.0 ports, and natively supports SATA 6Gb/s.
Tech Connect noticed the mini PC at CES 2016 and shot a short video.
MINIX did not provide pricing information yet, but another CES video mentions the price should be $399. Since the product will launch in about two weeks, we shall find out the exact price soon.
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.