GOLE1 was an different and interesting product combining tablet and mini PC features into one, but I found the 5″ screen to be rather useless, and the battery did not work exactly well since it would only charge when powered off. The new GOLE2 mini PC won’t have any of those issues since it does not come with neither a display or a battery, but instead comes into two flavors with a version running Windows 10 on Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Cherry Trail processor, and another running Android based Phoenix OS on Allwinner A64 quad core ARM Cortex A53 processor. The devices also include an HD camera and microphone for video conference, as well as 2.5″ SATA bay implemented through a USB to SATA bridge.
- Intel Atom x5-Z8350 “Cherry Trail” quad core processor @ 1.44 GHz / 1.92 GHz with Intel Gen8 HD graphics (2W SDP) or
- Allwinner A64 quad core ARM Cortex A53 processor with Mali-400MP2 GPU
- System Memory – 2GB RAM on ARM / 4 GB RAM on Intel
- Storage – 32 GB internal storage, 2.5″ SATA slot for SSD/HDD, micro SD slot up to 128 GB
- Video Output – HDMI 1.4 port
- Audio I/O – HDMI, 3.5mm headphone jack, built-in microphone, 8 ohm speaker
- Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0
- Camera – 5MP camera with 90 degree wide angle
- USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x USB 3.0 port (Intel only)
- Misc – Power , and volume buttons
- Battery – 2600mAh battery good about about 2 hours of typical use
- Power Supply – 5V/3.0A
- Dimensions – 151.24 x 57.56 x 142.7 mm (aluminum body)
The mini PC ships with the power supply, an HDMI cable, and a user’s manual in English, German, and Japanese. The Intel model is available in white and black versions, and ARM model in gold/orange only.
Just like GOLE1, the company has decide to launch GOLE2 on Indiegogo, where you can get GOLE2 Phoenix OS was as low as $69 (Early bird) and up to $99, while GOLE2 Windows 10 starts at $114 (Early bird) up to $144 without a license, so you’d need to add $25 to get a proper Windows 10 license. Shipping is not included and adds $35 for DHL or EMS shipping. Delivery is scheduled for December 2016. If history is any guide, you should be able to purchase GOLE2 for about the same price, if not lower due to cheaper shipping, once it gets sold on Chinese online shops in early 2017.
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.