GIGABYTE GB-BPCE-3350 will be one of the first Intel Apollo Lake mini PCs powered by the entry-level Celeron N3350 dual core processor, with two SO-DIMM slots for up to 8GB RAM, SATA support, HDMI 2.0 and VGA ports, etc… and very much designed like an Intel NUC.
GIGABYTE GB-BPCE-3350 specifications:
- SoC – Intel Celeron N3350 dual core processor @ 1.1 GHz / 2.4 GHz with 12 EU Intel HD graphics 500 @ 200 MHz / 650 MHz (6W TDP)
- System Memory – 2x SO-DIMM DDR3L 1333/ 1600/ 1866 MHz slot up to 8GB
- Storage – 1x 2.5″ SATA 3.0 bay for drives with 7.0/9.5mm thickness, 1x micro SD slot
- Video Output – HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 up to 4K @ 60 Hz, and VGA up to 1920×1200 @ 60 Hz; Dual independent display support
- Audio – HDMI out, 3.5mm audio in/mic in combo jack; Realtek ALC255 audio codec
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek RTL8111HS), Wi-Fi 802.11ac & Bluetooth 4.0 (Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168)
- USB – 4x USB 3.0 ports
- Expansion – 1x PCIe M.2 NGFF 2230 A-E key slot populated with the Intel Wireless card
- Misc – Kensington lock slot, VESA mountable
- Power Supply – 19V/2.1A
- Dimensions – mini PC: 114 x 107 x 56 mm; Motherboard: 105 x 100 mm
- Temperature Range – Operating: 0°C to +35°C; Storage: -20°C to +60°C
The mini PC includes VESA bracket for 75 x 75 and 100 x 100 mm mounting. The device will likely be sold barebone, i.e. without memory and storage, but the company only mentions Windows 10 64-bit support, and they’ve already released the drivers. I’m not sure about Apollo Lake Linux support so far, but I’d assume it will (eventually) be similar to what we have with Braswell processors.
It’s the first low power Intel mini PC that I’ve ever seen with HDMI 2.0 support, meaning Apollo Lake mini PCs should be the first low power (and hopefully low cost) mini PCs to support 4K up to 60 Hz/fps.
Price and availability information has not been released by the company yet. You may find a few more details on the product page.
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