Voyo VMac (V1) Apollo Lake Mini PC is up for Pre-order for $195 and Up

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Voyo VMac (aka Voyo V1) is the first Apollo Lake mini PC from mainland China manufacturers, and will come with either Celeron N3450 or Pentium N4200 quad core processor combined with 4GB RAM and 32GB eMMC flash, as well as an 128GB SSD.

voyo-v1Voyo VMac/V1 specifications:

  • SoC
    • Celeron N3450 quad core processor @ 1.1 GHz / 2.2 GHz (Burst frequency) and 12 EU Intel HD graphics 500 @ 200 MHz / 700 MHz (Burst freq.); 6W TDP
    • Pentium N4200 quad core processor @ 1.1 GHz / 2.5 GHz (Burst frequency) and 18 EU Intel HD graphics 505 @ 200 MHz / 750 MHz (Burst freq.); 6W TDP
  • System Memory – 4GB DDR3L (upgradeable to 8GB)
  • Storage – 32GB eMMC flash + 128GB M.2 SSD + micro SD slot
  • Video Output – Mini HDMI 1.4 port limited to 4K @ 30 Hz
  • Audio – HDMI + 3.5mm audio jack
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, dual band WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB – 3x USB 3.0 ports
  • Power Supply – TBD
  • Dimensions – 12.00 x 12.00 x 2.80 cm
  • Weight – 400 grams

The mini PC will run Windows 10.1, and ships with an HDMI Cable, a power adapter, a remote control, and a user’s manual in English. It also includes a fan and heatsink for cooling. The 4GB SO-DIMM RAM can be upgraded to 8GB, the SSD up to 512 GB.

voyo-v1-usb-hdmiGearBest takes pre-orders for Voyo V1 as low as $194.95 using GBV1N3  coupon for the Celeron N3450 version, and $222.99 using GBV1N4 coupon for the Pentium N4200 version. If pink is not your favorite color, the computer is also available in blue and gold colors.

Via AndroidPC.es

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godmd5
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godmd5

Apollo Lake not have hdmi 2.0 4k output……….

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@godmd5
Yes it does.

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Was pretty excited before i saw it’s using active cooling. Too bad, if it was passive, i would have actually picked one up.

sabai
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sabai

I was hoping for a fanless design, too. 🙁

Karl Johnson
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If done right cooling fan should not be an issue.

pmos69
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pmos69

If not providing a built-in DP->HDMI 2.0 conversion, they could, at least, expose de DP interface.
Don’t think that would add much to the cost, and wouldn’t cripple the device.

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@cnxsoft
SoC itself supports HDMI 2.0, at least according to asrock. So it’s either a misprint or VOYO for some reason deiced to downgrade to 1.4

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@Karl Johnson

It’s a noise, no matter how low the rpms are.

pmos69
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pmos69

Everywhere I’ve seen indicates that Apolo Lake supports:
MIDI-DSI 1.1 / DP 1.2 / HDMI 1.4b / eDP 1.3
DP output supports up to 4096 x 2160 at 60 Hz
eDP and HDMI supports up to 3840×2160 at 30 Hz

Of course nothing stops a board producer from incorporating some form of DP->HDMI 2.0 converter in the design.

pmos69
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pmos69

Benjamin :
@cnxsoft
SoC itself supports HDMI 2.0, at least according to asrock. So it’s either a misprint or VOYO for some reason deiced to downgrade to 1.4

If you refering to these:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/J4205-ITX/index.us.asp?cat=Specifications
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/J3455-ITX/index.us.asp?cat=Specifications

I’ve read they include a Mega Chips DisplayPort -> HDMI 2.0 converter.

Their other J3455 board, for example, does not:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/J3455M/index.us.asp?cat=Specifications

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@cnxsoft

The board supports hdmi 2.0. And every other apollo lake device (including intel nuc) support 2.0 as well, so i’m pretty sure the SoC supports 2.0 natively, otherwise only select devices would support it.

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@pmos69
Where exactly did you see stating apollo lake supports 1.4 ?

pmos69
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pmos69

Benjamin :
@pmos69
Where exactly did you see stating apollo lake supports 1.4 ?

Most datasheets apollo lake datasheets at ark.intel don’t say which version, but you can see it, for example, in the E3900 specs shown by Intel here:

http://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/product-briefs/image-processing-opening-new-possibilities-ip-cameras-brief.pdf

TLS
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TLS

This is suggesting HDMI 1.4b only https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/intel/celeron/n3350 as well as this http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Celeron/Intel-Mobile%20Celeron%20N3350.html and thiscomment image

Intel’s NUC, Gigabyte’s BRIX and apparently ASRock supports HDMI 2.0 though…

pmos69
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pmos69

Benjamin :
@cnxsoft
The board supports hdmi 2.0. And every other apollo lake device (including intel nuc) support 2.0 as well, so i’m pretty sure the SoC supports 2.0 natively, otherwise only select devices would support it.

You can see the converter chip used by asrock here:

https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=pt-PT&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Intel-Apollo-Lake-Atom-Celeron-schneller-und-mit-4K-60-Hz-3457002.html&usg=ALkJrhisqFG9wGMvgJt7ecZsm-o1rb0z7A

piotrasd
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piotrasd

No i have mainboard from Asrock J3455 and there is chip on mainboard wich convert DP to HDMI 2.0
Even if i have connected TV, Projector to HDMI port system show me connected to DP 😉

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Looks like they’re actually using converter chips… Thats too bad, i really though intel actually included hdmi 2.0 this time around 🙂

Redneckerz
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Redneckerz

@cnxsoft There is actually some confusion with the name. Remember the original Voyo Mini PC with Atom Z3735F? It seems like they renamed it (Or perhaps it was always this way) to Voyo V1. http://en.myvoyo.com/chanpin/Mini%20PC/322.html

This ”V1” with Apollo Lake, is actually called VMac/Vmac: http://en.myvoyo.com/chanpin/601.shtml

Just to clear up that confusion 🙂

pmos69
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pmos69

benjamin :
Looks like they’re actually using converter chips… Thats too bad, i really though intel actually included hdmi 2.0 this time around

I think the Intel NUCs that have HDMI 2.0 outputs also use converter chips, like the parade PS175.

Don’t know what Gigabyte uses on their Apollo Lake BRIX mini PCs (GB-BPCE-3455 and GB-BPCE-3350), but it should be something along the same lines.

Jimf28
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Jimf28

@pmos69
I just asked a sales person on gearbest why the Voyo v1 apolo lake mini pc shows an mini hdmi 1.4 and they confirmed that it is an hdmi 1.4 unit, this is confusing!

piotrasd
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piotrasd

Apollo Lake does not support HDMI 2.0 native 😉 this is 100% true. Even some intel NUC has DP chip converter for HDMI 2.0, you can read intel forums,because they had some passthrough audio problem and made firmware update for that chip …

johnawm
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johnawm

I’ve seen it on sale at Geekbuying as well, it goes for $235 over there.

Lau
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Lau

What screen and keyboard do you use with this machine? Does it compatible with ASUS MB MB169B+ below?

https://www.asus.com/Monitors/MB169BPlus/

Can I install Ubuntu in this machine for dual boots?

Emilien
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Emilien

Thanks for the review !
the *very bad* point to this computer (that it doesn’t allow you to install *anything else than windows*) is apparently due to restrictions imposed by *Microsoft* on the EFI loaded by the constructor
actually it’s impossible to boot from an EFI linux key (the problem is not that *Linux Ubuntu Server* is not running. It is impossible to boot from the GPT EFI USB device)
it’s very very bad to force people using and OS, and to not advertise it in the product description
I’ve waited three weeks to get it and spent a whole day for nothing…
@Lau

Emilien
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Emilien

Ok so I’ve tested all I could, I can’t install Linux on it, so the computer is useless for me
It is brand new, received two days ago, and I can sell it (shipped from Paris) if someone is interested to use it with Windows
Don’t hesitation to reply to this message to contact me

bertrand
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bertrand

@Emilien
hello emilien , what is your model ? how much do you sell it? ( im in paris ) bertrand

Emilien
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Emilien

@bertrand
Hello Bertrand !
Je n’avais pas vu ton message
Mon modèle est celui qui est bleu nuit, Pentium N4200, 128GO de SSD
Je suis dispo n’importe quand et je le vends 180€
J’ai vraiment envie qu’il puisse avoir une vraie vie, même si je ne peux pas l’utiliser dans mon cas
A bientôt

Emilien
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Emilien

@bertrand
Hi ! I hadn’t seen you message. Let’s talk about it on facebook : Emilien Ghomi

Emilien
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Emilien

Toujours intéressé ?

Emilien
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Emilien

@cnxsoft
Thanks for the info ! My friend who wrote you gave me the link. I sent it back to gearbest, and I had to pay for the shipping, but I know that next time with these computers I’ll check how closed they are
I’m working with my friend on a Vorke V1 and it works very well as an Ubuntu server!

Emilien
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Emilien

@cnxsoft
Ok thanks for the information !
My situation was that I was not able to boot from a bootable USB key with Ubuntu Server 16.04.1 (UEFI)
And I’ve read somewhere that the BIOS could be closed and forbid booting on something else than Windows

Jb
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Jb

I have installed successfully duo boot ubuntu and w10 after reading these articles

1. https://blog.laurens.xyz/post/Ubuntu-on-Intel-Atom-Device.html

2.
http://linuxiumcomau.blogspot.be/?m=1

The first link lets me known there is another boot version for uefi on atom devices (voyo vmac v1) using the iso ubuntu image converted from linuxiumcomau

The second is iso ubuntu source I downloaded and created a bootable usb using the best tool Rufus.

To boot from usb, plug usb and press F7 during booting, a menu will let you choose to boot from devices/partition.

Hope this will help you out. Good luck.