MeLE launched PCG02 Apo HDMI TV Stick based on Intel Celeron N3450 Apollo Lake processor and featuring a Gigabit Ethernet port last month.
The company is now showcasing the product at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair, and promoting their next generation TV stick based on the same design, but instead powered by Intel Celeron N4000 or N4100 Gemini Lake processor.
MeLE PCG02 GML (PCHD26 GML3) specifications:
- Intel Celeron N4000 dual core Gemini Lake processor @ 1.1 – 2.4 GHz with Intel UHD Graphics 600; 6W TDP
- Intel Celeron N4100 quad core Gemini Lake processor @ 1.1 – 2.2 GHz with Intel UHD Graphics 600; 6W TDP
- System Memory – 2GB, 4GB or 6GB LPDDR3
- Storage – 32GB eMMC flash, micro SD card slot
- Video Output – HDMI 2.0 up to 4K @ 60 Hz
- Audio Output – HDMI, 3.5mm earphone jack
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2
- USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports
- Misc – Power button, Kensington lock slot
- Power Supply – 5V via micro USB port
- Dimensions – 150 x 54 x 16.5 mm
Apart from the new processor, all ports are the same, and the stick adds 4K @ 60 Hz video output and playback since it is built into the Gemini Lake processor. Supported operating systems include Windows 10 and Linux, but the latter will only likely be available for custom orders in quantity, or if you install it yourself.
Notebook Italia is at the event in Hong Kong, and went to visit MeLE’s booth to check out their Apollo Lake and Gemini Lake TV sticks, where they also show a slightly different enclosure design (PCHD27) for OEMs.
The new MeLE PCG02 GML TV stick should start selling in June, and the good news is the price should be the same as the Apollo Lake version: $179.99 to $199.99. I’d assume this price will be for the version with Celeron N4100 and 4GB RAM, since it is supposed to replace PCG02 Apo (N3450 quad core + 4GB RAM), which suffers from cooling problems according to Notebook Italia article.