Released in August 2019, Intel’s 10th generation Comet Lake-Y and U-Series processors have been found in several laptops, but there have been less Comet Lake mini PC‘s announced with the new processors.
XCY X41 barebone mini PC has been around for a while with Intel’s 6th Gen to 8th Gen processor but has recently been upgraded with a variant featuring the 15W Intel Core i7-10510U 10th Gen Comet Lake processor.
XCY X41 mini PC (Comet Lake version) specifications:
- SoC – Intel Core i7-10510U quad-core/octa-thread Comet Lake-U processor @ 1.80 GHz / 4.90GHz (Turbo) with 8MB cache, 24 EU Intel UHD Graphics 620; 15W TDP (TDP up: 25 W / TDP down: 10 W)
- System Memory – 2x 260-pin SO-DIMM slot for up to 32GB DDR4 2400/2666MHz
- Storage – M.2 2280 socket for NVME SSD, SD card slot
- Video Output
- 1x HDMI up to 4096×2304 @ 24Hz
- 1x DisplayPport up to 4096×2304 @ 60Hz
- Audio – Realtek ALC662 HD Audio; 3.5mm microphone jack, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Dual Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) via Intel i219-LM (LAN1) and Realtek RTL8111 (LAN2)
- Optional 2.4G/5GHz dual-band WiFi 5, Bluetooth 4.0 via mPCIe card
- USB – 4x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0, 1x USB Type-C
- Misc – Power button, on-board fan, wake-up on LAN, automatic power on after power restore
- Power Supply – 12V/5A
- Dimensions – 150 x 136.5 x 50mm
- Weight – 65 grams
XCY X41 mini PC ships with its 110/220V power adapter, regional power cord (EU, AU, UK or US), a user manual & a warranty card. The mini PC is said to support Windows 10, Windows 8, and Linux distributions such as Ubuntu.
XCY X41 mini PC is sold barebone on Aliexpress for $419 including worldwide DHL shipping, but the seller also provides options with RAM and storage and for instance, the model with 16GB DDR4 RAM and 512MB SSD goes for $619.
Few sellers advertize their mini PCs as being powered by “Comet Lake” processors, and instead, they just use the processor model or “10th generation processor” in the title. It turns out XCY X41 is not the only Core i7-10510U mini PC around, as you’ll find a bunch of competing solutions on Aliexpress.
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.