CHUWI Larkbox is a 2.4-inch mini PC that can fit in the palm of your kid’s hand and that launched last year on Indiegogo for as low as $149. It’s powered by an Intel Celeron J4115 Gemini Lake Refresh processor that currently in the process of being discontinued.
So the company has now come up with an upgrade and launched the Chuwi Larkbox Pro with exactly the same specifications, except for the (slightly) faster Intel Celeron J4125 quad-core GLK Refresh processor with a 2.0 GHz base frequency and 2.7 GHz Turbo frequency, against 1.8 and 2.5 GHz respectively for J4115.
- SoC – Intel Celeron J4125 quad-core Gemini Lake Refresh processor @ 2.0 / 2.7 GHz (Turbo) / 2.4 GHz (Turbo all cores) with Intel UHD Graphics 600 @ 250/750 MHz; 10W TDP
- System Memory – 6GB LPDDR4
- Storage – 128GB eMMC 5.1 flash, M.2 2244 socket for SATA SSD, MicroSD card slot
- Video Output – HDMI 2.0 up to 4K @ 60 Hz
- Audio – 3.5mm audio jack, digital audio via HDMI
- Connectivity – 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.1
- USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x USB Type-C port for power
- Misc – Power button, “ultra-silence” cooling fan
- Power Supply – 12V/2A via USB-C port
- Dimensions – 61 x 61 x 43 mm
- Weight – 127 grams
The mini PC ships with Windows 10 Home, but it can also run Linux distributions. The device comes with a 24W “USB” power supply, but note that it’s not an actual USB power supply, and instead it’s just a standard 12V power supply that happens to connect to a USB-C port. If you ever connect this power adapter to other USB equipment, you’ll likely fry them.
Most people will not notice a performance difference between J4115 and J4125 processors, so the company probably updated the processor due to upcoming supply constraints.
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.