Emini V6 is a desktop mini PC powered by a 15W Intel Core i5-7200U Kaby Lake processor, that looks like most other comparable computers, except for one detail: a tiny LCD display is integrated into one side of the case.
At first, it seemed non-sensical, especially the photos should a Windows logo on the photos, but it made a little more sense once the company explained it was to display CPU usage, temperature, and other system information.
- SoC – Intel Core i5-7200U dual-core Kaby Lake processor @ 2.5GHz / 3.1GHz with 3MB Cache, Intel HD Graphics 620; TDP: 15W
- System Memory – 2x DDR4 SO-DIMM slots up to 32GB RAM (dual-channel)
- Storage – M.2 2242 SSD and 2.5-inch SATA SSD support
- Video Output
- 1x HDMI 1.4a up to 4096 x 2304 @ 24Hz
- 1x mini DisplayPort (mDP) up to 4096 x 2304 @ 60Hz
- Display – Tiny LCD display (exact specs not provided)
- Built-in Realtek ALC662 HD Audio Controller
- 3.5mm audio jack
- 2/4/5.1 surround sound via HDMI
- Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) port via Realtek RTL8111F PHY
- Optional WiFi and Bluetooth via M.2 card
- USB – 3x USB 3.0 ports, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port
- 1xM.2 E Key slot support M.2 2230 WIFI+BT
- 1x M.2 M Key slot support M.2 2242 SSD
- Misc – Power button, 7-color “breathing” light, Kensington lock
- Power Supply – TBD via power barrel jack
- Dimensions – 118 x 118 x 78 mm (Aluminum body, ABS top cover)
The company says the computer can run Windows 10, Linux, Android, or any operating system that supports Intel Kaby Lake processors. There’s little information about the LCD display, however, so we don’t know how customizable that is, and whether drivers may be missing for Linux and/or Android.
It’s not the first time we write about computer hardware with integrated LCD display, as for example, ODROID-HC4 comes with an optional OLED display. Traditional tower PCs have also long had standardized displays to report system information.
Emini v6 barebone model is sold on Aliexpress for about $417, and various options are available up to 32GB RAM, a 256GB SSD, and an Intel 3165 WiFi AC module for around $659.
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.