Intel Jasper Lake N-Series Celeron and Pentium processors were formally introduced at the beginning of the year as the successors of the Gemini Lake (Refresh) processors, and we’ve seen several mini PCs and motherboards so far from lesser-known Chinese manufacturers to more established brands like ASUS, GIGABYTE, and ECS.
The previous generation Gemini Lake mini PCs would usually sell around $150 to $200, but now with the JK01 barebone computer, we’ve got an inexpensive Intel Celeron N5095 Jasper Lake mini PC selling for about $141 including shipping.
- SoC – Intel Celeron N5095 quad-core Jasper Lake processor @ 2.0GHz / 2.9GHz (Turbo) with 4MB cache, 16EU Intel UHD Graphics; 15W TDP
- System Memory – 2x SO-DIMM slots for up to 16GB DDR4 memory
- Storage – M.2 2280 socket for NVMe or SATA SSD, 2.5-inch SATA drive bay, MicroSD card socket
- Video Output – 1x HDMI 2.0 port up to 4Kp60, 1x DisplayPort port up to 4Kp60, 1x VGA port; three independent display support
- Audio – 3.5mm Line out/speaker jack, 3.5mm microphone jack, digital audio via HDMI
- Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port via RTL8111F chip
- Optional Dual-band 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 via M.2 2230 module
- USB – 4x USB 3.0 ports, 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x USB-C port
- Power & Reset buttons
- Hardware monitoring – CPU temperature, system temperature, onboard voltage, watchdog
- AMI UEFI BIOS on 8MB flash
- Power Supply – 12V/2.5A DC jack
- Dimensions – 140 x 140 x 47 mm (specs) or 136 x 125 x 52 mm (graphics). IMHO, the second one looks right…
The system is actively cooled and the company says it supports Windows 64-bit and Linux 64-bit operating systems. The seller also offers full systems with memory, storage, and Windows 10 Pro 64-bit pre-installed, although possibly not activated:
- $199 – 8GB RAM, 128GB NVMe SSD
- $219 – 8GB RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD
- $238 – 8GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD
- S325 – 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD
If you’d like to get an idea of the performance, you can check out Ian’s review of Beelink U59 mini PC also based on the Intel Celeron N5095 processor, and tested with Windows 11 and Ubuntu 20.04/21.04. Note there will always be some small variation between systems with the same processor, either because of cooling, memory configuration/bandwidth, or storage (SSD vs SATA), but it can still serve as a rough guide of expected performance.
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.