MOREFINE M6 – An ultra-thin Jasper Lake mini PC (Crowdfunding)

We’ve seen a fair amount of Jasper Lake mini PCs, and even reviewed one with Beelink U59. MOREFINE M6 stands out due to its size and thickness, being about the size of two smartphones stacked together.

The features are also promising with an Intel Celeron N5105 quad-core processor coupled with up to 16 GB RAM, up to 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD, as well as dual 4K video output through HDMI and USB-C ports, a 2.5GbE ports WiFi 6 & Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, and three USB 3.1 ports.

MOREFINE M6MOREFINE M6 specifications:

  • SoC – Intel Celeron N5105 quad-core Jasper Lake processor @ 2.0GHz / 2.9GHz (Turbo) with Intel UHD graphics 605; 10W TDP
  • System Memory – 8GB or 16GB LPDDR4
  • Storage – 512GB or 1TB M.2 NVMe 2280 SSD, or 256GB M.2 SATA SSD
  • Video Output
    • 1x HDMI 2.0 port up to 4Kp60
    • 1x DisplayPort Alt Mode via USB-C port up to 4Kp60
  • Audio – 3.5 audio jack, digital audio via HDMI
  • Networking
    • 2.5 Gbps Ethernet via Intel i225 controller
    • Dual-band 802.11b/g/n/ax WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 via Intel AX201 module
  • USB – 3x USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports
  • Expansion – 1x M.2 2280 PCIe socket, 1x M.2 2242 SATA socket
  • Misc – Power button and LED, cooling fan
  • Power  Supply – 12V/2A via USB-C port (“USB PD: 30W”)
  • Dimensions – 155 x 80 x 19 mm
  • Weight – 195 grams

Ultra-thin Jasper Lake mini PC

The M6 mini PC ships with an HDMI cable, a 12V/2A USB Type-C charger, a VESA mount with 8 screws, and a user’s manual. Note that while the specifications read (USB PD: 30W), it’s probably using one of those non-compliant 12V power adapters with a USB-C plug. I understand Windows 11 is pre-loaded on the machine, but Linux distributions like Ubuntu 20.04 are also supported.

The specifications are quite similar, although slightly better, than the ZX01 palm-sized mini PC which packs the features in a 72x72x45mm enclosure. So you have the choice whether you value thickness or area on the desk. ZX01 comes with two HDMI ports which may be convenient, but MOREFINE M6 offers better networking options with 2.5GbE and WiFi 6, and also supports the more common M.2 2280 SSDs.

MOREFINE M6 ultra-thin Jasper Lake mini PC is now offered on Indiegogo with three rewards available:

  • $256 with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SATA SSD
  • $298 with 8GB RAM and a 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD
  • $359 with 16GB RAM and a 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD

MOREFINE says those pledges are all 30% cheaper than the retail price after the crowdfunding campaign. Worldwide shipping appears to be included in the price, and deliveries are scheduled to start in April 2022.

Via Liliputing

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Antonym
Antonym
4 months ago

Active cooling fan inside: not noiseless.

tkaiser
tkaiser
4 months ago

According to a short review on YT: ‘fan a little noisy’ (‘fortunately’ noise being one of the most subjective impressions 😉 )

This review points out the brick being able to be powered by QC compliant power banks (12V) so ‘laptop without a display’ is amongst possible use cases. And it contradicts some info here (versions without 2.5GbE seem to exist and the M.2 2280 slot being empty at least when choosing the 256GB variant).

tonny
tonny
4 months ago

Depends on your use case, and if second hand goods is no problem for you; you can get much more performance with used mini-pc from dell (optiplex), hp (prodesk, elitedesk), lenovo (thinkcentre) albeit with much higher TDP (~35W). But just undervolt and underclock it. NUC 11i3 is about < $300 barebone BTW.

Jqpabc123
Jqpabc123
4 months ago

Ding, ding, ding — we have a winner in at least on respect, the ports layout.

The mini cube layouts offer an illusion of compactness. But with ports on the sides and front, these create an ugly “hydra” cable mess that consumes about as much overall space as this one does with all the ports on the back. But apparently, people don’t think about this until after the purchase.

Occam
Occam
4 months ago

Bingo….these guys got it right.

Theguyuk
Theguyuk
4 months ago

CNX covered the 4500C version but there is a Gigabyte GB-BMCE-5105 (rev. 1.0) too. Larger than the above PC though.

Romain
Romain
4 months ago

12V charger confirmed
https://youtu.be/oZmRvKF-lFs?t=156

PhilS
PhilS
4 months ago

Good spec but still way overpriced for what it is.

technik007cz
technik007cz
4 months ago

An ultra-thin ? You think people are crazy in noisy thin technology?I am not interest in any fan cooled devices for any money. Even if I could get it for free. No, thanks.

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