PIX NII pocket-sized mini PC features an Intel Pentium N6005 Jasper Lake processor that should provide a nice upgrade to existing 2.4-inch mini PCs based on Gemini Lake processors such as Larkbox.
The tiny computer is slightly larger (2.7×2.6 inch) than the previous 2.4-inch models, but ships with up to 16GB RAM, up to a 1TB NVMe SSD, and offers two 4K-capable HDMI 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet & WiFi 6 connectivity, as well as a few USB 3.2 ports, plus a 3.5mm audio jack.
PIX NII specifications:
- SoC – Intel Pentium N6005 quad-core processor @ 2.0GHz / 3.3GHz (Turbo) with Intel UHD graphics; 10W TDP
- System Memory – 8GB or 16GB DDR4 RAM
- SATA or NVMe SSD with 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB capacity (up to 520MB/s with SATA, 1,000MB/s with NVMe)
- MicroSD card socket
- Video Output – 2x HDMI 2.0 ports up to 4Kp60
- Audio – 3.5mm audio jack, digital audio via HDMI
- Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port
- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax Wi-Fi 6
- Bluetooth 5.2
- USB – 3x USB 3.2 ports
- Misc – Virtually silent fan
- Power Supply – 12V/3A USB Type-C power supply (not compliant with USB PD)
- Dimensions – 6.9 x 6.6 x 4.8 cm (2.7 x 2.6 x 1.9 inch)
- Weight – About 160 grams
The specifications only list Windows 10/11 operating systems, but the company also mentions Ubuntu and Linux support in the description.
Three models are offered on Indiegogo with the following configuration and pricing options:
- $159 for 8GB RAM, 512GB SATA SSD (Retail: $259)
- $219 for 8GB RAM, 1TB SATA SSD (Retail: $359)
- $249 for 16GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD (Retail: $399)
Shipping adds an additional $15 to the total cost, and rewards are expected to start shipping by December 2022. As noted by Liliputing, this is the first crowdfunding campaign by PIXCORE, and although they have a working demo, the hardware hasn’t been finalized yet, so there could always be delays. Considering the similar design of all those pocket-sized PC, I would not be surprised if one would just show up with an Intel Pentium N6000 CPU on Amazon or Aliexpress before December.
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.