GOLE1 was quite a unique mini PC when it launched in 2016 as it included a 5-inch touchscreen display. HIGOLE is now back with the GOLE1 Pro based on a similar design, but a slightly larger 5.5-inch touchscreen display, and much better specs suitable for 2022’s software and entry-level use cases.
The Atom x5-Z8300 “Cherry Trail” processor found in the original device gives way to an Intel Celeron N4200 or J4125 Gemini Lake processor, and the GOLE1 Pro mini PC, which the company sometimes also calls “HIGOLE PC 2022”, comes with up to 8GB LPDDR4X, a 128GB SSD, Gigabit Ethernet, WiFI 6 or 5, four USB 3.0 ports, and more.
GOLE1 Pro specifications:
- SoC (one or the other)
- Intel Celeron J4125 quad-core processor @ 2.00 GHz / 2.70 GHz (Turbo) / 2.4 GHz (Turbo all cores) with 12EU Intel UHD Graphics 600 @ 250 MHz / 750 MHz (Turbo); 10W TDP
- Intel Celeron N4000 dual-core Gemini Lake processor @ 1.1GHz / 2.6GHz (Turbo) with 12EU Intel UHD Graphic 600 @ 200 MHz / 650 MHz (Turbo); 6W TDP
- System Memory – 8GB LPDDR4X
- Storage – 128GB SSD, MicroSD card reader
- Display – 5.5-inch touchscreen
- Video Output
- 2x HDMI 2.0 ports up to 4Kp60
- Three independent displays supported if we include the built-in 5.5-inch display
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Built-in speaker and microphone
- Digital audio output via HDMI ports
- Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port with Wake-on-LAN and PXE support
- WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 for the Celeron J4125 model
- WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 for the Celeron N4000 model
- USB – 4x USB 3.0 Type-A ports, 1x USB Type-C port
- Security – TPM 2.0
- Misc – Power Button, vents for cooling the fanless system
- Battery – 5,000 mAh battery good for three hours
- Power Supply – 12V via USB Type-C port
- Dimensions – 142 x 91.2 x 17.76 mm
- Weight – Around 200 grams
While the original GOLE1 would support Android 5.1 and Windows 10, the new GOLE1 only ships with Windows 11 Pro operating system, and Android has been dropped. Ubuntu and Linux are also listed as supported, although it’s unclear whether the company has tested them. It seems 12V-only power adapters with a USB-C port are now definitely among us, so the times when we could innocently plug any USB-C power adapter are over and done 🙂
HIGOLE launched the product on Indiegogo with a lowly ~$2,550 US funding goal. Rewards start at $199 for the early bird GOLE1 Pro with N4000, and $229 for the model with J4215 both with Windows 11 Pro preinstalled. Shipping adds about $20 worldwide and deliveries are expected for September 2022.
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.