XCY-X66 is a tiny Intel Celeron N5105 Mini PC with four 2.5GbE ports

XCY-X66 is a tiny (75 x 75 x 52mm) mini PC based on Intel Celeron N5105 Jasper Lake and equipped with four 2.5GbE ports using Intel i225V controllers that should make it suitable for a range of networking applications.

The small actively-cooled computer also comes with 8GB LPDDR4X, an M.2 2242 socket suitable for NVMe or SATA storage, one 4K-capable HDMI 2.0 port, and a few USB ports.

Mini PC 4x 2.5GbE ports

XCY-X66 mini PC 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 LPDDR4X
  • Storage
    • 1x M.2 M-key 2242 socket for NVMe PCIe 3.0 or SATA 3.0 SSD
    • MicroSD card slot
  • Video Output – 1x HDMI 2.0 up to 4Kp60
  • Networking – 4x 2.5GbE RJ45 ports via Intel i225V 2.5GbE controllers
  • USB – 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 3.0 Type-C port, 1x USB Type-C  for power input
  • Misc – 1x Power button, 1x Reset key, fan for cooling
  • Power Supply – 12V DC/2.5A via USB Type-C port; Note: apparently the usual “non-standard” type that only supports 12V (no USB-PD)
  • Dimensions – 75 x 75 x 52 mm
  • Temperature Range – Operating: 20°C to +60°C; storage: -40°C to +85°C
  • Humidity – 5%-90% Non-condensing

Celeron N5105 mini PC USB 3.0 ports

The XCY-X66 mini PC ships with a 12V USB power adapter and a user guide. The company says it supports Windows 10, Windows 11, and Linux operating systems, but I’d imagine some will want to run BSD-based operating systems such as pfSense considering the features of the device. While it’s great to have a pocket-sized Intel mini PC with four 2.5GbE ports, it may be worth noting its volume is about equivalent to two fanless NanoPi R5S or R6S Arm-based routers.

Many low-cost mini PCs with 2.5GbE ports come with RTL8125B controllers, and some people are still wary of Realtek stability, so the use of Intel i225V controllers may bring peace of mind to them. Note that while Realtek Ethernet chips had issues in the past, they seem to have resolved most of the issues as I’m sure some will be commenting below.

iKoolCore R1

Liliputing notes that the XCY-X66 looks very similar to the iKoolCore R1 with almost exactly the same specifications except it is slightly thinner at 48mm, and offers upgrades with an Intel Pentium Silver N6005 processor and up to 16GB RAM. The caveat is that the iKoolCore R1 only sells in China for now [Update: the mini PC is now up for pre-order and ships worldwide], but there’s no such issue with the XCY computer since it can be purchased on Aliexpress for $251.29 with a 128GB SSD, and $264.59 with a 256GB SSD including shipping, but not potential taxes.

Via AndroidPC.es

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