A mini laptop with an 8-inch touchscreen display, powered by an Intel Processor
N100 N95 Alder Lake-N SoC coupled with 12GB LPDDR5, and an up to 2TB SSD has started to show up on Aliexpress for $350 and up.
We’ve covered several devices powered by Intel Alder Lake-N processors including mini PCs, laptops, motherboards, and even a system-on-module, but we had not seen an Alder Lake-N “mini laptop”, so let’s have a closer look at this white brand mini laptop.
- SoC – Intel Processor N95 Alder Lake-N quad-core processor @ up to 3.4 GHz (Turbo) with 6MB cache, 16 EU Intel HD graphics @ up to 1.2 GHz; TDP: 15W
- System Memory – 12GB LPDDR5 4800 MHz RAM
- Storage – 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD
- Display – 8-inch 10-point touchscreen display with 300 nit brightness, 180 degrees rotation, tablet mode; resolution: “high definition”, so basically unknown…
- Video Output – Full-size HDMI output up to 4Kp60
- Camera – 2MP front-facing camera
- Audio – Built-in speaker (and microphone?), 3.5mm audio jack, digital audio via HDMI
- Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port
- Dual-band WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2
- USB – 1x USB 3.x Type-A port, 1x USB Type-C port (probably used for power only?)
- User input – QWERTY keyboard, 3-button mouse emulation
- Misc – Power button, power LED, TPM 2.0
- Battery – 3,200 mAh battery good for about 6 hours of video playback
- Power Supply – 30W PD fast charge
- Dimensions – 198 x 138 x 19.7mm (Aluminum chassis)
- Weight – 780 grams
It looks like the laptop ships with a 30W power adapter and 1024-level pressure level stylus, but it’s hard to confirm… The Processor N95 mini laptop is said to ship with Windows 10 21H2 with support for native Android apps, and users who want to upgrade to Windows 11 are told they can do it themselves. There’s no word about Linux, so it might or might not work depending on driver support.
Some of the photos show features that don’t seem to be available such as a “KVM control module”, and at one point I was confused as the product page on Aliexpress shows a photo of GPD Pocket 3 right under this mini PC, but that is for another promotion. However, Liliputing does note that one of the illustrations was taken straight from GPD marketing materials and the mini laptop photos may have been altered to make it look thinner than it really is.
That means the specifications may not be fully accurate besides being incomplete, so that’s something to keep in mind if you go ahead and purchase a unit.
[Updated: The Aliexpress page initially listed the processor as Processor N100, but Liliputing updated their article after confirming it is powered by an Intel Processor N95 instead]
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