Initially launched with an AMD Ryzen 7 3700U mobile processor last year, the CHUWI LarkBox X mini PC is now available with an Intel Processor N100 Alder Lake-N CPU and sold on Amazon for $199.
The mini PC also got its RAM bumped from 8GB DDR4 to 12GB RAM, and its storage capacity has been doubled with 512GB NVMe SSD. The rest of the specifications look to be identical with triple 4K display support, two Ethernet ports, WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2, as well as four USB 3.0 ports.
CHUWI LarkBox X (2023) preliminary specifications:
- SoC – Intel Processor N100 Alder Lake-N quad-core processor @ up to 3.4 GHz (Turbo) with 6MB cache, 24EU Intel HD graphics @ up to 750 MHz; TDP: 6W
- System Memory – 12GB RAM
- Storage – 512GB NVMe M.2 2280 SSD
- Video Output
- 1x HDMI 2.0 up to 4Kp60
- 1x DisplayPort up to 4Kp60
- 1x USB Type -C up to 4Kp30 with DisplayPort Alt. mode
- Three independent displays support
- Audio – 3.5mm audio jack, digital audio via video output ports
- Dual 2.5GbE ports (TBC)
- WiFi 5 up to 867Mbps and Bluetooth 4.2 via Intel AC7265 M.2 module
- USB – 4x USB 3.0 ports, 1x USB Type-C port
- Misc – Power button
- Power Supply – DC jack
- Dimensions – 12.7x 12.7 x 4.9 cm
- Weight – 460 grams
The specifications are still preliminary since CHUWI has not fully updated the Amazon page with the Procesor N100, and there are still many references to the AMD Ryzen 7 model. All user reviews on Amazon are for the old model at this time. That’s why I’m not entirely sure whether the two Ethernet ports are 2.5Gbps or gigabit Ethernet ports. We’re told the mini PC ships with Windows 11, but also supports Windows 10, Ubuntu, and other Linux distributions.
Note that while the Intel Processor N100 is a more recent processor, the AMD Ryzen 7 3700U will be faster, especially for muli-threaded tasks. It shows in the price with the CHUWI LarkBox X (Processor N100) selling for about half the price ($199 vs $399) than last year’s model with the Ryzen 7 processor despite having more RAM and storage.
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.