$200 CHUWI LarkBox X gets Processor N100 option

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 Processor N100

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
  • Connectivity
    • Dual 2.5GbE gigabit Ethernet ports
    • 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

CHUWI LarkBox X 2023

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.

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txf
txf
1 year ago

“Bluetooth 4.2”

What year is it?

presumably the wifi 5 module they’re using is the limitation? Still a mini-pc with wifi 5, we now have wifi 7…

Bill
Bill
1 year ago

Overall, pretty good for the price. Would have been nice to have had WiFi 6/BT 5 but likely easily upgraded.

The Intel N100 is looking lie a pretty capable low end processor that offers good value and likely to tempt some away from ARM SBC’s. I would happily trade my Orange Pi 5 setup for one of these.

Intel has come very late to the party but better late than never.

drawmeasheep
1 year ago

Intel arrived on time for its party.

It is rather the RK35XX which was 3 years late, 6 months after the chips were marketed, the core target of manufacturers was to make copies of RPI 3 and 4 after having offered boards without support and overpriced…

Back to fundamentals for Rockchip finally, for the rest there is Nvidia, Intel and AMD.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

IMO, ignoring the support angle which is clearly in favor of Intel, Jasper Lake was already effective competition for RK3588, and it launched a year earlier. I will still crap on Intel for the single-channel memory limit in Alder Lake-N though.

As expected, the Core-branded N300/N305 won’t be reaching these prices for quite a while.

gizmomelb
gizmomelb
11 months ago

yeah the specs on Amazon are quite badly incorrect. It does have an AX101 wifi 6/BT 5.2 module. I bought a Larkbox X N100 model from AliExpress for $150 – ordered on the 6th July, arrived on the 13th. Quite impressed with it so far for a low power consumption internet box and quite powerful for emulation – emulates up to Wii U / PS2 at 1080p with upscaling quite nicely.

xnc-hardware
xnc-hardware
1 year ago

RK3588 😉

Khadas VIM4 SBC