MeLE PCG02 Pro ultra slim fanless mini PC gets an Intel Processor N100 upgrade

The MeLE PCG02 Pro “mini PC stick” is now available with an Intel Processor N100 Alder Lake-N CPU after being first introduced with an Intel Celeron J4125 (Gemini Lake Refresh) or Celeron N5105 (Jasper Lake) processor in 2022.

Just like the MINIX Z100-0dB mini PC we’ve just reviewed, the MeLE PCG02 Pro has a fanless design, but with a slim design that’s just 20mm thick, up to 16GB RAM, up to 256GB eMMC flash, two 4K-capable HDMI ports, Gigabit Ethernet and WiFi 5, three USB 3.2 ports, a microSD card, and a USB-C port for power only.

MeLE PCG02 Pro N100 slim mini PC

MeLE PCG02 Pro “Surpass” specifications:

  • SoC – Intel Processor N100 quad-core Alder Lake-N processor @ up to 3.4 GHz (Turbo) with 6MB cache, 24EU Intel HD graphics @ 750 MHz; TDP: 6W
  • System Memory – 8GB or 16GB LPDDR4x @ 4266 MHz
  • Storage –  128GB or 256GB eMMC flash
  • Video Output – 2x HDMI 2.0 ports up to 4K @ 60 Hz
  • Audio Output – 3.5mm earphone jack, digital audio output via HDMI
  • Connectivity
    • Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port with support for PXE and Wake-on-LAN (WoL)
    • Wireless – WiFi 5 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.1
  • USB – 2x USB 3.2 ports (10 Gbps), 1x USB 3.2 Type-C port (5 Gbps)
  • Misc – Kensington lock slot, reset CMOS pinhole, BIOS with auto power and RTC wake support
  • Power Supply – 12V/2A via USB Type-C port
  • Dimensions – 146 x 61 x 20mm
  • Weight – About 182 grams

Intel N100 PC Stick specifications

The “mini PC stick” ships with a power supply with EU/US/UK/AU plug adapters, a VESA mount kit, and a user manual. The MeLE PCG02 Pro Surpass ships with Windows 11 Pro, but we’re told Ubuntu Linux should work too.

Ian reviewed the MeLE PCG02 Pro “Classic” with an Intel Celeron J4125 and MeLE PCG02 Pro “Outperform” with a Celeron N5105 in December 2022, and both worked fine with Windows 11 Pro and Ubuntu 22.04, although WiFi 5 performance was somewhat underwhelming on the N5105 model. There’s an M.2 slot in the Classic model, but not on the “Outperform” and new “Surpass” models since the cooling solution is different and there’s not enough space for an SSD socket on the more powerful variants. If you need a thin fanless N100 system with an M.2 socket, the slightly wider MeLE Quieter4C might be a better option.

MeLE PCG02 Pro Surpass internal design

The MeLE PCG02 Pro Surpass with an Intel N100 CPU can be purchased on Aliexpress for $222.30 (8GB+128GB) or $232.30 (8GB+256GB), but you can pay lower than say by selecting the 10% off coupon on the page. It is also listed on Amazon for $199.99 with 128GB flash.

Via Fanlesstech and Liliputing

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3 months ago

N100 8GB 128GB: 428,37€ ?!!

… no, thanks.

3 months ago

428.37 for me as well from France.

3 months ago

Probably because it’s where people criticize their stupid choice of the non-compliant USB-C 12V power supply that wants to fry any victim device lying aroung 🙂

3 months ago

Comparing it with the MeLE Quieter4c:

1x USB-A @ 480Mbps
1x USB-A @ 5Gbps
1x USB-A @ 10Gbps
1x USB-C @ 10Gbps (with DP-out)

2x USB-A @ 10Gbps
1x USB-C @ 5 Gbps (no DP-out)

Other ports are the same, except the Quieter4c has a slower MicroSD slot (60 MB/s instead of 100 MB/s). Quieter4c also has the M.2 2280 slot.

You say “USB – 2x USB 3.2 ports (5 Gbps)”, image says 10 Gbps (each, not total?).

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