Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n Nano IoT Fanless Mini PC is Powered by an Intel Whiskey Lake Processor

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n Nano IoT

We’ve been covering mini PCs for several years, but I’ve just noticed we never wrote about Lenovo mini PCs probably as they were no that small, and higher price points. But today, I’ve come across Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n Nano IoT, a fanless mini PC powered by a dual-core Intel Celeron 4205U or Core i3-8145U Whiskey Lake processor. The mini PC also comes with 4GB DDR4, a 256GB SSD, DisplayPort video output, Gigabit Ethernet, several USB ports, two COM ports, and more. Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n Nano IoT specifications: SoC (one or the other) Intel Celeron 4205U dual-core Whiskey Lake processor @ 1.80 GHz with Intel UHD Graphics 610; 15W TDP Intel Core i3-8145U dual-core / four-thread Whiskey Lake processor @ 2.10 GHz (base) /  3.90 GHz (turbo) with Intel UHD Graphics 620; 15W TDP Memory – Up to 4GB DDR4 (on-board) Storage – 256GB or 512GB M.2 SSD Video Output – DisplayPort Audio – Headphone / mic combo jack Connectivity – …

Support CNX Software – Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon

MINIX NEO G41V-4 Fanless Mini PC Review – Part 1: Unboxing & Teardown

MINIX NEO G41V-4 Display Mount

MINIX showcased two new Gemini Lake mini PCs running Windows 10 Pro at IFA 2019 namely MINIX NEO J50C-4 (64GB) actively-cooled mini PC with an Intel Pentium Silver J5005 that’s basically a variant of last year’s NEO J50C-4 mini PC with more storage, as well as MINIX NEO G41V-4 fanless mini PC powered by an Intel Celeron N4100 processor. I’ve already reviewed the former mini PC with Windows 10 Pro, and the company has just sent me a sample of their just-released NEO G41V-4 mini PC which as we’ll see is a completely new design (internally). MINIX NEO G41V-4 Unboxing The mini PC did not come alone, as 240GB M.2 SATA SSD’s for NEO G41V-4 and NEO J50C-4 were also included. The specifications match what we initially reported with an Intel Celeron N4100 quad-core processor, 4GB DDR4, 64GB eMMC flash, and so on. The new enclosure has plenty of ventilation holes to help with cooling. The ports are a bit …

Support CNX Software – Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon

GIGABYTE GA-PICO3350 Apollo Lake Pico-ITX Board Comes with SO-DIMM RAM Slot, SATA and mSATA Storage

GIGABYTE Pico-ITX Motherboard

GIGABYTE GA-PICO3350 may be the smallest motherboard from the company so far. The Pico-ITX board comes with an Intel Celeron N3350 dual-core Apollo Lake processor with a SO-DIMM slot, SATA port, and mSATA socket that give you more options will selecting RAM and storage. GA-PICO3350 specifications: SoC – Intel Celeron N3350 dual-core Apollo Lake processor @ up to 2.4 GHz with 2 MB cache, Intel HD graphics; 6W TDP System Memory –  1 x DDR3L SO-DIMM socket supporting up to 8 GB DDR3L 1866/1600 MHz Storage- 1x SATA 6Gb/s connector,  1x mSATA connector (multiplexed with mPCIe), 128 Mbit flash for BIOS/UEFI Video Output HDMI 1.4 up to 3840×2160 @ 30 Hz 1x LVDS header 1x flat panel display header Audio – Realtek ALC887 codec, 1x front panel audio header Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet port via Realtek PHY USB – 2x USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel, 2x USB 2.0/1.1 ports available through the internal USB headers Expansion 1x M.2 …

Support CNX Software – Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon

iLife MP8 Micro PC may be the World’s Smallest Windows 10 Mini PC

iLife MP8 Micro PC

So far one of the smallest Intel mini PC was ECS Liva Q2 packing an Intel Celeron N4000/N4100 or Pentium N5000 Gemini Lake processor with up to 4GB RAM and up to 64GB eMMC flash into a 70 x 70 x 33.4 mm enclosure. iLife MP8 micro PC looks to be an even smaller, albeit taller mini PC powered by an Intel Celeron N4100 quad-core Gemini Lake processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Preliminary specifications: SoC – Intel Celeron N4100 quad-core Gemini Lake processor @  1.10 GHz / 2.40 GHz (Burst Frequency) with Intel UHD graphics 600; 6W TDP System Memory – 4GB LPDDR3 Storage – 64GB eMMC flash. MicroSD card slot Video Output -HDMI output Audio – Headphone jack, digital audio via HDMI USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x USB Type-C power Misc – Power button Power Supply – Via USB-C port Dimensions – ~ 50 x 50 x 40 mm (estimated) The Windows 10 micro PC …

Support CNX Software – Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon

Commell Unveils LP-178 Whiskey Lake Pico-ITX SBC

Whiskey Lake Pico ITX SBC

We’ve previously covered several Intel Whiskey Lake-U SBCs in various form factors such as the Commell LE-37N 3.5″ board, ASRock IMB-1216 mini-ITX motherboard, or UP Xtreme with a custom 122×120 form factor. But if your project or application requires a more compact form factor, Commell has just announced LP-178 Whiskey Lake Pico-ITX SBC with either  Intel Core i7-8665UE or Celeron 4305UE 8th generation embedded processor. LP-178 board  specifications: SoC (one or the other) Intel Core i7-8665UE quad-core/octa-thread processor @ 1.7GHz / 4.4GHz (Turbo) with Intel UHD Graphics 620; 8MB cache; 15W TDP Intel Celeron 4305UE dual-core processor @ 2.0GHz with Intel UHD Graphics 610; 2MB cache; 15W TDP FCBGA1528 package System Memory – SO-DIMM socket for up to 16GB DDR4 RAM Storage – 1x SATA 3.0 interface Video Output / Display I/F HDMI port up to 4K resolution DisplayPort output DP to VGA or LVDS via an optional adapter Triple independent display support Audio – Realtek ALC262 HD audio coded; …

Support CNX Software – Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon

UDOO X86 II SBC Combines Intel Braswell SoC with Microchip ATMega32U4 “Arduino” MCU

UDOO x86 II

UDOO X86 development board was first introduced in a crowdfunding campaign in 2016 with a quad-core Intel Braswell processor coupled with an Arduino 101 compatible Intel Curie module for real-time I/O processing. Early July of next year (2019) the Intel processor and module seems to be going so well and have a bright future together with UDOO X86 board and accessories becoming broadly available. But life can be cruel at times, and Intel announced their plan to discontinue Intel Curie and other IoT projects just a few weeks later with the last shipment scheduled for July 2018. SECO, the company behind UDOO, could only order so much stock of Intel Curie module, so they had to design an alternative, and here we are with UDOO X86 II SBC offering many of the same features but replacing Intel Curie module by a Microchip ATmega32U4 MCU compatible with Arduino Leonardo.   Two UDOO X86 II models – Ultra and Advanced Plus – …

Support CNX Software – Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon

AAEON BOXER-8310AI Rugged Fanless Mini PC Combines Apollo Lake Processor & Myriad X VPU for AI Edge Applications

AAEON BOXER-8310AI rugged fanless mini PC

We’ve covered several of AAEON rugged mini PCs part of BOXER-8100 family powered by an NVIDIA Tegra X2 processor and targetting AI Edge applications. The company has now introduced three new AI embedded computers for the same AI edge applications but using Intel processors together with Intel/Movidius Myriad X VPU (Vision Processing Unit) for AI acceleration. The three models are BOXER-8310AI, BOXER-8320AI, and the upcoming BOXER-8330AI based on respectively Intel Celeron/Pentium Apollo Lake processor, Intel Core i3 7th gen processor, and an Intel Core i3/77 or Xeon processor. I’ll focus on the Apollo Lake model in this post to introduce AAEON BOXER-8300AI family of rugged mini PCs. BOXER-8310AI specifications: SoC (one or the other) Intel Pentium N4200 quad-core Apollo Lake processor Intel® Celeron N3350 dual-core Apollo Lake processor System Memory –  1x DDR3L SODIMM slot supporting up to 8GB RAM @ 1867 MHz Storage Device – mSATA socket AI Module – AI Core X with Intel Movidius Myriad X VPU …

Support CNX Software – Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon

Camect is an Artificial Intelligence based Universal Camera Hub (Crowdfunding)

Camect Smart Camera Hub

Every day people are getting more concerned about the security of their homes, families, offices, properties, and other related belongings getting more people investing in products and services that helps boost that security. Although we have several products that can be used for home security, Cameras are arguably the most common and important one. Cameras are one the most used home security solutions, and they come in various variants. One of the challenges that come with cameras is that a camera platform from company A won’t mostly work with company’s B platform, thus constraining the user to one single expensive platform or be tempted to juggle around different platforms. Camect is a Camera Hub powered by Artifical Intelligence that intends to address this problem. Camect can aggregate video feeds from any security camera on your home network regardless of the brand.  Camect I believe is the OpenHAB for cameras. A smart camera hub for uniting different cameras from most …

Support CNX Software – Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon