Khadas Mind Review – An ultra-thin Core i7-1360P mini PC tested with Windows 11

Khadas Mind Review Windows 11

We wrote about the Khadad Mind portable mini PC a few weeks ago with quite a unique design bringing the Intel Core i7-1360P Raptor Lake processor to a super thin design and enabling extension through the Mind Link connector with PCIe, HDMI 2.1, and USB 3.2 Gen 2 interfaces. We’ve now had time to test the Khadas Mind with the Khadas Dock adding 2.5GbE, two HDMI ports, and several 5 Gbps USB connectors, as well as an audio jack and a full-size SD card reader with the Windows 11 Home operating system, so we’ll report our experience that has been mostly positive. Software overview and features testing The Khadas Mind ships with Windows 11 Home 22H2 build 22621.1992 and the System About menu confirms we have a mini PC equipped with an Intel Core i7-1360P processor with 32GB RAM. HWiNFO64 provides more details about the Core i7-1360P processor, Khadas Mind […]

An Intel NUC Alternative: Azulle’s Elite (Sponsored)

Intel NUC alternative: Azulle Elite

When it comes to compact and powerful computing solutions, the Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) series has long been a favorite among tech enthusiasts. However, since Intel’s most recent End of Life announcement for the NUC line, the market has changed to a series of highly effective alternatives. Azulle Elite – An Intel NUC alternative Azulle’s Elite is here to challenge that dominance. With its cutting-edge 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPU, quick-turn configure-to-order advantage, and a host of impressive features, the Elite offers a compelling alternative to the Intel NUC lineup. Azulle’s Elite is the latest model in a series of generational models that have existed for years, now perfected, and designed to fit all enterprise-level needs. Just like its former Intel NUC counterparts, the Elite offers the perfect combination of size, performance, sustainability, and reliability to power modern businesses. The sleek design and small footprint make it an […]

Khadas Mind Raptor Lake portable mini PC supports desktop dock, laptop dock, and external GPU dock

Khadas Mind dockable mini PC

Khadas Mind “portable workstation” is an ultrathin mini PC powered by an Intel Core i7-1360P 12-core Raptor Lake processor, with 32GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD, and a “Mind Link” connector with a PCIe 5.0 interface designed for docking to a desktop dock, a laptop shell, an external GPU for gaming, and so on. The mini PC itself has a limited number of ports with two USB-C ports, an HDMI 2.0 video output, and two USB 3.0 ports, but that’s sufficient when traveling, and the Mind Dock can add extra ports at home for multiple display setups and 2.5GbE networking, while the Mind xPlay battery-powered portable display can convert it into a 2-in-1 laptop, and the Mind Graphics eGPU into a high-end gaming station. Khadas Mind specifications: SoC – Intel Core i7-1360P 12-core/16-core Raptor Lake processor with 4 performance cores @ up to 5.0 GHz, 8 efficiency cores @ up to […]

The GEEKOM Mini PC might just be your next Intel NUC (Sponsored)

GEEKOM Mini PC NUC alternative

Intel introduced its Next Unit Computing (NUC) Line of mini PCs in 2012, with a vision of making PC systems that are small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, yet powerful enough to handle day-to-day desktop computing. Although several NUC models are still best-sellers in the market, Intel chose to step away from the business. As disappointing as Intel’s exit from the market is, it’s comforting to know that GEEKOM, a multinational consumer electronics company, promises to keep Intel’s vision of compact computing alive. In fact, GEEKOM’s Mini IT series mini PCs have long been considered as some of the best alternatives to the Intel NUC Pros. The GEEKOM Mini IT12 is similar to the NUC 12 Pro Wall Street Canyon in many ways. The two mini PCs have the same shape and size. But unlike the NUC 12 Pro, which is powered by Core-P processors, GEEKOM […]

Micro-ATX motherboard takes socketed Raptor Lake CPUs, offers PCIe Gen 5 slots, 2.5GbE, up to 8x SATA ports…

Micro-ATX motherboard Raptor Lake SoC

AAEON MAX-Q670A is an industrial micro-ATX motherboard that accepts socketed 13th Gen Intel Core Raptor Lake processors, supports up to 128GB DDR5, offers eight SATA ports with RAID 0/1/5/10, up to four Ethernet ports (GbE and 2.5GbE), and two 16-lane PCIe Gen 5 slots. Other features include five display interfaces with HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, LVDS, and eDP, four bootable USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, an RS232/RS422/RS485 COM port, and plenty of internals headers for more serial and USB ports, as well as M.2 expansion sockets and a digital I/O port AAEON MAX-Q670A specifications: SoC – 12th/13th Generation Intel Core LGA1700 Socket processors (Alder Lake or Raptor Lake) with  up to 125W TDP Chipset – Intel Q670 Express Chipset I/O Chipset – NCT6126D System Memory – Up to 128GB via 4x DIMM slots for DDR5 4,000MHz non-ECC, un-buffered memory Storage 8x SATA III ports with support for RAID 0, 1, […]

LattePanda Sigma – An Intel Core i5-1340P Raptor Lake SBC with ATmega32U4 MCU for Arduino support

LattePanda Sigma

LattePanda Sigma is a 3.5-inch single board computer (SBC) with an Intel Core i5-1340P Raptor Lake-P processor and a Microchip ATmega32U4 microcontroller to control I/Os with Arduino programming. The board comes with 16GB soldered-on LPDDR5 RAM, supports M.2 NVMe/SATA SSDs and SATA drives for storage, offers HDMI 2.1, eDP, and USB-C DisplayPort video outputs, dual 2.5GbE networking, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, and three M.2 sockets for expansion sich as WiFi or  4G/5G modules. LattePanda Sigma specification SoC – Intel Core i5-1340P 12-core (4P+8E)/16-thread Raptor Lake hybrid processor @ up to 4.6 GHz (Performance cores), 3.4GHz (Efficient cores), 12MB L2 Cache, 80EU Intel Iris Xe Graphics @ up to 1.45 GHz; PBP: 28 W MCU – Microchip ATmega32U4-MU 8-bit AVR microcontroller with 32 KB flash, 2.5 KB SRAM, 1 KB EEPROM System Memory – 16GB dual-channel LPDDR5-6400 Storage – M.2 SSD (NVMe/SATA) socket, SATA III port Display I/F HDMI 2.1 up […]

Framework modular laptop adds Intel Raptor Lake, AMD Ryzen motherboards, 16-inch laptop frame

Framework Modular Laptop Intel Raptor AMD Ryzen 7040 motherboard

When we first covered the Framework modular laptop in 2021 it came with a choice of 11th generation Intel Tiger Lake Core processors, up to 64GB RAM, up to 4TB SSD storage, a 13.5-inch display, a Full HD webcam, and a 55Wh battery. Modular electronic devices have been worked on by several companies over the years, but such endeavors usually result in failure due to costs and other difficulties. Remember Google’s Project Ara?  But Framework may have found something that works, as they’ve now launched 13th Generation Intel Raptor Lake motherboards, AMD Ryzen 7040-series motherboards, updated the 13.5-inch display with a Matte finish, and even unveiled the Framework Laptop 16 with a 16-inch display that should become available in Q3 2023. Intel Raptor Lake and AMD Ryzen 7040 motherboards The Framework modular laptop now supports additional Intel Raptor Lake and AMD Ryzen motherboards with the following processors and key options. […]

Vecow ECX-3200 expandable fanless embedded system is powered by a 13th Gen Raptor Lake-S processor

Vecow ECX-3200 fanless Raptor Lake embedded system

Vecow ECX-3200 is an expandable, fanless embedded system powered by Intel 13th generation Core i9/i7/i5/i3 Raptor Lake-S processor or 12th generation Alder Lake-S processor designed for rugged Machine Vision, AMR, Rolling Stock, Smart Retail and Edge AI applications. The ECX-3200 supports up to 64GB DDR5, SATA & NVMe storage, offers four 2.5GbE RJ45 or M12 ports with PoE+ on the rear panel, plus one additional Gigabit Ethernet port and a 2.5GbE port on the front panel, four video outputs up to 8Kp60 resolution, several USB 3.2 ports up to 20 Gbps, some serial ports, as well as isolated I/Os. Vecow ECX-3200 specifications: SoC Up to 24-core 13th Gen Intel Core i9/i7/i5/i3 Raptor Lake-S processor with Intel Xe graphics Up to 16-core 12th Gen Intel Core i9/i7/i5/i3 Processor Alder Lake-S processor with Intex Xe graphics System Memory – Up to 64GB DDR5-4800 (2x 32GB) via 2x SO-DIMM sockets Storage 2x SATA […]

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