KODLIX Mini PC Comes with Celeron N4000/N4100 or Pentium Silver N5000 Gemini Lake Processor, Supports Up to 16GB RAM

Tweet Gemini Lake mini PC announcement keep on coming, with the latest from Plater Electronics which showcased their KODLIX Gemini Lake mini PC at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2018. What makes this model interesting is that beside the usual Celeron N4000/N4100 dual/quad core processor, it also offers the most powerful yet less common Pentium Silver N5000, and support for up to 16GB RAM via two SO-DIMM slots despite competitors and motherboards manufacturers claiming a maximum of 8GB on their Gemini Lake hardware, even two memory slots are available. Specifications: SoC Intel Celeron N4000 dual core processor @ 1.10/2.60 GHz with Intel UHD Graphics 600; 6W TDP Intel Celeron N4100 quad core processor @  1.10/2.40 GHz with Intel UHD Graphics 600; 6W TDP Intel Pentium Silver N5000 quad core processor @ 1.10/2.70 GHz with Intel UHD Graphics 605; 6W TDP System Memory – 2x DDR4 or LPDDR4 SO-DIMM slots up to 16GB Storage – 32/64/128/256 GB flash; 2.5″ SATA slot …

Beelink Gmini1 and S2 Gemini Lake Mini PCs Support 2.5″ SATA Drives

Tweet Beelink is now showcasing two upcoming Intel Gemini Lake based mini PC at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2018. Beelink Gmini1 is a compact actively cooled mini PC powered by Intel Celeron J4105 processor with dual HDMI output, and a 2.5″ SATA bay, while Beelink S2 is a larger – yet thinner – fanless model based on Celeron N4100 processor, also equipped with SATA bay, but instead featuring HDMI and VGA video output ports. Beelink Gmini1 Specifications: SoC – Intel Celeron J4105 quad core processor up to 2.5 GHz with Intel UHD Graphics 600; 10W TDP System Memory – 4GB DDR4 Storage – 32GB eMMC flash, 2.5″ SATA bay, micro SD card slot Video Output – 2x HDMI ports Audio – Via HDMI ports, built-in microphone, 3.5mm audio jack Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, dual band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 USB – 4x USB 3.0 ports Misc – Power button Power Supply – 12V/3A DC Beelink S2 Specifications: SoC – …

MeLE PCG02 GML (Gemini Lake) Fanless TV Stick Coming in June for $180 and Up

Tweet MeLE launched PCG02 Apo HDMI TV Stick based on Intel Celeron N3450 Apollo Lake processor and featuring a Gigabit Ethernet port last month. The company is now showcasing the product at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair, and promoting their next generation TV stick based on the same design, but instead powered by Intel Celeron N4000 or N4100 Gemini Lake processor. MeLE PCG02 GML (PCHD26 GML3) specifications: SoC Intel Celeron N4000 dual core Gemini Lake processor @ 1.1 – 2.4 GHz with Intel UHD Graphics 600; 6W TDP Intel Celeron N4100 quad core Gemini Lake processor @ 1.1 – 2.2 GHz with Intel UHD Graphics 600; 6W TDP System Memory – 2GB, 4GB or 6GB LPDDR3 Storage – 32GB eMMC flash, micro SD card slot Video Output – HDMI 2.0 up to 4K @ 60 Hz Audio Output – HDMI, 3.5mm earphone jack Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2 USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports Misc – …

Acer Swift 1 Laptop Gets an Upgrade to Intel Pentium Silver N5000 Gemini Lake Processor

Tweet Acer Swift 1 laptop was introduced last year with an Intel Pentium N4200 “Apollo Lake” processor and a 13.3″ display, and it appears the laptop is getting an upgrade to the latest Intel Pentium Silver N5000 Gemini Lake processor and a large 14″ display based on product pages (here and there) recently updated on Acer Germany website. Acer Swift 1 (2018) specifications: SoC – Intel Pentium Silver N5000 quad core processor @ 1.1 GHz  / 2.7 GHz (Turbo) with Intel UHD Graphics 605; 6W TDP System Memory – 4GB DDR4 Storage – 256GB SSD, SD card reader Display – 14″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display Video Output – HDMI Connectivity – 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi Audio – Built-in microphone, stereo speakers Camera – 1280 x 720 webcam USB – 2x USB 3.0 , 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C Input device – TouchPad, keyboard Battery – 3-Cell 4,670 mAh Li-Polymer battery good for up to 17 …

Intel Tremont Will Succeed Goldmont Plus Microarchitecture

Tweet Goldmont Plus is the microarchitecture found in Gemini Lake processors, and products are just starting to get to market as we’ve seen with our recent Intel June Canyon NUC mini PC review. But we already know the successor of the microarchitecture thanks to a programming document entitled “Intel Architecture Instruction Set Extensions and Future Features Programming Reference” which references “Future Tremont and later” micro-architecture. Here the full list of new instructions listed in the document: CLWB – Force cache line write-back without flush GFNI – Galois Field New Instructions ENCLV – SGX oversubscription instructions Split Lock Detection – detection and cause an exception for split locks CLDEMOTE – Cache line demote instruction Direct store – MOVDIRI and MOVDIR64B User wait – TPAUSE, UMONITOR, UMWAIT That does not give much clue, but Wikichip found a patch submitted to the Linux Kernel mailing list on March 1st, that reveals a bit more: Add perf core PMU support for Intel Tremont CPU …

GIGABYTE GB-BLCE-4000C Fanless Mini PC is Powered by Intel Celeron N4000 Gemini Lake Processor

Tweet GIGABYTE has already unveiled several Gemini Lake motherboards, but we’ve now learned the company has also updated their BRIX family of mini PCs with GB-BLCE-4000C model equipped with Intel Celeron N4000 dual core Gemini Lake processor. The fanless “Ultra Compact PC kit” comes with HDMI and VGA video outputs, support for 2.5″ SATA drives, one DDR4 So-DIMM slot, four USB ports,  and more. GIGABYYRE BRIX Gemini Lake mini PC specifications: SoC – Intel Celeron N4000 dual core processor @ up to 2.6 GHz with Intel UHD Graphics 600; TDP 6W System Memory – 1x SO-DIMM DDR4 slot @ up to 2400MHz for 8GB RAM max Storage – 1x SATA III bay for 2.5″ HDD/SSD, 7.0/9.5 mm thick Video Output VGA up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz HDMI 1.4b up to 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz (TBC) Audio – Realtek ALC891 codec, headphone jack, microphone jack Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet (via Realtek RTL8111HS), 802.11ac WiFi + Bluetooth …

ASRock J5005-ITX Pentium J5005 Motherboard Coming Soon for around $120 and Up

Tweet Several products based on Gemini Lake processors have already been announced, and some are already available through pre-orders, but so far, I’ve not seen many retail hardware based on Intel Pentium J5005, the most powerful processor of the family, except for one Intel NUC. ASRock J5005-ITX motherboard brings another option, and while it had been expected for a while, the company has now setup a proper product page, and the motherboard can be seen as “coming soon” for about $120 and up (excluding VAT) on some websites like Alzashop (in Europe) or Kakaku (in Japan). ASRock J5005-ITX motherboard specifications: SoC –  Intel Pentium J5005 quad core processor @ 1.50/2.8 GHz with 18EU Intel UHD Graphics 605 up to 800 MHz; 10W TDP System Memory – 2x DDR4-2400/2133 SO-DIMM slots up to 8GB (2GB per module not supported) Storage 2x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors, support NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug 2x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors via ASMedia ASM1061, support NCQ, …

Intel NUC7CJYSAL “June Canyon” Gemini Lake NUC Mini PC Review with Windows 10 and Ubuntu

Tweet The hardware specification for mini PCs has recently evolved past the traditional fixed amount of memory and storage. Now mini PCs are shipping with SODIMM slots allowing RAM expansion and a variety of M.2 or SSD combos providing flexible storage options. Recent mini PCs are also coming to market with desktop processors rather than mobile processors because there has been a gradual acceptance of the necessary inclusion of a small internal fan. In doing so not only is this addressing the key limiting factors for mini PCs but it is also redefines the very definition of a mini PC. Until recently Intel NUCs (Next Unit of Computing) were seen as small-form-factor personal computers primarily because they consisted of the traditional motherboard with a processor, included removable RAM and storage and were enclosed in a case with an external power supply. They were also sold as kits meaning they were essentially the ‘barebones’ ready to be build with separately purchased …