Chuwi has updated its Mini-PC offering with a new LarkBox X featuring Intel’s N100 CPU and 12GB of memory, ideal for low-power applications.
Perfect for light work and media needs, the LarkBox X is a 127mm x 127mm x 50mm box powered by Intel’s N100 CPU and its integrated GPU. Though consuming so little, this CPU should be enough to drive basic web browsing, text editing, or video decoding. Additionally, its low 0.46kg net weight allows it to be easily installed behind a TV or on a kitchen shelf for those who fancy watching videos while cooking.
Costing half as much as its predecessor, the LarkBox X is powered by Intel’s Alder Lake-N N100 processor housing four cores / threads clocked at 3.40GHz boost with 6MB of cache and a tiny 6W TDP. The CPU is coupled with 12GB of LPDR5 memory plus 512GB of SSD storage, which is not far from the CPU’s 16GB DDR4-3200 / DDR5-4800 maximum support. As for graphics, the N100 carries 24 EUs clocked at 750MHz and supports DirectX 12.1, meaning that light or retro gaming is also possible.
Those looking for more oomph can opt for the older Ryzen 7 3700U variant rocking eight threads turboing at 4GHz, alongside 8GB of DDR4 and 256GB of PCIe 3.0 SSD space.
Connectivity-wise, there is one HDMI, one DisplayPort, four USB 3.2 Type-A, a single USB Type-C with DP Alt Mode, one 3.5mm audio jack, Wi-Fi 6 plus Bluetooth 5.2, and most notably, two 2.5GbE connections. Coupling with an external storage solution like QNAP’s TS-262 NAS would make for a nice media machine with tonnes of storage.
And as if this wasn’t tempting enough, Chuwi has priced this little box of wonders at $199 on Amazon US.