The latest tiny desktop computer from Minix is set to ship later this month.
The Minix Neo N42-C is a compact computer with an Intel Pentium N4200 quad-core Apollo Lake processor, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit software, Gigabit Ethernet, mini DisplayPort and full-sized HDMI ports. It’s expected to sell for about $299 when it goes on sale later this month.
Under the hood, the little computer ships with 4GB of DDR3L RAM and 32GB of eMMC 5.1 storage. But it has two SODIMM slots that let you upgrade the memory as well as an M.2 2280 slot that lets you add solid state storage.
Other features include three full-sized USB 3.0 ports, a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The Minix Neo N42-C comes with a wireless card that offers 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2.
The computer measures about 5.5″ x 5.5″ x 1.2″ and unlike some other Minix computers, it has a fan under the hood for active cooling. That means it won’t run silently, but it should offer decent performance (by Apollo Lake standards) without overheating. Minix says it’s capable of 24/7 operation, making it suitable for use in business or commercial settings… although that could also come in handy if you plan to use it as a home theater PC.