The One Mix 3 Pro is the first mini-laptop to feature a 10th-gen Intel Comet Lake processor. The 8.4 inch laptop with an Intel Core i5-10210Y quad-core processor went on sale in China in October, and now it’s available internationally.

GeekBuying is selling the One Mix 3 Pro for $960 (or $950 if you use the coupon code Mix3Pro at checkout).

That makes the One Mix 3 Pro one of the pricier mini-laptops on the market. But it’s also one of the most powerful. In addition to featuring a 7 watt, 4-core/8-thread processor, the portable computer features:

  • 8.4 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel touchscreen display
  • 16GB LPDDR3 memory
  • 512GB PCIe SSD storage
  • 360-degree hinge
  • Support for an optional pen (4096 levels of pressure sensitivity)
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Optical touch sensor (instead of a touchpad)
  • Micro HDMI
  • USB 3.0 Type-A
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm audio
  • microSD card reader
  • Aluminum body
  • 8600 mAh battery

Honestly, the $1000 price tag wouldn’t be that unusual for a 13 inch or larger Comet Lake laptop with a high-res display, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. It just seems a little high for a computer that you’re most likely going to treat as a secondary device rather than a primary PC.

Measuring 8″ x 5.1″ x 0.6″ and weighing about 1.4 pound, this is a notebook that’s a little too large to slide into a pocket, but still much smaller than most other laptop computers. The appeal of mini-laptops is largely that you can take them places you might not take other PCs. So I don’t typically recommend anyone use them as their only computer… although in recent years the keyboards, displays, and processors have gotten good enough that I probably wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to try.

If the overall design looks familiar, that’s because the One Mix 3 Pro is basically a One Mix 3 Yoga with a new processor and top-tier memory and storage specs.

Earlier this year I posted a review of the original One Mix 3, and I was pretty impressed with the keyboard, design, and overall performance… although underwhelmed by the battery life (which tended to only last for around 4-5 hours at a time).

I haven’t had a chance to test the new Pro model yet, so I can’t say how it compares in terms of performance or battery life. I suspect the move to a quad-core chip may help in some areas, but I wouldn’t expect any enormous improvements since both versions of the laptop are using low-power, 7-watt Intel Core Y-series chips with Intel UHD integrated graphics.

That said, the One Mix 3 Pro isn’t just the first mini-laptop to feature a Comet Lake chip. It’s one of the first computers of any size to feature the a Comet Lake-Y processor, so it’ll be interesting to what improvements, if any, the new chip brings to this tiny laptop.

GeekBuying is selling two versions of the One Mix 3 Pro, by the way. You can get it with an English keyboard or a Japanese keyboard.

Both versions are priced at $960… and the Mix3Pro coupon code will knock $20 off the price of either one.

Hopefully we’ll also see lower-priced versions in the future. I suspect a Comet Lake + 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model would be good enough for many users, especially if it cost $100 – $200 less than the 16GB/512GB version.



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20 Comments

  1. I have its predecessor, the OM3S (dual core, 16Gb/512Gb).

    It’s a really nice piece of kit, aside from the annoying glitch with the optical trackpoint that emits false mouse click events. (There’s a third-party freeware app for fixing this—see the GPDPocket reddit discussion for links to it). Feels, physically, as solid as my Retina Macbook Air.

    This looks like a solid improvement. However, it’s pricey enough that I won’t buy one … unless they figure out how to add an LTE/4G wireless stage to it. If they do that in the next iteration? I have a credit card bill to pay.

    1. I’d definitely buy one if it had built-in LTE compatible with US Verizon. My Surface Go LTE is great and all but a smaller overall device is still preferable.

      1. I’d like a handheld like the GPD MicroPC to get built-in LTE. I’m more into handheld type UMPCs but don’t like tethering my phone while on the go.

    2. there is a version just like yours, with LTE available for 895 usd here in china. a guy mods it and add the LTE on it.

  2. Actually, this model is powerful enough to serve as many peoples’ only computer. They just need to attach it to a keyboard, mouse and monitor at their desk. I’ve been doing this with my Surface Pro for years. With bluetooth mice and keyboards, there is only one cable for the monitor.

      1. To me, I don’t need much more than a modern Celeron/Pentium (even an “Atom” variant), 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage on a primary personal use PC. Of course, work is different and I can only do work on a company issued machine anyway.

        I can probably get away with most things on an device running a gimped mobile OS but a real desktop OS (Windows 10 or a Linux distro) is still needed for some things so why have 2 devices where I can just have 1?

    1. I’ve been doing that with previous (or pre-previous?) gen OneMix Yoga 2s, using it as my work laptop with two external screens at work and one external at home. I’m working on Linux and is generally working quite well. Occasionally, I’d like a bit more memory (I’m at 8GB RAM and 256 SSD), but will try to hold out for a possible OneMix Yoga 4 next year. Buying another PC within one year seems excessive, although the slightly bigger screen and the possible chance that the pen might work on Linux this time (?) plus the extra power are tempting.

      1. I went from a One Mix 2S to the One Mix 3S regrettably rapidly — the 3S didn’t exist when I bought my 2S but arrived a couple of months later — and didn’t regret it (other than having to sell the older machine). The extra inch of screen real estate on the 3S is nice, but the real improvement is the keyboard, which is vastly easier to touch-type on: in combination, it looks like a slightly larger version of the same thing but is much more useful (without desktop screen/keyboard/mouse).

  3. The specs are impressive, but for that size of device with ist associated uses cases, why would I spend $900? This seems like a device where a step down on cpu, ram, and ssd size that allowed for a $600 price point would be better.

    This is competing against Acer Switch Alpha 12 ($544.99), the Lenovo Miix 510 ($669, or $696 with pen) or a Lenovo Yoga Book. Then when you consider tablets with keyboards that will all come under $700 I can’t see the price point argument.

    1. I have both an Acer Switch Alpha 12 and the One Mix 2 Yoga, and I don’t regret having bought the latter. Believe me, after a while you’ll regret having the Acer Switch. Because it only has passive cooling, after more than a year the screen begins to detach from the frame due to the bulging battery. It can’t handle USB loads enough, as it heats up faster with no cooling support from a standard laptop fan. The One Mix 2 Yoga, though it heats up as well, has held itself better because it has an active cooling fan that you can leave on for hours without worry. Now my Switch is almost at the end of its working like (after almost just 2 years of use), and now using the One Mix 2 as my primary PC.

    2. PS. almost forgot, I already placed an order for the One Mix 3 Pro as the specs are better, and will give my One Mix 2 to my brother. As I travel a lot, for the specs and form factor it has, the price point is worth it.

  4. Looks cool. Tempted to get it, but the thought of the previous model having a price drop is even more exciting. Given the history I doubt it’ll happen unless I buy used.

  5. I would like to see a full comparison between the M3 mix 2S, the I7 mix 2s, the mix 3, mix 3S and mix 3 pro. I owned a mix 2s before (the m3) and I was pretty satisfied with it. I sold it last time I went back home (I live in China) and now I am considering which one to buy.

  6. Just got my unit from Geekbuying last week. Compared to the One Mix 2S which I also have, this device even with fans on emits less heat than its predecessor. This is the case even if my unit is connected to a monitor via micro hdmi cable, a USB hub to support a full keyboard, printer and wireless mouse, and the USB-C charger plugged in as well.

    I also agree with the author, keyboard typing is faster and more comfortable here. Still made from a solid block of aluminum, its black exterior looks cooler than its silver predecessors.

    The i5 processor, large 16 Gb memory and 512 Gb SSD storage is a welcome surprise, especially when you’re working with intensive graphics design work. The large battery allowed me to work continuously for a straight 5.5 hours, which I think is reasonable enough.

    I’m now using it as my primary PC (using the setup I just described earlier), which I can always tow on the road if I need to be elsewhere. Just unplug everything, tote it in my bag, and I’ve got my entire work with me in one go.

    All in all, the price is waaay worth it.

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