A few days after sharing a teaser image of a computer small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, Chinese PC maker Chuwi is providing more details about the upcoming Chuwi LarkBox.

The tiny PC measures just 2.4″ x 2.4″ x 1.7″ and weighs just 127 grams (about 4.5 ounces). But it packs 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a quad-core Intel Celeron N4100 Gemini Lake processor.

While the LarkBox isn’t exactly a powerhouse (it has a 6 watt processor with Intel UHD 600 graphics), Chuwi says it can handle 4K video playback.

It also has a decent selection of ports for such a small device, including:

  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x USB Type-C
  • 2 x USB Type-A
  • 3.5mm audio
  • microSD card reader (up to 128GB)

The LarkBox also supports 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0.

One other thing the little computer has? Active cooling — there’s a small fan inside the case to help keep the system from overheating. That means it won’t be silent.

Chuwi hasn’t announced a price or release date yet, but the company is giving away 4 LarkBox computers as part of a contest that ends in mid-May, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see the little PC go on sale sometime around then.

Update 6/20/2020: Liliputing’s Chuwi LarkBox review is now available:

Chuwi LarkBox 2.4 inch mini PC review

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  1. Im interested in seeing how well that 128gb of onboard storage performs. Some of these Chinese-market Mini PCs have eMMC storage that performs about as well as an SD card. I owned a Chuwi tablet that had horrible read and write speeds.

  2. I’m skeptical about the SSD in their marketing. The marketing department probably thinks eMMC and SSD are interchangeable when it comes to differentiating storage.

    1. this is typical of Chinese-market computers. I’m not sure if the Chinese market expects this, or if it is viewed as being dishonest. Lots of Chinese brands use the term “SSD” to describe all types of solid state storage.

  3. It says it has a 128 SSD. If that’s the case, it would be worth buying … after the first round of sales to see if it’s suffering any QC issues.

  4. I think that is really nice. I hope the price is as small (or almost as small) as the size. I guess one could install the operating system on the SD card. Perhaps an operating system that does not require a lot of resources to operate?

  5. Wow, that’s tiny. Is this the smallest x86 PC that comes with a case (ie. not a DIY bare SBC board)? If the price is right, then I may get one.