The Mele PCG02 is a computer-on-a-stick that can plug directly into the HDMI port of a TV or monitor. It’s one of the largest PC sticks around, measuring about 5.5″ x 2.3″ x 0.75″, but it’s also one of the most versatile.
You can use it to stream 4K video over WiFi… or Ethernet, thanks to a full-sized RJ-45 port. Another benefit to the chunky size? Unlike most PC sticks, the Mele PCG02 is fanless.
While previous versions of the Mele PCG02 featured 6-watt Intel Celeron N-series processors, the latest version packs a 10-watt Celeron J4105 quad-core chip with Intel UHD graphics.
It’s still a low-cost, low-power processor, but the chip should provide acceptable performance for basic computing tasks including web browsing, document editing, or video playback.
Mele positions the little computer as a solution for home media centers, digital signage systems, or portable workspace solutions that let you carry your files and operating system with you (if we ever get back to traveling).
|CPU||Intel Celeron J4105|
|GPU||Intel UHD 600|
microSD (up to 256GB)
|A/V||HDMI 2.0 ([email protected])|
3.5mm audio combo
|USB||2 x USB 3.0|
micro USB (for power)
|Power||DC power port|
|OS||Windows 10 Pro|
The new Mele PCG02 GLK is available from Mele’s AliExpress store for $215.
It’s not the only new PC stick to launch this year, but unlike these other recent models, the PCG02 has a fanless design and an Ethernet port. It also has the most powerful processor of the bunch:
- MINISFORUM S41 with Celeron N4120/4GB/64GB for $190 – Banggood
- MINISFORUM S40 with Celeron N4000/4GB/64GB for $140 – Banggood
- XCY PC Stick w/Celeron N4100/4GB/128GB for $159 – XCY/AliExpress