Chinese PC maker Mele has been selling small fanless desktop computers under the PCG35 name for years, first shipping a model with an Intel Apollo Lake processor and then following up with a Gemini Lake model.
Now the company is back with a new version sporting an Intel Celeron N5105 quad-core chip based on Jasper Lake architecture. The new Mele PCG35 HD3Q also adds support for WiFi 6 and the computer ships with Windows 11 Pro pre-installed.
The Mele PCG35 HD3Q is available from Amazon for $280 and up, but there’s a coupon that lets you save $40 on the following configurations:
- 8GB RAM / 128GB eMMC for $280 (or $240 with coupon)
- 8GB RAM / 256GB eMMC for $300 (or $260 with coupon)
- 8GB RAM / 512GB storage (256GB eMMC + 256GB SSD) for $380 (or $340 with coupon)
Intel’s Celeron N5105 processor is a 10-watt, 4-core, 4-thread chip with base and burst speeds of 2 GHz and 2.9 Ghz, respectively, and Intel UHD integrated graphics with 24 execution units and base / burst speeds of 450 Hz / 800 MHz.
Mele already uses the same chip in the similarly-priced, but smaller Quieter3Q fanless mini PC, which is a pocket-sized computer that measures just 5.2″ x 3.2″ x 0.7″. By comparison, the PCG35 measures 7.8″ x 5.8″ x 1.7″ and has enough space under the hood for an optional 2.5″ hard drive or SSD.
In fact, the system can support up to three internal storage devices thanks to an M.2 2280 slot for NVMe storage, a 2.5″ drive bay, and eMMC storage soldered to the motherboard. There’s also a microSD card reader with support for removable cards up to 1TB.
The computer also has a Gigabit Ethernet jack, WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 support, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, a 3.5mm audio jack, two HDMI 2.0 ports, and a VGA port with support for up to two 4K displays plus a 1080p display.