Looking for a cheap, quiet, low-power computer and don’t mind buying from a company you’ve probably never heard of before?

A computer called the Chatreey AC1-Z probably hits the bill on all fronts.

According to a listing at AliExpress, the AC1-Z is a compact computer with a choice of Intel Apollo Lake or Gemini Lake processors, 4GB of RAM, up to 64GB of eMMC storage, and a 2.5 inch drive bay for a SATA hard drive or SSD.

The little computer also has a design that seems to be heavily inspired by the Zotac ZBOX C-series line of fanless PCs.

Prices for the AC1-Z currently start at $153 for a model with an Intel Celeron J3455 Apollo Lake processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of eMMC storage, but a version with a newer Celeron J4105 Gemini Lake chip is just $5 more, so I’m not sure why anyone would opt for the slightly cheaper model.

Here’s a list of Gemini Lake prices/configurations:

  • Celeron J4105/4GB RAM/32GB eMMC for $158
  • Celeron J4105/4GB RAM/64GB eMMC for $168
  • Celeron J4105/4GB RAM/32GB eMMC/500GB HDD for $196
  • Celeron J4105/4GB RAM/64GB eMMC/500GB HDD for $207

The computer measures 5″ x 5″ x 2″ and features dual HDMI ports, an Ethernet jack, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The AliExpress listing says the computer is compatible with Linux and Windows 10 and that it ships with Windows pre-installed, but at those prices I wouldn’t be surprised if it comes with an unlicensed version of Windows.

I also can’t say anything at all about the Chatreey AC1-Z in terms of performance. But hey, at least it’s cheap.

via AndroidPC.es

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6 replies on “Chatreey AC1-Z is a $160 fanless mini PC with Intel Gemini Lake”

  1. Is it compatible with Linux? Not sure about the 32gb of eMMC storage.

  2. Wow, really good value. For someone who wants a good Home Theatre PC, this is a great buy.

    The only thing I’d like to know is, does it have HDMI 2.0? If so, this would be good for 4K playback.

    1. passmark score of over 2200 means it’ll work decent as a media server as well

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