The Chuwi LarkBox is a tiny computer that’s smaller than a Raspberry Pi, but which has an x86 processor and support for Windows or Linux software.
First announced in April, the LarkBox was supposed to go up for pre-order through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in late May. That didn’t happen, but now Chuwi says the crowdfunding campaign for the little PC will begin June 23. And the company has also revealed some more details about the upcoming device… including that it’ll have a more powerful processor than anticipated.
Originally the plan had been to ship the little computer with a 6 watt Intel Celeron N4100 quad-core processor. But now the company says the Chuwi LarkBox will have a 10 watt Intel Celeron J4115 quad-core chip instead.
Intel doesn’t list that particular chip on its website, but according to a listing on the PassMark website, it’s a 4-core/4-thread chip with a base CPU frequency of 1.8 GHz and support for turbo speeds up to 2.5 GHz. With higher base and turbo boost speeds, that should give the LarkBox a little extra oomph.
Another surprising new detail from Chuwi? The LarkBox will support up to 1TB of solid state storage thanks to an M.2 2242 slot.
So here’s everything we know about the little computer’s specs so far:
|CPU||Intel Celeron J4115|
|GPU||Intel UHD 600|
|Storage||Up to 1TB M.2 2242 SSD|
|USB ports||2 x USB 3.0 Type-A, 1 x USB-C|
|Other ports||HDMI, headset, microSD card reader|
|Cooling||Active (there’s a fan)|
|Dimensions||2.4″ x 2.4″ x 1.7″|
|Price||$199 (or $169 for early backers)|
❤️Intel Quad-core J4115 （Up to 2.40Ghz）
❤️6GB LPDDR4 RAM
❤️Up to 1TB M.2 2242 SSD
— Chuwi Tablet (@chuwidotcom) June 1, 2020
Update 6/20/2020: Liliputing’s Chuwi LarkBox review is now available: