Chuwi’s LarkBox is a Windows 10 desktop computer crammed into a case that measures just about 2.4″ x 2.4″ x 1.7″ and which weighs less than 4.5 ounces.
With a 10-watt Intel Celeron J4115 quad-core processor based on Intel Gemini Lake Refresh architecture, it’s not exactly a high-performance PC. But as I pointed out in my recent LarkBox review, it’s a fairly little versatile machine capable of 4K video playback and general purpose computing. I was also able to install Ubuntu with very little effort (although performance generally seems better with Windows).
The LarkBox is also a pretty affordable device. It has a list price of $199, but it’s up for pre-order for $169 or less through an Indiegogo campaign that kicks off today.
Liliputing readers can reserve one for $149 using this link.
A limited number of people can snag a Chuwi LarkBox for as little as $169, but once those backer rewards run out, you may have to pay up to $199 to reserve a LarkBox.
While Indiegogo is a crowdfunding website, Chuwi is a reasonably well established company with a strong track record of delivering products. The company is using crowdfunding as more of a promotional tool than a fundraising tool.
You may still have to wait a little while fore the LarkBox to actually ship though.
When it does, what you’ll get is a tiny computer with 6GB of RAM, 128GB of eMMC storage, and a 4-core/4-thread processor featuring Intel UHD 600 graphics. The little computer has two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, an HDMI port, a microSD card reader, and a 3.5mm audio jack. There’s also a USB Type-C port, but it’s used for power and not data.
Open up the bottom of the case and you’ll also find an M.2 2242 slot that you can use for additional (and/or faster) storage. And there’s a small, but fairly quiet, fan in the top of the case.
You can find more details in Liliputing’s Chuwi LarkBox mini PC review:
I just received the Larkbox.
Do you know what screwdriver I need to remove the screws from the bottom of the Larkbox to access the SSD expansion slot?
A 2.4mm Phillips head screwdriver should do it.
Backers are getting theirs now but they are reporting issues with fan. Read through the comments on the indiegogo page https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/chuwi-larkbox-world-s-smallest-4k-mini-pc/x/24361263#/comments
Wow! They had 932 backers in their first hour.
I requested one but I missed the lowest price, which was $139. I also purchased a 128GB Transcend ssd from amazon, Which is a reliable brand and easy on the wallet. The link is below, in case anyone wants to do the same.
Today, they sent me a link to the lowest price @ $139 and sure enough, I preordered one and cancelled the previous one.
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