The GMK NucBox is a desktop computer that’s smaller than most, measuring just 2.4″ x 2.4″ x 1.7″. That makes it easy to hide behind a TV or monitor or under a desk, whether you plan to use it as a media player, file server, digital signage device, or anything else.

GMK sent me a couple of demo units which I reviewed last year, and while they’re not the most powerful computers around, they are certainly among the smallest (along with similar devices from Chuwi and others). Capable of running a range of basic computing tasks, the NucBox typically sells for around $230 and up. But if you’d like a chance to win a slightly used GMK NucBox, read on to find out how to enter Liliputing’s giveaway!

The NucBox units I’m giving away feature Intel Celeron J4125 quad-core processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. They feature two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, and a USB-C port (that can only be used for power and not data).

They’re both lightly used, and the only significant difference between the two little computers is that I couldn’t get Ubuntu or other GNU/Linux distros to boot on the first pre-production prototype GMK sent me, so the company sent me a retail version of the NucBox which does support installation of Ubuntu other operating systems from a USB flash drive.

So here’s how we’re going to do this contest. I’m giving away both NucBoxes. But rather than hold two different contests, I’m going to do it all at once.

At the conclusion of the contest, I’ll pick a name out of a hat (or rather, a random number generator) and send a message to the winner asking them if they’d rather have the Windows-only NucBox or the Windows + Linux compatible version. After they’ve responded, I’ll pick another name and the second winner will get whichever mini PC is left.

Here’s how to enter for a chance to win:

Leave a comment on this page by 11:59 Eastern Time on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

Update: This contest has ended. 

That’s pretty much it, but here’s a bit of fine print about who is and is not eligible to win:

  • This contest is open to Liliputing readers with a valid shipping address in the continental United States (because overseas shipping is expensive and I’m footing the bill).
  • Please leave just one comment.
  • Please us a valid email address when you leave your comment so that I have a way to get in touch if you’re selected as the winner.
  • I’ll randomly select winners from valid entries.
  • Once the winners have been contacted, they’ll have 48 hours to respond. If they don’t respond within that time, I’ll pick a new winner.
  • Writers for Liliputing and close friends and family members are not eligible to win.
  • Anyone who has won another Liliputing contest in the past 60 days is not eligible to win.


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222 replies on “GMK NucBox mini PC giveaway(s)”

  1. Would love to use one of these as a dedicated workstation for my homebuilt 100W laser cutter!

  2. I’d love to have one of these for a little home media player in the living room.

  3. Interesting idea; more costly than a Pi4 with a PSSD attached, but more compact in a single box.

  4. I haven’t had any PCs in this form factor, but it seems really promising.

  5. Here is an entry from me. Looks like a pretty compact little box.

  6. Tiny and shiny, what more is there to want! Thank you for your reviews and effort.

  7. That would be awesome. Thank for your generosity. I would glad to win one.

  8. I would love to have it. I will probably use it as a logger of my air quality instruments.

  9. Read the site every day although I am not in the U.S. Happy to pay the postage if I win

  10. I’m definitely interested in the HTPC potential if I were to win one of these!

  11. Who doesn’t like playing with little electronic things that may or may not run linux???

  12. Very interesting. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these.


  14. Roger Waters might rarely throw his hat into the crowd, but I’m tossing mine in here. 🙂

  15. Hi Brad, I just wonder why nobody has asked if we need to comment at “11:59 AM” or “11:59 PM”. Please clarify for the contestants.

  16. Been lurking here since…. (2008-09?) — a long time for me! This, the Steam Deck, and poverty finally got me to post! May the luckiest win!


  17. please, Batman, perform another of your miracles and allow me to win one of these contests…

    1. Would absolutely love to have this but won’t most probably, congrats to the one who wins it.

  18. Thanks Brad for keeping us in the loop and for extending this drawing to us!

  19. I would love to win one of these so I can have a computer in the palm of my hand.

  20. That little thing looks pretty awesome! Would make a great addition to the living room as an alternative video and computing device.

  21. as i never win anything, as Bulllwinkle sez “Maybe this time for sure!”

  22. These little NucBox’s seem to be capable hardware to goof around with.
    I’m in.

  23. I’ve become obsessed with these tiny computers. Please accept my hat in this ring!

  24. I would be interested to try running Serviio (media server) on one. Serviio works on Linux or Windows, but I have to admit that I’m partial to Linux.

  25. Very odd you couldn’t get Ubuntu to run – definitely an unusual outcome! I’d take it anyway though, if I win 😀

  26. That looks like a cool little device. I’m glad that there are so many tiny PC options now.

  27. Sounds like a fun little gaget. I want it !!!
    BTW, I look at Liliputing every day. Very useful site.

  28. Nice – these could work well for a retroarch build i’m doin

  29. GMK Nuc Box is a fantastic mini PC and it works wonder in home computing tasks accordingly! It is a cute little unit, can be placed anywhere, especially in tight corner or space!

  30. Awesome reporting, and an extra treat to be able to participate in a giveaway!

  31. This device is very interesting, and is suitable for home automation hub.

  32. I’d love to make it into a router, with an additional usb Ethernet adapter

  33. These make very solid home media boxes and emulation machines

  34. Tossing my had in the ring. Long time reader, Brad. Keep up the great work!

  35. The specs on the little guy isn’t anything to write home about, but considering how small it is, the fact that you can fit in your pocket makes it for one very handy little PC! And 128gb of storage is nothing to sneeze at! I’d love to have one!

  36. Thanks for the giveaway, sir! Always been interested in this NUC-type boxes.

  37. Those PC’s are so cool. Whether it is emulation or just simply having something to bring with you for constant connection. I’d love to have one!

  38. It would be delightful to win this. Thanks for running this contest!

  39. Glad to see the continued coverage from this site and the giveaways to readers from time to time. Hope Liliputing is around for years to come, I check the site daily.

  40. I would be most happy to try this out especially since I don’t have much space in my attic room.Wish me luck!

  41. Hello, I’d like to win a GMK. Prolly the Windows+Ubuntu version, but as Win11 comes to scorch the countryside, I’d take either one and like it.

    Many thanks. I bought an Acer SF515-51T because of you, and have been delighted with it.

  42. Heyyyyy. I could use a new tech toy to mess around with, these little PCs look like fun!

  43. I sure could use one!
    Personally I would have a very hard time to get rid of one so thanks for the giveaway!

  44. I enjoy reading the articles here, it is a great resource for tech news. Thanks!

  45. I love reading your content and will gladly toss my hat in the ring for a chance to win one of those beauties.

  46. Nice gesture again. Hope to win. But find interesting articles in the future would also be great.

  47. Thanks for a chance to win, guys! Love having a well-written website with all sorts of news and goodies focused on small-format computing.

  48. Really appreciate your support of Linux on small computers and phones, as well as your RSS feeds.

  49. Thank you for sharing the wealth! Liliputing is my favorite tech blog! I am obsessed with tiny computers and would love to score one of these in either flavor! <3

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