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The JX2 is a 161 x 82 x 22mm (6.3″ x 3.2″ x 0.8″) desktop computer with an Intel Celeron N5105 quad-core processor based on Jasper Lake Architecture, 8GB of RAM, room inside the case for up to two SSDs, and support for WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and Gigabit Ethernet connections.

But the weirdest thing about this little computer? It has a built-in 5.7 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel touchscreen display on the top.

Available from GeekBuying or AliExpress (under different brand names), prices start at around $190 to $195 for a model with 8GB of LPDDR4-2933 memory and a 128GB SSD, but you can also pay extra for up to 512GB of storage or bring your own.

There are two M.2 slots inside the case, one with support for PCIe NVMe SSDs, and a second that supports SATA storage.

Ports include:

  • 1 x USB Type-C (with support for video, data, and power)
  • 1 x USB Type-C (for power only)
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 3 x USB Type-A
  • 1 x 3.5mm combo audio
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet

The JX2 mini PC has an aluminum chassis and copper heat sink plus a fan inside the case for active cooling, works 12V/30W or higher power adapter, and supports Windows 11 and Ubuntu Linux (although I don’t see why it wouldn’t support other GNU/Linux distributions).

As for the touchscreen display, it’s kind of hard to figure out exactly what you’re supposed to use it for. While the JX2 looks a bit like a thick phone-sized tablet, it doesn’t seem to have a battery, which means it’s meant to be used while plugged in.

The compact size does make it more portable than most PCs. You could easily unplug it and take it with you from location to location. But once you get where you’re going, odds are that you’re going to want to connect an external display (or two, since the system supports dual display output).

I suppose you could use the built-in display for PC status messages, or even for touchscreen controls for apps running on a larger display. But since the computer is designed to lie flat on a table, I’m not sure how ergonomic that would be.

The JX2 reminds me in some ways of the GOLE1 line of mini PCs, which also have integrated displays. But those models also have batteries, allowing you to use them unplugged for at least a short time.

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  1. If I were going to use it as a touchscreen portable i would use a power brick with PS3.0. It would then be a a Windows 11 tablet/laptop with a very small screen but a lot of capabilities at a very small price.

  2. I see this as a limited purpose, or even single purpose machine – runs one app with limited functionality (media player, weather station, camera monitor?) and that’s all it tries to do. As a general purpose device… not so great.

  3. I see tons of commercial applications here. You can set up shortcut buttons for specific apps without worrying about your tech challenged customer screwing up something major.

    1. Like the Samsung Galaxy takeback program, this is a killer app for AI edge use where users will have violent reactions to their results. Axe throwing, HP printers off program, these, and a business called FRisk & Stop (for fault risk.)

    1. Agreed. I like this website a lot and have been coming here since netbooks were a thing. But man have the ads become overwhelming. I am trying not to use an adblocker here though.

    1. I don’t see any mention of a battery on that page. Are you sure the GOLE 2 Pro has one, or are you basing that on the fact that previous models did?

      1. Yes, the version that’s shipping in December is listed as “16GB+256GB With Battery”. The ones without battery are already shipping. If you compare the product page with the one for the Gole 1 Pro, “With Battery” means it has an internal battery. Its capacity is not yet listed though. I guess it will be something like 2500mAh again.

        1. Yeah, I missed that at first, since there’s so mention on the specs or on the marketing images. That makes me wonder if the battery will be smaller, or less useful since the new processor draws more power. But I’ve updated my GOLE R2 Pro article, so thanks for the heads up.

          1. Seems like they updated the specs, it features a N5105 now instead of a N5095. The N5105 has a TDP of 10W, just like the J4125 within the Gole 1 Pro. I’ll let you know more whenever mine arrives!

  4. 3 times to fat
    but idea is interesting. price aceptable.
    Question is how power eficient. It will work 48h on one charge? (for example turn off ethernet, decrease ram speed etc)

  5. This screen seem quite luxurious, but could be used in mostly headless context.

    Usually I see this on UPS/NAS/servers to set parameters like network for remote control, see status and troubleshoot something directly.

    1. for nas I prefer touchscren AND more phisical buttons. Meybe 8-16.
      (and nas MUST! have hardware raid 10 or 01)

  6. As someone that no longer uses PC/Windows regularly, I still use the decade-old Intel Atom based Windows tablets that were everywhere 10 years ago.
    Do they suck? Yes. But in a pinch they served me well for diagnosing problems with handheld devices without having a dedicated computer. So I can see the appeal of this despite its impracticality.

  7. I think there are enough use cases for the touchscreen display. Look at all the apps that are out there for Android devices with small screens that have nothing to do with a phone call.

  8. I kinda liked this concept back in the day of the Pipo X8, which was a Windows 8 device with a similar design, but it had like a 25-degree angle to the screen. The fixed screen position gave it very limited appeal.

    Like the Pipo, this JX2’s screen placement really limits what you can do with it. Maybe if it ran on a battery, then it would have the added appeal of being a handheld device like the Gole1. But 5.7″ is kinda silly for a Windows device. I have a hard time agreeing to 7″ with Windows 10/11.

  9. The use of b+m key cards clipping through m.2 connectors usually used with wi-fi cards for both slots in image 4/5 does not inspire confidence.

    1. None of the images on the product pages inspire confidence. I actually first saw the GeekBuying listing a week or two ago, but only decided to write something up when I saw the SZBOX version at AliExpress today.