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The KC12 mini PC is a compact desktop computer with a 12-core, 16-thread processor based on Intel’s 12th-gen Alder Lake-P architecture, support for up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, and room for up to three storage devices.
Available from AliExpress for $389 and up, the little computer also has two 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports, support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 and support for up to four displays.
The starting price will get you a barebones model with an Intel Core i5-1240P processor but no memory, storage, or operating system. You can also opt for a barebones model with a Core i7-1260P chip for $435 or pay a little more for a model with memory and storage (prices start at $508 for a Core i5/16GB/500GB configuration or $554 for a Core i7/16GB/500GB model).
Each version of the KC12 has two SODIMM slots with support for DDR4-2666 or DDR4-3200 memory and:
- 1 x M.2 2280 slot for PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD storage
- 1 x M.2 2280 slot for SATA SSD storage
- 1 x 2.5″ drive bay for a hard drive or SSD
The computer has a plastic body that measures 158 x 125 x 49mm (6.2″ x 4.9″ x 1.9″) and a set of ports that includes:
- 2 x HDMI 2.0
- 1 x DisplayPort
- 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C (with DisplayPort Alt Mode)
- 4 x USB 3.1 Type-A
- 2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
- 1 x 3.5mm line out
- 1 x 3.5mm mic input
- 2 x 2.5 GbE Ethernet
- 1 x RS-232 COM port
- 1 x DC power input (19V/4.7A)
The inclusion of that COM port makes it clear that the KC12 is positioned as a device for commercial applications, but there’s no reason that you couldn’t pick one up for use as a media center or general purpose home computer… assuming you’re comfortable buying a PC that ships from China and one which has all of its high-speed USB ports on the front rather than the back.
via AndroidPC.es and LinuxGizmos