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The MINIX Z100-0dB is a compact computer that measures 123 x 120 x 46mm (4.84″ x 4.72″ x 1.81″) and features an Intel Alder Lake-N processor, support for up to two displays, a decent set of ports, and support for WIFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and 2.5 GbE Ethernet connections.

It’s also a fanless computer that should run completely silently. The MINIX Z100-0dB is available now from Amazon, where you can buy a model with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage for $259.

MINIX has been in the mini PC space for a while, but it’s been a few years since I’ve seen the company put out anything particularly interesting. And while this model seems to be a little expensive compared to other mini PCs with similar specs, the fanless design helps set it apart – there are still relatively few passively-cooled computers with Alder Lake-N chips.

Under the hood, this model features an Intel Processor N100 chip, which is a 6-watt, 4-core, 4-thread processor with Intel UHD integrated graphics. There’s also a single SODIMM slot for DDR4-3200 memory and an M.2 slot for a PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD. The system supports up to 32GB of single-channel memory and up to 4TB of storage.

Ports include:

  • 2 x HDMI 2.1
  • 1 x 2.5 GbE Ethernet
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (10 Gbps for data only, no video)
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A (10 Gbps)
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Type-A (480 Mbps)
  • 1 x 3.5mm audio
  • 1 x microSD card reader
  • 1 x DC power input (12V/3A)

The computer comes with Windows 11 Pro pre-installed, and supports Wake on LAN and Auto Power On. Combined with the fanless design, that should make it a decent option for applications that need a PC capable of running 24/7.

Other features include an aluminum chassis with fins on the top (and blue and red stripes that add a bit of color to the black case), plus two removable antennas to help boost the wireless signal.

This article was first published December 5, 2023 when the MINIX-Z100-0dB was only available from GeekBuying, and most recently updated December 21, 2023 with information about availability from Amazon.

via FanlessTech (1)(2) and AndroidPC.es

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