Beelink and GMK mini PCs with Intel Core i5-8259U and Iris Plus 655 now available

When I reviewed the Intel Bean Canyon NUC small form factor desktop computer in 2018, I noted that its 28-watt Intel Core i5-8259U processor with Intel Iris Plus 655 graphics gave it an edge over most other similarly-sized mini PCs at the time. A few years later, Intel has a few 15-watt processors that can […]

Lilbits: AYA Neo, Google Chrome, Samsung smartphone cameras, and Alphabet’s “Wolverine” super-powered hearing moonshot

Google’s parent company Alphabet is working on a line of audio-enhancing products that could turn out to be next-gen hearing aids, or possibly something much more. Meanwhile Google has announced plans to speed up the release schedule for its Chrome web browser by 50-percent, with new stable builds now rolling out every four weeks. Samsung […]

Banana Pi BPI-M2 Pro is a 2.6-inch single-board PC with Amlogic S905X3

The latest tiny computer-on-a-board from Banana Pi measures just 2.6″ x 2.6″ but has room for two full-sized USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a Gigabit Ethernet jack, and HDMI 2.1 port. The new Banana Pi BPI-M2 Pro also supports WiFi and Bluetooth, has a 40-pin header, and supports Android 9 and several Linux distributions including Ubuntu, Debian, and […]

Lilbits: AYA Neo delayed (again), Samsung tablet leaked (again), and PlayStation movie & TV purchases and rentals are ending

The AYA Neo is a handheld gaming PC with a 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel touchscreen display surrounded by game controllers, an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor with Radeon Vega 6 graphics, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD. After shipping the first small batch of devices to customers in China, AYA […]

Lenovo ThinkEdge embedded PCs are small, rugged, and fanless Tiger Lake computers

Lenovo is expanding its line of embedded devices with two new small, rugged computers designed for digital signage, point of sale systems, and other embedded applications. The new ThinkEdge series systems include the Lenovo ThinkEdge SE30 and ThinkEdge SE50. They’re both small fanless computers powered by 11th-gen Intel Core chips that are set to ship by the […]

TOFU carrier board for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 supports NVMe SSDs or 4G LTE network cards (among other things)

The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, which was released last year, has the same processor, memory, and storage options as a full-sized Raspberry Pi 4, but in a more compact card form-factor designed for use in embedded devices. Unlike larger Raspberry Pi devices, the Compute Module also supports onboard eMMC storage. But you’ll need to […]

Asus PN41 fanless mini PC with Intel Jasper Lake chips coming soon

A few years after launching the Asus PN40 line of small form-factor desktop computers with fanless designs and support for low-power 6-watt Intel Celeron or Pentium Silver chips, Asus is preparing to launch a new model called the Asus PN41. It will likely be virtually identical to its predecessor on the outside, but under the […]