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This little “firewall appliance” is a mini PC with Intel N100 and 6 x 2 5 GbE LAN ports

A few years ago we wrote about a “Firewall Micro Appliance” that was basically a small, fanless computer that combined a 10-watt Intel Celeron J4125 quad-core processor with six 2.5 GbE LAN ports. Now it looks like Chinese PC makers have updated the design with new models sporting 6-watt Intel N100 chips and DDR5 memory. […]

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Topton L10 is a 15.6 inch notebook with a 7 inch tablet embedded next to the keyboard

A few years ago Lenovo put out a ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 laptop featuring a 17.3 inch ultra-wide primary display and an 8 inch secondary display positioned to the right of the keyboard, allowing you to use your fingertips or a pressure-sensitive pen for input. Now Chinese PC company Topton is borrowing that idea… kind […]

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This budget dual-screen laptop has two 14 inch displays and an Intel Alder Lake-N processor

The Topton L14 is a budget 14 inch Windows laptop that sells for around $400 and up and features an Intel N95 chip based on Intel’s Alder Lake-N architecture for low-cost notebooks. But this laptop has a few features that make it unusual for a budget model. It’s available with up to 32GB of RAM and […]

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This might be the cheapest dual-screen laptop yet (Two 10.5 inch displays and Intel Alder Lake-N for under $400)

Lenovo and Asus both have dual-screen notebooks coming out this year, with a second screen positioned where you’d normally find a keyboard. But they’re not exactly cheap, with the upcoming Asus Zenbook Duo expected to sell for $1500 and up, while the new Lenovo Yoga Book 9i will start at $2,000. Chinese PC makers are […]

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These mini PCs combine Thunderbolt 4, 2.5 GbE Ethernet with up to a Core i9-13900H processor

Earlier this year Chinese PC makers began selling a mini PC called the V600 that featured support for up to an Intel Core i9-12900H processor, dual 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports, a Thunderbolt 4 port, and multiple storage and display options, among other things. Now it looks like an upgraded model has arrived with support for […]

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This fanless mini PC features a Raptor Lake-U processor, Thunderbolt 4 and dual 2.5 GbE Ethernet for under $400

A handful of Chinese PC companies including Topton and Kingnovy are selling a small fanless desktop computer with a starting price under $400 for a model with a 13th-gen Intel Raptor Lake-U processor, dual 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports, and support for up to four displays. As of November 8, 2023, prices start as low as […]

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Topton has the cheapest mini PC with a Core i9-13900H processor yet

This year we’ve seen several mini PC makers cram Intel Core i9 chips into compact desktop computers for the first time. But they aren’t cheap: prices for a Simply NUC Onyx with a Core i9-13900H processor start at $999, while a Geekom Mini IT13 with the same chip sells for $789 (or $749 with the […]

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Lilbits: SiFive Performance P870, an Intel Alder Lake-N NAS, and Raspberry Pi OS Bookworm

Over the past year we’ve seen Chinese PC makers including Topton and AOOSTAR selling a mini PC that’s clearly designed for use as a file storage server. Not only does it have two M.2 2280 slots for solid state storage, but there’s also room for two 3.5 inch hard drives or SSDs. The first models […]

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This fanless mini PC features Intel Alder Lake-N and triple-display support for $107 and up

Chinese PC maker Topton is selling a compact, fanless desktop computer with an Intel Alder Lake-N processor for $107 and up at AliExpress. While it’s not unusual to find small, cheap computers with these chips, this model is noteworthy as a passively cooled system with two Gigabit Ethernet ports, support for up to three displays, […]