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The Chuwi LarkBox X 2023 is a small desktop computer that ships standard with 12GB of LPDR5 memory, a 512GB SSD, and plenty of ports, including two 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports.

It’s also an affordable mini PC, priced at $199. That makes it about half the price of the original LarkBox X, which launched in 2022 for $399. So what’s the difference? Last year’s version was powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 3750H processor, while the LarkBox X 2023 has an Intel Processor N100 chip.

The new processor is a 4-core, 4-thread processor with Intel UHD graphics based on Intel’s Alder Lake N architecture. Designed for cheap, low-power systems, the chip is nominally a 6-watt processor, but it can run at up to 25 watts and actually offers single-core performance that’s within striking distance of the Ryzen 7 3750H, although it lags behind in multi-core performance.

Still, it’s hard to complain about a small decrease in year-over-year performance when you consider that Chuwi cut the price by 50% and doubled the amount of storage while increasing the amount of memory by 50% and upgraded the Ethernet ports from Gigabit speeds to 2.5 GbE.

LarkBox X 2023 I/O include:

  • WiFi 6
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • 1 x USB Type-C (w/DisplayPort Alt Mode)
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Type-A
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x 3.5mm audio
  • 2 x 2.5 GbE Ethernet

The Intel Processor N100 features a 750 Hz Intel UHD integrated GPU. While it only has 24 execution units and might not be the best option for gaming, the GPU should be able to handle 4K video, and Chuwi says the system should be able to power up to three 4K/60Hz displays thanks to the HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB-C port.

The computer features a fan for active cooling and ships with a user-replaceable M.2 SSD. Since the RAM is soldered to the mainboard, it cannot be replaced or upgraded.

Chuwi’s new LarkBox X isn’t available for purchase yet, but it should be coming soon. The Amazon listing for the Chuwi LarkBox X has already been partially upgraded with a new $199 price and N100 chip in the product name… but the product is out of stock and many parts of the Amazon listing still make references to the Ryzen model.

Meanwhile, the Chuwi Store continues to sell the original LarkBox X with a Ryzen 7 3750H processor for $339, the store hasn’t begun taking orders for the new 2023 version yet.

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    1. This is more of a general use PC, or for firewall/router appliance. No real reason to give it 2x 2.5g NICs

      1. To Fran, for people like me that used to game and always want to have the option but never will in all honesty. What I will be doing with it is streaming 2k/4k movies, tv shows, I do all my viewing of moving pictures via my current PC (Used to build and upgrade like a gamer but I literally spent this amount on just a video card keeping my last tower current every couple years with a GPU and something like upgrading HDD to SATA3 and SSD and buying more or faster DDRAM and don’t forget new power supply thanks to the bigger GPU . . .) right now all of my computers and laptops took a poo on me so I’m using a super pathetic old Chromebook past its End of Life updates and tripped over these mini pc options while shopping for affordable refurb laptops or towers with maybe better specs in 2 places but worse in 5 for a similar price to this. So if you were me I mean come on, right? This is epic and perfect to my requirements.

        To Johnn, I agree and I can’t begin to imagine what WOULD need TWO 2.5G Ethers but ain’t it cool just the same? Haha. There are 4 or 5 I’ve been looking at, 12th Gen WIFI6 BT 5.2 3 4k screen outputs loads of ethernet and usb in 1g or 2.5g and 3.2 or 3 or 2 respectively, Win11 pro usually and mostly identical N100 with that 750mhz 24 whatevers video processing all for between $169 and $189 can you believe it? I’m trying to decide whether or not to look harder or just snag one. Anyone know where some good comparison reviews and/or deals are?

        1. Two ethernet ports seems to be a feature on most of the mini-PCs I’ve seen on here lately. So I suspect that they’re there so that they can be put into a bridged connection and you can daisy chain a whole bunch of these computers together with network cables in a cubicle farm or row of workstations.