Chinese device maker Tronsmart has been offering a range of Android media boxes and video streamers for a few years. But the company’s latest product is a full-fledged computer… mostly.

The Tronsmart Ara BJ19 is a small form-factor PC with an Intel Celeron J1900 quad-core Bay Trail processor and support for Windows or Linux software. It’s available from AliExpress or eBay for about $130. But that’s the price for a barebones model: you’ll need to add your own memory and storage.

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The computer is about the size of an Intel NUC mini PC and features HDMI. DisplayPort, and Gigabit Ethernet jacks, three USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, and a headset jack.

It includes a wireless card with 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 support, and there’s a 2.5 inch drive bay for a hard drive or solid state drive as well as support for up to 8GB of RAM.

Note that the Tronsmart Ara BJ19 uses an active cooling system: there’s a fan inside the case which will generate a little bit of noise while keeping the computer cool.

The Tronsmart Ara BJ19 weighs about 13 ounces and measures 4.6″ x 4.4″ x 2″.

Gigabyte offers a similarly-sized, Celeron J1900-powered barebones PC. You can pick up a Gigabyte GB-BXBT-1900 from Newegg for $110. That model has one less USB port, and instead of DisplayPort, it features a VGA port for its second display output.


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6 replies on “Tronsmart launches Ara BJ19 barebones mini PC for $130”

    1. Mind that Celeron/Pentium range doesn’t get the subsidized pricing like the mobile tablet SoCs get… Making it much harder to reach these low price points…

      Besides, the present Braswell offerings aren’t really a improvement… Possibly due to issues with the 14nm FAB they started off with relatively low clocks like how Bay Trail was first released and we’ll have to wait for the better spec versions that’ll be released in a couple more months, maybe early next year, before they can be considered a real upgrade from the previous Bay Trail based SoCs…

      While Core M, etc still cost too much for this price range product… and it won’t really be until next year’s Goldmont based updates until we see proper 4K support from the ATOM based SoCs anyway…

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