The new Gemini Lake mini passive PC demonstrated by MINIX at IFA 2018 is nothing like what we have seen from them in recent years. Contrary to the design of their formerly launched mini PCs – the Gemini Lake (NEO J50C-4), the Apollo Lake (NEO N42C-4) and their lower-and fanless models – the fanless NEO G41V-4 expected to run on an already installed Windows 10 Pro and comes with a new approach to thermal cooling and its designed for all-day operations.
Unlike what we saw in the previous models where the SO-DIMM RAM sticks were being replaced or installed, the new Gemini Lake PC has a soldered RAM upgraded from DDR3 to DDR4. The mini PC has a system on chip processor of Intel Celeron N4100 quad-core Gemini Lake processor and Intel UHD graphics 600 coupled with easy access to the M.2 SSD expansion slot at the bottom of the system enclosure. It is fully compatible with the VESA anchor and brings along with it an installed Windows 10.
Asides having a MicroSD card reader slot, a soldered 64GB eMMC 5.1 flash and the M.2 2280 SATA 3.0 slot at the storage level, the mini PC also has Dual-band WiFi 5 802.11ac 2×2 MiMO with internal antennas, Bluetooth 4.2 and gigabit Ethernet for system wireless connectivity.
Other great features and specifications of the MINIX NEO G41V-4 mini PC include:
- Triple Video Output – VGA output up to 1080p, a Display Port and an HDMI 2.0a up to 4Kp60.
- System Memory – 4G DD4 RAM at 2400 MHz (soldered)
- Misc – Kensington lock and Power button
- Audio – 3.5mm headphone jack and digital audio via HDMI
- 4 USB ports – 2x USB 2.0 ports and 2x USB 3.0 ports
- Power supply – 12V via power barrel jack
- It also has on the upper part of its design an anti-dust net and air outlet.
Via a video from Notebook Italia, a MINIX representative has explained that the design of the Intel-based NEO G41V-4 mini PC is based on an internal dust – resistant mesh that prevents dust from going in as it is going to be used for an all-day operation especially by clients who would wish to use it for various applications. The model, without a doubt, is a very interesting solution for digital signage.