CHUWI LarkBox 4K Mini Desktop
CHUWI LarkBox is the smallest Windows 10 mini desktop computer with 4K support on the market. It has the modern specs and features including the Intel J4115 processor, 128GB eMMC flash storage, 6GB LPDDR4 memory, Win 10 Home 64-bit operating system and modern connectivity options.
The quarter one of 202 release quad core Intel Celeron J4115 processor (4 cores, 4 threads, 4MB cache) works at the speeds of 1.8GHz up to 2.5GHz with the turbo boost function depending on the tasks at hand. 128GB eMMC 5.1 flash is a good size as a local storage space at this level and faster than a regular SATA hard drive when you’re opening your files or starting the machine. 6GB LPDDR4 memory at 2133MHz offers a fairly decent multitasking power to have a few browsers and a couple of browsers running at the same time.
Chuwi Larkbox has a very small, pocket size case that weighs just 0.28 pounds (127g) and measures 2.4 x 2.4 x 1.69inches (61 x 61 x 43mm). You can put in any size standard bag and will hardly occupy any space wherever you choose to put it. It has the VESA mount and supports the 4K Ultra HD streaming. It comes with the Windows 10 Home edition pre-installed and you can also use it with the Linux operating system. It is very easy to set up, doesn’t heat up much and works quietly.
The Celeron J4115 with a higher base speed performs slightly better than the Celeron N4100 and has better cooling in mini computers such as this LarkBox and a higher Thermal Design Power. With an average CPU Passmark benchmark score of 2767 it offers a lower mid-range performance overall. You can use it for Microsoft Office programs, playing some less demanding games at acceptable settings, video streaming and playing, internet browsing etc. along with a moderate amount of multitasking power. You can actually DIY upgrade the local storage up to 1TB through the M.2 SSD 2242 interface.
The built-in Gemini Lake Intel UHD 600 graphics card offers similar performance to the Apollo Lake Intel HD 500. And you can only play the very easy games like the Sims 4 or Dirty Rally. It plays the Netflix and Youtube videos very smoothly. Connectivity options include the dual band 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 5.1, HDMI 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, a USB-C for power, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a MicroSD expansion port.
You can connect a mouse, keyboard, speakers and other peripherals wirelessly via the Bluetooth 5.1. It needs to be plugged into a power outlet on a wall and will not work by plugging into USB at the back of a TV. It is a decent Windows machine that outputs nicely to a 4K screen and will handle the videos well. But you wouldn’t want to use it for multimedia tasks that require a very powerful processor and a dedicated graphics card. It is good enough for daily use and works just like a normal PC. In the box you’ll find the Chuwi Larkbox, a 24-watt DC power adapter and a multilingual user manual. The average customer rating is 4.3 out of 5 stars by 11 users at the moment.