GMK NucBox KB1 Mini PC with Intel J4125
GMK NucBox KB1 is a budget priced mini PC with Intel J4125 processor, 128GB Solid State Drive, 8GB DDR4 memory, Windows 10 Pro operating system, good connectivity options and 4K HD video output support. It is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 20 users at the moment.
The quarter 1 of 2020 release quad core Intel Celeron J4125 processor (4 cores, 4 threads) offers similar performance to the Pentium Silver N5000. It works at a base speed of 2.0GHz with a turbo speed of 2.7GHz as required by the more demanding tasks. The typical Thermal Design Power is only 6 watts and has a very efficient small fan inside, a metal body and the heat dissipation holes at the top. It is nice to have a relatively high performance processor in such a small package.
The average CPU Passmark benchmark score is 3160 at the moment. It will be more than enough for daily computer use like internet browsing, using Word and Excel, 4K video streaming on Youtube and Netflix and moderate multitasking. You can use it for entertainment, school and office work easily. 8GB DDR4 memory offers a great deal of seamless multitasking power at this level of computing and you can open a few browser tabs and applications at once. 128GB Solid State Drive internal storage will let you boot up and shut down your mini PC and start apps and open files very quickly.
Windows 10 comes pre-installed on this mini computer and supports Linux operating system, like the mainstream Ubuntu distribution for software compilation and server construction purposes. Connectivity options include the dual band 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.2, HDMI output, 2 x USB-A 3.0 ports, a USB-C port, 3.5mm audio jack and microSD 3.0 Card Reader. Gemini Lake Intel UHD 600 graphics card is similar to the Apollo Lake Intel HD 500 in terms of overall performance and you can play the easy games like Dirt Rally at the lower settings and carry out your daily basic multimedia tasks. The video card benchmark score is 334 at the time of this product review.
GMK NucBox Min PC weighs just 125g and measures 2.44 x 2.44 x 1.65 inches, is very compact and lightweight and you can fit it in any bag (fits in your palm as you can see in the photo) and will not cause any clutter on your desk. In the package you will find the NucBox Mini PC, A 12V/2A adapter, a user manual with a year of warranty by the manufacturer. You can return it within a month free of charge and comes with 24 hours customer support. 8GB memory can not be upgraded but the storage capacity can be. It is more designed for office work and study and not so much advanced gaming, but fine for games like World of Warcraft or Sims 4.