GMK NucBox2 KB2 Mini PC with Intel i5-8279U Review

GMK NucBox2 KB2 Mini PC with Intel i5-8279U

GMK NucBox2 Mini PC

GMK NucBox2 KB2 is a compact and modern micro computer with the Intel i5-8279U processor, 256GB Solid State Drive, 8GB DDR4 SDRAM emory, Windows 10 Home operating system and modern connectivity options including the WiFi 5, Bluetooth 4.2 and the dual display support at 4K HD.

The eighth generation, quarter two of 2019 release, ultra low voltage quad core Intel i5-8279U processor (8 threads with the hyperthreading, 6M smartcache) works at a base speed of 2.4 GHz that moves up to 3.8GHz with the tubo boost function. The average CPU Passmark benchmark score is 8075 at the moment and works very well with the easy daily and more demanding tasks. 256GB Nvme SSD is an adequate size storage space for daily use and works fast when opening files, turning on and shutting down the PC.

8GB DDR4 RAM memory is also fine unless you need extreme multitasking power and you’ll be able to open different apps and browser tabs simultaneously without any freezing or delays. The 8GB memory can be expanded up to 32GB and the 256GB SSD up to 2TB. Windows 10 Home 64-bit operating system comes pre-installed on this machine. It is the best Windows OS so far, has a Windows 7-type Start menu, apps and Microsoft Edge browser that lets you mark up the web pages and Cortana Personal Assistant. It is good for use at home, in the office office, for work, study and entertainment.

The NucBox2 Micro PC supports double 4K Ultra HD high resolution output displays through the two HDMI ports. Intel Iris Plus 655 graphics card is a highly capable built-in GPU for your daily graphics needs with a videocard benchmark score of 1781. It can be compared to the NVIDIA GeForce 930M and 940M in terms of overall performance with its quick eDRAMGMK NucBox2 Mini PC Connectivity cache. You can play some of the latest games at the low to medium settings. It works well with the basic games like World of Warcraft, Minecraft and graphics software like Photoshop.

You have the Gigabit Ethernet for a smooth and stable wired internet connection as well as the dual band WiFi 2.4G + 5G for fast wireless internet and Bluetooth 4.2 hooking up other devices to the computer wirelessly. Other connectivity options include 2 x USB 3.0 ports, a USB Type-C port, a Gigabit Ethernet LAN at up to 1000mps speed, a 3.5mm earphone jack, a TF Card port, and a DC (19V-3.42A 65W). You can connect to a wireless mouse, keyboard, headset and other devices wirelessly. The Typical TDP- Thermal Design Power is 28 watts.

The NucBox2 Mini PC weighs 2.99 pounds and measures 4.5L x 5W x 2H inches, takes up little space without compromising on performance. You have a quick and responsive experience by the user thanks to the good size memory and 8the generation Intel i5 processor as well as the SSD. You can play 4K videos on Youtube smoothly. It works quietly when you’re just browsing the internet or watching videos etc and there will be slight noise when you’re doing heavy multitasking but nothing over the top. The NucBox2 Mini PC first became available on March 17, 2021 and is the 65th best selling mini computer. It has an average customer rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 26 users at the time of this post release.

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