New miniPC that we found in AliExpress under the name of M3 and that comes with different processor options, the most interesting being an Intel N5000.
The Pentium Silver N5000 is an 8th generation Intel that works without a fan thanks to its low consumption and that allows us to carry out all kinds of office tasks, web browsing, etc. without problems. Also striking in this miniPC is the presence of an exclusive M.2 port to insert a 4G-LTe / 5G communications module, something unusual in any PC. The rest of the specifications are within what is expected for an office automation-oriented miniPC and little else.
MiniPC M3 Specifications
The M3 mini PC includes in its most interesting version a Pentium Silver N5000 low-power processor, manufactured in 14nm and with a TDP of only 6W. An x86 quad-core chip with cores up to 2.7 Ghz and including an Intel UHD 605 GPU.
For memory, we have a SO-DIMM slot, and it can be a maximum of 32 GB DDR4-2400Mhz. For storage, we have a connector for an M.2 NVME SSD with up to 2 TB capacity and another SATA 3.0 interface with space for a 2.5-inch drive.
The ports included in the box are two USB 2.0, another two USB 3.0, 2 3.5 mm audio jack, a digital audio SPDIF, RJ45 Gigabyte network port (Realtek RTL8111H) and VGA and HDMI 1.4a video outputs. . Inside we also have an M.2 connector for a Wi-Fi / Bluetooth card and another M.2 compatible with 4G-LTe / 5G communication modules.
The audio is 2.1 Realtek ALC269, the power supply is external 12V, and it is compatible with Windows 10/11.
Price and availability
- The M3 mini PC can be purchased on AliExpress from around $154 with free shipping in its version with Pentium Silver N5000.