We already have in the great AliExpress bazaar some mini PC based on the Chinese Quad Core SoC with x86 Zhaoxin KX-6640MA architecture, a very modest SoC that is at the height of an old Intel Core i3-5010T.
An SoC is not the only one of this brand, in which the well-known company VIA Technologies participates, which has undoubtedly contributed its knowledge in GPUs and other aspects, although at the moment the chips of this company do not seem a threat to the AMD / Intel. The box of this miniPC is quite rudimentary, like its Soc and regarding its hardware, only to highlight the pleasant surprise that the inclusion of 2 ports for NVMe SSDs supposes that together with a SATA3 facilitate the expansion of the storage.
The operating system installed in this mini PC only suitable for the curious is Windows 10 Professional Edition 64 bits, and it is assumed that running Linux on this hardware is possible without many problems, since there are several Chinese Linux distributions specific to the Zhaoxin KX-6640MA.
SoC, RAM and storage
This miniPC is powered by the Zhaoxin KX-6640MA SoC, a Quad Core with a 25W TDP and manufactured in 16 nm that works at 2.1 Ghz, 2.6 Ghz in turbo mode and integrates a C-960 GPU with support for 4K decoding up to at 60 fps.
The included RAM memory is 8 GB DDR4 2666 expandable up to 64 GB in its two slots while for storage we have 2 M.2 NVMe ports, one of them with a 256 GB SSD installed and a SATA3 port where we can mount another drive. 2.5 “.
Connectivity and other specifications
As for wireless connectivity, we have dual-band Wi-Fi aC and Bluetooth 4.0 with a small external antenna. Regarding connectors, we find on the perimeter of its box 2 USB 3.0 ports, 4 USB 2.0, 2 3.5 mm audio jack, Gigabit Ethernet port and VGA and HDMI 2.0 video outputs with 4K @ 60fps support. The audio on this miniPc is pretty basic, as it is type 2.1.
The power supply of this miniPC only suitable for the brave is external and 65W.
Price in stores of the mini PC with Zhaoxin KX-6640MA
- This Chinese miniPC with the Zhaoxin KX-6640MA processor can be purchased at AliExpress and Newegg online stores.