It looks like companies like Intel and Azulle have a new competitor looking to shake things up with what the company Chuwi is promising to be the world’s smallest 4K mini PC. Chuwi is a computer manufacturer that looks to have a number of models, covering laptops, tablets, and more.
To add to their lineup, they plan to launch a mini PC that can easily fit in your hand, measuring just 2.4″x2.4 on all sides and just 1.7″ in height. Making it sound like it really can be the smallest mini PC out there to deliver a 4K experience.
Inside you will find an Intel N4100 Quad-Core Celeron (8th Gen) 1.1 GHz processor with up to 2.4 GHz boost (4MB cache, Intel UHD Graphics 600). For what space and wattage that you are working with, this isn’t bad, which means this might make for a great solution for streaming 4K content from your favorite apps while maintaining the option of having a full Windows or Linux desktop.
Chuwi also states that the new PC will feature 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128GB of internal storage. For ports, you get two USB-A ports (no word yet on if they are 3.0 or not), one USB-C, one HDMI (we assume at least 2.0 since it is promising 4K), one 3.5mm analog jack for headphones or stereo out, and a micro-SD slot for additional storage. Hopefully, all of these ports will be modern to help boost the unit’s capabilities.
They include a small “ultra-silent” fan to keep temperatures down with, which sets it apart from some of the other mini PC solutions that opt for no fan, choosing to go with heat dispersion in its stead. So hopefully, the fan is as quiet as they say it will be.
At this time, there doesn’t seem to be a release date just yet, but you can find out more on their website here (where you can also enter to win one of these when they launch).
In the meantime, you can find some of Chuwi’s other products on Amazon, which include other mini PC models to choose from (as well as laptops, tablets, and more).