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GMK NucBox Mini Computer with 4K support from $179

The GMK NucBox has already raised nearly $200,000 from campaign supporters, so the manufacturer now promises each baker a bag to the box. Once $500.000 is reached, there will be an additional USB 3.0 hub. The campaign certainly seems to be developing well so far; we are looking forward to the further development.

With the GMK NucBox another compact Mini-PC with 4K support comes on the market. Despite the small form factor it comes with several different connectors and up to 512 GB SSD memory. What can you expect from a PC that fits in the palm of your hand?

GMK NucBox Computer product picture

Technical data

ModelGMK NucBox
ProcessorIntel Celeron J4125 Quad Core 2.0 GHz – 2.7 GHz
Graphics cardIntel UHD Graphics 600
Main memory8GB LPDDR4 RAM
Internal memory128 – 512 GB M.2 SSD
ConnectionsDual WiFi 2.4 GHz/5.0 GHz 802.11b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth , 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB3.0), 1x HDMI 2.0
Dimensions62 x 62 x 42 mm
Weight125 g
Operating systemWindows 10 Home

With its dimensions of 62 x 62 x 42 mm the NucBox is much more compact than the usual TV boxes or small computers. Even the weight of 125 g is nothing for a PC despite the metal case and with these two features it is definitely comparable to the LarkBox by Chuwi. A further competitor in the compact segment is of course the Raspberry Pi, which however is more in the direction of hobbyists.

GMK NucBox Computer Hardware

The Intel Celeron J4125 four-core processor is used. For once, this processor is not completely outdated and clocks up to 2.7 GHz. Of course you have to look at how good the cooling of the NucBox is to see if it can maintain this performance or if it has to clock down. One of the features GMK is promoting is the 4K support. This is realized by the integrated graphics processor the Intel UHD 600. For office use and movie playback the performance is sufficient of course, but doesn’t expect to play great games with it.

Always included is 8GB LPDDR4 memory, which should be enough for the purpose. You can choose between three SSD sizes. The smallest version comes with 128 GB, the next bigger with 256 GB and the biggest with a 512 GB SSD. An indication how the hard disk is installed and how fast it is, is not yet available. But because of the small form factor I assume a M.2 SSD, which you can possibly change yourself.

GMK NucBox Computer Connectivity

Despite the more compact form factor, there is no need to do without various connections. At the GMK NucBox there are two USB-A 3.0, one HDMI 2.0, one USB Type-C and one headphone port. There is also a microSD slot and WiFi AC is also supported and a Bluetooth module is integrated.

GMK NucBox new connectors

The operating system is a full Windows 10, but if you are more of a Linux fan, you should be able to install your favorite distribution without any problems.

The GMK NucBox is definitely a worthy competitor of the Chuwi LarkBox and can score with better hardware. Also the price is lower and there are different memory sizes available. What do you think of the compact box?

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Comments (2)

  • Profile picture from question
    # 14.09.20 um 09:49

    question

    What's the difference between X1 and X2 models advertised? Apart from price

    • Profile picture from Timm
      # 14.09.20 um 15:21

      Timm CG team

      You'll get one (X1) or two (X2) NucBoxes

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