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    MINIX NEO N42C - 4 Intel Apollo Lake N4200 Mini PC - 4GB RAM + 32GB ROM

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    Brand: MINIX
    CPU: Apollo Lake N4200
    Core: Quad Core
    GPU: Intel HD Graphics 505
    Max. Extended Capacity: 128G
    Decoder Format: H.263,H.264,H.265,HD MPEG4
    Video format: 4K,DAT,H.263,H.264,ISO,MKV,MPEG,MPEG-1,MPEG-4,MPEG2,WMV
    Audio format: AAC,APE,FLAC,MP3,OGG,RM,WMA
    Photo Format: GIF,JPEG,JPG,PNG
    Support 5.1 Surround Sound Output: No
    5G WiFi: Yes
    Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1 + EDR
    Power Supply: Charge Adapter
    Interface: DC Power Port,HDMI,Kensington Lock,Mini DP,RJ45,SPDIF,USB3.0
    Antenna: No
    Camera: Without
    Language: English,Germany,Italian,Japanese,Simplified Chinese
    HDMI Version: 1.4
    Other Functions: 3D Games,3D Video,DLNA,Miracast,NTSC,PAL
    HDMI Function: CEC,HDCP,HEC
    Power Consumption.: 12W
    RJ45 Port Speed: 1000M
    System Bit: 64Bit
    WiFi Chip: Intel3168
    Power Type: External Power Adapter Mode
    Product weight: 0.4120 kg
    Package weight: 1.1130 kg
    Package size (L x W x H): 25.00 x 18.00 x 10.00 cm / 9.84 x 7.09 x 3.94 inches
    Package Contents: 1 x Mini PC, 1 x EU Charger, 1 x US Charger, 1 x UK Charger, 1 x English User Manual
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    Bit of deal happening at Gearbest:

    MINIX NEO N42C - 4 Intel Apollo Lake N4200 Mini PC - 4GB RAM + 32GB ROM BLACK
    Coupon: GBCPNW 15% OFF $258.40
    Valid till 2018/02/28
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      Let's have a look today at the MINIX NEO N42C - 4 Intel Apollo Lake N4200 Mini PC - 4GB RAM + 32GB ROM BLACK
      As always thanks to Gearbest for the show and tell.....

      This should be good as Minix stuff is normally the Bee's Knees.

      Let's have a looks see at what you get

      A Huge Box

      Peek Inside

      More Goodies

      What we have:
      Vesa Mount, Beefy Power supply and fitting, Spare screws, Standoff and SPIDF converter to 3.5mm, and feet

      Bit of a Look around,
      Plenty of Ports, DP, USB C, HDMI...lots

      Remove Base,
      installed with 4GB, as I have a another 4GB I will it to 8 GB

      Up Close:
      RTC battery, M2 Slot, Wifi Chip and Ram

      Removed PCB fan cant stay this time Chip and ram all look the same

      More to come as we fir it up and test it out

      Bit of deal happening at Gearbest:
      MINIX NEO N42C - 4 Intel Apollo Lake N4200 Mini PC - 4GB RAM + 32GB ROM BLACK
      Coupon: GBCPNW 15% OFF $258.40
      Valid till 2018/02/28
      Please consider
      Donating to Freaktab


        Startup was pretty good, (easy) with the typical Windows OBE so just agree and let it do it I found.
        Set up the Locale and region, a few updates, restarts and with in an hour or so all up to date.

        With only 3GB left on C drive by the time all was done, a system cleanup removed old windows etc and was able to reclaim some space
        When running these limited space as in 2gb or 4gb just keep an eye on things don't junk it and it will do the job.

        Performance is looking good, WiFi and Ethernet as expected (excellent)

        Don't have a M2 to slip in at this stage will see what I can find in the second hand market.
        Found a 256GB 100bills or so might have it in a couple of days.

        Cooling is excellent, Fan was not noticed, even under stress, that is good.

        MINIX NEO N42C - 4 Intel Apollo Lake N4200 Mini PC - 4GB RAM + 32GB
        Intel Pentium Mini PC with Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
        Ideal Solution for Industrial + Commercial Applications. + SOHO
        As seen VESA Mount included for fast and easy installation.

        Fully Functional, Customisable Mini PC with Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) Pre-installed.
        NEO N42C-4 delivers all the power and functionality of a desktop computer in a compact, stylish chassis.
        Powered by Intel N4200 processor with integrated Intel HD Graphics 505, NEO N42C-4 is ideal for industrial and commercial applications; Digital Signage, POS and Thin Client solution.
        Its sleek and understated design allows for easy integration in any places with limited space, while still achieving premium, ultra-responsive performance and the power to fulfil your productivity needs. Pre-installed with Windows 10 Pro (64-bit), set up is effortless and NEO N42C-4 is ready to run straight out of the box.

        Ultra-High Definition 4K @ 60Hz & Triple-Display Ready.
        Thanks to its Intel HD Graphics GPU engine, NEO N42C-4 excels at producing super detailed, crystal-clear 4K @ 60Hz imagery; capable of streaming Ultra-High Definition vibrant visuals smoothly.
        NEO N42C-4 is Triple-Display Ready, allowing easy connection for up to three displays via the HDMI, Mini DisplayPort and USB-C outputs. [Important Note: The integrated USB-C port only supports video output, not audio output].

        Expandable, Flexible Design.
        NEO N42C-4 comes with 32GB eMMC internal storage and 4GB of DDR3L, while the inclusion of a 2280 M.2 slot [SATA 6.0Gbps] and a pair of SODIMM slots [dual channel support] offer the flexibility to expand the storage and RAM to meet user’s requirements.
        The 2280 M.2 slot [SATA 6.0Gbps] provides storage expansion up to 512GB, and the pair of SODIMM slots support up to 8GB of DDR3L memory each.

        Packed with Connectivity; Integrated USB-C Port.
        NEO N42C-4 is equipped with a vast array of connectivity options: Three USB 3.0 Ports, HDMI [4K @ 30Hz], Mini DisplayPort [4K @ 60Hz], USB-C [4K @ 60Hz], Optical S/PDIF, 3.5mm Audio Jack, 802.11ac Dual-Band Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth 4.1. [Important Note: An active adapter is required to convert Mini DisplayPort output to HDMI/DVI output].
        The integrated USB-C port supports ultra-fast data transfer, video display output up to 4K @ 60Hz and simultaneous power input. [Important Note: USB-C power input is optional, standard DC 12V, 3A power adapter included].

        Minimal Noise, Zero Disturbance.
        NEO N42C-4 employs an active cooling solution to ensure safe operation and stable performance even throughout prolonged operation, while producing absolute minimal noise to guarantee zero disturbance during usage.
        The chassis also incorporates cleverly designed ventilation and air holes to maximize airflow, and maintain appropriate temperature to safeguard against over-heating.

        Friendly Features.
        Built in accordance to industrial standards, NEO N42C-4 is highly reliable throughout periods of continuous 24/7 operation.
        An auto power-on option can be enabled within the BIOS menu settings, removing the need to manually power back on after a power outage.
        NEO N42C-4 includes a VESA mount for easy installation on the back of a VESA compatible TV or monitor, no tools are required for mounting once the included bracket has been installed.
        The VESA mount gives full access to all ports and power button, and does not affect the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth performance; Eliminating the cable clutter of a traditional office setup.
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          On to a bit of system Information and some tests with the MINIX NEO N42C - 4 Intel Apollo Lake N4200 Mini PC - 4GB RAM + 32GB

          All Good and Activated

          What's making it all Happen, Device Manager

          Bit of Stress that really did not do much stress at all


          Another View >>




          Full Details >>


          Full Detail >>

          C Drive got a little full after all the updateing

          System clean found what we needed after a good clean.

          Wifi and EtherNet Level Pegging to day

          Some File Copying

          CrystalDiskmark V6 from App Store

          CrystalDiskmark V5.1.2

          XS Bench Score

          Not a high powered device as we know
          All done in small steps
          From many moons ago with the first Intel Atom to now and forward
          All have there place in this world.

          Linux can also go on with a bit of a Fiddle...
          Excellent review over at CNXSoft, by Ian W MORRISON (Linuxium)
          Setting up Linux on the MINIX NEO N42C - 4 Intel Apollo Lake N4200 Mini PC - 4GB RAM + 32GB ROM BLACK for those interested

          Also A video by Roberto Jorge showing some feature of Three Monitors Display and bits

          Also reading around it is possible to install win10 pro on the M 2, just need some Bios Adjustments to make it so..

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            More happening,

            Did a heap of Netflix, easy as, Plex does most as looking good there as expected.

            Time to upgrade to a M2 Drive...(arrived this day) easy and painless

            M2 Installed and you can see the other 4gb Module

            So with the drive installed booted back into check it out all good Toshiba 256GB

            Installed Minitool Partition wizard (free Version)
            Selected Migrate OS to SSD/HD
            Option B to keep original (32GB eMMc) in computer (just in case we need to go back)

            Ask for Destination being New M2 Drive.

            And away it went copied most over

            Towards the end It advises we can't copy C: drive cause its in use, Reboot and MiniTool will do the rest Automatically...sounds good to me

            Rebooted MiniTool started in a Dos like Mode Copied C drive from eMMC to New M2 about 40 seconds or so

            When Done rebooted, I dropped to Cmos turned Off eMMC drive and the rest is history so far all seems OK

            All working no need to start fresh so far, but anything is possible,
            Not sure as yet why the D: System showed up it part of the M2 I can't do anything with so its safe.

            Windows has Activated OK,
            Will see how it goes, I always expect the unexpected with Windows, may have to re setup if it goes Belly Up but so far All good.

            Little more speed than the Internal eMMC
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            and not to forget
            Bit of deal happening at Gearbest:
            MINIX NEO N42C - 4 Intel Apollo Lake N4200 Mini PC - 4GB RAM + 32GB ROM BLACK
            Coupon: GBCPNW 15% OFF $258.40
            Valid till 2018/02/28

            Last edited by trebor; 02-08-2018, 19:43.
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