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    MINIX NEO J50C-4: INTEL GEMINI LAKE AND WINDOWS 10







    MINIX NEO J50C-4 needs no introduction. Instead, it integrates a 1.5GHz Intel Pentium Silver J5005 (10W) quad-core and Intel UHD 605 graphics, the most powerful "Gemini Lake" chip Intel has released to date. Also on board are 4GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM and 64GB of eMMC 5.1 memory, both of which can be expanded to 16GB of DDR4 memory thanks to the two SODIMM slots and up to 512GB on SSD sdour with the M.2 2280 SATA III slot. This small desktop computer will be able to support 4K UHD streaming on three screens at the same time, taking advantage of the USB Type-C port, the mini DisplayPort and an HDMI 2.0 port. The rest of the interfaces include a 3.5mm audio jack, an optical S/PDIF port and three USB 3.0 Type-A ports, as well as an RJ-45 for Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band and Bluetooth 4.1.

    Unlike the other model, the MINIX NEO J50C-4 is not fanless and hides a small fan that helps the dissipation of the heat produced internally while keeping the system silent. The frame remains very compact, with dimensions of 139 x 139 x 30 millimeters. Already available on the market at about 320-350 euros



    Minix Neo G41V-4 and MINIX Neo J50C-4 are Mini PCs with Windows 10 Pro, so they can be remotely controlled with the MINIX NEO W2multimedia remote control, specially designed for Windows systems and with a backlit QWERTY keyboard. Its price is 35 euros (25 euros if you buy it with the Mini PC).

    Source:

    https://notebookitalia.it/minix-neo-...e-prezzo-28784
    Last edited by trebor; 10-25-2019, 12:43.
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      Last edited by trebor; 10-25-2019, 12:43.
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        #4
        Nice

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          #5
          Thanks To Minix lets see what we have to show this day....

          Another Day another Mini PC to Explore, Lets get savvy with the Minix Neo J50C-4
          Being Minix I think we will find this to be good

          Intel Pentium Silver Windows 10 Mini PC
          Intel Gemini Lake J5005 Processor
          Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
          Triple Display Ready
          Mini Dp + USB C
          4GB DDR4 + 64GB eMMC
          Expandable Memory and storage
          2 x SODimm slot + 1 2280 M.2 slot, more room to move

          On with the show.....

          The Box:




          What's in the Box:



          Ports a plenty:





          Remove the base:


          A bit closer:


          Remove the PCB:


          A bit closer:


          Looks all good all the Bits to add that extra ram or SSD
          and a vesa type Bracket to keep it snug and warm behind the LCD:

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            #6
            All back together and all fired up:
            We know what happens next,

            The Windows update thing, this will take a little while, currently running 1809 and we go to 1903 if the current space will allow


            This Unit is running minimal 4/64 so it may struggle, no spare Ram at present, we can go up to 16GB and that will be nice

            Just had the typical Windows OBE Startup, all good set region etc, windows is activated while doing updates and running Win10 64 PRO



            More as it happens
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              Looking ok so far first part of the update under control
              Now to go all the way:


              Happily downloading updates etc:



              Minix Neo J50C-4: Device manager, main bits.
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                #8
                All went smooth and now we have the latest and Greatest WIN10



                But space is limited....Need to do a bit of clean up me thinks.


                A disk cleanup should make things better and reclaim some space

                I would recommend more ram a big M2 card and take control then would become a bit of a beast.
                4/64GB and Windows it works but not a good experience in the end.

                Throwing caution to the wind,
                Will remove old version of windows and see clear up some 20GB or so of Windows so we can install other junk as you do



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                  Going to Test LibreELEC on it?

                  I believe these new Gemini Lake cpu's can actually handle 2-16gb dual ranked sodimm cards to have a total of 32gb of ram in a mini pc. A lot of the manufacturers of mini pc's state the incorrect ram max capacity and even intel website states wrong ram capacity for some of the Gemini Lake chips. Asrock and Gigabyte made boards with Gemini Lake processors can handle 32gb of ram. So the limiting factor would be the board construction. If you have extra ram lying around or can pirate from a compatible laptop that would be something interesting to test out.

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                    LibreELEC most likely not, this will do most as is,

                    I have no extra ram at present and this going along ok presenlty with 4GB, good to know if 32gb falls into my hands
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                      To Continue now with a few tests/benchmarks to see what it can do.
                      Only using 4GB ram and 64GB eMMC for storage, more Ram and a M2 this would be Beasty.

                      I think being a MINIX the
                      MINIX NEO J50C-4 Intel box it should do pretty good, Ideal Home office, PC etc


                      Ethernet and WiFi all good







                      AIDA64:




                      AIDA64:





                      AIDA64: Start: Some stress


                      AIDA64: 8 Mins In or so: I found CPU Fan not too Noisy even under stress and it kept its Cool


                      AIDA64: Cool Down:


                      CrystalDiskMark:





                      HWInfo64:


                      CPU-Z: .gif





                      Managed to get it all updated to the latest Windows 1903 working well.

                      Video Performance just about does it all for the Avid home user, Kodi, Plex, HD Netflix and others
                      Gaming well NOT a game Killer PC but should handle many with ease,
                      Ideal for Internet etc and as Home, Office or School PC
                      Options for 3rd outputs with use of the USB C port, as well as HMDI and Mini DP
                      3 x USB3 Ports and a C port
                      Optical output

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                      Last edited by trebor; 10-09-2019, 16:30.
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                        More fun to be had with the MINIX Neo J50C-4
                        Found 16GB of ram cheap on the net and a M2 type Drive




                        No time like the present to do an update to make this beast a beasty I guess

                        First get the Product key of the Unit Just incase,
                        Create a usb disk with the Media Creation Tool

                        Install the M2 Drive:

                        In Cmos change Parameter to boot from USB,
                        When booting do a custom install, you will then see New M2 and all the Old Windows install partitions on the 64GB eMMC
                        I just deleted all partitions (nothing important) and then told it to install on new M2

                        No more than 10 minutes all up and running

                        All Activated found Cmos key




                        New M2 is now C: drive


                        All good and easy
                        A Xmas present for the missus a new PC



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