Gemini Lake family processors, introduced in December 2017, is designed for the entry-level desktop and mobile device segment. They have low power consumption, so they can be found in low-cost computers, laptops, and mini-computers. Here we will consider mini-PCs with processors of this family.
ECS Liva Z2
Liva Z2 has passive cooling. Among the processors to choose from are available Intel Pentium N5000, Celeron N4100, and Celeron N4000. It supports DDR4 memory up to 8 GB. There is a 2.5-inch drive bay. Among the ports available are HDMI 2.0, USB 3.1 Type-C, and USB 3.0.
Gaming desktop Trident 3 Arctic with Intel Core i7-9700F processor (up to 4.7 GHz). Supported 16 GB of DDR4 expandable to 32 GB. A GeForce GTX 1660 Super with 6 GB of GDDR6 memory. A display Port 1.4, HDMI 2.0, and DVI-D DL interfaces for connecting monitors. Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless adapters and much much more.
Shuttle DL10J also has passive cooling. Equipped with a dual-core Intel Celeron J4005 processor, a 2.5-inch drive bay and an M.2 slot for an SSD drive. Supported RAM up to 8 GB. Read More
Barebone Mini PC Model The GB-BLPD-5005, from the Gigabyte Brix S series, is equipped with a Pentium Silver J5005 processor. Thanks to the presence of the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 module, there is a dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac. There is a USB Type-C port, mini-DisplayPort 1.2a and HDMI 2.0a.
MSI Cubi N 8 GL
Lineup models MSI’s Cubi N 8 GL features Gemini Lake chips. There is only one DDR4 SO-DIMM slot (up to 8 GB). Wireless communication is provided by the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 card.
Mele PCG02 GML3
Mele PCG02 GML3 is designed as a keychain computer. The versions with Celeron N4000 and Celeron N4100 processors are available. There is support for HDMI 2.0, HEVC (10 bit) video formats and VP9, which makes the computer suitable for use as a home media center.
ECS Liva One Plus SoC
LIVA One Plus SoC is not the smallest among mini-PCs, but it can accommodate two SATA-drives, as well as 7 USB ports. You can choose from several Gemini Lake processors: Celeron J4005, Celeron J4105 or Pentium J5005. Intel UHD Graphics can play 4K video, making the computer suitable for use as a media center.
Zotac ZBOX BI329
The Zotac ZBOX BI329 series is available in three versions: ZBOX BI329 is a barebone system;ZBOX BI329 PLUS comes with 4 GB of RAM and an installed 120 GB SSD (but without an operating system);ZBOX BI329 with Windows comes preloaded with Windows 10, with 4 GB of RAM and with 32 GB SSD M.2.
ECDREAM V6B has an unusual appearance and looks more like a smart speaker. Inside is an Intel Celeron N4100 processor, 4 GB of RAM, an eMMC 5.0 drive with a capacity of 64 GB and an M.2 slot. At the base there is a stereo speaker, and at the top are a webcam and microphone.
Mele PCG35 GLK
Mele’s PCG35 GLK is a fanless mini PC. There is an Intel Celeron J4105 processor, 4 GB of RAM, an 32 GB eMMC drive and Windows 10 Home 64-bit. There is a 2.5-inch bay and an M.2 2280 slot for drives. Among the ports are USB Type-C.
Zotac ZBOX PI335 pico
ZBOX PI335 pico – “pocket” version of the mini-PC with Gemini Lake from Zotac. Inside is an Intel Processor N4100 chip, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal eMMC memory. There is preinstalled Windows 10 Home. There is Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0. Available ports are DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0 Type-C, two USB 3.0 Type-A, audio jack and Gigabit Ethernet.
Zotac ZBOX PI225 pico
One more a pico version from Zotac, but with a dual-core Intel Celeron N4000 processor and fewer ports. Otherwise, the specifications are similar to the ZBOX PI335 pico.
Gigabyte BRIX BLCE-4000RC
Gigabyte BRIX BLCE-4000RC is equipped with a Celeron N4000 processor, supports up to 8 GB of RAM and has a passive cooling system. At the same time, there are two HDMI ports (2.0a + 1.4b) and a COM port (RS-232). There are also versions of a computer with Celeron J4105 and Pentium Silver J5005 processors.
Kodlix GN41 has fairly standard specifications (Celeron Processor N4100, 8 GB of RAM), but among other similar models it is distinguished by the fact that versions with both Windows 10 and Ubuntu are available for it.