Chuwi Herobox Windows 10 mini PC Intel Gemini-Lake N4100 review

Chuwi Herobox Windows 10 mini PC Intel Gemini-Lake N4100 review
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Can you run 4K content in Chuwi Herobox Windows 10 mini PC Intel Gemini-Lake N4100? Powerful hardware makes it run more smoothly and stable. CHUWI Herobox Mini PC equips with 64-bit windows 10 Intel Gemini-Lake N4100 Quad-Core processor. Good for webcall among team. The latest wireless connectivity with Dual-Band 2.4G+5G Wi-Fi, it offers speeds up to 450Mbps on the 2.4GHz band & 1300Mbps on the 5GHz. Get more in Chuwi Herobox Windows 10 mini PC Intel Gemini-Lake N4100 review.

In the box

1 x Mini PC
1 x Power Adapter
1 x HDMI ( 80mm )
1 x HDMI ( 20mm )
1 x PC Holder
1 x Remote Control
1 x English User Manual

Pros & Cons

PROS

  • Supports dual wifi
  • Ports are many
  • It saves power
  • Its speed is awesome
  • Effective Heat Dissipation

CONS

  • Little loud at times
  • Hardware issues at times
  • Not easily available
  • It gets warm at times
  • Problem with support

Chuwi Herobox Windows 10 mini PC Intel Gemini-Lake N4100 Specs

  • Brand: CHUWI
  • Processor Brand: Intel
  • Product Dimensions: 7.36 x 5.43 x 1.46 inches
  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Processor: Intel Gemini-Lake N4100 Quad-Core
  • Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 600
  • Processor Speed: 3.00 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage Type: SATA
  • RAM Type: DDR4

Price

At less than $300 at Amazon or Gearbest (£168.92/AU$340.92). The Herobox is certainly fairly priced.

What is good in it?

Fanless and Silence Design
Very silent with great performance, this mini pc adopts energy-efficient components and cooling elements, there is no noise during operating and the resolution up to 4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz and plays 4K video smoothly.

Faster Running Speed
CHUWI Herobox Mini PC equips with 64-bit windows 10 Intel Gemini-Lake N4100 Quad-Core processor. And loaded with 8GB DDR4 RAM, 180GB SSD ROM. Powerful hardware makes it run more smoothly and stable.

Greatly Improve Transmission Frequency
The latest wireless connectivity with dual-band 2.4G + 5G WiFi, it offers speeds up to 450Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1300Mbps on the 5GHz.

Expand Storage by Multi-ways
Support SATA HDD ( up to 2TB ) and TF card ( up to 128GB ), Meanwhile, it comes with 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 2 x USB 3.0 ports and Type-c. VGA and HD port are also available, and the HD port can output 4K, 60FPS video.

Great Home Theater PC
The mini desktop computer comes with 4K ultra high definition streaming capability, giving you a best-in-class television experience with true-to-life picture quality, which can be used as a media center to enjoy TV shows or games.

Chuwi Herobox Windows 10 mini PC Intel Gemini-Lake N4100 review

Build

The upper part is plastic, but the side and bottom plates are made of aluminum. The power button and orange on the top plate are of good quality.

Design

With the product dimensions of 7.36 X 5.43 X 1.46 inches and weighing just at 2.49 pounds, it is indeed very compact and at the same time very portable too.

Processor

The CPU significantly changed from Atom X7-E3950 to Gemini Lake N4100. RAM from 4GB to 8GB, storage from 64GB eMMC to 180GB SSD. Overall, its a product with improved specifications.

RAM & Storage

The machine features space for an additional SSD, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac WiFi, four USB ports and a type-C connector, VGA, HDMI, a VESA mount and even a microSD card slot. Coming to the RAM, this Mini PC has a RAM which is 8 GB which is a significant upgrade over its predecessor which had just 4 GB.

WiFi

Dual-band wifi supports 2.4G/5G frequency band, operating on the newer LEEE802.11ac standard. 5G delivers ultimate fast internet speed,while 2.4G goes for more stable connection.

Upgrade

This herobox has an easy to reach empty 2.5inch SATA drive bay – just remove the six screws on the back (one is covered by a sticker) and pop in any standard SATA/SSD (or HD) … To mount permanently I recommend using the mounting screws – 4 holding the rails to the case and 4 provided in a little bag to hold the drive to the rail.

Chuwi Herobox Windows 10 mini PC Intel Gemini-Lake N4100 Performance review

The installation was easy. The mini pc didn’t display a lot heat. The wireless network connects to a 5G Htz or 2.4G Htz frequency. The HeroBox is connected to a blue tooth speaker, 17 inch LED monitor, 1080P Full HD Webcam with Mic, wireless keyboard and mouse. I also installed the KT1 Ergonomic Under-Desk Computer Keyboard Tray. The HeroBox was not a constraint in streaming educational videos. The streaming audio had crisp clear audio.

Works great to use as a media PC. Intel CPU is good for light gaming, not powerful enough for anything too intense. Perfect for Netflix, Hulu, and web browsing. Windows 10 so you can access all your apps, movies, pictures, and music on your home network.

 Played Minecraft at 60 fps, with all settings set to minimum, still looked great and the processor handled it very well to my surprise. Same with Roblox, and realm of the mad God. Games that aren’t too graphically intensive.

I noticed a huge difference in audio quality via the USB output (using the Schitt Audio driver and Foobar as the playback program, combined with Fidelizer). I run Teams, Webex, and Slack calls, tons of apps, and virtual desktop sessions all the time with no issues.

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