Meet Neo N42C-4, the most expandable Minix Mini PC to date

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  • 32GB
    ROM
  • 4GB
    RAM
  • GPU
  • 4
    CPU

Minix N42C-4

  • OS
  • Wi-Fi
  • LAN
    Gbit
  • CHIPSET
    Intel Pentium N4200
  
Rating
4 - 1

Shortly after the launch of the Neo Z83-4 Pro we talked about a few days ago, Minix announced that they are working on N42C-4, a more powerful Intel N4200-based Mini PC.

Minix has a habit of announcing their new devices at IFA - and they even have some history there, as an engineering sample they showcased at IFA was stolen two years ago.

The new Minix Neo N42C-4 will probably be better guarded, and the device certainly does look impressive with it's upgradeable RAM and the internal SATA M.2 slot and the very versatile USB Type-C connector, which can be used to extend the device's capabilities evee more.

In fact, the Neo N42C-4 is the most expandable Minix device L you can expand the memory, the ROM, the USB ports, the video outputs - and the rumoured price makes it quite attractive.

Minix Neo N42C-4 Minix Neo N42C-4 front Minix Neo N42C-4 back Minix Neo N42C-4 ports

Minix Neo N42C-4 full specs

  • CPU: Intel® Pentium® Processor N4200 (1.10 GHz base, 2.50 GHz burst)
  • GPU: Intel® HD Graphics 505 (200 MHz base, 750Mhz max)
  • RAM: 4GB DDR3L (upgradeable to 8GB, 2xSODIMM)
  • ROM: 32GB eMMC 5.1
  • WiFi: 802.11b/g/n/ac, Dual Band
  • LAN: 10/100/1000
  • USB: 3 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB type-C
  • Audio/Video: HDMI 1.4, Mini-DP (4K @ 60Hz), USB-C (4K @ 60Hz), Headphone Jack)
  • Other: SATA M.2 slot, Bluetooth 4.1, 3.5mm audio jack combo
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

The Minix N42C-4 Mini PC does not have an external wi-fi antenna, as Minix devices usually have, but Minix engineers assured that the wi-fi reception will still be very good.
Sadly Minix did not increase the 32GB built-in ROM, which could still be a bit problematic with Windows 10 Pro updates.
Ironic, that's Microsoft's doing, as this is one of the restrictions they are putting in place for the free Windows 10 Pro licenses.
But with the SATA M.2 slot things are getting much more interesting, and there are already some solutions to move the licensed Windows from the eMMC to the M.2 slot.

Minix Neo N42C-4 will be available, as Claudio Carelli from Ridble found, in late October for ~269€.

We'll update the article with new details as soon we get them, so keep an eye on this article or on our Twitter feed.

Other Minix novelties: their Minix Neo C-D USB-C Multiport adapter comes handly for the MacBook Pro (but also for other new PC's) and offers HDMI, Thunderbolt 3, Micro SD and USB 3.0 ports. Neo C-D is accompanied by the Minix 20-inch Type-C / HDMI USB cable, which also looks great.

Via: Ridble and SmartWorld.it.