ASRock reveals Beebox J4205 mini PC powered by Intel's 2.6GHz Apollo Lake
ASRock is well known for quality motherboard products, but the company’s portfolio extends way beyond that sector. Among the more unusual products manufactured by the Taiwanese company are mini PCs. ASRock’s latest mini PC comes in the form of Beebox J4205 powered by Intel’s Pentium J4205 Apollo Lake CPU clocked at 2.6 GHz. The mini PC is marketed as a digital singing, home office and home media center solution.
The small form factor PC measures 4.7″ x 4.3″ x 1.8″ and the Intel Apollo Lake CPU features a 10-Watt TDP. The model is not fanless, so there will be a slightly audible hum coming from it when the CPU works at capacity. The new Beebox can fit as much as 16GB DDR3L-1886 RAM and has several storage options: a 32GB eMMC module, an M.2 SSD slot, and a 2.5” bay for a hard drive or SSD.
The back panel features 2X HDMI ports, a DisplayPort, 2X USB 3.0 ports, as well as the usual Gigabit Ethernet jack. Only one of the HDMI ports supports audio + [email protected], while the other one does not support audio and can render only [email protected] The front panel integrates a USB 3.0 port, world’s first NUC paired with a USB 3.0 Type-C ports, a headset jack and the infrared receiver for the included IR remote control. The system is also compliant with 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 standards. The mini PC is expected to cost a little over $200.