Emdoor presents Kaby Lake-G gaming laptops and mini PCs
Among the Chinese IT&C device manufacturers that are not really known to the Western world is Emdoor, which started out as a tablet builder in 2008, and slowly expanded into the laptop, mini PC and handset market afterwards. This week, at the Hong Kong Sourcing Fair, Emdoor presented its first Kaby Lake-G-powered devices in the form of an EM-B13KG mini PC and an EM-NM14KG 14-inch gaming laptop. Notebook Italia was there and took a closer look at the models.The two systems support chips with max 65 w TDP, so they can be equipped with Core i5 and i7 Kaby Lake-G CPUs that come with integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega M GPUs.
First up is the EM-B13KG mini PC that measures 10.3″ x 6.8″ x 0.5″ and weighs around 3.3 lbs. No word on RAM here, but the storage solution can include a PCIe NVMe SSD + 2.5-inch SSD/laptop HDD combo. The connectivity side is very generous: 7x USB ports, GbE jack + Wi-Fi, 2x HDMI ports, 2x DisplayPort connectors, and mic+headphone jacks.
The laptop gets an FHD display and features up to 8 GB of RAM, plus up to 256 GB SSD storage. The connectivity side is not that impressive in this case: 3x USB-A 3.0, 1x USB-C 3.1, audio jack, microSD card reader, and an HDMI port. Other options include a power button that integrates a fingerprint sensor, an FHD webcam and a 47 Wh battery.
These 2 devices might be released soon under different brands since Emdoor operates as an OEM/ODM that licenses its products to other integrators. No word on pricing for the time being.