GOLE1 Pro 2022: Mini-PC with a built-in touchscreen launches from US$199
HIGOLE has returned with the GOLE1 Pro 2022, a mini-PC with a built-in 5.5-inch display. While the GOLE1 Pro 2022's design remains true to its predecessor, HIGOLE has upgraded the mini-PC to Intel Gemini Lake or Gemini Lake Refresh processors. Specifically, HIGOLE offers the GOLE1 Pro 2022 with the Celeron N4000 or Celeron J4125, both 14 nm processors.
It is worth noting that Intel has discontinued the Celeron N4000. Also, Intel now sells Jasper Lake processors, which are more powerful and efficient than their Gemini Lake and Gemini Lake Refresh predecessors. Additionally, all configurations ship with 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM, a 128 GB SSD, Windows 11 Pro and the following ports:
- 1x 3.5 mm jack
- 1x Gigabit Ethernet
- 2x HDMI 2.0
- 1x microSD card reader (up to 256 GB cards)
- 4x USB 3.0 Type-A
- 1x USB Type-C
Incidentally, Celeron N4000-powered models support Bluetooth 5 and WiFi 5 connectivity, compared to Bluetooth 5.2 and WiFi 6 with Celeron J4125-powered models. Currently, the former starts at US$199 and will rise to US$219 after early bird units are exhausted. In comparison, the latter costs US$229 for now and is proving more popular on Indiegogo. Once 100 of these units are claimed, the cost of Celeron J4125-powered models will rise to US$249. HIGOLE hopes to start shipping to backers in September 2022. Please note that this date could slip, as is often the case with crowdfunding campaigns.