Vnopn K1: A fanless Mini PC that comes with an AMD processor and starts at US$128
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There is already a plentiful supply of small form factor PCs available thanks to numerous Asian manufacturers. However, almost all devices are equipped with Intel processors. Vnopn has broken from tradition with the K1 by fitting it with an AMD A6-1450 processor instead of the Intel Atom or Celeron processors that we are used to seeing powering mini PCs. The A6-1450 integrates an AMD Radeon HD 8250 GPU too.
The K1 measures 15.7 x 10.7 x 2.5 cm but packs a quad-core processor that can clock up to 1.4 GHz and up to 8 GB RAM. The machine comes with up to a 256 GB SSD too and cools itself passively thanks to its 8 W TDP processor, so it runs silently. You can connect the K1 to an external monitor via its VGA or HDMI ports, but Vnopn has also included two USB 3.0 Type-A and four USB 2.0 Type-A ports for connecting peripherals like external storage and other devices. Moreover, there is Gigabit Ethernet should you need a wired internet connection, but every model but the base model comes with an 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi chip too.
All K1's come with a Vesa mount with corresponding screws, and you can also specify whether you need an EU, UK or US power plug at the checkout. Vnopn claims that the K1 draws just 10 W from the mains regardless of the model that you choose. The base model currently costs US$128 but comes with no RAM, SSD or Wi-Fi card, with the price rising to US$161 for the next model up, which had 2 GB RAM, a 32 GB SSD and a Wi-Fi card. Vnopn lists 8 configurations on AliExpress at present, the most of expensive of which costs US$229 and features 8 GB RAM, a 256 GB SSD and a Wi-Fi card.
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