MeLE PCG02 Pro Gets Intel Processor N100 Upgrade: Fanless Mini PC Stick Enhanced

MeLE PCG02 Pro Gets Intel Processor N100 Upgrade: Fanless Mini PC Stick Enhanced

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The MeLE PCG02 Pro, known for its ultra-slim and fanless design, has received an upgrade with the latest Intel Processor N100 Alder Lake-N CPU. Initially introduced with an Intel Celeron J4125 (Gemini Lake Refresh) or Celeron N5105 (Jasper Lake) processor in 2022, the PC stick now boasts enhanced performance with the new chipset.

Featuring a sleek and slim profile measuring just 20mm thick, the MeLE PCG02 Pro offers impressive specifications. It supports up to 16GB of RAM and includes up to 256GB of eMMC flash storage. Equipped with two 4K-capable HDMI ports, users can enjoy high-definition multimedia content effortlessly. Connectivity options include Gigabit Ethernet and WiFi 5 for seamless network access, along with three USB 3.2 ports for versatile peripheral connectivity. Additionally, a microSD card slot and a USB-C port for power only further enhance its usability.

MeLE PCG02 Pro ultra slim fanless mini PC gets an Intel Processor N100 upgrade

Similar to the MINIX Z100-0dB mini PC, the MeLE PCG02 Pro boasts a fanless design, ensuring silent operation and efficient heat dissipation. With its compact form factor and powerful performance, the upgraded MeLE PCG02 Pro offers a compelling solution for various computing needs.

MeLE PCG02 Pro “Surpass” specifications:

  • SoC – Intel Processor N100 quad-core Alder Lake-N processor @ up to 3.4 GHz (Turbo) with 6MB cache, 24EU Intel HD graphics @ 750 MHz; TDP: 6W
  • System Memory – 8GB or 16GB LPDDR4x @ 4266 MHz
  • Storage –  128GB or 256GB eMMC flash
  • Video Output – 2x HDMI 2.0 ports up to 4K @ 60 Hz
  • Audio Output – 3.5mm earphone jack, digital audio output via HDMI
  • Connectivity
    • Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port with support for PXE and Wake-on-LAN (WoL)
    • Wireless – WiFi 5 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.1
  • USB – 2x USB 3.2 ports (10 Gbps), 1x USB 3.2 Type-C port (5 Gbps)
  • Misc – Kensington lock slot, reset CMOS pinhole, BIOS with auto power and RTC wake support
  • Power Supply – 12V/2A via USB Type-C port
  • Dimensions – 146 x 61 x 20mm
  • Weight – About 182 grams

The MeLE PCG02 Pro mini PC stick arrives with a power supply featuring EU/US/UK/AU plug adapters, a VESA mount kit, and a user manual. While the MeLE PCG02 Pro Surpass ships with Windows 11 Pro, Ubuntu Linux is also compatible. Ian’s review in December 2022 found satisfactory performance with both Windows 11 Pro and Ubuntu 22.04, although the N5105 model exhibited subpar WiFi 5 performance. The “Classic” variant features an M.2 slot, but it’s absent in the “Outperform” and “Surpass” models due to space constraints. Users desiring a fanless N100 system with an M.2 socket may consider the MeLE Quieter4C.

The MeLE PCG02 Pro Surpass with an Intel N100 CPU can be purchased on Aliexpress for $222.30 (8GB+128GB) or $232.30 (8GB+256GB), but you can pay lower than say by selecting the 10% off coupon on the page. It is also listed on Amazon for $199.99 with 128GB flash.

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