The well-known Chinese manufacturer Chuwi, the Chinese manufacturer of digital electronics, announced the upcoming release of a miniature computer called Chuwi AeroBox last month and recently revealed one of the main features of the compact novelty. As it turned out, the miniature desktop got an unusual motherboard – exactly the same is used in the Microsoft Xbox One S game console.
Chuwi AeroBox has a universal design, which allows you to place the device horizontally or vertically. Chuwi did not specify the exact size of a small PC, but it obviously took up very little space: the manufacturer estimates that AeroBox is 60% smaller than traditional desktops. Aesthetically speaking, Chuwi AeroBox looks very simple, but stylish, with black and white tones on the body. Chuwi has placed ventilation holes on both sides of the device to ensure sufficient air circulation, and there are two cooling fans in the mini-PC to provide active cooling for the components. The fan also has RGB lighting to add luster to the AeroBox.
The AMD A9-9820 APU is “derived” from the APU on Xbox One S. So it will likely be based on the Jaguar architecture (the same architecture used to produce both the 28nm processors used by Xbox One and PS4 and those 16nm used on PS4 Pro and Xbox One S). So it can reach up to 2.35 GHz maximum frequency, supports DDR3 memories. And will be joined by a Radeon R7 350 GPU with a maximum frequency of 985 MHz.
As for storage, there seems to be a bay for a 2.5-inch drive. The Chuwi AeroBox will be equipped, in the basic configuration. With 8 GB of DDR3 RAM (there are four memory slots on this microATX card). And 250 GB SSD (probably an HP SSD NVMe EX900 M.2). For connectivity, there also seem to be two PS2 ports on the back and a DVI port for video output.
On the back, the Chiwi Aerobox hides, like many other similar solutions. The ports it is equipped with, in this case consisting of 3 headphones. And microphone inputs, four USB 2.0 Type-A, a pair of USB 3.0 Type-A. From an RJ45 Ethernet LAN (however there is dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth). From an optical-digital output for high definition screens, and from two now unusual PS2 to connect a keyboard and its mouse.
Chuwi, Chinese brand specialized in the creation of notebooks and mini PC’s with an excellent quality/price ratio, returns to dealing with compact computers after the GBox Pro, focusing on the power of the future Chuwi AeroBox, similar in many respects to an Xbox One console S. Pricing has yet to be announced, but Chuwi has already announced that. At least at launch, Aerobox will not be available outside of Japan. For More information visit on Official Chuwi Website.