Chuwi HeroBox Pro is the latest computer marketed by the Chinese manufacturer that has redefined the concept of “cheap” PC, and if the most interesting thing in its catalog is its laptops, it also offers a good collection of mini-PCs or tablets. Chuwi HeroBox Pro is a mini-computer updated to the ‘Jasper Lake ‘ processing platform, one of the four that Intel has prepared for launch in 2021. They are the processors intended for the low-end of the computer market, with Intel Pentium Silver and Celeron N series intended for entry-level laptops or mini-PCs.
The Chuwi HeroBox Pro is designed to be efficient out of the box. It includes low-power hardware components that work closely with the operating system to keep overall power consumption below 10 watts. The 187.6 x 138.3 millimeter and 37.3-millimeter thick device weighs 590 grams and can also be mounted on the VESA mounts of a monitor. Despite the compact dimensions, an active cooling system is installed for cooling. Chuwi’s new mini-PC can be used for basic desks or as home theatre equipment in the living room. It can be placed horizontally or vertically and supports VESA; so it can be mounted on the back of a monitor or used for kiosks or digital signage computers.
Chuwi mounts a Celeron N4500 CPU, the most basic of this platform with two cores up to 2.8 GHz; but capable of playing 4K video thanks to its eleventh generation Intel UHD graphics. It is accompanied by 8 Gbytes of onboard DDR4 RAM and a 256 Gbyte M.2 SSD. There is also space for a SATA hard drive inside a chassis made of aluminum and dimensions of 18 x 13 cm. The clock rate can – at least temporarily and if the thermal requirements are met – increase to up to 2.8 GHz. The UHD graphics integrated into the processor should also allow the smooth playback of 4K material. In addition to the HDMI 2.0 port, there is also a VGA output for image output.
For the rest, no big change. The brand continues with its combination of 8 GB of LPDDR4 and 256 GB of storage in M.2 format. A 2.5 ″ SATA bay to add an additional element if needed. The Chuwi HeroBox Pro retains the rest of the elements of the previous model; A Wifi5 and Bluetooth 4.2 for wireless. A Gigabit Ethernet port and standard connectivity: two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0, one USB Type-C, one VGA, and one HDMI 2.0 output for the video part. A 3.5 mm audio jack port for sound.
Thanks to the energy-saving hardware, the power consumption is reduced to 10 watts – so the Chuwi HeroBox Pro mini-PC is not too much on the pocket even with longer commuting distances and is not only more powerful but also more energy-efficient than alternative mini-PCs on the market. For more information visit Chuwi’s official Website.