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Introducing the ZX05: A Compact PC with Intel Alder Lake-N Starting at $150

Liliputing reports on the ZX05 mini PC, a compact computer that measures just 145 x 62 x 20mm (5.7″ x 2.4″ x 0.8″), making it small enough to fit in a pocket. Despite its size, it is a full-fledged computer with a 6-watt Intel Alder Lake-N processor and 12GB of RAM. It is currently available from AliExpress for $150 and up.

The starting price includes a model with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM soldered to the mainboard, but no storage or operating system. However, users can provide their own storage through the computer’s M.2 2280 slot with support for a PCIe NVMe SSD. Alternatively, there are options to purchase models that come with an SSD, with prices ranging from $160 for a 128GB SSD to $200 for a 1TB model. While a spec sheet on the product page suggests that the computer may be available with optional Intel Processor N200, Core i3-N300, or Core i3-N305 Alder Lake-N processors, and up to 16GB of RAM, these configurations are not currently available for purchase.

In terms of ports, all versions of the ZX05 mini PC include 2 x HDMI, 1 x Gigabit Ethernet, 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1 x 3.5mm audio, and 1 x USB Type-C for power input. The system also features an Intel AX201 wireless card with support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2, as well as a CR2032 battery for a real-time clock.

This compact computer could be an interesting choice as a server paired with an NVMe SSD, as an x86_64 alternative to the Raspberry Pi for example, albeit without any GPIO and similar features.

Source: Liliputing.