The GMK NucBox 5 is a new 4K palm-sized Mini PC powered by Intel Celeron N5105 Jasper Lake processor. Before that, we were introduced to the smaller (2.4-inch) GMKTEC’s NucBox Mini PC based on the J4125 Gemini Lake chip. However, the newest GMKTEC NucBox5 N5105 Mini PC is slightly larger (2.8-inch). Besides, it looks identical and has the same specification as the ZX01 Mini PC we wrote about. However, there is a significant difference in specification between the GMKTEC NucBox 5 and the ZX01 Mini PC. What? more below.
Availability and price
GMK NucBox 5 N5105 Mini PC now is available for pre-order on GMKTEC website in two variants. For $319.99 with 8GB RAM DDR4 / 256GB M.2 SSD, and also for $399.99 (8GB/512GB).
[UPDATE 02/24/22] GMK NucBox5 now is available on Amazon for $255 and up.
NucBox 5 Mini PC ships with Windows 11 OS. It also supports Linux/Ubuntu system too.
Other GMKTEC Mini PCs that have appeared recently
GMKTEC NucBox 5 Jasper Lake Mini PC Overview features
As in the ZX01, the heart of the new GMK NucBox 5 is more efficient than the J4125 chip, Intel Celeron N5105 processor. This Jasper Lake chip has 4 cores, 4 threads 4MB L3 Cache, TDP 10W, and 2.9GHz burst speed. The device includes Intel UHD Graphics up to 800 MHz.
Besides, this palm-sized NucBox5 N5105 Jasper Lake Mini PC comes with 8GB of DDR4 RAM, or 512GB M.2 2242 SSD. However, a maximum of 1TB SSD can be installed. Besides, the storage can be expanded with a microSD card up to 128GB.
GMK NucBox 5 Jasper Lake Mini PC also offers 4K @60Hz dual display via 2x HDMI 2.0, a Gigabit Ethernet port, three USB 3.0 ports, USB-C port, and an audio jack. Unlike the ZX01 Mini PC, the new NucBox 5 Mini PC support WiFi 6 802.11ax and Bluetooth 5.2 via AMD RZ608 module.
GMKTEC NucBox 5 Mini PC has active cooling. It is equipped with a large heat pipe, large conducting copper tube and large fan. The palm-sized Mini PC (measures 72 x 72 x 45mm and weighs 204g) has many usage scenarios, including home PC, HTPC, Office Mini PC, etc.
Besides the fact that the NucBox5 Mini PC does not take up a lot of space and you can take it everywhere with you, it also supports the VESA mounting standard.