The XDO Pantera Pico PC is a serious alternative to the currently available 4K palm-sized Mini PC. This 4K tiny portable desktop PC is based on the popular Intel Celeron J4125 Gemini Lake Refresh processor. In addition to the popular processor, it allows you to expand components up to 8GB RAM and up to 1TB M.2 SSD. Additionally, in this tiny housing we find active cooling with a fan 9500 RPM.
As we mentioned, you will find many 4K palm-sized mini PCs on the market based on J4125 Gemini Lake Refresh processor (@ 2.0 / 2.7 GHz (Turbo) / 2.4 GHz (Turbo all cores). Chuwi Larkbox Pro, GMK NucBox offer a similar specification, while Pantera Pico PC surpasses these models in terms of capabilities.
The J4125 Tiny Mini PC from XDO was first mentioned in early September. Through crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the XDO team obtained the necessary funding to launch the Pantera Pico PC production.
Availability and price
Admittedly, XDO does not yet have an official store on its website. However, you can buy Pico PC through Indiegogo. Prices start at $159 (4GB RAM / 64GB ROM) to $519 for XDO’s Pico devices kit (Pico PC with 8GB RAM / 1TB SSD, Pico Projector, KB-100-Black Bi-fold Keyboard Portable, 12V-PowerStation-9800mAh and EVA Case).
For $259 you can buy Pantera Tiny 4K portable Desktop PC with 8GB RAM and 1TB M.2 SSD.
It is also worth noting that the housing is available in several colors. If you think black is a boring color, you can buy a mini pc in red, blue, pink, purple or even rose-gold.
Pantera Pico PC Overview Features
Pantera Pico PC is a SFF (small form factor), tiny 4K Mini PC powered by Intel Celeron J4125 processor. This portable Mini PC (mesures 6.9cm wide x 6.9cm deep x 5.3cm high) can easily be hidden in a jacket pocket and be powered with a power bank. Besides, this Pico PC features a LED lighted strip that wraps around the top lid that can be seen from all directions.
Pantera Pico PC is fully compatible with 64-bit operating systems, but you can use Ubuntu Desktop, Linux Mint, along with other Linux distributions. By the way, it is worth mentioning that the Pantera Tiny PC is ready for Windows 11 upgrade, supports TPM 2.0.
The basic configuration of Pico PC has 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB of storage, but XDO is also offering configurations with up to 8GB of memory and up to 1TB M.2 SSD of storage. Additionally, it supports displaying to up to 4K @ 60hz via HDMI 2.0. In addition, it supports Dual band Wifi 5 802.11ac, and Bluetooth. Inside you will also find active cooling through a 9500 RPM fan and heat sink.
Pantera Pico PC I/O ports
The Pantera Pico PC has two USB 3.0 Type-A ports and a microSD card reader on the front, plus another USB 3.0 Type-A port, a USB 2.0 Type-A port, and HDMI and 3.5mm audio ports on the back, where there’s also a USB Type-C port (for power input only).
Is it worth buying the XDO Pantera Pico PC?
XDO Pantera 4K Tiny Mini PC can undoubtedly replace the desktop PC. However, it is worth taking into account that the J4125 chip is not a gaming processor. On the other hand, it can handle typical tasks well, such as working with documents, Internet and streaming.