This is the world’s smallest 4K mini PC yet. It is a 4K capable, ultra small, x86 based PC that can run Windows 10 or Linux, so pretty much any other operating system that’ll work on an Intel x86 CPU. The LarkBox is powered from a USB type C port on the back of the box itself and it has a 12volt, 2Amp power supply to do that.
The USB type C port is only used for power supply.
On the body of the box, we have a single power button, a micro SD card slot, a 3.5mm audio jack which does audio in and audio out, a USB type C port, a full size HDMI port and two USB 3.0 ports.
CPU: Intel Celeron J4115 Quad core @1.8Ghz boost up to 2.5Ghz
GPU: Intel UHD 600 700 MHz
Storage: 128GB eMMC
M2.2242 slot up to 1TB
802.11AC WiFi + BT 5.0
0.16L micro volume, 127g light weight
Supports VESA back hanging function
M.2 SSD hard drive expansion
The LarkBox also has an inbuilt cooling system.
All these and it’s smaller than half a can of coca-cola.
The price is currently at $239.00
The arrival of Intel’s Foveros 3D
stacking technology will kickstart the golden age of exotic form factors. We predict that, should the LarkBox be successful, a pass-through, plug-in follow-up version will be available, something that could definitely be a hit with the hospitality/event market.
Back to the LarkBox, there’s little to dislike about it. We don’t agree to the statement that it is the world’s smallest 4K mini PC as there are Android boxes that are equally smaller (if not even tinier) that can deliver 4K content.
But this one is based on Windows and delivers the most balanced performance to date that we’ve seen from a nano-PC especially at this price. Personally, the only improvements we’d have made would be to flatten it to offer one more surface area to dissipate heat and remove the fan, swap the eMMC storage for something better and get a smaller, much smaller power supply unit.