the Thinner M6 is a computer with an Intel Celeron N5105 quad-core processor, up to 16 GB of RAM and support for up to two SSDs, and supporting Windows 11, Ubuntu or other Linux-based operating systems. It’s also pocket-sized, measuring 155 x 80 x 19 mm (6.1″ x 3.1″ x 0.75″) and weighing 195 grams (6.9 ounces), making this mini PC a roughly the size of a modern smartphone (or more like two stacked on top of one another as it’s a bit thick).
First announced in October, it went up for pre-order via an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in January with prices starting at $256 and an expected ship date of April 2022. But it turns out you can Already buy an M6 from AliExpress for $229+.
And this despite the fact that the crowdfunding campaign claims that the higher the price tag represents a 30% discount off the expected retail price. Now it looks like Morefine used that figure to make their crowdfunding campaign more appealing.
Anyway, the model available at AliExpress is available in configurations ranging from 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for $226 to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage for $352.
At the heart of the tiny computer is Intel’s Celeron N5105 chip, which is a 10-watt, 4-core, 4-thread processor with base and burst speeds of 2 GHz and 2.9 GHz, respectively, as well as Intel UHD graphics with 24 execution units and 450 MHz and 800 MHz base/burst speeds.
Under the hood, the tiny computer features 2933 MHz LPDDR4 memory, M.2 2280 and M.2 2242 slots that can be used for NVMe and SATA storage respectively, and an Intel AX201 wireless card supporting WiFi 6 and Bluetooth. 5.2.
- 1 HDMI 2.0 port
- 1 x USB Type-C (full function)
- 1 x USB Type-C (power input)
- 3x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
- 1 x 3.5mm audio
- 1 x 2.5 Gbps Ethernet
Morefine notes that the computer can drive up to two 4K/60Hz displays when using both HDMI and USB-C ports at the same time, thanks to the USB DisplayPort Alt Mode feature. And because the other USB-C port used for power works with any power supply that supports 12V/2A output, you can not only plug the computer into a wall charger, but you can also power the system from a USB power supply. banks, allowing use on the go.
The tiny computer is an actively cooled device with a small fan inside the case. But Morefine says it’s been optimized to balance noise and performance.
Morefine offers 3 pricing/configuration options for the M6 when crowdfunding:
- 8GB RAM / 256GB NVMe storage for $256 (Super Early Bird price)
- 8GB RAM / 512GB NVMe storage for $298 (Super Early Bird price)
- 16GB RAM / 1TB NVMe storage for $359 (Super Early Bird price)
But if you order from AliExpress, you get more options — for example, you can snag a model with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for around $290.
via Morefine (Facebook) and AndroidPC.es
This article was originally published on January 22, 2022 and most recently updated on February 17, 2022.