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Product Announcement MINIX NEO N42C-4

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by Gh0st, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. Gh0st

    Gh0st Australia's Finest Since 1981 Administrator

    We’re pleased to announce our new Intel Pentium Mini PC - MINIX NEO N42C-4.

    Release Date: End of December 2017
    Suggested Retail Price: US$299.90/299.90EURO


    NEO N42C-4

    Intel Pentium Mini PC with Windows 10 Pro (64-bit).
    Ideal Solution for Industrial + Commercial Applications.
    VESA Mount included for fast and easy installation.


    Fully Functional, Customisable Mini PC with Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) Pre-installed.

    NEO N42C-4 delivers all the power and functionality of a desktop computer in a compact, stylish chassis.

    Powered by Intel N4200 processor with integrated Intel HD Graphics 505, NEO N42C-4 is ideal for industrial and commercial applications; Digital Signage, POS and Thin Client solution.

    Its sleek and understated design allows for easy integration in any places with limited space, while still achieving premium, ultra-responsive performance and the power to fulfil your productivity needs.

    Pre-installed with Windows 10 Pro (64-bit), set up is effortless and NEO N42C-4 is ready to run straight out of the box.


    Ultra-High Definition 4K @ 60Hz & Triple-Display Ready.
    Thanks to its Intel HD Graphics GPU engine, NEO N42C-4 excels at producing super detailed, crystal-clear 4K @ 60Hz imagery; capable of streaming Ultra-High Definition vibrant visuals smoothly.

    NEO N42C-4 is Triple-Display Ready, allowing easy connection for up to three displays via the HDMI, Mini DisplayPort and USB-C outputs. [Important Note: The integrated USB-C port only supports video output, not audio output].


    Expandable, Flexible Design.

    NEO N42C-4 comes with 32GB eMMC internal storage and 4GB of DDR3L, while the inclusion of a 2280 M.2 slot [SATA 6.0Gbps] and a pair of SODIMM slots [dual channel support] offer the flexibility to expand the storage and RAM to meet user’s requirements.

    The 2280 M.2 slot [SATA 6.0Gbps] provides storage expansion up to 512GB, and the pair of SODIMM slots support up to 8GB of DDR3L memory each.


    Packed with Connectivity; Integrated USB-C Port.

    NEO N42C-4 is equipped with a vast array of connectivity options: Three USB 3.0 Ports, HDMI [4K @ 30Hz], Mini DisplayPort [4K @ 60Hz], USB-C [4K @ 60Hz], Optical S/PDIF, 3.5mm Audio Jack, 802.11ac Dual-Band Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth 4.1. [Important Note: An active adapter is required to convert Mini DisplayPort output to HDMI/DVI output].

    The integrated USB-C port supports ultra-fast data transfer, video display output up to 4K @ 60Hz and simultaneous power input. [Important Note: USB-C power input is optional, standard DC 12V, 3A power adapter included].


    Minimal Noise, Zero Disturbance.

    NEO N42C-4 employs an active cooling solution to ensure safe operation and stable performance even throughout prolonged operation, while producing absolute minimal noise to guarantee zero disturbance during usage.

    The chassis also incorporates cleverly designed ventilation and air holes to maximize airflow, and maintain appropriate temperature to safeguard against over-heating.


    Business Friendly Features.

    Built in accordance to industrial standards, NEO N42C-4 is highly reliable throughout periods of continuous 24/7 operation.

    An auto power-on option can be enabled within the BIOS menu settings, removing the need to manually power back on after a power outage.

    NEO N42C-4 includes a VESA mount for easy installation on the back of a VESA compatible TV or monitor, no tools are required for mounting once the included bracket has been installed.

    The VESA mount gives full access to all ports and power button, and does not affect the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth performance; Eliminating the cable clutter of a traditional office setup.

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  2. KAR

    KAR Developer Super Moderator

    Glad there is a active cooling fan now :), under stress the other types failed many times.

  3. skynet

    skynet Moderator Moderator

    The first Minix expandable model, nice ! :)

    The Intel graphic 505 can decode HEVC and can transform this box into a perfect Windows Kodi box.
  4. curtyman11

    curtyman11 New Member

    Does this mini PC support HDR10?
  5. midnight

    midnight Moderator Moderator

    Sounds impressive !:)
  6. skynet

    skynet Moderator Moderator

    Yes !! :)

  7. skynet

    skynet Moderator Moderator

  8. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Member

    is this a media player , wheres the remote ? or is it just a device for people without a PC ?
  9. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    It's a Windows 10 Pro mini PC.
  10. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Member

    oh ok, i took my u9 back several months ago , and im looking for something that can play video and audio without problems , the u9 created colour banding by reducing the videos quality which it shouldnt do, ( i dont know if they fixed it or not ) and it also caused audio glitches while watching . i have oled 4k tv and all good quality leads and receiver , never had a unit b4 ( U9 ) that was so buggy . so i am keeping an eye out for something new .

    my previous Media player was WD tv Gen 1 , perfect video quality and perfect audio quality, the WD what ever the video processing unit it had inside Minix need to look into getting .

    thanks for reply .
  11. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

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  12. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    Spanish review/unboxing...

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  13. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

  14. BoxHill

    BoxHill New Member

    Will this unit stream Netflix in 4k with the Windows Store App or a browser?

    The hardware appears to be there; Roberto Jorge's review suggested it can only do Netflix at 1080 resolution.
  15. Shasoosh

    Shasoosh Member

    I'd like to know this too.
  16. KAR

    KAR Developer Super Moderator

    I will give it a try and let you know soon.


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  17. MiniPCDB

    MiniPCDB New Member

    You could use the "Microsoft Remote Desktop" app or the Intel® Remote Keyboard app
  18. SteveFP

    SteveFP Member

    @skynet Would you advocate a Windows Kodi box over an Android box? I own a U9H and am considering a Windows box instead.
  19. skynet

    skynet Moderator Moderator

    If you don't need to read 4K HDR movies, then N42C-4 is a perfect choice for you.
    Kodi installed on it can play up tu 4K HEVC videos (without HDR).
  20. SteveFP

    SteveFP Member

    I thought you said above that HDR is supported on the N42C-4? Is that not true?