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My mini pc

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I've just purchased an Odyssey Blue mini PC from Amazon UK for £219. It has a quad core intel celeron J4105 cpu, 8GB memory and 128 GB ssd drive and UHD Graphics 605. It's roughly 13cm square with a depth of 5cm, has a wealth of ports (for a small pc) and onboard wifi. The reason I'm mentioning this is that I've always struggled a bit to get everything working especially wifi, and i'd got fed up with a large tower case PC that hummed in the background and took up loads of space. I had a very limited budget and took a punt on buying this but it's turned out to be an excellent buy. It came with an unactivated copy of win 10 but I replaced this with the latest Mint cinnamon release. Setup was a doddle and everything just works including the wifi (it does have ethernet as well). If you've got a limited budget I would recommend this to you.
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Re: My mini pc

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Hi Dave_W,
welcome to our forum
:)

it would be nice to know the hardware specifications of your New Machine:
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=318644
can you copy the result of that, back here, on your reply.
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Re: My mini pc

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Dave_W wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:55 am
I've just purchased an Odyssey Blue mini PC from Amazon UK for £219. It has a quad core intel celeron J4105 cpu, 8GB memory and 128 GB ssd drive and UHD Graphics 605. It's roughly 13cm square with a depth of 5cm, has a wealth of ports (for a small pc) and onboard wifi. The reason I'm mentioning this is that I've always struggled a bit to get everything working especially wifi, and i'd got fed up with a large tower case PC that hummed in the background and took up loads of space. I had a very limited budget and took a punt on buying this but it's turned out to be an excellent buy. It came with an unactivated copy of win 10 but I replaced this with the latest Mint cinnamon release. Setup was a doddle and everything just works including the wifi (it does have ethernet as well). If you've got a limited budget I would recommend this to you.
Nice find, shame they don't sell it without W10 though, then you could buy it even cheaper.
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Re: My mini pc

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I didn't pay for Win 10. Mine came with an unactivated copy of Win 10 enterprise edition. You only pay Microsoft when you activate it. They do a more expensive version called Win 10 Enterprise Activated for another £20.
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Re: My mini pc

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I've taken these specs from the seeed website who are the manufacturers. (I notice that it says an 'external ssd', which just means that its not soldered onto the board. It is within the pc and can easily be upgraded.)

Components
ODYSSEY Blue J4105 128 GB
Processor
Intel® Celeron® J4105 (Frequency: 1.5 - 2.5GHz)
Coprocessor
Microchip® ATSAMD21G18 32-Bit ARM® Cortex® M0+
Graphics
intel® UHD Graphics 600 (Frequency: 250 – 750MHz)
Memory
LPDDR4 8GB
Storage
External 128GB SSD
Wireless
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac @ 2.4/5 GHz HT160
Networking
intel® I211AT PCIe Gigabit LAN, Supports Wake-On-LAN, Supports PXE
Audio
Microphone + headphone Combo Connector

USB
USB 2.0 Type-A x2, USB 3.1 Type-A x1, USB 3.1 Type-C x1
Video Interfaces
HDMI2.0a: Up to 4096x2160 @ 60Hz 24bpp / DP1.2a: Up to 4096x2160 @ 60Hz 24bpp
Expansion Slots
M.2(Key B, 2242/2280): SATA III, USB2.0, UIM; M.2 (Key M, 2242/2280): PCIe 2.0 ×4; Micro SD card Socket; SIM Card Socket; SATA III

TPM
Built-in TPM (2.0)
Power
DC Jack 5.5/2.1mm or Type-C PD; DC Jack input: 12-19V DC; Type-C input: 12V DC
Dimensions
110x110mm
Certifications
FCC, CE, TELEC
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Re: My mini pc

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Dave_W wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:36 am
They do a more expensive version called Win 10 Enterprise Activated for another £20.
They really shouldn't be doing that or bundling un-activated Enterprise with the machine either :shock:

Just as well you have no intention of using W10 Enterprise, even if you did try you would have a hard time getting Microsoft to sell you an activation code for it. You'd need to reinstall with Home or Pro Media.
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