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CHUWI HeroBox Windows 10 Mini PC Intel Gemini Lake N4100 Quad Core Processor 8GB DDR4 180GB SSD Expandable 2TB 2 5 Inch HDD 1TB SSD with 2 4GHz 5GHz Dual WiFi 1000Mbps BT4 2

Last Updated: September 20, 2020 (Refresh Now)
6.5
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
53
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
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8192 GB
MEMORY
Quad Core
PROCESSOR TYPE
2
NUMBER OF USB PORTS
Yes
USB

Review Summary - 52 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Software Platform
 20
windows 10, windows, boot, load, chrome
+75%
-25%
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" ...  I popped in a 500GB SSD that boots into XUbuntu Linux - runs great - and with some fiddling can (dual) boot into the provided "Home" Windows 10 software if I need/want to run an app that I can't find for Linux (tax software I had to use last week ... -( ) Linux allows one to mount the Windows "C" partition and access that .  ...  "
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" ...  Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro costs about another $100. ... It has a fast boot time and apps seem to run stable.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for Netflix, Hulu, and web browsing. ... Windows 10 so you can access all your apps, movies, pictures, and music on your home network.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for two purposes: Streaming video from apps (such as Disney Plus and WWE Network and Youtube) and as a quiet device to output lossless audio to an external DAC. ... I love having access to my familiar Windows programs.  ...  "
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" ...  Ordered this to replace my old laptop that was running as a Plex server.  ...  "
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" ...  I needed a low-power, silent, fanless computer to run a minecraft bedrock server, and a java server with a total player count across the servers under 10, which this fit the bill perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  Windows 10 home works fine. ... I can boot my favorite Linux Mint.  ...  "
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" ...  For things like web browsing or word processing this thing is awesome.  ...  "
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Device Compatibility
 11
windows 10, home, computer, mini, media
+64%
-36%
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" ...  For a small pc it’s awesome!  ...  "
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" ...  This mini pc is perfect for what I needed it for.  ...  "
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" ...  I haven't had a chance to hook my Xbox up to it yet and start my recordings but it will work fine for what I intend, had a computer geek give me the thumbs up on this!  ...  "
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" ...  I have been looking for a 8GByte micro Windows 10 computer for years.  ...  "
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" ...  So far for me this is a great mini PC. ... Windows 10 home works fine. ... I can boot my favorite Linux Mint. ... Browsing the net or office work this PC does all that I need it to do.  ...  "
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" ...  The perfect solution for a home theater PC.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great to use as a media PC. ... Add a wireless keyboard for a great TV/media center.  ...  "
Ports
 10
wifi, hdmi, ethernet port, ethernet, boot
+50%
-50%
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" ...  And while it was sitting there not being used, the HDMI port stopped working. ... HDMI doesn't work in windows, or linux, or even at the bios during bootup. ... VGA still works but that's useless to me as a media PC on a 4k tv.  ...  "
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" ...  Ethernet is 100mb not 1gb as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  This should be simple as download a linux Distro, burn it onto a USB and make it bootable, then select the boot device to be the usb stick and you are running! ... Nope, even selecting the USB with Debian 10 on it, it would only boot to the windows 10 installer. ... And I have used this EXACT USB to load another brick system from intel. ... Returned it after 15 minutes of not being able to boot off the USB and checking their website.  ...  "
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" ...  For my use case the 100Mbps ethernet cap is a deal breaker.  ...  "
Memory
 8
ssd, pc, gb, ddr4, 2
+75%
-25%
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" ...  A great price for the memory and storage.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a USB3 to GB dongle, but I was assuming I wouldn't need to use as the specs of this device note that it's gigabit capable.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a Chuwi tablet and I decided to go with a small form PC for space issues.  ...  "
Gaming
 7
games, play, computer, maybe, machine
+71%
-29%
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" ...  Great computer for everyday computing and gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  Like legit high end gaming and production builds.  ...  "
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" ...  We like it ok. We use it for gaming mostly. ... Overall if you're going to be on it a lot gaming and things like that you may want to find something else.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall he loves it as a beginners gaming computer but tech wise it lags a little when playing Fortnite because of the capacity that Fortnite needs ... Best purchase for the price considering gaming computers are in the thousands!  ...  "
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" ...  Intel CPU is good for light gaming, not powerful enough for anything too intense.  ...  "
Apps
 7
web, chrome, apps, windows, server
+100%
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" ...  Runs great , I use it for my home office and basic streaming of Netflix and YouTube.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for two purposes: Streaming video from apps (such as Disney Plus and WWE Network and Youtube) and as a quiet device to output lossless audio to an external DAC. ... I love having access to my familiar Windows programs.  ...  "
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" ...  For things like web browsing or word processing this thing is awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a fast boot time and apps seem to run stable.  ...  "
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" ...  Browsing the net or office work this PC does all that I need it to do.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for Netflix, Hulu, and web browsing.  ...  "
Overall performance
 7
laptop, intel, n4100, gaming, celeron
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Shocking quality and speed for a $200 machine.  ...  "
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" ...  I own a nuc8 i7.  ...  "
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" ...  I was skeptical about the N4100 Celeron -- Celeron traditionally being Intel's lower performing "budget/entry" level line of CPUs -- but really, it seems the N4100 Celeron wih the provided 8GB DRAM and 180GB SSD is plenty fast enough -- easily replaces my old laptop I was using as my desktop system.  ...  "
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" ...  Much smoother surfing and browsing than standard PC.  ...  "
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" ...  Very fast boot. ... Mint runs great on this machine.  ...  "
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" ...  Intel CPU is good for light gaming, not powerful enough for anything too intense.  ...  "
Resolution
 6
smooth, 1080p, videos, side, lies
+83%
-17%
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" ...  It plays 4k video flawlessly, and works very well as a Plex server, but still working out some kinks.  ...  "
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" ...  Handled 4k at 60hz no problem.  ...  "
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" ...  The HeroBox is connected to a blue tooth speaker, 17 inch LED monitor, 1080P Full HD Webcam with Mic, wireless keyboard and mouse.  ...  "
Setup
 5
windows, linux
+100%
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" ...  Simple setup, good speed too.  ...  "
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" ...  Very sleek, was easy to setup, but the gigabit speed is a big issue for my uses.  ...  "
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" ...  I wanted her to have an ergonomic setup. ... The installation was easily.  ...  "
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" ...  -( ) Linux allows one to mount the Windows "C" partition and access that .  ...  "
Price
 5
+60%
-40%
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" ...  i love that this herobox is so small yet still fast and it looks kool for very low price .  ...  "
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" ...  Getting a laptop with 8GBytes costs at least $500.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 4
windows 10, quit, month, computer
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Also caused my printer to stop working with all of my Win10 devices.  ...  "
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" ...  Update: After about a month the video output quit working! ... I cant believe after only a month it quit  ...  "
Sound Quality
 3
+100%
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" ...  Runs fast and smooth and the best feature is not having a fan to generate noise.  ...  "
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" ...  The streaming audio had crisp clear audio.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a great little quiet (no fan!)  ...  "
Drivers
 3
drivers, intel, graphics, get, gb
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I noticed a huge difference in audio quality via the USB output (using the Schitt Audio driver and Foobar as the playback program, combined with Fidelizer).  ...  "
Device Stand
 3
monitor
+100%
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" ...  One thin I did additionally is add two sets of velcro 3m wall strips to secure it to the desk.  ...  "
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" ...  I used the included mount to attach the PC to my electronics work bench instead of a monitor.  ...  "
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" ...  package, that comes with a bracket to mount behind your TV or desktop monitor .  ...  "

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Specifications

Performance
Processor Type:  Quad Core 
Memory
Memory:  8192 GB
Display
Resolution:  4K 
Connectivity
Number of USB ports:  2 
USB:  Yes 
WiFi:  Yes 
8192 GB
MEMORY
Quad Core
PROCESSOR TYPE
2
NUMBER OF USB PORTS
Yes
USB