CHUWI has shown us their upcoming LarkBox mini PC already some time ago and this model got the attention for a good reason. After all it’s the world’s smallest mini PC on the market and it’s a small miracle, how much power it actually has inside. And it’s certainly very interesting to look inside to see, what exactly is carefully stacked together there. And today we have for you an official disassembly look with pictures documenting it.
All you need for the full disassembly of the LarkBox are just two screwdrivers (1.8x25mm cross, one-word screwdriver). Because the connection between motherboards mainly uses BTB (Board to Board), the whole process of disassembly is actually quite easy. First you start at the bottom of the machine. After removing the back cover, you can already see the motherboard (small board). After taking it off, the multiple ports and power IC can be seen, including USB-A *2, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-SD expansion card slot.
Digging deeper you can find that another motherboard connected to the one above by a wire arrangement. The motherboard is wired and this compact motherboard contains the essential core parts of LarkBox including processor, memory, storage, USB-C, and HDMI interface.
- Processor：Intel Gemini Lake N4100 with UHD Graphics 600
- Memory：SK Hynix H9HKNNNDGUMUBR 3GB LPDDR4*2
- Storage：FORESEE NCEMASLD-128GB
- Wireless mode：Intel Wireless-AC 9461
- Interface：HDMI（Type-A）*1、USB Type-C*1
LarkBox features the Intel N4100 low consumption processor, which can still easily deliver enough power for most of your needs. Not to mention the low-power processor with throttled consumption reduces the heat output.
Finally you will get to the last major component – the cooling fan. The fan uses the combination of pure copper heat dissipation plate and ultra-quiet fan, resulting in great heat dissipation effect. Meanwhile, the noise volume is lower than 20db when the fan is at full load speed.
In the picture above you can see all the disassembled piece of CHUWI LarkBox. It’s really a tiny little marvel of technology and it’s quite well put together and designed. Not to mention the solid hardware specs and affordable pricing. LarkBox will go live on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform by the end of the month and you can find more information about it on the official website.