Chuwi LarkBox X Mini Desktop PC with AMD Ryzen 7 3700U Review
Chuwi LarkBox X Mini PC with AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
Chuwi LarkBox X is a mini desktop computer with the AMD Ryzen 7 3700U processor, Vega 10 graphics card, 256GB Solid State Drive, 8GB DDR4 memory, Windows 10 Home operating system, good connectivity options including the 802.11ac dual WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, Auto Power On, PD fast charging and Vega mount.
The quarter 2 of 2019 release quad core AMD Ryzen 7 3700U processor (8 threads with hyper-threading) works at a base speed of 2.3GHz that moves up to 4.0GHz with the turbo boost function. The typical TDP- Thermal Design Power is 15 watts and the average CPU Passmark benchmark score is 7312 for handling both your everyday and more demanding tasks like programming, creative design, photo editing, gaming and in mini servers and media centres. You can expect powerful overall performance and multitasking power with energy efficiency from this Ryzen 7 processor with the AMD “Zen+” Core architecture.
8GB DDR4 RAM at 2400MHz is adequate for your daily multitasking needs and you can upgrade it if you need more, as the maximum amount of memory supported on this system is 64GB on the dual memory slots. Kingston 256GB NVMe SSD installed on this mini computer supports read and write speeds of more than 2000MB/s and PCI Express 3.0 high speed transfer protocol. And this 256GB Solid State Drive storage can be upgraded to 2TB through the 2280 M.2 slot. Windows 10 Home 64-bit is pre-installed on this machine and the latest Win 11 is also supported with its even more user-friendly interface as well as Linux and Ubuntu.
LarkBox X Mini Desktop has the Radeon RX Vega 10 built-in graphics card that supports the triple 4K Ultra HD display through the USB Type-C, DisplayPort and HDMI port. And you can hook it up to three monitors simultaneously if you need multiple work spaces for productivity and efficiency. It has an average video card benchmark score of 1457 at the time of this review. And you can play the older game titles at medium to high settings and resolutions and some of the new titles at the reduced settings and resolutions. With the AMD FreeSync technology you can expect better video and gaming performance without the broken frames, stuttering or tearing.
Connectivity options include the 802.11ac 2.4G/5G wireless, Bluetooth 4.2, 2 x 2.5Gbps Ethernet RJ-45 connectors, an HDMI 2.0 output, a DisplayPort, 4 x USB 3.0 ports, a full function USB Type-C port that supports PD Fast Charge and a 3.5mm headphone jack. So you have the multiple ports for connectivity to meet your different needs. It has a built-in fan and central digging holes that inhale the cold air and the heat is dissipated efficiently through the side air ducts.
White and black Chuwi LarkBox X weighs 2.48 pounds and measures 5 x 5 x 2 inches. It takes up only about 1/10th of space of a regular 20L desktop computer and is conveniently portable to be carried even in a bag. You can set it up on the back of a TV or a monitor with the Vega standard and use it as an All-in-One PC. It is offered with a warranty of two years by the manufacturer as well as lifetime technical support and 24/7 customer service that you may contact with any queries you may have. It is suitable for use as a home computer, entertainment, gaming, study or work as the Ryzen 7 processor is quite capable and Vega 10 offering decent graphics performance for a built-in graphics card. Overall it appears to offer very good value for money.