ECS Introduces Super Compact PB01CF Apollo Lake Computer
Manufacturer ECS has introduced their newest and extremely compact mini computer, the PB01CF based on an Apollo Lake CPU. The enclosure has a volume size of only 0.15 liters, which is significantly smaller than an Intel NUC, although it is also somewhat less powerful. The computer runs on a full version of Windows 10.
ECS uses an Intel Celeron N3350 from its Apollo Lake generation which features two Goldmont cores operating at a maximal clock speed of 2.4 GHz. The integrated CPU is of the Intel HD Graphics 500 type and has 12 execution units. There are 2 gigabytes of LPDDR4 internal RAM memory present as well as 32 gigabytes of eMMC flash storage.
The small enclosure features two regular USB ports, one of which is USB 3.0. The PB01CF doesn’t feature the faster USB 3.1 Gen 2 or Type C ports. There’s also gigabit ethernet, room for a MicroSD card and dual-band 802.11 n/ac wireless. Output goes through HDMI 1.4, both for video and audio as the PB01CF doesn’t feature a headphone jack. The cooling is active as it uses a small fan, and a 24-watt power adapter is included in the box.
With measurements of just 7 x 7 x 3.1 centimeters, the enclosure certainly can be called tiny. It can be attached to the back of a monitor with a 75 or 100 mm VESA mount. ECS has yet to announce details about a release date or pricing.