Kodlix GN41 Intel Windows 10 Mini PC Review
There is something very special about Windows mini PC’s like this Kodlix GN41 Windows 10 mini PC that most people don’t know about. First of all this mini PC is built on Intel hardware which means that this is a powerful little machine. It my not beat the performance of a regular size gaming desktop or laptop, but it can sure beat the hell out of Android TV box hardware like Amlogic and Rockchip. What if it was possible to run Android on Intel hardware, that would be like overkill and would result in a super Android TV box. Well with the Kodlix GN41 it is possible to enjoy Windows 10, and it is also possible to handle a full separate Android 8.1 Oreo operating system, separate from the internal storage of the Windows installation.
The Kodlix GN41 runs on the latest Intel Celeron Gemini Lake N4100 CPU with a base clock of 1.1 GHz and boost clock of 2.4GHz. It comes with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and 64GB of storage. It comes with a 2.5″ HDD/SDD expansion bay with maximum capacity of 256GB on the Windows operating system. It has AC3165 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G + 5.8G WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. It comes with Ethernet LAN up to 1000Mbps.
- 1 HDMI 2.0
- 1 VGA 1 RJ45 LAN
- 1 Earphone jack
- 1 Reset button
- 2 USB 2.0
- 2 USB 3.0
- 1 USB Type C
- 1 Micro SD card reader
- Antutu – 145198
- Geekbenck 4 – 1715 single-core / 4586 multi-core
- Ice Storm Extreme – 21,687 Cloud Gate – 3403
- RAM Copy speed – 8533 MB/s
- ROM Speed – 239 MB/s Read / 238MB/s Write
- WiFi Speed – MAX Speed on all bands and LAN 1000Mbps
Android X86 compatible
Something a lot of people aren’t aware of, is that mini PCs like the Kodlix GN41 that comes with a hard drive expansion bay comes with a bonus. And that is the ability to run an independent standalone second operating system of Android or Ubuntu or what ever operating system you like. Now this begs the question, how can you run an Android operating system on windows hardware, that is just going to have major compatibility issues. We have seen people run Android emulators on top of windows, and most of the time there were limitations.
Now there’s a whole community on the Internet that has been working behind the scenes developing a version of Android call Android X86. This version of Android is designed to run on windows hardware, hence the X86 which is the term used when relating to software compatibility with windows hardware. However, even though they have come a long way with their recent release of Android 8.1 Oreo X86. there is still work to be done to broaden the scope of compatible devices.