Mele Quieter3Q Fanless Mini PC Released with Celeron N5105 and WiFi 6
The manufacturer Mele has been offering extremely compact PC systems for some time and is now expanding its own portfolio with the Quieter 3Q. Mele recently released a new generation of Quieter3Q small fanless mini computer, The Mele Quieter 3Q is a particularly compact PC based on an Intel processor. Despite the compact dimensions, the system is well equipped and can be equipped with a large and high-performance SSD.
The shape does not change, the ingredients vary a little, measuring only 132x81x17.8mm, which is about the same size as most flagship smartphones, only slightly thicker. The fuselage is equipped with 2 HDMI2.0 interfaces, which can realize dual-screen 4K output. There are also 4 USB3.0 ports, a Type-C port for power supply, an RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port , a TF card slot , and a 3.5mm audio interface . The product comes standard with a VESA bracket, which supports hanging on the back of the monitor. In terms of wireless network, it supports WiFi-6 and Bluetooth 5.2 , and its expansion ability is not weaker than that of ordinary mini-hosts.
The MeLE Quieter3Q swaps the Celeron J4125 of the previous model for a Celeron N5150. Finally, this is not entirely true since between the two machines there was another MiniPC in this particular format from the manufacturer with the Quieter2D . A solution always identical but equipped with a Celeron N4020. The year 2021 has not been easy for manufacturers and the availability of processors has pushed some of them to establish their machines in different ranges to continue to supply their customers. At MeLE, this resulted in two almost identical minimachines released in quick succession in May and then in August. With a move from a 10 watt TDP chip to a 6 watt solution.
In 2022, the brand therefore returns with the MeLE Quieter3Q, a version again equipped with a Celeron N5150 processor in 10 watts of TDP, from the Jasper Lake generation and no longer Gemini Lake Refresh. Still a quadruple core which offers, among other things, an Intel UHD graphics circuit with 24 EUs, which is twice what a Celeron J4125 has on board. The new Celeron is also a bit faster in frequency but it's probably the graphics part that will be most significantly visible. Here again, the dissipation of the processor will be ensured completely passively with a simple metal heat exchanger placed against the Intel chip. A solution that worked well on the 10 watts of the original model despite sometimes quite significant increases in chip temperature.
Two variants of the MeLE Quieter3Q are announced with an 8 GB LPDDR4 machine and 128 GB of eMMC storage at $280 on one side and an 8 GB and 256 GB version at… $300 on the other. Most of us will be interested in models that double the storage capacity for an extra $20, but I suspect some pros will be fine with saving $20 per machine to outfit self-contained machines. Note that this basic storage is combined with a SATA and NVMe slot in M.2 2280 format so that we can easily increase the overall capacity of the machine.
At present, Mele Quieter3Q has opened pre-sale on Amazon, providing 8GB+128GB, 8+256GB two versions, pre-installed genuine Windows 10 operating system, because the machine has built-in TPM2.0 chip, can support upgrade to Windows 11. The hard drive of Mele Quieter3Q supports upgrade, and users can install up to 4TB m.2 2280 NVMe solid state drive by themselves .
There is a fairly wide connection with two HDMI 2.0 ports to power two screens, a Gigabit Ethernet port, four USB 3.0 Type-A ports, an audio jack combining headphones and microphone, a MicroSDXC card reader and a format power port. USB Type-C. Not bad for a 1.83 cm thick machine. A small Kensington type anti-theft system is also present to secure the machine.
Another novelty of this model, the transition to a wireless module combining Wifi6 and Bluetooth 5.2, which will allow faster wireless speeds and will participate in the use of this type of machine in various uses. A compact, inaudible, energy-efficient machine that can easily be hung anywhere thanks to an optional VESA system, this opens the doors to many uses ranging from a classic but invisible PC to a server. or a home automation terminal. Delivered under Windows 10, the MeLE Quieter3Q is also Linux compatible.
This host uses passive cooling, so there will be no noise. However, some consumers are concerned about overheating and throttling during prolonged high-load operation. Because the product has not been officially launched for sale at present, we still do not know whether such a body design can ensure effective heat dissipation.
In terms of price, the 8+128GB version is priced at $280 (1,832 yuan), and the 8+256GB version is priced at $300 (1,963 yuan). In the later period, the official Ali-Express sales channel will be opened, and Chinese users should be able to buy it at a lower price.