MINIX NEO N42C-4 Intel Pentium Mini PC, 4GB/32GB, USB-C Port

MINIX NEO N42C-4 Intel Pentium Mini PC, USB-C Port, 4GB/32GB
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MINIX NEO N42C-4 Intel pentium N4200

Fully Functional, Customisable Mini PC with Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) Pre-installed

MINIX NEO N42-C delivers all the power and functionality of a desktop computer in a compact, stylish chassis.

Powered by Intel N4200 processor with integrated Intel HD Graphics 505, NEO N42C-4 is ideal for industrial and commercial applications; Digital Signage, POS and thin Client solution.

Its sleek and understated design allows for easy integration in any places with limited space, while still achieving premium, ultra-responsive performance and the power to fulfil your productivity needs.

Pre-installed with Windows 10 Pro (64-bit), set up is effortless and MINIX NEO N42C-4 is ready to run straight out of the box.

Ultra-High Definition 4K @ 60Hz & Triple-Display Ready

Thanks to its Intel HD Graphics GPU engine, NEO N42C-4 excels at producing super detailed, crystal-clear 4K @ 60Hz imagery; capable of streaming Ultra-High Definition vibrant visuals smoothly.

MINIX NEO N42C-4 is Triple-Display Ready, allowing easy connection for up to three displays with the HDMI, Mini DisplayPort and USB-C outputs. (Important Note: the integrated USB-C port only supports video output, not audio output).

Expandable, flexible Design.

MINIX NEO N42C-4 comes with 32GB eMMC internal storage and 4GB of DDR3L, while the inclusion of a 2280 M.2 slot (SATA 6.0 Gbps) and a pair of SODIMM slots (dual channel support) offfer the flexibility to expand the storage and RAM to meet user's requirements.

The 2280 M.2 slot (SATA 6.0 Gbps) provides storage expansion up to 512GB, and the pair of SODIMM slots support up to 8GB of DDR3L memory each.

Packed with Connectivity; Integrated USB-C Port.

MINIX NEO N42C-4 is equipped with a vast array of connectivity options: Three USB 3.0 Ports, HDMI (4K @ 30Hz), Mini DisplayPort (4K @ 60Hz), USB-C (4K @ 60Hz), optical S/PDIF, 3,5mm Audio Jack, 802.11ac Dual-Band Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth 4.1. (important Note: An Active adapter is required to convert Mini DisplayPort output to HDMI/DVI output).

The integrated USB-C port supports ultra-fast data transfer, video display output up to 4K @ 60Hz and simultaneous power input. (Important Note: USB-C power input is optional, standard DC 12V, 3A power adapter included)

Minimal Noise, Zero Disturbance.

MINIX NEO N42C-4 employs an active cooling solution to ensure safe operation and stable performance even troughout prolonged operation, while producing absolute minimal noise to gurantee zero distrurbance during usage.

The chassis also incorporates clevery disigned ventilation and air holes to maximize airflow, and maintain appropriate temperature to safeguard againt over-heating.

Business Friendly Features.

Built in accordance to industrial standards, NEO N42C-4 is highly reliable throughout periods of continuous 24/7 operation. An auto power=on option can be enabled whitin the BIOS menu settings, removing the need to manually power back on after a power outage.

MINIX NEO N42C-4 includes a VESA mount for easy installation on the back of a VESA compatible TV or monitor, no tools are required for mounting once the included bracket has been installed.

the VESA mount gives full acces to all ports and power button, and does not affect the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth performance; eliminating the cable clutter of a traditional office setup.
Spec MINIX NEO N42C-4:

  • Intel Pentium N4200
  • Intel HD Graphics 505
  • 4GB DDR3L (upgradeable to 8GB)
  • 2x SODIMM slot, dual channel support
  • 32GB eMMC 5.1 (MLC)
  • 1x 2280 M.2 slot (SATA 6bps)
  • 802.11ac Dual-Band WiFi
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • USB 3.0 port 3x, USB-C port 1x
  • Mini DisplayPort (4K @ 60Hz)
  • HDMI 1.4 (4K @ 30Hz), USB-C (4K @ 60Hz)
  • Windows 10 Pro (64bit)

MINIX NEO N42C-4 includes 1x2280 M.2 slot, maximum support 512GB. 
Below is a list of M.2 SSD that we've tested and verify to be compatible with NEO N42C-4.

Samsung MZ-N5E120 120GB
Samsung MZ-NTY1280 128GB
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
SanDisk SD7SN6S 128GB
SanDisk SD8SN8U 256GB
SanDisk SD8SN8U 512GB
Intel SSDSCKHW120A4 120GB
Lenovo GXB0M41970 128GB
Kingston SM2280S3G2 120GB
Kingston SM2280S3G2 240GB
Kingston SM2280S3G2 480GB

MINIX NEO N42C-4 includes 2xSODIMM slot (dual channel), maximum support 8GB + 8GB.

Below is a list of DDR3L Memory that we've tested and verify to be compatible with NEO N42C

Kingston BKMH0871451 4GB
Kingston BPMK16A1447 8GB
Samsung M471B5173EB0-YKO 4GB
Samsung M471B1G73QH0-YKO 8GB


TheGoodGuys Posted on April 3, 2018 16:21

Outstanding Windows 10 pro box

I think its the best box I've ever used

Rtech Posted on April 3, 2018 16:19

This is a great little mini PC. Its got so many ports including three USB 3.0 ports and you can connect 3 monitors using HDMI, USB-C and mini display port. One note: once you connect up USB-C to display you need to reboot to get a display. It also comes with a mounting bracket to attach it to the wall mount holes on the back of a lot of monitors. That way you can make your monitor look like an all in one PC. All the buttons and ports are accessible with the mounting bracket too. This is the most upgradeable mini PC I have used. I upgraded mine with an M.2 SSD and it sped things up quite a bit. I made a video about the N42C-4 on YouTube. It shows the M.2 upgrade in there too. Just search "N42C-4 tech connect" on YouTube. This one has a near silent fan so its going to hold up long term.

JP Posted on April 3, 2018 16:17

Tot nu toe werkt het geweldig, gebruik het voor aankondigingen op een tv die altijd aan staat en tot nu toe zeer betrouwbaar is geweest.

John Posted on April 3, 2018 16:16

Perfect voor Kodi. Heb er 2 gekocht voor persoonlijk gebruik en 2 voor werkgebruik.

Ultra kleine mini pc. Uitstekende mediaserver thuis. Wel extra SSD gekocht!

Piet Posted on April 3, 2018 16:14

Ik vindt deze N42-C prima werken en het neemt niet veel ruimte in . Hij staat gewoon lekker op mijn bureau en laat ruimte over voor andere dingen. Zoals mijn 34 inch breedbeeldscherm van LG. ;)

Steve Marion
Steve Marion Posted on April 3, 2018 16:12

Zeer eenvoudig in te stellen - er is meer opslag gewenst. En kan dus ook zelf uit worden gebreid met een losse SSD. Het heeft alleen ruimte voor Win10, Office en Norton-antivirus op dit moment. Dus breidt het geheugen en ook de SSD uit.

Klant Posted on April 3, 2018 16:10

Tot nu toe goed, ik heb een SSD van 500 GB (Samsung 850 EVO - 500 GB - M.2 SATA III interne SSD (MZ-N5E500BW)) toegevoegd en Windows pro naar de nieuwe schijf verplaatst, het werkt geweldig.

customer Posted on April 3, 2018 16:07

I gave it 4 stars because of the price point. You really get a whole lot for under €300. The Microsoft Windows 10 Pro license alone is worth over half of that so consider that when buying this unit.

Aside from that I really think you'll like it DEPENDING ON WHY you're buying it. If it's for a simple pc for web apps or a dedicated unit for things like skype then you won't find anything better for the price; however I would never recommend that someone buy this as a standalone unit for a business computer. It only comes with 32GB of Storage (which isn't nearly enough for much else other than Windows) and honestly, it's not really very fast.

A decent product but I would have gladly paid another €100+ if it had a m.2 120GB ssd installed instead and maybe another 4GB of ram but unfortunately they don't offer anything like that so if you want those things you'll have to go through the legwork of buying and installing the parts and reinstalling the OS.

Matt Robertson
Matt Robertson Posted on April 3, 2018 16:05

My wife has been asking for a new PC, so that she could work from home. I looked and never could find one that suited our needs. I was intrigued by the mini form factor PCs and for good reason. This computer is both easy on the eyes, ears, and wallet. I can’t hear it at all, as the bulky fans that cooled legacy machines aren’t even needed for this unit. It fits where I need it to, not the other way around. It even comes with it’s own VESA-compatible mount, which I found to be a quality feature.

Once I updated the O/S, I was able to get it set up just as I pleased. I have been quite pleased, between the N42C-4, the Logitech C920 camera, and the Logitech wireless keyboard with integrated touchpad. This setup will be perfect for both of us, as I will be blogging and she will be teaching English online.

A.Sperelli Posted on April 3, 2018 16:04

The short version:

-The Minix N42C-4 is upgradable both for RAM and Hard Drive

-It comes with everything you need including tv mount, international power outlet adaptors and HDMI cable

-It handles 4K videos

-It comes with Windows 10 PRO installed and ready to go

-It’s a real PC so you can use it for everything

-The Minix has a English speaking forum with super helpful people

The rest:

You might be asking yourself: why would I spend 310 bucks on this mini-PC when I can get a decent Android box for 70 bucks and it can do the same things?

That’s a perfectly reasonable question, and my answer is: although they might look comparable to the layman, it’s actually an apples to oranges situation.

First of all, if you are interested in a small package that you can use for productivity, internet browsing, and general everyday life stuff (like printing a label to return a defective product), there is no doubt a mini-PC is a better option. An Android box is not gonna cut it (I’m talking about a box, not a tablet or smartphone). My experience with Android boxes is that they are designed to be entertainment devices, not productivity ones. So the browsers tend to suck, the interface is going to be designed to be used with a remote, connecting it to the printer is going to be a pain, etc.

The Minix is a PC so you can access all the software that is made for PCs, which is to say, ALL of it! You can’t really compare that both in quantity and quality to the software available of Android.

Now, if we are talking strictly about entertainment, things are a bit different. Android boxes can definitely perform ok in that role. There are, however, a few limitations.

First of all, the apps on the Android box may work well for a while and then start malfunctioning, and while some companies like Minix are pretty good at releasing updates, other don't release updates at all. I had issues with the Youtube app and the Netflix app on some of the Android boxes I owned, and they never released updates to fix them. This includes a FireTV! With a PC you can use Youtube or Netflix through the browser and you KNOW they are going to work.

Depending on what kind of Android box you get, it might be more or less annoying to install apps like Kodi that are not on the Android marketplace. With a mini-PC you just got to the website and download it.

Do you want to connect a fancy sound system? Not all Android boxes have good audio output ports. This mini-PC offers HDMI and an optical audio output adaptor.

Again, depending on what Android box you get (some have better hardware than others) you may or may not be able to play those cool 4K videos you took with your new smartphone. I had Android boxes struggling with 4K. With this mini-PC 4K videos are not a problem.

So, the bottom line is, yes an Android box is cheaper than this mini-PC, but an Android box is mainly just a media center with several limitations. A PC is a PC, you can use it as a media center or anything else you want.

All in all, I find mini-PCs to be super useful, I have it hooked up to my TV with a wireless mouse and I love it! I tend to not use PCs for my everyday browsing and productivity (I prefer Macs), but it’s also nice to know that if one day my other devices kick the bucket, I can just use my mini-PC for everything I need.

Mrs. M.
Mrs. M. Posted on April 3, 2018 16:02

By far the best mini PC I’ve ever owned. It is blazing fast, even faster than my current desktop. What I also like about this product is you have the option to upgrade the RAM and internal storage. I am always on the go, so this comes handy when I go out of town. I can simply hook it up on any TV, it has Bluetooth technology, so it works perfectly with my wireless keyboard and mouse.

It also has three ports, so you can easily connect three cables at the same time. I am actually thinking of using three monitors to make work even more productive. I also love that this is 4k compatible, streaming movies makes it more enjoyable. This also comes with VESA mount, so you can hook it up at the back of your monitor or TV. Even when mounted at the back, all buttons are still accessible.

It is a small product yet multi-functional. Great for mobile games, streaming 4K videos, and basic office functions. Great product that will last for a long time. Price is great too, considering the Windows 10 pro can cost a lot. I am sure a lot of people will love this mini PC as much as I do. Thanks Minix for making a powerful mini PC.

OSReviews Posted on April 3, 2018 15:51

This Mini PC is faster than the Atom powered alternatives. I got faster performance in general navigation, web browsing, and running productivity software. Overall, I think this is a solid replacement for older desktops. It’s also nicely constructed, and features an impressive number of ports.

The design of the MINIX NEO is similar to Android boxes MINIX have released in the past. It looks clean, and takes up little space on my office desk. One of the highlights is the wealth of I/O. There’s 3 regular USB ports, 1 USB-C port, a mini displayport, and a full-size HDMI port. I was able to link 3 monitors to the computer (since USB-C also provides display functionality), for better multitasking.

Another nice feature is Windows 10 Pro, as opposed to Home Edition, which could be a plus for businesses.The computer cold boots in under 20 seconds. Wi-Fi reception seems to be okay, although the antenna is integrated (you can also use Ethernet). I experienced no sluggishness when switching between 5-6 Chrome tabs, while playing a YouTube video in the background. However, you do need to plug in your own headphones, because there isn't a built-in speaker. There is a small fan, but it produces very little noise overall. I also found that the surface of the computer remains cool after several hours of use.

Joshua K. Ferrell
Joshua K. Ferrell Posted on April 3, 2018 15:43

aving used several Minix products I was excited when the N42C-4 came out. I'm an engineer in IT and pretty critical of most any technology. That being said, I love this mini PC. I'm using it as a jump box to my virtual servers and for that use case it's perfect. My one complaint about the original Z83-4 was the lack of Windows 10 Pro installed. With this unit I can join the domain and use the same credentials everywhere. As a thin client solution this is key.

Mini PC's haven't been known to be blazing fast but paired with the Samsung SSD this one doesn't lack in anything I've needed to do. Firefox opened in 29ms, PowerShell in 67ms and Ubuntu on Windows Subsystem for Linux in 171ms. None of which were loaded from cache. I did run it through Passmark's Performance Test, the scores don't look stellar but you have to read them in context. This isn't going to replace your gaming rig or servers. It will however do more then what most people purchasing a mini PC will need it to do. For such a small quiet machine it doesn't run that hot, hovering between 110 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

The wireless card is an Intel 3168 802.11ac and gave me no issues. After setup I booted it from the other side of the house and still received consistent signal strength and speed. I'm not sure that I'll need to but the PC does support adding a second M.2 SSD. After the Fall Creators update and several small programs like TeamViewer and Firefox I still eked out 10GB of free space. Minix also provides the Windows 10 Pro stock image for reinstalling on the SSD and instructions in their forums.

For anyone with a medium load this mini PC will do the trick. Outside of my use case as a thin client I can see this being great for small children, kiosk style use or light duty PC work. I'd recommend additional memory for the latter which is possible.

Onyii Posted on April 3, 2018 15:42

This small pc is a beast. I so much love the performance and the portability. At first, I was hesitant to buy it since no one has reviewed it. But I told myself that for every purschase and review, there is alway the first person to try it. I am honored to be the first person to review this giant in a small box. Don’t be scared of the price it will outperform the cost.

GadgetGear Posted on April 3, 2018 15:40

Minix heeft alweer haar derde mini PC voor dit jaar gelanceerd. Het nieuwe model is het eerste model waarbij je als gebruiker zelf het werkgeheugen kunt upgraden. Daarnaast krijg je meteen een VESA mount meegeleverd om hem achter een TV of monitor te hangen.

De nieuwe Minix Neo N42C-4 is gericht op zowel entertainment als zakelijk gebruik. Zo wordt de mini PC geleverd met de 64-bit versie van Windows Pro, maar is hij ook ontwikkeld om 4K content met 60 frames per seconde weer te geven. Of drie monitoren aan te sturen in dien dat nodig is via HDMI, DisplayPort en USB-C.

De Minix Neo N42C-4 is gebaseerd op een Intel Pentium N4200 chipset. Daarop prikt Minix standaard 4GB aan werkgeheugen. Als gebruiker kun je het werkgeheugen zelf uitbreiden. Minix garandeert bovendien dat de garantie niet verloopt wanneer je hem opent om de upgrade uit te voeren. Ook kun je een groter M.2 SSD plaatsen. Dat is natuurlijk enorm snel, maar geeft ook nog meer flexibiliteit.

Ook qua aansluitingen pakt Minix flink uit. Niet alleen een USB-C poort, maar ook nog drie reguliere USB 3.0 poorten, maar een ook Dual-Band WiFi en Bluetooth 4.2 is gedacht. Dit alles maakt deze Minix ook een interessante optie voor ontwikkelaars. Doordat het geheel passief wordt gekoeld, heb je zowel tijdens het kijken van een film als tijdens het werk geen geruis op de achtergrond.

Arthur Posted on April 3, 2018 15:33

Na goede ervaringen met de vorige Windows modellen kocht ik de NEO N42C-4 mini pc, in de hoop dat de beeldcontouren nog scherper zouden zijn. Ik werd niet teleurgesteld. Zeer goede beeldscherpte, zeer goede kleuren en vooral door het bekende Windows 10-besturingssysteem kunt u technische installatievragen krijgen van de technische telefonische ondersteuning van Microsoft, tot de "vergrendeling" op de monitor. De NEO N42C-4 is niet goedkoop, maar als u Netfix of buitenlandse programma's wilt zien of horen, zijn goedkopere apparaten een slechte compromis. En dan: de klantvriendelijkheid van de is gewoon fantastisch.

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