Nuvola NP-1 planning to be the first Tegra 4 mini PC

nuvolanp1Well, ‘mini PC’ might not being doing justice to the up-coming Nuvola NP-1 but as of July 15, this could well be the most powerful mini PC dreamed up so far.

Nanotech Entertainment is billing the Nuvola NP-1 as an ‘ultraHD media streamer’ in reference to its ability to stream 4K (4096×2160-pixel) video but it sounds as though it will also make a pretty decent mini PC, powered by Nvidia’s new Tegra 4 SoC CPU. The Tegra 4 is based on ARM’s newest Cortex A15 architecture delivering quad-core performance.

It’ll be accompanied by 2GB of DDR3 RAM but also a sizeable 16GB chunk of flash, preloaded with Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. There’s a MicroSD card slot, but we’re not sure just how much per card it’ll support – we think it’ll be at least 32GB but could well be SDXC or 128GB. We’ll confirm when we know more.

The networking on this is about as good as we’ve seen with dual-band 802.11n MIMO plus Bluetooth 4.0. You’ll also get two USB ports, one of them USB3.0.

At this stage, we don’t have pricing or an official release date. However, says you can pre-order it online for around €230 ($299) not including shipping, so it won’t be cheap. Nanotech says it expects shipments to begin next month.

ModelNanotech Nuvola NP-1
ProcessorNvidia Tegra 4 quad-core Cortex A15
ClockUp to TBC
GPU typeNvidia ULV GeForce 72-core
Operating systemAndroid 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Internal storage16GB
External storageMicroSD, up to 32GB (TBC)
Wi-Fi connectivityDual-band 802.11n 2×2 MIMO
No./type of USB ports1 x USB2.0, 1 x USB3.0
HDMI form factorv1.4
Announce DateJuly 2013


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