If you’re someone that regularly has the need to do office work while on-the-go, then laptops would obviously be your most convenient solution for working while traveling, and that’s of course due to their overall light-weight and great portability. However, while laptops are suitable for people that don’t want to carry unnecessary peripherals, most laptops are quite restrictive when it comes to expanding their overall usability in order to ultimately use them as more versatile work-stations.
In comparison to laptops, portable mini desktop PCs are much better alternatives for people who want more freedom to connect their portable personal computers to different peripherals, including not only a mouse and keyboard, but more importantly, one or more external display screens (which can greatly help to increase one’s productivity), and potentially, even a set of external speakers (which tend to be better than the ones that come integrated in most laptops). So, if you’re looking for a device that not only is lighter, more compact, and more powerful than most laptops, but that also allows you to do any sort of office work and/or business work both while you’re at home as well as while you’re on-the-go, then the Azulle Byte 4 Pro is a great option for you to go with.
The Azulle Byte 4 Pro is a portable fanless mini desktop PC powered by an Intel Gemini Lake 41 Series processor that’s integrated with an Intel UHD Graphics 600 GPU, boasting 4GB RAM and a 64GB storage capacity eMMC, all while also coming with Windows 10 Pro pre-installed, as well as featuring both Dual-Band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 Connectivity, along with a wide range of connectivity options, including Dual Gigabit LAN Ethernet ports (POE Optional), a 1.2 DisplayPort, a Kensington Lock, an HDMI port, a VGA port, a 3.5mm Audio Jack, and even a Micro SD Card Slot, a USB-C port, and 4 USB 3.0 ports.
Designed for multi-tasking and powerful next-level performance, this portable fanless mini desktop PC is great for doing any sort of computer-work, and that incldues both for home-use as well as for office-use / business-use. Furthermore, the Byte4 Pro is also great for engaging in video conferencing, for digital signage, for streaming, and a lot more.
Now, let’s have a more detailed look at the Azulle Byte 4 Pro and check out everything that this ultra-versatile portable fanless mini desktop PC can ultimately offer to its users.
DESIGN & SPECS
Starting with its size, the Azulle Byte 4 Pro is design to be more compact and fairly lighter than most laptops, with the unit measuring just 5.1 inches long by 3.8 inches wide by just 1.5 inches tall, all while also weighing only 36.64 oz.
In fact, this portable fanless mini desktop PC is so compact that it can even comfortably fit within the palm of your hand, meaning that its ultra-compact form makes it super easy to carry around with you at all times, which ultimately makes it a great portable work solution for doing office work anywhere, including at home, at the office, or even while you’re on-the-go.
On top of its portability, we’d also like to note that the Azulle Byte 4 Pro can also be set-up as a permanent and truly versatile work solution. As the device itself also features VESA-Mounting compatibility. As its body comes integrated with a dedicated VESA-Mounting Panel. Which can be found directly at its bottom-side. This ultimately allows users to wall-mount the unit via the use of a size-compatible VESA-Mount if they ever choose to do so.
In terms of its design, this portable fanless mini desktop PC also features a fairly minimalist and professional-looking design all throughout its flat Black Matte body. Which is then very discretely highlight by a soft bright Blue horizontal line. That goes throughout the middle of the device’s body and all the way around it.
The color of that same soft bright Blue horizontal line perfectly matches the color of the company’s official Azulle-logo. Which can be found right at the center of the device’s front-facing side.
Then, when it comes its construction, the Byte 4 Pro comes packing a nice and sturdy outer shell. That’s mainly made of a mix of very high-end plastic materials. Which gives the whole device a fairly durable construction overall. Which greatly helps with its portability, of course.
Now, on a particular side note, it’s important to mention that since this is in fact a fanless portable mini desktop PC. It doesn’t come equipped with a built-in (i.e. internal) fan cooling system. Packing only a hot-air dissipating grid that’s integrate at the center of the device’s left-side.
Nevertheless, users can ultimately go for the higher-end model of the Byte 4 Pro. Which will then allow them to have their portable mini desktop PC coming equipped with a special Active Cooling Module. That was strategically design to use in severe environments. Ultimately giving the system the ability to withstand temperatures as high as 130°F and achieve next-level performance.
This is only necessary for people looking to run higher-end computer tasks. Such as having a serious amount of Word, Excel, and PDF documents open while simultaneously having many browser tabs open, or something similar.
Moving on to the Azulle Byte 4 Pro’s system specifications. Starting with its CPU (i.e. its processor), as said before, this portable fanless mini desktop PC is powered by an Intel Gemini Lake 41 Series processor. Which also comes integrated with an Intel UHD Graphics 600 GPU that’s used as its dedicated GPU.
Not only that, but the Azulle Byte 4 Pro also comes equipped with a 4GB DDR4 SDRAM. Along with a eMMC (embedded MultiMedia Card) as its dedicated Hard Drive. That offers users a total of 64GB of storage capacity by default. The computer’s storage space can be further expanded via its dedicated Micro SD Card Slot.
Last but not least, the Azulle Byte 4 Pro also comes with Windows 10 Pro already pre-installed. As its dedicated Operative System (which was the case of our review-unit). But customers can also choose to instead have it come pre-installed with Windows Server IoT 2019, with Linux, or with Chrome if they’d prefer one of those options.
Regarding the system’s BIOS, this portable fanless mini desktop PC can have installed a Wake On LAN BIOS. A PXE BIOS, or an Auto Power ON BIOS, which ultimately comes down to each user’s personal choice.
INTERFACE / CONTROL PANEL
Finally, we’ll have a look at all of the different connectivity options offered by this portable fanless mini desktop PC.
Starting at the back-side of the device, and going from left to right, first we have its dedicated 12V / 2.0A Power Input port, which is then followed by an Ethernet port as the first of its Dual Gigabit LAN Ethernet ports, which can optionally be used as a POE (Power Over Internet) port for its power-source (instead of using its 12V Power port). On that note, consider checking out Azulle’s official Video Guide on how to install POE on the Byte 4 Pro.
Going further left, we then have a 1.2 DisplayPort Output, and below it there’s also a Kensington Lock.(For safely locking the unit to a Kensington Security Cable). Which is then follower by a LAN port as the second of its Dual Gigabit LAN Ethernet ports. Then an HDMI Output port that allows users to connect the Byte4 Pro to any screen displays with a 4K video output at 60FPS. A VGA Output port, and finally, a 3.5mm Audio Jack Output port that allows users to connect the Azulle Byte 4 Pro to any 3.5mm speaker system for having external audio whenever they please.
All of this portable mini PC’s video output options make the Byte4 Pro great. For video conferencing, digital signage, streaming, and more.
Lastly, at the right-side of the device, we also have a Micro SD Card Slot. That allows users to further expand the system’s total storage capacity. (Supports Micro SD Cards up to 512 GB, as mentioned earlier). As well as one (x1) USB-C port, and an extra four (x4) USB 3.0 ports. For which all 5 USB ports can use to connect any sort of external storage system. Including flash drives, external HDDs / external SSDs, etc.
Integrated at the back-side of the Azulle Byte 4 Pro, there’s also a set of two Wi-Fi antennas. Which make the system capable of providing users with 802.11 AC Dual-Band Wi-Fi Connectivity.
Not only that, but the system also boasts Bluetooth 4.0 Connectivity. Thus allowing users to connect the system to any Bluetooth-enabled device(s).
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
Inside each package, users will find: their Byte4 Pro device, along with its dedicated 12V/2A Power Adapter. Some included Thermal Tape (which users can install within the system to further improve its overall cooling), as well as the device’s Quick Guide.
Azulle Byte 4 Pro is a portable fanless mini desktop PC powered by an Intel Gemini Lake 41 Series processor. That’s integrate with an Intel UHD Graphics 600 GPU, boasting 4GB RAM and a 64GB storage capacity eMMC. All while also coming with Windows 10 Pro pre-installed. As well as featuring both Dual-Band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 Connectivity, along with a wide range of connectivity options. Including Dual Gigabit LAN Ethernet ports (POE Optional), a 1.2 DisplayPort, a Kensington Lock. An HDMI port, a VGA port, a 3.5mm Audio Jack, and even a Micro SD Card Slot, a USB-C port, and 4 USB 3.0 ports.
All in all, this portable fanless mini desktop PC can use as a versatile home-office work solution. But can also be use for playing less-demanding video games. Or ultimately, you can even have it working as a home theater system for watching your favorite content. By simply connecting it to an external display, such as a Smart TV, a Flat Screen, a 4K monitor, etc.
If you want to buy it, then know that the Azulle Byte 4 Pro’s standard-model (without any Accessories) price is just $299.99. However, you also have the choice to have it come equipped with one of multiple different Optional Accessories, including with POE (costs $324.99), with an Active Cooling Module (costs $324.99), with a Logitech Keyboard (costs $323.49) or with a Logitech Keyboard and Camera (costs $378.49), or either with a Lynk Remote (costs $334.99) or with a Lynk Remote and Camera (costs $389.99). You can order yours online right now, directly from Azulle’s official shopping page. Or alternatively, you can instead get it from Amazon, if you’d prefer.