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Skylake mini-PC has dual M.2 slots and up to 32GB DDR4

Sep 12, 2018 — by Eric Brown 2,052 views

Aaeon has launched a Linux-ready “Nano-002N” mini-PC with a 6th Gen Core CPU, up to 32GB DDR4, 2x GbE, 2x HDMI, and 4x USB 3.0 ports, plus dual M.2 slots.

Aaeon’s Nano-002N upgrades its Intel 5th Gen Nano-001N from 2015 with a dual-core, 6th Gen “Skylake” U-series CPU and additional new features. These include a serial port and twice the maximum memory for up to 32GB DDR4, among other enhancements. The mini-PC is well suited for media player, digital signage and POS, as well as other “tough applications in the factory, office, and off-site locations.”

Nano-002N, front and back
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Like the Nano-001N, the Nano-002N is built on a Nano-ITX mainboard and measures 150 x 125 x 55mm. It similarly offers a wide-range 12-19V DC input. The Nano-002N is touted for its “protection against vibrations and sudden impacts,” although no specs were listed.

Nano-002N detail views
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You can run Fedora or Windows on a choice of four Intel Skylake-U CPUs, all with 15W TDPs. Like the earlier model, there are 4x USB 3.0 ports, but you lose the dual USB 2.0 ports and onboard header. The M.2 M-Key storage slot is joined by an M.2 E-Key slot, which replaces the earlier mini-PCIe connection. WiFi antennas and dual GbE ports are available.

The dual DisplayPorts have been swapped out for two HDMI 1.4 ports. In addition to the standard, fanless 0 to 40°C model, you can buy 0 to 50°C model that requires a fan.


Specifications listed for the Nano-002N include:

  • Processor — 6th Generation Intel i7/i5/i3 “Skylake” Core U-Series dual-core with NCT5538D chipset, all with 15W TDP:
    • i7-6600U — 2.6/3.4GHz, 4MB cache
    • i5-6300U — 2.4/3.0GHz, 3MB
    • i3-6100U — 2.3GHz, 3MB
    • Celeron 3955U — 2.0GHz, 2MB
  • Memory — Up to 32GB DDR4 2133/1867MHz RAM (non-ECC, un-buffered) via 2x SODIMMs
  • Storage — M.2 2280 (M-Key) slot (PCIe x4 + SATA) with optional 64GB or 128GB SSD
  • Networking — 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports (Realtek 8111G) with Wake-on-LAN (WoL) and Preboot Execution Environment (PXE)
  • Display — 2x HDMI 1.4 ports at up to 4096 x [email protected]; dual display support
  • Other I/O:
    • 4x USB 3.0 ports (2x front-facing)
    • RS-232 serial port
    • Audio line-out, mic-in (Realtek ALC887)
    • Fan connector
  • Expansion — M.2 2230 E-Key slot (PCIe + USB); M.2 M-Key (see storage)
  • Other features — VESA mounting; 2x LEDs; WiFi antenna output; watchdog; HW monitoring
  • Operating temperature — 0 to 40°C or 0 to 50°C with fan
  • Power — 12-19V DC; Lithium battery; power and reset; optional 60W adapter
  • Dimensions – 150 x 125 x 55mm (with 120 x 120mm Nano-ITX mainboard)
  • Operating system — Fedora (Linux kernel 3. 22x); Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit

Further information

No pricing or availability information was provided for the Nano-002N mini-PC. More information may be found on Aaeon’s Nano-002N product page.

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One response to “Skylake mini-PC has dual M.2 slots and up to 32GB DDR4”

  1. Aldo says:

    yet another PC….

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