The Mele Quieter3Q is a mini PC that is so compact in size that it literally fits in a pocket. Its measurements are just 13.2cm x 8.1cm x 1.7cm, which means that it is only slightly larger than a smartphone. Despite its small size, it is a complete PC, and it has all the connectors and outputs that we will need to be able to use it optimally.
In general terms, the Mele Quieter3Q is practically identical to the Mele Quieter2Q in terms of design and size, but this does not mean that it does not bring important changes. These are inside, that is, at the hardware level, and they are quite marked, as we will see below. However, at the design level, it should be noted that the Mele Quieter3Q has a minimalist, angular and flat line, and that the chassis is used as a passive cooling system, which means that it does not include fans and that it is, therefore, totally silent.
The first thing that strikes us is that the Mele Quieter3Q comes with a new generation Intel processor based on the Jasper Lake architecture and manufactured in 10nmwhich is a significant leap from the previous generation model, which used a Gemini Lake processor manufactured on the 14nm node.
The brain of the Mele Quieter3Q is a Intel Celeron N5105, a chip that has a TDP of 10 watts and that it has 4 cores and 4 threads at a frequency of 2.9 GHz. In its base configuration it comes equipped with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage capacity. This version will have an approximate price of 250 euros, and will be accompanied by a variant with 256 GB of storage capacity, whose price will be around 270 euros. Both will use eMMC memory, which is slower than a conventional SSD.
When it comes to connectivity, and physical connections, the Mele Quieter3Q will come with four USB 3.0 Type-A ports, two HDMI 2.0 outputs, an Ethernet LAN and will have a microSD card reader. It comes pre-loaded with Windows 10, but according to the manufacturer you can upgrade to Windows 11 and it works fine with all major Linux distros.