EGlobal, a PC maker from China, has started sales of its ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) S200 PC. Uncommon for UCFF PCs, EGlobal's latest machines are based around Intel’s 45W laptop parts rather than their 65W+ desktop parts, somewhat limiting the vendor's chip options, but giving them more flexibility in terms of design. Case in point, the EGlobal S200s are only slightly larger than Intel’s own NUCs, but with the high-end Core i7-8750HK or Intel Xeon E-2176M inside they can offer considerably higher levels of performance.

When Intel introduced its first NUC UCFF computers in 2013, it not only entered the market of PCs with own-brand products, but it demonstrated its partners among makers of desktops that UCFF PCs were not only feasible from technology point of view, but also popular among end users. Since then, Intel has been releasing new versions of its NUCs, whereas its partners have been trying to refine their own UCFF PC products in an attempt to offer something unique. EGlobal is among companies that have managed to develop something unique: the S200 system measures 5.6 × 5.3 × 2.5 inches, yet it packs a rather powerful processor.

The EGlobal S200 is based on Intel’s Coffee Lake-H mobile CPUs, with the manufacturer offering the Core i5-8300H, Core i7-8750HK, or Xeon E-2176M as options. The system also has two SO-DIMM slots for DDR4 memory (thus supporting up to 32 GB), an M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 slot for an SSD, as well as a 2.5-inch bay for a SATA storage device. The CPU is cooled using a rather simplistic air cooling system featuring an aluminum radiator, which should be plenty for stock performance, but it remains to be seen whether it would be enough for overclocking of the unlocked Core i7-8750HK.

When it comes to connectivity, the S200 has an 802.11ac + Bluetooth Wi-Fi controller, a GbE port, four USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a USB Type-C port, and two display outputs (a mini DisplayPort and an HDMI port). Notably, there isn't any Thunderbolt support here, so expandability options are limited to USB, and this would rule out using an eGFX chassis with the PC.

Various versions of EGlobal’s S200 are available at AliExpress, with prices ranging from $327 to $1058 depending on configuration.

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  • quarx - Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - link

    I presume it is the Core i7-8750H (without K) that can be used in the S200 box? What about the Core i9-8950HK? Reply
  • Klaus Eglobal Tech - Thursday, February 21, 2019 - link

    Hi Quarx,i'm Klaus from Eglobal Tech,the S200 can install the Core i9-8950HK too. We sell some of them too.
    Klaus Lee
    EGLOBAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Email:sales07@eglobaltech.cn
    Skype: sales07eglobal@gmail.com
    Cell&whatsapp & WeChat:+86 13392172330
    Facebook&twitter: Klauslee24@gmail.com
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  • hardwickj - Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - link

    Presumably this would work with ECC if going with the Xeon E-2176M option? Reply
  • Dapuma - Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - link

    i7-8750HK? That exists? As far as I know, the i7 8750H is locked, the i7-8850H and i9-8950HK are unlocked, but the i9 is the only one that has a K in its name. Reply
  • PeachNCream - Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - link

    Looks like a typo, but I did a quick Google on the CPU and found NewEgg selling an ASUS laptop with the same likely incorrect CPU designation in the title.

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N...

    Intel's product designations are a bit confusing and they have a lot of SKUs.
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  • Korguz - Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - link

    " Intel's product designations are a bit confusing and they have a lot of SKUs. "

    a bit confusing and a lot of sku's ?? try VERY confusing and WAY to many sku's ... maybe if intel would trim down their cpu lineup.. and not try to hit price points that are with in the 40-50 buck mark of each other, maybe their supply issues wouldnt be such an issue... trying to decide which intel chip to go with.. is a big headache.. i know some, that have been trying to decide for a while now which cpu to upgrade to... they have chosen pretty much every thing else they need.. but the cpu.... i suggest they just go with ryzen... just 8 choices there, not counting the APU's ( the a6 to a10 line) or threadripper...
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  • 10basetom - Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - link

    While impressive they were able to squeeze in all that power in such a small form factor (pending heat profile), I can't help but feel like this product is going to have a hard time finding a big audience. A typical person buys a tiny PC to put in their living room to act as a media center or streaming device, and you don't need all that power for this. On the flip side, a content creator looking for a workstation will likely want something that is highly upgradable and will have a dedicated space for a tower PC. Reply
  • tmanini - Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - link

    Question about support: I have never dealt with the company before, and should something go wrong in warranty, does anyone have any direct experience with the process and outcome re: EGlobal? While the price is great, if anything but the memory/storage went bad would it be weeks and many back and forth emails to get things 'hopefully' worked out? As a primary system that would be a hard scenario to work with (literally). Reply
  • Klaus Eglobal Tech - Friday, February 15, 2019 - link

    Hi Tmanini, I'm Klaus from Eglobal Tech.gald to hear you are interested in our Products. For your concern ,i want to say that our products are all with three-year warranty and if it happened Non-human damage ,you can send it back to us and we'll repair it or change a new one to you. Bty if you want to purchase it you can contact me directly.

    Klaus Lee
    EGLOBAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Email:sales07@eglobaltech.cn
    Skype: sales07eglobal@gmail.com
    Cell&whatsapp & WeChat:+86 13392172330
    Facebook&twitter: Klauslee24@gmail.com
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  • Klaus Eglobal Tech - Friday, February 15, 2019 - link

    Hi friends on AnandTech. I'm Klaus from Eglobal Tech, a experience mini pc manufacturer in China. If you wan to know more info about S200 or other type mini pc ,you can contact me directly.

    Klaus Lee
    EGLOBAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Email:sales07@eglobaltech.cn
    Skype: sales07eglobal@gmail.com
    Cell&whatsapp & WeChat:+86 13392172330
    Facebook&twitter: Klauslee24@gmail.com
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