The Vorke V1 is a Windows 10 PC powered by the Intel Celeron J3160. It also packs in 4GB of RAM, wireless AC, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 64GB SSD.
I’ve gone hands-on with the unit and these are my impressions.
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Vorke V1 Technical Specifications
- ProcessorIntel Celeron J3160
- CPUCPUUp to 2.24GHz
- GPUIntel HD Graphics 400
- Operating SystemWindows 10 Home (64-bit)
- RAM4GB DDR3
- Storage64GB SSD
microSD slot (up to 128GB)
- Other FeaturesActive Cooling
- WiFiWireless AC
- Video OutputHDMI 1.4b
- Audio OutputHDMI 1.4b
3.5mm Headphone Jack
- Other Interfaces2x USB 2.0 ports
2x USB 3.0 ports
What’s in the Box?
Inside the box, you’ll get:
- Vorke V1 Windows PC
- 2.5″ SSD mounting adapter
- Power Adapter
- Power Cable
- English User Manual
Vorke V1 Impressions
The Vorke V1 is a nice looking Windows PC. It’s got an attractive curved design that looks distinct. However, Vorke making the top of the unit out of glossy plastic was a mistake. Expect it to be covered in fingerprints in about 5 seconds like mine was.
Ports are on the front and the rear of the unit. The front houses two USB 2.0 ports and a micro SD card slot.
I’m really glad Vorke have done this, as it makes it really easy to plug in a USB drive to watch movies or show photos. It’s a common-sense move that a lot of manufacturers don’t include.
The rear has DC In, HDMI out, VGA out, Ethernet, 2 USB 3.0 ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Vorke have stated that you can use both HDMI and VGA for dual monitor output.
Now the Vorke V1 is actively cooled, with a small fan drawing heat out of the unit. Thankfully, it’s pretty quiet. The fan runs constantly but seems to speed up under load.
Booting up the Vorke V1 for the first time makes you go through the Windows 10 Setup wizard. When it’s complete, Windows activated without issue. Out of the box, there’s a single 58.7GB C:\ drive with 47.1GB free.
The Vorke V1’s quad-core Intel Celeron handles Windows 10 with ease. I didn’t have any hitches when navigating the OS.
A quick test with Kodi 16.1 (the latest stable release at the time of writing) was promising. Both 1080p H.264 and H.265 videos played back fine.
Streaming performance also appeared solid. I didn’t have any issues streaming a 4K h.264 video from my server’s NFS share.
I fired up Beach Buggy Racing to briefly test 3D performance. The Vorke V1 seemed to handle the game fine.
Verdict So Far
The Vorke V1 looks promising from my brief testing. Though I can’t say I’m a fan of the case’s glossy finish, the actual hardware seems to perform well and I’m happy Windows 10 is licensed.
Keep posted for my detailed review in the coming days.
Where to Buy the Vorke V1
The Vorke V1 is available from GeekBuying for around $200.
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