Wyse 5070 (N11D): Hardware 

Wyse 5070

The 5070 was announced in May 2018. My example has no manufacturing date on it but the Wyse support site tells me that it was shipped on 4th December 2018.

The 5070 is available in several forms. There is the 'standard' item - Regulatory model N11D - and the 'extended' (wide) item - Regulatory model N12D. There are also two CPU options. The size/type of SSD fitted also depends on the OS and CPU fitted.


For all options and full details see the 5070 datasheet. The basic specs for the slim chassis are:

Intel Pentium Silver J5005 (Quad Core)
1.5GHz, up to 2.8GHz burst

Intel Celeron J4105 (Quad Core)
1.5GHz, up to 2.5GHz burst
  4GB/8GB (max 32GB)
   Frame buffers
Built in. Intel UHD 600/605 graphics
Pentium 3, Celeron 2
Monitors number@resolution
   Celeron (8GB RAM)
   Celeron (4GB RAM)
2 @ 3840x2160@60Hz, 1 @ 2560x1600@60Hz)
2 @ 3840x2160@60Hz
2 @ 2560x1600@60Hz


Celeron: 2 x Display Port
Pentium 3 x Display Port
3 x USB2.0 (2 front, 1 internal)
6 x USB3.2 Gen2 type A,(1 front, 4 rear, 1 internal)
1 x USB3.2 type C (front)
Coax 7.4mm/5.0mm
H x W x D (mm)184 x 35.6 x 184

Operating systems:
  Wyse ThinOS 9.1 (web download)
  Wyse ThinOS 8.6
  Wyse ThinOS 8.6 with PCoIP
  Microsoft Windows 10 IoTE 2019 LTSC

My 5070 came with no M.2 SSD, RAM or OS.

Power Supply

The 5070 runs from a 19.5V PSU. The standard PSUs are either 65W or 90W. The 5070 may/will complain if you use a non-compatible power supply and will restrict the maximum clock rate to 1.5GHz - see the firmware tab. (Dell Wyse PSUs use the central pin on the connector to signal the type of power unit connected).

The coax connector has an outer barrel diameter of 7.4mm. I was surprised to note that one of the cheapest sources for a replacement PSU was Dell. At the time of writing, in the UK, a 65W PSU direct from Dell was £10.20 plus VAT with free shipping. Most eBay equivalents were £15 or more.

Dell's website also provided a long list of compatible products that the PSU suits. This may help you track down a suitable candidate if you are lacking a PSU as the listings are more likely to mention a laptop model than the 5070.

This product is compatible with the following systems:

Inspiron 14 5000 (5448)
Inspiron 15 3000 (3531)
Inspiron 15z (5523)
Inspiron One 2310
Latitude 3150
Latitude 3160
Latitude 3180
Latitude 3189
Latitude 3330
Latitude 3340
Latitude 3350
Latitude 3380
Latitude 3460
Latitude 3470
Latitude 3480
Latitude 3560
Latitude 3570
Latitude 3580
Latitude 5280
Latitude 5285 2-in-1
Latitude 5289 2-in-1
Latitude 5290
Latitude 5580
Latitude 6430u
Latitude 7280
Latitude 7350
Latitude 7370
Latitude 7389 2-in-1
Latitude 7480
Latitude E5270
Latitude E5430
Latitude E5440
Latitude E5450
Latitude E5470
Latitude E5530
Latitude E5540
Latitude E5550
Latitude E5570
Latitude E6230
Latitude E6330
Latitude E6430
Latitude E6430 ATG
Latitude E6430s
Latitude E6440
Latitude E6530
Latitude E6540
Latitude E7240
Latitude E7250
Latitude E7270
Latitude E7440
Latitude E7450
Latitude E7470
Vostro 14 2000 (2421)
Vostro 15 2000 (2521)
Vostro 15 3000 (3549)
Vostro 2420
Vostro 3360
Vostro 3460
Vostro 3560


The 5070 comes with two 64-bit Quad Core CPU options:

  • Intel Pentium Silver J5005
  • Intel Celeron J4105

One difference between them lies in the integrated graphics: The Celeron supports Intel UHD Graphics 600 whilst the Pentium has Intel UHD Graphics 605.

Needless to say my example is the less powerful Celeron version.

cpu family:6
model name:Intel(R) Celeron(R) J4105 CPU @ 1.50GHz
flags:fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc art arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc cpuid aperfmperf tsc_known_freq pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 sdbg cx16 xtpr pdcm sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave rdrand lahf_lm 3dnowprefetch cpuid_fault cat_l2 pti cdp_l2 ssbd ibrs ibpb stibp ibrs_enhanced tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid ept_ad fsgsbase tsc_adjust smep erms mpx rdt_a rdseed smap clflushopt intel_pt sha_ni xsaveopt xsavec xgetbv1 xsaves dtherm ida arat pln pts umip rdpid md_clear arch_capabilities


00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 31f0 (rev 03)
00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 3190 (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 3185 (rev 03)
00:0e.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Device 3198 (rev 03)
00:0f.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Device 319a (rev 03)
00:12.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Device 31e3 (rev 03)
00:14.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 31d6 (rev f3)
00:15.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Device 31a8 (rev 03)
00:17.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Device 31b4 (rev 03)
00:17.3 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Device 31ba (rev 03)
00:1c.0 SD Host controller: Intel Corporation Device 31cc (rev 03)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Device 31e8 (rev 03)
00:1f.1 SMBus: Intel Corporation Device 31d4 (rev 03)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 15)


The 5070 is simple to get into. Remove the screw in the back panel. The top cover and front panel then slide forward about 2cms and then can be removed.


Click on the photo for a larger version.

Flash: The 5070 supports two types of flash memory: M.2 SATA SSD (2260/2280) and eMMC soldered to the motherboard. Exactly what you get is dependent on the OS and CPU that's fitted. The following information comes from the 5070 datasheet:

  • 16GB eMMC FLASH soldered, plus optional SSD (Wyse ThinOS only)
  • 32GB eMMC FLASH soldered (ThinOS or Windows 10 IoTE with Celeron and 4GB RAM)
  • 32GB SSD (Celeron with 8GB RAM and all Pentium)
  • 256GB SSD (Windows 10 IoTE with Celeron and 8GB RAM and all Pentium)

My example was advertised as having no flash or RAM. All I knew was that it was fitted with the Celeron CPU. Using the serial number Dell's website tells me that it had originally been a ThinOS version, and sure enough I found it had 16GB of onboard eMMC flash.

Wyse 5070 SSD

I tried out a Toshiba 128GB M.2 SATA unit (THNSNJ128G8NY) in the M.2 slot and this worked.

RAM: The motherboard has two SODIMM slots for DDR4 memory. The speed rating is 2133/2400 MHz. As standard it is shipped with either 4GB or 8GB of RAM fitted. I tried out some 4GB (Samsung K0C700065217D23627 1Rx16 PC4-2400T-SC0-11) SODIMMs which worked. The literature states a maximum of 8GB of RAM but, as usual, this refers to the configurations that Wyse supply. I tried out a pair of SK Hynix 8GB SODIMMS (8GB 1Rx8 PC4-2400T-SA1-11 HMA81GS6AFR8N-UH). These worked so the maximum supported is at least 16GB. My pocket doesn't run to 16GB SODIMMs but Adam pointed me at a blog posting where the author was using one with 32GB (2 x 16GB).

In March 2024 I heard from a correspondent who was running his 5070 with 32GB of RAM.

See the comment at the end of the firmware tab re power-on delays.

Wyse 5070 WiFi
Wireless: There is a M.2 2230 WLAN socket on the board to take a wireless module. The user manual does not mention the part number of what may be fitted here.

I subsequently heard from Andres whose 5070 came fitted with a wireless card - an Intel 9560NGW.

Links etc

Wyse 5070 Serial Jumpers

Behind the serial port are some jumpers. The User Guide includes the helpful(?) words:

Internal jumpers to enable supply of 5V/1A total to selected pin(s).

but nothing else.

Wyse 5070 clear CMOS

In the corner of the board is a jumper for clearing the CMOS and any BIOS password. (See the firmware tab for details).

Wyse 5070 USB ports
Next to it is a socket that carries the label INT_USB. This is the standard socket that usually carries the connections for two front-panel USB 3 ports. Having plugged in a suitable adapter I found I had gained two more USB ports. However, in this case, as per the spec, one is a USB 3.2 port and one is a USB 2.0 port. (My thanks to Andrea for pointing out my earlier mistake of assuming both were USB3).

Wyse 5070 M.2 SSD connector
The M.2 SSD connector. You can also see the SK Hynix 16GB onboard eMMC chip.

There are a few other connectors dotted around that are probably used in the 'extended' version. For example you can see a VGA connection point in the photo. Elsewhere there is COM2.


In September 2022 I heard from somebody who had got a 5070 that was fitted with the optional Common Access Card (CAC) reader and also the SFP network interface. For some unknown reason, whilst listed as options, installation/removal of the second RJ45 or SFP module are not covered in the 5070 User Guide.

Wyse 5070 card reader

The card reader board and metalwork in place. The reader is connected to the board connector marked CAC1. (see the 5070 User Guide if you need further details).

Wyse 5070 SFP module
The SFP network module comprises two boards. One mounts to the rear panel and carries the connector and some supporting electronics. The other plugs into the M.2 'wifi' slot. Note that its form factor is not strictly M.2 being about twice the width!

Wyse 5070 SFP module
The interface board and connector in place. The connector board mounts to brackets above the video connectors and aligns with a knock-out on the back panel.

Wyse 5070 SFP module

The back panel with the SFP module fitted. The knock-out can be seen (sort of) in the photo at the top of this page.


Any comments? email me. Added July 2021    Last update March 2024