Zotac Mek Mini Gaming PC Packs A Mean Graphics Punch With GeForce RTX 2070 Super

Zotac Mek Mini
Zotac, a company that knows a thing or three about putting big things into small packages, is upgrading its Mek Mini gaming PCs with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2070 Super and GeForce RTX 2060 Super graphics cards, both of which sit shotgun to a 9th generation Intel Core processor (or is it the other way around?).

Intel and NVIDIA can debate if the processor or graphics card is the one that sits shotgun. Either way, these are high end configurations in a small package that Zotac is offering. It's Mek Mini PCs are compact systems that check in at just 9.18 liters. In terms of the footprint, the chassis measures 10.27 x 5.35 x 10.19 inches. As Zotac notes, that is small enough to "comfortably pack into a backpack with room to spare."

"Utilizing over 12 years of design and engineering expertise, Zotac has been pioneering its way with many things Mini. First with the ZBox Mini PC ranging from impossibly small to ones capable of rivaling desktops, secondly with Mini graphics cards that still retain the potent power and performance of larger sized ones, and now Zotac continues its sights on the gaming PC segment with the small and stronger Mek Mini," Zotac says.

Zotac Mek Mini

There are two versions of the upgraded Mek Mini. The first sports the following specs...
  • CPU: 9th generation Intel Core i5-9400F
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4-2666
  • GPU: Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2060 Super
  • Storage: 240GB NVMe M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD
  • OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
The second configuration looks like this...
  • CPU: 9th generation Intel Core i7 w/ 8 cores
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4-2666
  • GPU: Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2070 Super
  • Storage: 240GB NVMe M.2 SSD + 2TB HDD
  • OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
So, the burlier configuration bumps up the processor to an unspecified 8-core model, swaps the GPU for a 2070 Super model, and doubles the amount of secondary HDD storage.

Either way, Zotac is providing plenty of firepower in a small package. Given the size, a user could plausibly pack these mini towers up and bring them on the road to a LAN party. It's not quite as convenient as toting a laptop, but can still be done with relatively little hassle. These are also suitable systems for tight confines, like a dorm room.

Zotac says the tamer config is available now while the beastlier setup will arrive in August. There is no mention of pricing, and it does not look like any retailers have updated their listings yet with the RTX 2060 model, including Zotac's own web store. As points of reference, the previous versions of the Mek Mini with non-Super cards range in MSRP from $1,299.99 to $1,499.99.