Items tagged with mini-PC

Minisforum has made a name for itself selling mini-PCs based around mobile hardware. There are systems like the Neptune HX100G, which pairs a Ryzen 7 7840HS with a discrete Radeon card, and then there are machines like the BD790i, which is an ITX desktop motherboard with a "mobile" Ryzen 9 7945HX CPU. As AMD and Intel... Read more...
Geekom A8 Mini-PC with Ryzen 9 8945HS: $849 As Tested (Sale Price) use code HOTHRDA8 for 5% extra OFF Geekom has updated to its sleek aluminum 4x4 Mini-PC with one of AMD's 8C/16T Hawk Point processors with Radeon 780M graphics, ample DDR5 memory and PCIe Gen4 storage. Current flagship AMD mobile... Read more...
Laptop enthusiasts will certainly recall the "AMD Advantage" badge that certifies certain systems with both CPU and GPU supplied by AMD as meeting particular performance metrics and including specific AMD "Smart" technologies. The program technically extends to desktops, too, but it's much more common in laptops... Read more...
When you hear the brand Zotac, your mind may immediately think of graphics cards, but the company was actually one of the real pioneers in the mini-PC space with its Zbox brand. Zboxes date back to 2011, predating even the original Intel NUC, and Zotac has offered a wide range of models sporting both Intel and AMD... Read more...
We've just posted up a review of the Ayaneo Retro Mini PC AM01. The vendor's first mini-PC is a cute little machine that's part of Ayaneo's Remake collection, and sports an aesthetic inspired by the original Macintosh. It's focused on affordability, and offers a slightly older SoC in a compact and nostalgic package at... Read more...
Small form factor PC manufacturer Minisforum teased new details on an upcoming successor to the EM680, the aptly names EM780m which will be powered by AMD’s latest Ryzen 7 7840U Phoenix mobile CPU. Minisforum did not specify a release date, but it did confirm the new mini-pc will be arriving sometime in the very near... Read more...
The next product in Ayaneo's Remake Collection has arrived. The Retro Mini PC AM01 is technically Ayaneo's first mini PC, although one could argue that the company's many x86-based handheld gaming systems also qualify. Still, this is the company's first machine without an attached screen or gaming controls, and you... Read more...
Geekom has unveiled a new highly compact Mini-PC sporting AMD’s latest high-performance Ryzen 7000 mobile CPUs. The system measures just 112.4mm in width and length, and 37mm in height, and comes with a 40GBps USB port and SD card reader, making it a highly capable mini-PC suitable for mainstream consumers and even... Read more...
Mini-PC manufacturer AceMagic has unveiled a new cube-shaped gaming PC with military-inspired aesthetics, dubbed the Tank 03. The system features high-end mobile-class hardware, including an Intel Core i9-12900H CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, and sports a unique rugged-looking, cubed chassis with a multifunction... Read more...
How would you like an Intel-powered mini-PC that combines a dual-drive network-attached storage (NAS) and two 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports? The Aoostar R1 seeks to be your answer to be your all-in-one media server and is available now for as low as $269 (via the Amazon link below). Have you ever looked at your home... Read more...
Geekom Mini IT13 - Starting at $499 (Use Coupon Code hothardwareit13 For $40 Off). Sample we tested with Core i9-13900H, 32GB RAM and 2TB SSD currently $899 $789. A very compact system, which seems nicely built and excels in some workloads, but held back somewhat by slower DDR4 RAM and an occasionally... Read more...
A Redditor has shared a video showcasing an exquisitely made palm sized retro-PC. The ‘desktop’ looks very much like one of the beige machines we used to covet back in the 90s, alongside a vivid ‘Sony Trinitron’ CRT. However, the true scale of this design is shown by the placement of a penny, and we also see this cute... Read more...
Mini PC has gotten increasingly more powerful, popular, and affordable in recent years, and have gotten to the point that some of the lowest cost models offer plenty of performance and connectivity for daily computing tasks. And thanks to Amazon, many of the hottest mini PCs are up to 33% off. Leading off the... Read more...
Ace Magician AM06PRO: Starts at $237.95 with Ryzen 5 5500U APU The Ace Magician AM06PRO is a fast, affordable and surprisingly powerful Mini-PC, packing a 6-core / 12-thread AMD Ryzen processor and Radeon graphics. Ryzen 5 5000U 6C/12T CPU with Radeon graphics Compact form factor Great price Includes 16GB RAM... Read more...
Aptly named mini PC specialist Minisforum announced its HN2673 computer back in June. However, the firm has just put this new Neptune Series compact PC up for pre-order, and there's a nice discount to be had on the various configurations. The Minisforum product pages reveal a CPU and GPU combo in the HN2673 that... Read more...
That was quick. ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) already has some tantalizing plans for Next Unit of Computing (NUC) style PCs, a form factor which it only became the custodian of earlier this week. A highly reputable source asserts that ASUS is brewing up the most powerful NUC gaming PC ever. The key ingredients of... Read more...
Do you remember Valve's Steam Machine initiative? A Chinese mini-PC and laptop maker appears to have rekindled the Steam Machine aesthetic and teleported it to 2023. Inside the new Thunderobot MIX is a thoroughly modern partnership between an Intel 13th Gen Core 'Raptor Lake' HX mobile processor and an NVIDIA GeForce... Read more...
In quite a surprising move, Intel has announced today that it is stopping "direct investment in the Next Unit of Compute (NUC) Business." What does that mean? In short, no more NUCs. This is sort-of a shock because it was barely two months ago that we heard about some upcoming NUCs from Intel using its Alder Lake-N... Read more...
Chinese mini-PC maker GMK is teasing some new NUC-alike designs. So far, so ordinary, but GMK appears to be jumping the gun by fanfaring upcoming mini-PCs featuring both Intel Core 14th Generation and Core Ultra processor options. Interestingly, this overenthusiastic spill also includes some specification and... Read more...
Zotac announced a new mini-PC today at Computex that is the world's first small form factor PC to sport solid-state active cooling. The new PC is called the ZBOX PI430AJ, and as the name suggests, features an active cooling solution with no moving parts, making it smaller, quieter, faster and more reliable compared to... Read more...
Minisforum's mini-PC ambitions mean that it never seems to take its foot off the gas. It feels like the firm launches devices every other week, but the latest one has really caught our attention. Minisforum is teasing a mini PC packing AMD's most highly anticipated processors, plucked from the top of the Ryzen 7040... Read more...
Minisforum has launched its first Intel 13th Gen Core Raptor Lake processor packing mini-PC. The new Venus Series NPB7 is actually powered by an Intel Core i7-13700H processor, one of Intel’s H-series mobile processors. Pricing of the barebone system has been set a reasonable looking $489, considering the Core i7... Read more...
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