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If you've followed the market of handheld machines out of Asia as well as recent mini-PC releases like Minisforum's own MS-A1, you've probably seen an OCuLink connector. This port is a standard connector from PCI-SIG that offers internal or external routing of regular old PCIe on a cable. This makes it much better... Read more...
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...
Minisforum V3 3-in-1 Tablet PC: Starts @ $969, $1,199 As Tested (Sale Price) The Minisforum V3 3-in-1 Tablet is powered by AMD's latest mobile platform and packs some unique features, but its included accessories left something to be desired. Current AMD mobile processor All-round good performance Tablet build... 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...
There's no two ways about it—AMD's Ryzen 8040 mobile CPU family and its Ryzen 8000G desktop CPU family are the exact same silicon: Hawk Point, the evolution of Phoenix featuring 60% better NPU performance. AMD takes the same chip, attaches it to either an LGA or BGA interposer depending on whether it's destined for... Read more...
We have a secret to reveal to you, dear readers. It's something that Intel and AMD are rather coy about, although if we're being honest it's not exactly a "secret". The truth is this: supposed "mobile" processors that end in "HX" from both Intel and AMD are in fact not really mobile processors at all, but rather... Read more...
The mental image that appears when you think of a 'desktop PC' is probably a big black box—or beige and horizontal, if you're of a certain age. Certainly there's still a massive market for DIY PCs in tower cases, but the majority of folks buying desktops these days could probably be best served by a mini-PC. For... Read more...
Minisforum is dropping a new Windows tablet soon and it's looking to be a beast. It'll be one of the first tablets to rock an AMD Ryzen 7 8040 series SoC plus a very smooth 165Hz 14-inch display. The Minisforum V3 is expected to go on pre-order during the first quarter of this year. Initially announced in October... 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...
Although AMD hasn't said a single word on Ryzen 8000, we're already getting more details on the first device confirmed to use a processor from the upcoming series: Minisforum's 3-in-1 gaming tablet. The initial press release for the V3 focused primarily on the hardware (especially its Ryzen 8000 "Hawk Point" APU) but... Read more...
If you read that headline and balked at the idea of a gaming tablet, let us remind you that besides the Nintendo Switch, the recent spate of PC-based gaming handhelds are basically tablets. The device itself isn't really the interesting part of this story, though. Instead, the really interesting part is the SoC that... Read more...
Earlier today, Minisforum held a product launch event in Xiamen, China. Probably the star of the show was the headlining Tiger-themed and factory-tuned version of the top-selling Minisforum UM790 Pro, dubbed the UM790 XTX. Alongside the obvious flashy tiger LEDs, something more significant has occurred under the... 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...
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...
Minisforum has launched, released and updated several AMD-powered Mini PCs. During its Spring 2023 event earlier today the compact PC specialist revealed the headlining Minisforum Venus UM773 Lite Mini PC, as well as put the Mars MC560 up for sale, reminded us of the charms of the Neptune HX80G/HX99G, and provided the... Read more...
Hong Kong-based mini PC maker Minisforum has put its smart-speaker styled MC560 up for pre-sale. The firm is pitching the work from home market targeted video-conferencing friendly device at an attractive discount, for now, and also revealed that it has implemented a (slight) spec bump in the final shipping version of... Read more...
Mini PC specialist, Minisforum, has released its newest Neptune series computer. The new Minisforum HX99G has a lot in common with the HX90G we reviewed last November, as you might guess from the single digit model name increment. However, there’s more to it than a Ryzen 9 6900HX upgrade. It also offers faster DDR5... Read more...
Minisforum has launched yet another mini PC, but this one breaks the mold with a whole new design and becomes the foundation of the firm’s Mars series. At first glance of the Minisforum MC560, you might think it is a new smart speaker for Amazon Alexa or Google Nest homes. However, the MC560 is a fully fledged PC with... Read more...
  Minisforum HX90G Mini PC - Starting MSRP barebone $799, as tested $909 Minisforum's latest Mini PC is an all-AMD mobile processor affair. It is a compact and portable unit that outperformed most gaming laptops using similar hardware, and at a compelling price.     Solid 1080p Gaming Compact size Easy... Read more...
Minisforum is adding a couple of new AMD-powered models to its Venus series mini PC lineup. They include the EliteMini UM590 with a Ryzen 9 5900HX processor underneath the hood, and the burlier EliteMini UM690 powered by a Ryzen 9 6900HX, both with integrated Radeon graphics. The latter config is arguably the more... Read more...
I've become a big fan of mini PC systems over the past few years, as it's pretty remarkable at how much power can be crammed into a such a compact package. It seems the bulk of them tend to adopt Intel hardware, which is fine, but what about AMD powered mini PCs? They exist, and Minisforum is releasing what it says is... Read more...