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DeskMini UM350 with Manjaro Linux is MINISFORUM's most affordable mini PC yet at US$299

Budget solution with 2019-level performance. (Image Source: MINISFORUM)
Budget solution with 2019-level performance. (Image Source: MINISFORUM)
US$299 gets you a Ryzen 5 3550H with Vega 8 iGPU plus 256 GB of SSD storage, but no RAM. For US100 more you can also get 16 GB of RAM and up the storage to 512 GB, however. Manjaro Linux is also streamlined to work on budget solutions.

As of late, MINISFORUM has been focusing on a few powerful mini PC builds that are not exactly affordable, but the budget models are still an important profitable part of the portfolio, so much so that the company is now releasing its most affordable mini PC yet in the form of the DeskMini UM350. This is MINISFORUM’s second Manjaro Linux system that is powered by AMD’s Ryzen 5 3550H processor with Vega 8 iGPU. Sure, the APU might be relatively old, but for a price tag as low as US$299, you can hardly find something faster these days.

Now, the lowest price only gets you a system without RAM and just 256 GB of SSD storage preloaded with Manjaro Plasma Edition. However, you can add 8 GB of DDR4 RAM for only US$40 more, while the 16 GB RAM + 512 GB SSD version costs US$399. Users can also add their own 2.5-inch HDD. The case measures 5 x 5 x 2 inches and features ports like 1x USB-C 3.1 Gen 2, 3x USB-A 3.1 Gen 2. 1x USB-A 3.0, HDMI + DisplayPort video outputs, 2.5 GbE jack and an audio jack. Connectivity is ensured through a Wi-Fi 6 + BT 5.1 card.

Additional applications that come preinstalled include Firefox and Vivaldi browsers, LibreOffice, VLC Media Player, Steam and Skype. There is even a WINE-based Windows emulator called Crossover One, but this is offered only for the first 1,000 customers.

 

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Bogdan Solca, 2022-05-18 (Update: 2022-05-18)