MINISFORUM DeskMini UM700: Mini-PC re-launches with Manjaro Linux, starting at US$499
MINISFORUM has re-released the EliteMini UM700 as the DeskMini UM700, a mini-PC that it launched in November 2020. Initially, the mini-PC arrived for US$539 running Windows 10 Pro, an AMD Ryzen 7 3750H APU, along with up to 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. Now, MINISFORUM sells the DeskMini UM700 with Manjaro Linux and for cheaper than its Windows sibling.
Currently, the Linux version of the DeskMini UM700 costs US$499, US$70 less than the cheapest Windows model that MINISFORUM sells. However, it is worth noting that the Linux model starts with 8 GB of RAM, not 16 GB like the Windows version. MINISFORUM sells a comparable 16 GB of RAM SKU too though, US$40 cheaper than the Windows version. Additionally, MINISFORUM offers the DeskMini UM700 with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage for US$569.
According to MINISFORUM, Manjaro Linux configurations should ship at the end of February. All models come with five USB ports, as the image below shows. Moreover, the mini-PC has two display outputs, 2.5G LAN and a 3.5 mm combined audio connection. The machine comes with dual DDR4 SO-DIMM slots as well, plus an M.2 2280 slot and space for a 2.5-inch drive slot.