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MINISFORUM Elitemini B550: Mini-PC offering refreshed with cheaper configuration and new memory option

The Elitemini B550 now comes with up to 64 GB of RAM. (Image source: NotebookCheck)
The Elitemini B550 now comes with up to 64 GB of RAM. (Image source: NotebookCheck)
MINISFORUM has switched up its Elitemini B550 configurations, dropping the Ryzen 7 4700G entirely. In its place arrives a cheaper barebones configuration with no APU. Also, MINISFORUM is now selling a version with 64 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage, which complement the AMD Ryzen 7 5700G.

MINISFORUM has started selling a new version of the Elitemini B550, a mini-PC that the company started selling in April. Reviewed by us a month later, the EliteMini B550 was originally available in eight configurations, starting with a Ryzen 7 4700G-powered barebones unit that cost US$499. Additionally, the company offered the mini-PC with 16 GB or 32 GB of RAM and 256 GB or 512 GB of storage.

Now, MINISFORUM has shaken up its Elitemini B550 offering with several changes from its April launch. On the one hand, the company has dropped the option of configuring the machine with a Ryzen 7 4700G. Instead, the Elitemini B550 now starts at US$399 as a barebones unit without an APU. However, MINISFORUM is running a sale across all configurations, reducing its starting price to US$319.

On the other hand, MINISFORUM has added a 64 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage option, should you need to pair the Ryzen 7 5700G with more than 32 GB of RAM. It is worth keeping in mind that the Elitemini B550 has dual SODIMM slots, meaning that it has always supported up to 64 GB of RAM. Similarly, MINISFORUM includes a 2.5-inch drive bay as well as two M.2 2280 SSD slots.

Currently, the new memory option costs US$969, US$160 more than the version with 32 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. Seemingly, MINISFORUM's pricing has not changed since the machine's release earlier this year. Hence, we doubt that MINISFORUM will ever charge the listed US$1,059 for the new 64 GB of RAM option. As always, MINISFORUM allows people to choose a power adapter for their country, whether that be for Australia, Europe, Japan, the UK or the US.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-09- 6 (Update: 2022-09- 6)