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MINISFORUM NUCXI5 and NUCXI7 now ready for sale, shipments scheduled to kick off in September

MINISFORUM NUCXI5 and NUCXI7 pre-orders now live (Source: MINISFORUM)
MINISFORUM NUCXI5 and NUCXI7 pre-orders now live (Source: MINISFORUM)
Not long after teasing them, MINISFORUM made the Intel-driven NUCXI5 and NUCXI7 mini PCs available for pre-order. Both feature NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 series video cards and can be configured as needed before placing the order. The prices start at US$859/US$1,029 for the barebone versions.

Announced earlier this month, the NUC X15-based mini PCs by MINISFORUM known as the NUCXI5 and NUCXI7 are now up for pre-order. While shipments are scheduled to begin next month, those who order now can take advantage of early bird discounts of over US$100 (depending on the hardware configuration chosen).

The barebone versions come with the Intel Core i5-11400H processor and the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 mobile GPU (NUCXI5) and the Intel Core i7-11800H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics (NUCXI7). The prices (early bird/regular) and the list of available configurations can be seen below:

  • Barebone NUCXI5: US$859/US$979  
  • Barebone NUCXI7: US$1,029/US$1,189
  • 16/256 GB NUCXI5: US$959/US$1,089
  • 16/256 GB NUCXI7: US$1,139/US$1,309
  • 16/512 GB NUCXI5: US$979/US$1,129
  • 16/512 GB NUCXI7: US$1,169/US$1,339
  • 32/512 GB NUCXI5: US$1,039/US$1,189
  • 32/512 GB NUCXI7: US$1,229/US$1,409
  • 32/1 TB NUCXI5: US$1,099/US$1,249
  • 32/1 TB NUCXI7: US$1,279/US$1,469

All versions, with the exception of the barebone, come with Windows 11 Pro pre-installed. As previously unveiled, the NUCXI5 and NUCXI7 measure 80 X 260 X 394 mm (about 3.15 X 10.24 X 15.51 inches). The list of connectivity options includes a single Ethernet port, a 3.5 mm audio jack, Thunderbolt, HDMI, a memory card reader, as well as 3 USB-A ports. The mainboard supports up to 64 GB of DDR4 memory in a dual channel configuration, as well as additional storage thanks to the two M.2 2280 PCIe slots.

If everything goes as planned, shipments will start at the end of September.

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Minisforum launches the pre-order campaign for its new Intel chip mini PCs, the NUCXI5 and NUCXI7. Prices range from $859 to $1279 after pre sale discount.

Both mini PCs will share the same case design, equip with a discrete graphics card and will come with a thunderbolt port to perform ultimate gaming performance. The NUCXI5 is equipped with Intel® Core™ i5-11400H CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU. While the other one, NUCXI7, uses even more powerful CPU and GPU which is Intel® Core™ i7-11800H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070. Dual fan design with more than 1300 heat dissipation holes on the back to increase the air intake. 4 enlarged air outlets on the side for more efficient heat dissipation. Larger heat dissipation area design inside the machine further reduces the temperature and helps the machine to exert its performance.

Both computer size only 80mm x260mm x394mm. They support totally up to 64Gb of DDR4 dual channel memory. They have two M.2 2280 PCIe slot for storage expansion and can be connected to 2 monitors at the same time using 1 HDMI and 1 Thunderbolt 4 port. If bought with storage, they will come with Windows 11 Pro pre-installed.


RJ45  2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Port ×1


Thunderbolt 4 ×1

USB 3.2 Type-A ×3

Headphone Jack x1

SD Card Reader x1

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Codrut Nistor, 2022-07-31 (Update: 2022-07-31)