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Minisforum starts pre-selling the NAD9 mini PC with Intel i9-12900H processor for US$569 and up

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THe new NAD9 is ideal for intensive productivity taks. (Image Source: Minisforum)
Besides the powerful i9-12900H laptop CPU, the NAD9 supports up to 64 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, a PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD plus two 2.5-inch SATA3 drives. The barebones version with no RAM and storage is priced at US$569, but Minisforum offers three additional configurations with up to 32 GB of RAM and 1 TB storage.

Minisforum is introducing the NAD9 mini PC model as part of the Neptune lineup that is aimed at high-performance productivity tasks. Powered by Intel’s i9-12900H processor, the NAD9 features an optimized cooling system for quiet operation and supports up to four separate 4K monitors.

Intel’s i9-12900H is among the fastest mobile processors available right now. It packs 6 performance cores and 8 efficiency cores (20 threads) clocked at a maximum 5 GHz clock, plus it integrates the Iris Xe GPU with 96 EUs that provides decent performance for light gaming and content creation. According to Minisforum’s internal tests, the i9-12900H is ~15% faster than AMD’s Ryzen 9 6900HX.

The upper lid of the mini PC comes with a large mesh design that facilitates the intake of cool air, which is filtered through a cooling system with a smart fan, heatsink and three copper heat pipes to dissipate the heat produced by the processor and other components through three lateral air vents.

There is support for up to 64 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, as well as one M.2 slot for a PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD plus two 2.5-inch bays for SATA 3 drives. Wi-Fi 6 connectivity is provided through a pre-installed M.2 card. Port selection is quite robust with 2x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 connectors with DP mode plus an additional USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 data transfer mode only, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, 2x USB 2.0, 2x HDMI 2.0b, 2.5 GbE jack and mic + headphone jacks. The case measures 8.2 x 7.1 x 2.6 inches and also comes with a stand.

Pre-sale prices start at US$569 for the barebones model without RAM and storage, but Minisforum offers a 16 Gb RAM + 512 GB SSD configuration for US$679, as well as a 32 GB + 512 GB for US$719 and a 32 GB + 1 TB for US$759.

 

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Bogdan Solca, 2022-11-24 (Update: 2022-11-24)