Minisforum unveils NUCG5 mini PC with Intel Core i5-1240P and dual Thunderbolt 4
The latest mini PC introduced by Minisforum, namely NUCG5, comes with a 12th gen Intel processor and a dual Thunderbolt 4 design. Pre-orders can already be placed on the OEM's website and, for now, there are only two hardware configurations to choose from.
According to the official press release, this compact machine (4.31 X 4.35 X 2.44 inch) is now "more powerful, capable, and affordable for the edge, business, or home." In addition to the Intel Core i5-1240P processor and the pair of 40 Gbps ports mentioned earlier, both configurations come with RJ45 Ethernet, a 3.5 mm combo jack, dual HDMI 2.0, 3 X USB 3.2 and a single USB 2.0 port. In the video card department, this mini PC sports the low-power Intel Iris Xe G7 80EU dGPU with a clock speed of up to 1.3 GHz.
The two configurations and their prices are these:
- 16 GB DDR4 + 512 GB PCIe 3.0 SSD, US$579 (US$689 full retail price)
- 32 GB DDR4 + 512 GB PCIe 3.0 SSD, US$629 (down from US$749)
Although it is smaller than the Minisforum UM mini PCs, such as the Venus Series UM580, the NUCG5 comes with a comprehensive set of features that, in addition to the above, also includes quad 4K display support. The Minisforum NUCG5 will arrive with Windows 11 Pro preloaded and is scheduled to start shipping next month, when the early bird prices mentioned above will hit the retail values.
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Minisforum Introduces New 12th Mini PC with Dual Thunderbolt 4 Design
Minisforum unveiled the new Intel 12th Mini PC NUCG5 with dual 40 Gbps thunderbolt 4 ports today. Equipped with the powerful Intel Core i5-1240P chip, NUCG5 is even more powerful, capable, and affordable for the edge, business, or home.
The Intel Core i5-1240P is a mid-range Alder Lake-P family SoC with 12 cores/16 threads. It has 12MB of L3 cache and operates at 1700 MHz by default, but it can boost up to 4.4 GHz, depending on the workload. It also integrates the 80 EU Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics that can run up to 1.3 GHz.
Measuring 109.5mm long, 110.5mm wide and 61.6mm high, NUCG5 is even smaller than the Minisforum UM series lineup such as Minisforum UM560. The dual Thunderbolt 4 ports design makes it stand out among other members. Other ports include:
RJ45 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Port ×1
USB3.2 Type-A ×2 (Front)
USB3.2 Type-A ×1 (Rear)
USB2.0 Type-A ×1 (Rear)
3.5mm Combo Jack ×1
The NUCG5 is orderable now from Minisforum's website. Customers can choose from two base configurations,16GB RAM+512GB SSD and 32GB RAM+512GB SSD. The shipment will begin in March.