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Sigao Model B is not as compact as Intel's NUC mini PCs, but it is still small enough. (Image Source: Atlast!)

Atlast! Solutions presents silent mini PC powered by Intel's 10-core i9-10900T CPUs

Unlike the usual fanless mini PCs that are restricted to ULV processors, the Atlast! Sigao Model B includes a desktop-grade Intel Core i9-10900T CPU coupled with up to 64 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM and NVMe storage solutions like Samsung...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 15:55:00 +0200
The GKmini features the underpowered Intel Celeron J4125. (Image source: Beelink)

GKmini: Beelink announces a new mini-PC with a disappointing SoC

The GKmini is another mini-PC from Beelink, and one that is smaller than many of its other machines. The inclusion of a Celeron J4125 is underwhelming though, as is the reliance on SATA drives.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:57:00 +0200
The size of the Corsair One is somewhere between that of a console and an ATX midi tower PC. (Image Source: Corsair)

Corsair One vertical mini ITX PC refreshed with AMD Ryzen 5000X or Intel Rocket Lake CPUs plus Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics

The same 12-liter chassis from previous Corsair One mini ITX models can now be equipped with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X or Intel Core i9-11900K, plus a desktop-grade RTX 3080 GPU. The systems also include 32 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, 1...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:23:00 +0200
MINISFORUM HM50 mini PC US$100 discount April 2021 (Source: MINISFORUM)

Deal | MINISFORUM's April sale: UM340 for 12 percent less, US$100 discount for the HM50, and US$50 off for the U820/U850

The Easter Sale campaign ran by MINISFORUM includes tempting deals on the brand's most popular devices, including the HM50 (US$100 for the first 100 units sold), UM270 and UM820/850 (US$50 off), as well as a mere US$20 off for the...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 08 Apr 2021 17:25:00 +0200
Asus only includes the Zen2-based Ryzen 5000U APU models with the new PN51 mini PCs. (Image Source: Asus)

Asus announces PN51 mini PC powered by AMD's Ryzen 5000U processors

The PN51 models come with the same chassis from last year's PN50 models and only support the Zen 2 Lucienne Ryzen 5000U processors. Despite using the same Zen 2 cores as the Ryzen 4000U models, the Lucienne processors come with up...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 08 Apr 2021 16:17:00 +0200
It is possible to upgrade the storage and memory on an M1 Mac Mini

Modders successfully upgrade storage and RAM on M1 Mac Mini

Some intrepid Chinese modders have managed to upgrade the storage and memory capacity of an M1 Mac Mini by desoldering the existing hardware and replacing it with identical, higher-capacity variants.
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 22:00:00 +0200
The BLEU JOUR Wave retails for €259 and ships globally. (Image source: BLEU JOUR)

BLEU JOUR Wave: A mini-PC that is based on NUC Compute Elements

BLEU JOUR has introduced the Wave, its latest mini-PC. The compact machine uses Intel NUC Compute Elements, which should make it simple to upgrade.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 01 Apr 2021 21:49:00 +0200
MINISFORUM HM50 now up for pre-order (Source: MINISFORUM)

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U-driven MINISFORUM HM50 mini PC now up for pre-order

MINISFORUM's first mini PC of the month has a Ryzen 5 4500U inside, can be pre-ordered with 16/256 GB or 16/512 GB of memory/storage, and shipments should begin at the end of the month. The prices start at US$699 for the first con...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 01 Apr 2021 20:28:00 +0200
MINISFORUM DeskMini UM340 mini PC with Ryzen 5 3450U (Source: MINISFORUM)

AMD Ryzen 5-powered MINISFORUM DeskMini UM340 starts at US$539

MINISFORUM's latest creation comes with a Ryzen 5 3450U that features Radeon Vega 8 graphics, at least 8/256 GB of memory/storage, and shipments should begin at the end of next month. The prices start at US$539 for the aforementio...
Codrut Nistor, Fri, 26 Mar 2021 11:35:00 +0100
Upcoming HP EliteDesk 805 G8 may feature an AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 5750G Cezanne APU. (Image: HP EliteDesk 805 G6 via HP)

Upcoming HP EliteDesk 805 G8 gets listed early on UserBenchmark, AMD OPN code likely points to a Cezanne Ryzen 7 Pro 5750G APU

A UserBenchmark listing of an upcoming HP EliteDesk 805 G8 has surfaced. The listing indicates the mini PC running an AMD processor but only the OPN code is shown. It is likely that this OPN code refers to the AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 5750...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sun, 21 Mar 2021 10:12:00 +0100
The NUC 11 Extreme has shown up online

Intel NUC 11 Extreme listing spotted with 11th-generation Tiger Lake-H CPUs, 3,200MHz DDR4 RAM support, and more

A Chiphell forum member has stumbled upon Intel's upcoming NUC 11 Extreme online. Users can choose between Intel Core i5-11400H, Core i7-11800H and Core i9-11980HK CPUs. Other specs include support for 3,200MHz DDR4 RAM, two Thund...
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 19 Mar 2021 14:57:00 +0100
The Intel variant of the Mac Mini could soon be replaced by an Apple M1X offering. (Image source: Apple - edited)

Bullish M1X Mac Mini speculation suggests compact desktop with 12-core Apple Silicon could outpace a US$14,999 Mac Pro (2019) in multi-core testing for a fraction of the price

Performance and release date speculation concerning a potential M1X Mac Mini from Apple has been put forward by the YouTube channel Max Tech. It seems a Mac Mini with 12-core Apple Silicon could outscore a US$14,999 Mac Pro (2019)...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 15 Mar 2021 10:24:00 +0100
MINISFORUM DeskMini UM270 mini PC with AMD Ryzen 7 inside (Source: MINISFORUM)

The MINISFORUM DeskMini UM270 is a new Ryzen 7-powered mini PC that starts at US$499

The latest mini PC by MINISFORUM features a Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U processor, Radeon Vega 10 graphics, and shipments should begin at the end of the month. In addition to this quad-core processor, the first two hardware configurations a...
Codrut Nistor, Fri, 12 Mar 2021 23:02:00 +0100
The Beelink SEI8 is the cheaper of the company's two mini-PCs with the Core i5-8259U processor. (Image source: Beelink)

Beelink releases two mini-PCs with 28 W Intel processors, SO-DIMM RAM and NVMe SSDs

The Beelink SEI8 and Beelink GTI both feature the Core i5-8259U, a 28 W processor from Intel's Coffee Lake family. Both machines feature extensive I/O, PCIe NVMe SSDs and have 8 GB of RAM. The two mini-PCs are orderable now from A...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 12 Mar 2021 00:52:00 +0100
The GMK NucBox2 is the successor to last year's much smaller NucBox. (Image source: GMK)

The GMK NucBox2 is now shipping with an Intel Core i5-8259U for US$489.99

The successor to last year's GMK NucBox is here and it is orderable for US$489.99. The GMK NucBox2 is not as small as its predecessor, but it features a more powerful Intel 8th Gen Core processor with an Iris Plus Graphics 655 int...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 11 Mar 2021 22:02:00 +0100
Rakhmatulin's invention is effectively the Terminator for mosquitos (Image source:

Terrifying Raspberry Pi-powered AI mosquito-killing laser gives off serious Terminator vibes

Russian PhD student Ildar Rakhmatulin devised a terrifying mosquito-killing solution that pairs a Raspberry Pi, a 1W laser, and an AI neural network capable of identifying and eliminating mosquitos.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 11 Mar 2021 10:12:00 +0100
Lenovo's ThinkEdge SE30 mini PC is ideal for kiosks and ATMs for smart retail or medical device monitoring in healthcare. (Image Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo announces ThinkEdge fanless and rugged mini PCs with Intel Tiger Lake CPUs

The new ThinkEdge mini PCs from Lenovo come with fanless cases that can still accommodate powerful Tiger Lake CPUs with vPro technology and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity. Designed for embedded applications like ATMs for smart retail ...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 15:11:00 +0100
Affordable Zotac ZBOX edge mini PC in review

Affordable Zotac ZBOX edge mini PC in review

A silent office PC! The new Zotac ZBOX edge barebone doesn't need an active cooling unit, allowing for silent operation. However, you have to live with limitations in terms of performance. In this review, we explain what this means in detail.
Intel Celeron N4100 | Intel UHD Graphics 600 | 0.00"
Sebastian Bade, Sat, 27 Feb 2021 04:07:00 +0100
Akasa Turing A50: A passive enclosure for the ASUS PN50, an AMD Ryzen-powered mini-PC. (Image source: Akasa)

Akasa Turing A50: A passive enclosure for the ASUS PN50, an AMD Ryzen-powered mini-PC

A new Akasa case transforms the ASUS PN50 mini-PC into a passively cooled system. The Turing A50 retails for £125.00, or €130.00 in Europe.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 26 Feb 2021 22:13:00 +0100
A retailer has leaked the ASUS PN41 in two configurations; PN40 pictured. (Image source: ASUS)

ASUS PN41: Retailer leaks a new mini-PC with Intel Jasper Lake processors

According to a new report, ASUS plans to release a new series of mini-PCs based on Intel's Jasper Lake platform. ASUS is yet to officially unveil the PN41 series, but a retailer has listed the PN41 on its website, much like the PN...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 25 Feb 2021 23:48:00 +0100
The TOPTON MU01 can be equipped with one of four Intel processors. (Image source: TOPTON)

TOPTON MU01: An affordable mini-PC available with a choice of modern Intel processors

The TOPTON MU01 fits in one hand, and yet it includes quad-core Intel processors, replaceable RAM, storage and plenty of I/O. The machine starts at under US$270 as a barebones PC and can be configured with up to a Core i7-10510U.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 17 Feb 2021 23:46:00 +0100
The upgradeable PN50 mini PC. (Source: Asus)

An apparent successor to the Asus PN50 mini PC turns up on a Scandinavian website pre-launch with the Ryzen 7 5700U

Asus launched the PN50 mini PC with Ryzen 4000 processors in 2020. Now, a device described as the bare-bones version of its successor, the PN51, has appeared on the website ProShop. According to this listing, its chassis has not c...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 17 Feb 2021 22:13:00 +0100
This fanless setup could use some more undervolting. (Image Source: Turemetal)

Fanless RTX 3080 spotted inside a silent mini PC build

The passively-cooled Asus TUF RTX 3080 GPU was tested in Furmark along with a Ryzen 5 5600X and the results were a bit sketchy. While the CPU was running at 40 degrees Celsius during the Furmark test, the GPU peaked at 87 degrees...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 17 Feb 2021 19:14:00 +0100
The MAGNUS EN72070S costs US$1,199.99 until February 24, while stocks last. (Image source: ZOTAC)

Deal | ZOTAC MAGNUS EN72070S with an Intel Core i7-9750H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER drops to US$1,119.99 in Winter Clearance

NVIDIA GeForce RTX desktop graphics cards of any nature are difficult to source currently. However, ZOTAC is now running a sale on the MAGNUS EN72070S and MAGNUS EN72070V, which have the RTX 2070 and RTX 2070 SUPER, respectively. ...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 16 Feb 2021 22:39:00 +0100
The new

A wild new Comet Lake Core i3 refresh reportedly appears on the Malaysian market

According to a photo posted to Reddit, Intel has released a heretofore-unheard of new version of a Comet Lake processor in Malaysia. This "i3-10105F" would on the face of it be a refresh of the i3-10100F, which is in turn a renewe...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 13 Feb 2021 18:22:00 +0100
The Chatreey AN1 starts at US$210 as a barebones PC. (Image source: Chatreey)

Chatreey AN1: An affordable mini-PC with AMD Ryzen APUs

The Chatreey AN1 is a comparatively affordable and compact mini-PC based on recent AMD Ryzen APUs. The mini-PC supports both M.2, SATA drives and has plenty of I/O.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 12 Feb 2021 21:37:00 +0100
The Commell LP-179 has an Intel Core i7-1185G7E processor, despite its size. (Image source: Commell)

Commell presents two single-board computers a quad-core Intel Tiger Lake processor and an Iris Xe GPU

Commell has added two high-performance single-board computers (SBCs) to its range, both based on an Intel Core i7-1185G7E. The company has designed the SBCs for those who want to build small embedded systems for professional use.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 12 Feb 2021 01:20:00 +0100
The CuBox-M features plenty of I/O, despite its size. (Image source: SolidRun)

CuBox-M: A tiny mini-PC that supports machine learning, natural language processing, Android and Linux

The CuBox-M measures just 50 x 50 x 50 mm and comes in two variants. The NXP i.MX 8M-based machine supports Android, Linux and can be used for machine learning or natural language processing, among other things. The CuBox-M starts...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 11 Feb 2021 17:03:00 +0100
The TOPTON VG can be equipped with up to an Intel Core i9-9900 processor. (Image source: TOPTON)

The TOPTON VG combines a mini-PC form factor with IR remote control support, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU and powerful processors

The TOPTON VG is a compact mini-PC that features a comparatively powerful graphics card and a choice of four desktop-class Intel processors. The VG has a remote control too, along with socketed RAM and storage.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 09 Feb 2021 00:04:00 +0100
The fastest Core i7-1165G7 PC available is now over two times faster than the slowest Core i7-1165G7 laptop (Image source:

The fastest Core i7-1165G7 PC available is now over two times faster than the slowest Core i7-1165G7 laptop

The performance difference between the two slowest and fastest Core i7-1165G7 PCs has now ballooned to over 100 percent. Tiger Lake can be awfully impressive as long as you know where to look.
Allen Ngo, Fri, 05 Feb 2021 06:16:00 +0100
MINISFORUM EliteMini U850/U820 mini PC (Source: MINISFORUM)

MINISFORUM EliteMini U850/U820 now available, Intel Core i5-8259U or 10210U in tow

With a starting price of US$639/US$699 for the 16 GB RAM and 512 GB variants, the new Intel Core i5-8259U/i5-U10210U-driven mini PC by MINISFORUM is scheduled to start shipping in April. The first 100 orders get a US$50 discount. ...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 04 Feb 2021 14:42:00 +0100
Intel NUC11PAQi7 Panther Canyon Mini PC Review: Tiger Lake Done Right

Intel NUC11PAQi7 Panther Canyon Mini PC Review: Tiger Lake Done Right

Getting better every year. Intel's implementation of the Core i7-1165G7 is better than most laptops. Raw processor performance is faster than the ill-fated Core i7-8809G released just a couple of years ago while being much more power efficient in the process.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | | 647 g
Allen Ngo, Tue, 02 Feb 2021 18:29:00 +0100
The new OnLogic Helix and Karbon mini PCs feature Intel 's latest 10 nm Atom, Celeron and Pentium processors. (Image Source: OnLogic)

OnLogic reveals fanless mini PCs with 10 nm Intel Elkhart Lake CPUs

The latest Helix and Karbon fanless mini PC models from OnLogic are designed for the IoT and industrial markets. Equipped with the more powerful Celeron and Pentium processors, the Helix series comes in a more compact case, but it...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 02 Feb 2021 14:27:00 +0100
The TOPTON R1 should pack a punch with its Ryzen 7 4800H APU. (Image source: TOPTON)

TOPTON R1: A mini-PC with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, SO-DIMM RAM and three video outputs

A new mini-PC from TOPTON should offer plenty of performance, despite its compact dimensions. The R1 can be configured with either a Ryzen 5 4600H or a Ryzen 7 4800H, making it more powerful than many other mini-PCs. The TOPTON R1...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 01 Feb 2021 20:48:00 +0100
Stealth intends the WPC-905 for those who need a computer in challenging weather conditions. (Image source: Stealth)

Stealth WPC-905: A robust mini-PC that is waterproof and runs silently

Stealth has unveiled its latest robust machine, which is also waterproof. The WPC-905 mini-PC runs silently too and comes in four processor configurations. The Stealth WPC-905 starts at US$3,195, which is extraordinarily expensive...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 01 Feb 2021 20:39:00 +0100
The new Intel NUC 11 Panther Canyon packaging is just the cutest

The new Intel NUC 11 Panther Canyon packaging is just the cutest

Intel is riding the "work from home" wave by literally turning the retail box for its latest NUC into the shape of a house. The NUC 11 mini PC introduces PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD support and Qi wireless charging for the first time in the...
Allen Ngo, Fri, 29 Jan 2021 22:59:00 +0100
The slightly larger redesigned case now supports desktop-grade CPUs. (Image Source: Asus)

Asus Japan announces refreshed VivoMini small form-factor PCs with Intel Comet Lake-S CPUs

The new VivoMini VC66-C2 series will initially be launched in Japan on February 5. The top-of-the-line model with Intel Core i7-10700 will feature a 4K BluRay play exclusively for the Japanese market. Asus will also offer i5-10400...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 29 Jan 2021 15:36:00 +0100
ASRock Jupiter X300: A mini-PC with a tiny case that can house reasonably powerful APUs. (Image source: ASRock)

ASRock Jupiter X300: A mini PC with a 1.07-litre case that supports up to 65 W AMD Ryzen 4000G APUs

ASRock has introduced the Jupiter X300, its latest mini-PC. The Jupiter X300 is a particularly compact mini-PC based on AMD's X300 chipset. Correspondingly, the Jupiter X300 has an AM4 Socket and supports up to 65 W APUs. Its 1.07...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 28 Jan 2021 01:00:00 +0100
TOPTON's mini-PC has eight USB Type-A ports and two video outputs. (Image source: TOPTON)

TOPTON presents a new mini-PC with up to an AMD Ryzen 5 3200G processor

TOPTON has released a new mini-PC, and one that it has designed to impress with its high performance, despite its compact dimensions. The mini-PC comes with up to an AMD Ryzen 5 3400GE, but other processors are available. The devi...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 26 Jan 2021 23:59:00 +0100
Prime Computer PrimeMini 5 i7 Review. (Image Source: Prime Computer)

Prime Computer PrimeMini 5 i7 (Intel Provo Canyon NUC8v7PNB) Mini PC Review: Passively-Cooled Whiskey Lake for Enterprise

Fanless mini PC from the Swiss Alps. Featuring a passively-cooled Whiskey Lake vPro processor and good connectivity options, the Prime Computer PrimeMini 5 aims to offer a sustainable, low-maintenance, and long-term desktop computing solution for businesses. While the PrimeMini 5 has the potential to deliver on these promises, it comes with some performance compromises that should not be overlooked.
Intel Core i7-8665U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | | 1.3 kg
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 25 Jan 2021 10:40:00 +0100
The MINISFORUM X35G will begin shipping from Amazon in February. (Image source: MINISFORUM)

The MINISFORUM X35G mini-PC is now orderable on Amazon with an Intel Ice Lake processor and Optane storage for US$419.99

The MINISFORUM X35G has reached Amazon, following a successful Indiegogo campaign last year. The mini-PC comes with an Intel Ice Lake processor, Intel Optane memory and a Thunderbolt 3 port, among other components. The X35G retail...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 22 Jan 2021 21:08:00 +0100
The larger form-factor now allows for the inclusion of a touchpad. (Image Source: One-Netbook)

One-Netbook reveals additional specs and product images for the One Mix 4 10.1-inch convertible

The latest product images reveal that the One Mix 4 will feature a digital pen, backlit keyboard with touchpad, 3x USB-C ports and a microSD reader. Apparently, there are no Thunderbolt 4 ports, and One-Netbook is dropping the SIM...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 21 Jan 2021 16:46:00 +0100
The MINISFORUM UM250 offers a Ryzen 5 APU and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. (Image source: MINISFORUM)

MINISFORUM UM250: A Ryzen 5 powered mini-PC that costs US$299

With the UM250, MINISFORUM has launched another mini-PC that packs an AMD Ryzen APU in a compact chassis. The UM250 combines a Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U APU with up to 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD. The machine starts at US$299 as a bareb...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 21 Jan 2021 01:08:00 +0100
The ZimaBoard comes with up to an Intel Celeron N3450 processor. (Image source: IceWhale Technology)

ZimaBoard: Single-board server for creators raises over US$100,000 in crowdfunding support

The ZimaBoard has taken Kickstarter by storm, with people pledging close to US$125,000 in support after less than one week. Two versions of the ZimaBoard are available to order, separated by the CPU, RAM and onboard storage with w...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 21 Jan 2021 01:02:00 +0100
The Shuttle XPC DA320 can be purchased as a complete system. (Image source: Shuttle)

The Shuttle XPC DA320 fits 65 W Socket AM4 processors in a 1.35 litre case

Shuttle's latest mini-PC has a 1.35 litre case, but it can still accommodate 65 W Socket AM4 processors. The XPC DA320 has dual-channel SODIMM RAM too and can power three displays at 4K.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 21 Jan 2021 00:55:00 +0100
The EliteMini X400 starts at US$629 if bought from MINISFORUM directly. (Image source: MINISFORUM)

MINISFORUM EliteMini X400: Mini-PC is now orderable with up to an AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G and 16 GB of RAM

Shipping in February, the EliteMini X400 offers Renoir APUs and up to 16 GB of RAM in a compact chassis. The machine comes with a choice of Renoir APUs from the Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G. All SKUs come with a minimum of 16 GB of RAM and 2...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 21 Jan 2021 00:50:00 +0100
Samsung's purported desktop Exynos could potentially give the Apple M1 a run for its money, especially if it's built on a sub-5nm process (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung could soon bring its Exynos chips to desktop, claims tipster, but how might it compare to the Apple M1?

Tipster @TheGolox recently claimed that Samsung is working on Exynos chips for desktop. If true, this would mean that we might soon see another entrant in the ARM on PC space, alongside the Snapdragon 8cx and Apple M1.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 18 Jan 2021 17:08:00 +0100
The NUC 11 Enthusiast is the only new mini-PC with a dedicated GPU. (Image source: Intel)

Intel finally releases new NUC 11 mini-PCs with Tiger Lake processors and a dedicated GeForce RTX 2060 option

Intel's NUC 11 series is official, following months of delays. The company has unveiled three models of varying sizes and specifications, although all are based on its Tiger Lake-U platform. There is even a NUC for gamers with a d...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 15 Jan 2021 00:49:00 +0100
The NUC V6-i5 is available in two colours. (Image source: Emini)

The NUC V6 is a mini-PC with a Core i5 processor and a built-in LCD screen

The NUC V6-i5 offers an Intel Core i5-7200U processor, M.2 storage, DDR4 SO DIMM RAM, and a built-in LCD screen. The machine measures 118 x 118 x 78 mm and features plenty of I/O, including two video outputs and four USB ports.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 14 Jan 2021 19:07:00 +0100
The LIVA Q1A and LIVA Q1A Plus are ARM versions of the LIVA Q1D and LIVA Q1L. (Image source: ECS)

ECS LIVA: ARM versions of mini-PCs introduced that run Android and Ubuntu natively

ECS has released ARM versions of its LIVA brand of mini-PCs. The Q1A and Q1A Plus have Rockchip SoCs, 2 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and measure just 74 x 74 x 34.6 mm. The two machines run Android 8.1 and Ubuntu 18.04 natively.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 14 Jan 2021 19:04:00 +0100
An ExpertCenter PC with peripherals. (Source: Asus)

CES 2021 | Asus is confident its new ExpertCenter D7/D5 series is a dependable new option for business customers

Asus is clearly pitching its new ExpertCenter D700 and D500 machines at the IT professionals who would maintain them as well as the employers that would buy them. Their cases can go down to 9 liters (L) in size, and are made to US...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 13 Jan 2021 19:00:00 +0100
The ZOTAC ZBOX MAGNUS ONE features a Comet Lake-H processor and an Ampere GPU. (Image source: ZOTAC)

ZOTAC ZBOX MAGNUS ONE mini-PC launched with an Intel Core i7-10700 and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

ZOTAC has unveiled its mini-PC, albeit one that has an 8.3-litre case. Nonetheless, the ZBOX MAGNUS ONE features an Intel Core i7-10700 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU. The ZBOX MAGNUS ONE supports up to 64 GB of RAM ...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 12 Jan 2021 00:24:00 +0100
The GK3V is a compact mini-PC with three video outputs. (Image source: WooYi)

GK3V: A mini-PC with a 2.5-inch drive slot and a VGA output

The GK3V is a Gemini Lake Refresh-based mini-PC with a built-in VGA output. The device also has two HDMI ports, 8 GB of RAM and four USB ports. There is even space for a 2.5-inch drive, which supplements the device's built-in stor...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 12 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0100
China is making its own ARM-based PC processors. (Image Source: HKEPC)

Phytium presents D2000 ARM-based octa-core desktop CPU for the Chinese market

Apple proved that ARM's cores can easily compete with the mobile CPUs from Intel and AMD, and we see more and more companies jumping on the custom ARM-based CPU bandwagon, including processor maker Phytium ready to release its own...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 08 Jan 2021 16:30:00 +0100
NEC Lavie Mini PC is a Tiger Lake-powerd compact gaming handheld. (Image Source: Lenovo)

CES 2021 | Lenovo and NEC offer compact Tiger Lake devices — the Lavie Mini 8-inch handheld gaming PC and the Lavie Pro Mobile 13-inch ultrabook

Lenovo and NEC have teamed up to introduce new Tiger Lake devices in the Lavie range. The Lavie Mini is an 8-inch handheld gaming PC that comes with optional gaming controller and gaming dock accessories. The Lavie Pro Mobile is a...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 07 Jan 2021 23:41:00 +0100
The upcoming iMac could feature Apple’s ARM-based M1 SoC (Image source: Apple)

Apple Silicon-powered iMac could potentially arrive as early as this March, hints tipster

A tweet by tipster @L0vetodream strongly hints that an all-new iMac based on Apple’s new ARM-based platform could arrive as early as March, adding the all-in-one to an increasing list of ARM-powered Mac devices.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 07 Jan 2021 14:15:00 +0100
A possible Intel GPU roadmap. (Source: Intel via VideoCardz)

Intel DG2: new leaks may confirm 128 and 512 EU variants

DG2 refers to second-gen discrete graphics solutions from Intel, said to launch in the first half of 2021 (1H2021) at the earliest. It is rumored to have an increased execution unit (EU) count compared to its Xe Max predecessor. A...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 05 Jan 2021 17:56:00 +0100
Beelink SEi10 Mini PC Review: A Cheaper Intel NUC

Beelink SEi10 Mini PC Review: A Cheaper Intel NUC

Thunderbolt 3 PC for under $400 USD. If you want an Intel NUC but are turned off by its price, then the new Beelink mini PC will be a great alternative without needing to sacrifice any core features.
Intel Core i3-1005G1 | Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU) | | 350 g
Allen Ngo, Fri, 25 Dec 2020 02:09:00 +0100
Intel will sell the NUC 11 Performance in three variants. (Image source: @9550pro)

Intel NUC 11 Performance to arrive with up to a Core i7-1165G7 and in three chassis variants

The Intel NUC 11 Performance is on the horizon, and with a choice of Tiger Lake processors. The mini-PC will be available in three chassis variants, including one that features a built-in wireless charging pad.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 22 Dec 2020 15:25:00 +0100
Is Parallels really working for the M1 chipset? (Source: Parallels)

A leaker asserts that an M1 MacBook is capable of running Windows on ARM faster than a Surface Pro X

A Twitter-based leaker claims to have found new Geekbench listings that show Mac devices based on the new M1 silicon running Windows on ARM (WoA) via the Parallels desktop. Not only that, but this new combination apparently result...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 19 Dec 2020 00:17:00 +0100
The ZimaBoard will be available to order through Kickstarter from US$216. (Image source: Icewhale Technology Limited)

ZimaBoard: Hackable mini-PC, server and single-board computer unveiled

The ZimaBoard is an unusual-looking machine, and one that serves as a mini-PC, a server and a single-board computer. The ZimaBoard features an Intel processor and is passively cooled.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 16 Dec 2020 19:00:00 +0100
Team Group is working on DDR5 products. (Source: Team Group)

Team Group reports the development of its own DDR5 memory

Team Group, the OEM behind the gaming-oriented T-Force memory products, has announced it is working on consumer-grade DDR5 memory. They are to be 16GB in capacity per module and to have a high 4800MHz clock-speed. This project is ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 15 Dec 2020 23:00:00 +0100
OneGX1 Pro handheld gaming PC now available starting at US$1,360 (Source: Liliputing)

Intel Core i7-1160G7-powered OneGX1 Pro now available starting at US$1,360

Previously uncovered as the OneGX Pro, the Intel Core i7-1160G7-driven sibling of the Intel Core i5-10210Y-powered OneGX1 handheld gaming PC is now available for purchase as the OneGX1 Pro. Sadly, this 7-inch gaming machine does n...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 15 Dec 2020 18:35:00 +0100
GeForce NOW is a Game Awards partner. (Source: NVIDIA)

GeForce NOW is streaming the 2020 Game Awards Festival as well as Cyberpunk 2077

Today (December 10, 2020) is a Thursday, which means GeForce NOW has new games to add to its library. NVIDIA has announced that Cyberpunk 2077 is one of them, which makes it a day-and-date release alongside other services such as ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 10 Dec 2020 22:40:00 +0100
The new mini-ITX card should at least fit in Intel's NUC 9 kits. (Image Source: Asus)

Asus launches the Dual GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Mini OC Edition - one of the smallest Nvidia Ampere-based cards around designed for mini-ITX builds

This card features a shorter but taller PCB that should be within the 180 mm length limit for small form-factor builds like the Intel NUC 9 kits. It features only an 8-pin power connector, yet it can still be overclocked above the...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 10 Dec 2020 15:54:00 +0100
The Topaz and Ruby systems are essentially identical on the outside. (Image Source: Simply NUC)

Simply NUC launches Ruby and Topaz mini PCs powered by AMD Ryzen 4000U and Intel Tiger Lake processors, respectively

The new Ruby and Topaz mini PC lineups are practically indistinguishable on the outside, as they both feature the proprietary Universal Chassis. As far as specs go, the Ruby systems can be equipped with up to a Ryzen 7 4800U APU, ...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 10 Dec 2020 15:30:00 +0100
The AYA NEO Founder console is capable of playing Cyberpunk 2077 at around 30 FPS. (Image source: AYA NEO)

AYA NEO Founder handheld gaming console with AMD Ryzen 5 4500U manages to reach 39 FPS in Cyberpunk 2077

The company behind the AYA NEO Founder handheld gaming console has uploaded a video showing the mobile device reaching a peak of 39 FPS while running Cyberpunk 2077 and maintaining a playable rate throughout the test. The AYA NEO ...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 10 Dec 2020 01:11:00 +0100
Samsung 980 PRO SSD, now available with 2 TB of storage space and US$600 price tag

2 TB Samsung 980 PRO SSD surfaces online, but be ready to cough up almost US$600

With a price that translates to almost US$600 (US$577 at today's exchange rate, to be accurate), the 2 TB Samsung 980 PRO SSD is a brand-new item that has no performance data listed yet. However, the values should be close to thos...
Codrut Nistor, Wed, 09 Dec 2020 18:12:00 +0100
Chrome OS now has a Bluetooth battery bar. (Source: XDA)

The Chrome OS 87 update brings battery levels for connected Bluetooth devices and more

Google has announced an update for Chrome OS to version 87. This upgrade allows users to see how much battery their Bluetooth-connected peripherals have left for the first time. It also confers the ability to search through open t...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 06 Dec 2020 23:26:00 +0100
The ThinkCentre M75n IoT nano desktop gets a price cut of US$360 early December 2020 (Source: Lenovo US)

Deal | Lenovo ThinkCentre M75n Nano IoT mini PC, priced over US$500 at launch, now starts at US$179

Launched earlier this year with a starting price tag of US$539, the AMD Athlon Silver 3050e-powered Lenovo ThinkCentre M75n Nano IoT ultra-slim desktop PC was designed to fit on the back of ThinkVision T/P series monitors and its ...
Codrut Nistor, Sat, 05 Dec 2020 16:02:00 +0100

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