Computex 2019 | Zotac updates the MEK MINI gaming PC
The Zotac MEK MINI is a PC that may prove you don't need a huge dedicated space for high-performance gaming. It measures just 10.27x5.35x10.19 inches, but still packs an RTX 2070 GPU, a 2.5TB spinning hard-drive and an Intel Optane 240GB M.2 NVME SSD. It also originally shipped with a hexa-core i7-8700 chipset. However, it seems that the OEM has quietly introduced an upgrade in this respect for the machine at Computex.
The manufacturer is displaying a version of the tiny Zotac PC with much the same specs, but with an i7-9700 in place of the 8700. This revises the PC's power with 8 cores rather than 6, and a maximum stock frequency of 4.7GHz rather than 4.6. Then again, the i7-8700 starts at 3.2 GHz, whereas its successor's nominal speed is 3.00GHz.
Otherwise, the MEK MINI is completely unchanged. This is not a particularly bad thing, although the WiFi speed could conceivably have been bumped up to the new 6 standard. However, it remains at 802.11ac. Besides this, it still has its dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet via 1 LAN from Killer. So far, there are no indications as to when (or if) this new form of MEK MINI will go on sale, and how miuch it would be. For reference, the pre-existing 6-core model ships for US$1599 on Amazon.
NBC coverage from Computex 2019