The MINISFORUM UM700 is a small desktop computer that measures 5″ x 5″ x 1.8″ and features a 35-watt AMD Ryzen 7 3750H processor. First released more than a year ago, the little computer has been available for around $569 and up ever since, with Windows 10 Pro pre-installed.

But now you can also opt to purchase the DeskMini UM700 with Manjaro Linux pre-installed instead.

The Linux model has the same hardware as the Windows version, including AMD’s 4-core, 8-thread processor with 1st-gen Zen CPU cores and Radeon Vega 7 graphics, two SODIMM slots for DDR4-2400 memory, an M.2 2280 slot for PCIe NVMe storage, and a 2.5 inch drive bay for a 7mm hard drive or SSD.

Ports include HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort, 2.5 Gbps Ethernet, and USB ports including a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, three USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports, and a USB 3.0 Type-A port plus a 3.5mm audio jack.

There’s also an Intel AC7265 wireless card with support for WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2.

Pricing options now include:

Model / OSRAMStoragePrice
DeskMini UM700 + Manjaro8GB256GB$499
DeskMini UM700 + Manjaro16GB256GB$529
DeskMini UM700 + Manjaro16GB512GB$569
EliteMini UM700 + Win10 Pro16GB256GB$569
EliteMini UM700 + Win10 Pro16GB512GB$599

MINISFORUM says the first 1000 customers to order a UM700 with Manjaro will also get a license for CrossOver software which allows you to run some Windows apps and games on Linux.

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  1. Importantly, at just 35 watts, it has a power supply that is reasonably small. Maybe 1/3 the size of the 5×5 box? A major disadvantage of say the NUC11 and similar devices is that the 90 watt power supply and cables are bigger and heavier than the pc itself — a fact seldom revealed by manufacturers and retailers. That’s an ok conceit with laptops which can function without the supply, but not with desktops where it limits their application.

    1. Yes, looks like a fairly standard laptop brick, though at 35W they could have just used usb-c PD, but I imagine they’d then have to deal with customers trying to use underpowered phone chargers to run it.

      1. 35 is just the CPU. You still need at least a few more Watts for the usb ports and other parts like the WiFi and Bluetooth. If I were to guess, I’d says this will have 65 or 90w power brick

  2. I don’t think these foreign companies are quite getting…still. Noone wants those obnoxious labels on the top of their pc. Since this comes with Manjaro KDE Plasma pre-installed, if that label was removed, I’d stand in line to buy this…I like it that much.

    We’ve been saying this for years…when are they going to pay attention?!

    Steven B.