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Last year MINISFORUM launched the UM590 and UM690 mini PCs with AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, and Ryzen 9 6900HX processors, respectively. With prices for barebones models currently starting at $399 for the UM590 and $459 for the UM690, these little computers pack a lot of bang for the buck.

But now MINISFORUM has unveiled a new model with a significantly lower price tag. The new MINISFORUM UM560XT has the same chassis as its more expensive siblings, but it’s now up for pre-order with prices starting at $219 for a barebones model with a Ryzen 5 5600H processor.

The barebones model ships without memory, storage, or an operating system. But MINISFORUM doesn’t charge all that much to upgrade to a model with memory, storage, and Windows 11 Pro pre-installed:

  • Ryzen 5 5600H/16GB/512GB for $299
  • Ryzen 5 5600H/32GB/512GB for $339
  • Ryzen 5 5600H/32GB/1TB for $399

The computer features two SODIMM slots for dual-channel DDR4 memory, an M.2 2280 slot with support for PCIe 3.0 SSDs, a bay for a 2.5 inch SATA hard drive or SSD and an M.2 2230 slot for a WiFi & Bluetoth card.

Ports include:

  • 2 x HDMI
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Type-C (with DisplayPort 1.4 Alt Mode)
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (data-only)
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
  • 1 x 2.5 GbE Ethernet
  • 1 x 3.5mm audio

MINISFORUM says the system supports up to three 4K/60 Hz displays and while the computer’s 45-watt, 6-core, 12-thread processor isn’t as powerful as the chips that power the UM590 and UM690, it should be good enough for most basic tasks.

That said, all three computers feature processors designed for the thermal constraints of laptops or compact computers like those made by MINISFORUM. So don’t expect the same level of performance you’d get from a desktop-class processor.

The MINISFORUM UM560XT measures 128 x 126.6 x 46.5mm (5″ x 5″ x 1.8″). It should begin shipping to customers in mid-May.

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  1. Ryzend 5600H is still solid Cpu, if only they pair it with even low end dedicated gpu it could be popular Among gamers.

    1. Yup, even with some kind of RX6500M will be awesome for mid-high 1080p gaming. Like this it’s just another office work mini pc.

    2. I have the 5700U in my laptop (8C/16T) and it runs circles around my mini desktop’s i5-9500T (6C/6T) in most tasks. If it wasn’t such a pain to try to dock the laptop I’d happily use it as my desktop instead since it rarely leaves the house.

      I’d also like to see a version of this device paired with a discrete GPU, even something as basic as a 680M would make it a perfect desktop alternative to the Steam Deck, as well as a powerful *nix workstation.

      1. This mini pc has variation with rx 6600M and Ryzen 9 5900H if you can afford it, Around $800.

        But this version with 5600H with decent dedicated gpu around $400 would make more sense for budget gamers.

        1. Exactly, I was building on your point of this being a great entry level gaming machine if only it had discrete graphics. The 5900H version would be insane but so is the price, at least for my budget.

          The Vega iGPU in the 5600U/5700U is showing its age, and in my laptop the GPU bottlenecks long before the CPU even on older and simple games. It’s a great workstation laptop but for gaming it’s gimped.