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The MINISFORUM NAB6 is a compact desktop computer with a 45-watt Intel Core i7-12650H processor support for up to four 4K displays, two storage devices, and up to 64GB of storage.
It’s expected to ship in mid-April, but the MINISFORUM NAB6 is up for pre-order now for $359 and up.
The starting price is for a barebones model with no memory and storage, and reflects a pre-order discount of $100 off the list price.
If you want a system that comes fully configured, prices start at $449 for pre-orders ($559 retail) for a model with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. Windows 11 Pro comes pre-installed on systems with storage.
At the heart of the system is Intel’s Core i7-12650H chip, which is a 12th-gen processor that features:
- 10 cores (6 Performance + 4 Efficiency) and 16 threads
- Up to 4.7 GHz max Performance core frequency
- Up to 3.5 GHz max Efficiency core frequency
- 1.4 GHz Intel UHD graphics with 64 execution units
- 24MB cache
- 45 watt processor base power
- 115 watt max turbo power
The system also features two SODIMM slots for dual-channel DDR4-3200 memory, an M.2 2280 slot for up to 2TB of PCIe 4.0 solid state storage, and support for an optional 2.5 inch SATA hard drive or SSD.
- 2 x 2.5 GbE Ethernet
- 2 x HDMI
- 1 x USB 3.2 Type-C (with DisplayPort and Power Delivery functionality)
- 1 x USB 3.2 Type-C port (with DisplayPort)
- 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C (data-only)
- 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
- 1 x 3.5mm audio
- 1 x power input
The system is designed for active cooling and has a fan, heat pipes, and ventilation. There’s also a heat sink for the SSD (and if you buy a model that comes configured with an SSD, MINISFORUM will include an active SSD heatsink with a built-in fan).
MINISFORUM says the NAB6 is also designed to be easy to upgrade: MINISFORUM says you can remove the lid without a screwdriver.
The NAB6 is the latest in a long line of mini PCs from MINISFORUM, and if you’re not comfortable pre-ordering from the Chinese company’s website, it’s worth keeping in mind that the company also has a presence on Amazon, which means Prime members get free shipping and returns, among other things. The NAB6 isn’t available from Amazon yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it popped up in the MINISFORUM Amazon store soon.
I have one of the minisforum mini computers running on Linux manjaro kde plasma..( came installed with ) and I’m very happy with both..I actually bought it because of the manjaro pre installation..