Beelink and GMK mini PCs with Intel Core i5-8259U and Iris Plus 655 now available

When I reviewed the Intel Bean Canyon NUC small form factor desktop computer in 2018, I noted that its 28-watt Intel Core i5-8259U processor with Intel Iris Plus 655 graphics gave it an edge over most other similarly-sized mini PCs at the time. A few years later, Intel has a few 15-watt processors that can […]

MINISFORUM U800 mini PCs now available with Intel Coffee Lake or Comet Lake chips

Chinese PC maker MINISFORUM is taking pre-orders for two new mini desktop computers powered by Intel chips that are a little bit old, but which still offer decent bang for the buck. The MINISFORUM U820 and MINISFORUM U850 are available for $599 and up, with an estimated ship date of April, 2021. The first 100 customers can also save […]

This fanless mini PC houses a 35 watt, 8-core Intel core i9 processor

Impact Display Solutions sells a number of fanless computers designed for industrial use. But the new IMP-3654-B1-R is one of the smallest, most powerful fanless systems to date. It’s a passively cooled computer that measures 7.5″ x 6″ x 3″ and which is available with up to a 9th-gen Intel Core i9-9900T Coffee Lake-R processor featuring 8 cores, […]

This mini PC with 9th-gen Intel Coffee Lake chips sells for $399 and up

Intel’s new “Frost Canyon” NUC with up to a 10th-gen Intel Comet Lake-U 6-core processor running at 25 watts. But a Chinese PC maker is already selling a slightly larger (but still small) computer with support for up to a 45-watt, 8-core, 9th-gen Intel Coffee Lake-H processor. Oloey’s new mini PC is available from AliExpress… […]

Partaker B18 is a mini PC with a Core i7-8750H hexa-core CPU (for $450 and up)

Intel’s Core i7-8750H processor is a 6-core, 45 watt that’s most commonly found in gaming laptops and other mobile computers. But compact desktop computer maker Partaker has stuffed the chip into its latest small form factor desktop. The Partaker B18 is available from AliExpress for about $450 and up. The entry-level price is for a […]

Intel NUC mini computers with 28 watt Coffee Lake chips now available

If you don’t count the “Hades Canyon” and “Skull Canyon” models aimed at gamers, most of Intel’s NUC mini computers to date have shipped with 15 watt or lower power processors. But while the  new Intel NUC “Bean Canyon” line of computers are about the same size and shape as their predecessors, they’re powered by […]

ASRock Jupiter: Tiny desktop PCs with 65W Intel Coffee Lake chips

ASRock is preparing to launch a new line of compact desktop computers powered by Intel’s 8th-gen Core “Coffee Lake” processors. The upcoming ASRock Jupiter measures 7″ x 7″ x 1.3″ and houses a 65 watt processor. While the company hasn’t said which processor options will be available for the upcoming computer, it seems likely that we can […]

Intel’s Coffee Lake NUC mini PCs shipping in September, up for pre-order now

Intel’s new “Bean Canyon” NUC computers are tiny desktop PCs powered by 28 watt Intel Coffee Lake processors with Intel Iris Plus 655 graphics. If you don’t count the Intel “Skull Canyon” and “Hades Canyon” NUCs, which are larger models aimed at gamers, the new Bean Canyon systems are the most powerful NUC mini computers […]

Apple’s 2018 MacBook Pro lineup: 8th-gen Intel Core chips, more RAM, display, keyboard, and Touch Bar improvements

Apple is launching a new generation of MacBook Pro laptops today with Intel Coffee Lake processors, support for up to 32GB of RAM on the larger models, and a design that should look familiar… but which include a few improvements including a quieter keyboard and a bigger battery. The new MacBook Pro laptops with 8th-gen […]

Intel’s next-gen NUC mini PCs will have 28W Coffee Lake processors

The gaming-oriented Intel Hades Canyon NUC with an Intel Kaby Lake-G processor is technically the first of Intel’s min computers to feature an 8th-gen Intel processor. But the company’s first mainstream NUC systems with 8th-gen chips are coming later this year. While most older NUC systems featured the same kind of 15 watt processors you’d typically find […]