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MINIX NGC-5 is an Intel Core i5-8259U mini PC for $559

While some Chinese PC makers have been building computers featuring the latest Intel or AMD processors, a handful have been taking a different approach and using older chips as a way to balance price and performance. The latest example? The MINIX NGC-5 is a compact desktop computer powered by 28-watt Intel Core i5-8259U Coffee Lake processor with […]

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MINISFORUM X500 is a compact PC with an AMD Ryzen 7 5700G processor

AMD’s Ryzen 7 5700G processor is a 65-watt, 8-core, 16-thread chip with support for CPU speeds up to 4.6 GHz and 8-core Radeon integrated graphics with support for GPU speeds up to 2 GHz. And it’s the processor that will power the upcoming MINISFORUM EliteMini X500 small form-factor desktop computer. That will make the X500 the […]

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This compact computer supports up to a Core i7-11700 processor

Chinese PC maker Hystou is selling a compact desktop computer that supports up to a 65-watt Intel Core i7-11700 octa-core Rocket Lake processor. The computer is available from AliExpress, with prices starting at $545 for a barebones model with an Intel Core i5-11400 hexa-core processor. Models with an octa-core processor start at $627 and the […]

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Zotac introduces ZBOX C fanless Tiger lake PCs

The latest fanless desktop computers from Zotac are powered by 28-watt Intel Tiger Lake U-series processors, with support for up to an Intel Core i7-1165G7 chip. Measuring about 8″ x 5.1″ x 2.7″, the new Zotac ZBOX C series computers are a bit larger than some mini PCs, but they’re still pretty compact by traditional desktop standards. […]

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Mele Quieter2D is a tiny fanless PC with Intel Celeron N4020 for $179

The Mele Quieter2D is a pocket-sized desktop computer with two HDMI 2.0 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and a microSD card slot. Powered by a 6-watt Intel Celeron N4020 dual-core processor, it’s not exactly a high-performance PC, but it should be a silent computer thanks to its fanless design. Mele’s latest mini PC […]

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HP Chromebase 21.5 is an all-in-one Chrome OS PC for the home (with a rotating display)

The HP Chromebase 21.5, an all-in-one Chrome OS system with decent specs and a touchscreen display that can rotate 90 degrees for use in portrait or landscape modes. HP is positioning the HP Chromebase 21.5 All-in-One Desktop (or AiO) as a household device that can be used for entertainment, education, or sharing content between family members. 

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Intel Beast Canyon Review Roundup: A compact, powerful modular gaming PC

The Intel “Beast Canyon” NUC is a gaming PC with an 8 liter chassis and a modular design. You can easily add just about any high-end graphics card (assuming you can get your hands on one these days). But the brains of the computer, including the processor, memory, and storage are all on a removable […]

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Mini PCs with Ryzen 5900HX chips are on the way

At least two Chinese PC makers are planning to launch compact desktop computers powered by AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900HX processor, a 45 watt chip designed for high-performance gaming laptops and mobile workstations. The Morefine S500+ will be available for pre-order through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign soon, and a “coming soon” page gives us some of […]

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ASRock DeskMini Max is a bigger small PC with support for Ryzen 5000 and discrete graphics

The ASRock DeskMini line of computers tend to be compact desktops with a total volume of around 2 to 3 liters. But the new ASRock DeskMini Max is a system that sort of stretches the definition of Mini. With a volume of 9.94 liters, it’s compact by desktop tower PC standards, but the computer’s 10.6″ x […]

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Zotac Magnus One ECM53060C is a compact gaming desktop with NVIDIA RTX 3060

The Zotac Magnus One line of computers stuff the guts of a gaming PC into compact case. Earlier this year the company introduced a model with a 65-watt Intel Core i7-10700 processor and NVIDIA RTX 3070 graphics. Now the company is launching a second, more affordable option. The new Zotac ZBOX Magnus One ECM53060C is a 10.5″ […]