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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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Radxa ROCK 3A is a Raspberry Pi-sized computer with an M.2 slot for NVMe SSD

The Radxa Rock 3A is a credit-card-sided single-board computer with a 2 GHz Rockchip RK3568 quad-core ARM Cortex-A55 processor, Mali-G52 graphics, and a neural processing unit. It looks a bit like a Raspberry Pi and has some similar features including a 40-pin GPIO header and USB and Ethernet ports. But Radxa’s little computer stands out […]

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This mini PC with AMD Athlon 300U sell for about $233 and up

Intel has long dominated the Windows-compatible mini PC market, but there are a growing number of options with AMD processors. The AM02 is one of the most affordable I’ve seen to date. It’s a 4.9″ x 4.9″ x 1.6″ computer with a 15-watt AMD Athlon 300U processor, plenty of ports (including two display outputs), and […]

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Lilbits: Firefox 90, Apple’s MagSafe Battery for the iPhone 12, and using the Raspberry Pi 4 as a tiny server

The latest version of Firefox for Windows can download and install updates in the background, enabling you to update by just restarting the browser when you’re ready. A day after posting a video showing a GNU/Linux distribution running on the Kobo Clara HD eReader, developer Martijn Braam reports that display graphics issues have been largely […]

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Lenovo ThinkStation P350 Tiny is a compact workstation with up to Intel Core i9 & NVIDIA P1000

Lenovo’s new ThinkStation P350 Tiny is a computer that supports up to a 65 watt Intel Core i9-11900 octa-core processor, NVIDIA Quadro P1000 graphics, 64GB of RAM, and up to two PCIe Gen4 NVMe solid state drives. But it’s also a compact computer that measure just 7.2″ x 7″ x 1.4″ and which has a […]

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The Firefly Station M2 is a pocket-sized desktop computer with an RK3566 processor

The Firefly Station M2 is a tiny desktop computer packs a 1.8 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A55 processor, HDMI 2.0 Gigabit Ethernet, and a few USB ports into a case that measures just 93.8 x 65 x 15.8mm (3.7″ x 2.6″ x 0.6″). It’s a Linux-friendly computer with support for GNU/Linux and/or Android-based operating systems. And […]

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AMD 4700S Desktop Kit is a mini PC with an Xbox Series X-like processor

The AMD 4700S 8-Core Processor Desktop Kit is a compact desktop computer motherboard paired with a previously unannounced processor called the AMD 4700S. It’s a processor with 8-core, 16-thread processor with CPU cores based on AMD’s Zen 2 architecture and no integrated graphics. Signs point to the chip being a version of the custom processor AMD […]

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ASRock introduces a line of mini PCs with Intel Elkhart Lake chips

ASRock is launching two new mini PCs powered by low-power Intel Elkhart Lake processors. The iBOX-J6412 is a fanless computer that measures 5.31″ x 4.33″ x 1.75″ while the NUC BOX-J6412 is an even smaller mode that measures 4.63″ x 4.33″ x 1.88″ and has a fan inside the case for active cooling. According to […]

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Radxa Zero is a like higher-performance Raspberry Pi Zero W (coming soon for $15 and up)

The Radxa Zero is a single-board computer with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor, support for up to 4GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of eMMC storage plus a microSD card reader. Measuring 65mm x 30mm, the tiny computer is exactly the same size as a Raspberry Pi Zero W.  But Radxa’s version has a […]

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Quartz64-l Model-A single board computer with RK3566 processor now available for $60 and up

The Quartz64 is a single-board computer powered by a Rockchip RK3566 processor featuring four ARM Cortex-A55 CPU cores and Mali-G52-2EE graphics. Developed by Pine64, the first versions of the board are now available for purchase for $60 and up. At this point Pine64 only recommend picking one up if you’re a developer and/or advanced Linux […]

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Lilbits: PinePhone keyboard, Beats Studio Buds, and a mini PC with discrete graphics support

The upcoming PinePhone keyboard accessory will basically let you use the Linux-powered smartphone as a tiny Linux laptop. Just pop off the back cover, snap the phone into the new keyboard case accessory and you’ll get a QWERTY keyboard, a nice big battery, and a new way to use the PinePhone. While the keyboard isn’t […]