Meet some of the first mini PCs with Ryzen Embedded V2000 chips

This week AMD introduced its second-gen Ryzen Embedded processor lineup, promising up to a 2X performance boost over the previous-gen. While the new Ryzen Embedded V2000 chips aren’t nearly as fast as the company’s latest mainstream laptop and desktop processors, they’re designed for use in different types of computers – think thin clients, industrial and […]

Beelink GT-R mini PC with Manjaro Linux and AMD Ryzen coming soon

The Beelink GT-R is a small desktop computer with a 35-watt AMD RYzen 5 3350H processor, Radeon Vega 8 graphics, support for WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, a built-in fingerprint sensor, and a decent selection of ports. First unveiled in July, the BeeLink GT-R is available for purchase from GeeekBuying for $300 and up and comes […]

Xiaomi is crowdfunding a 2.4 inch mini PC (that looks just like the other ones)

Xiaomi is the latest Chinese company to introduce a 2.4″ x 2.4″ x 1.7″ mini-desktop computer that’s small enough to carry in a pocket. The Xiaomi Youpin Ningmei Cube seems to be based on the same reference design as the Chuwi LarkBox, GMK NucBox, and similar devices like the XCY X51. Xiaomi’s version is up […]

Orange Pi Zero 2 mini PC now available for $16 (Android 10 or Linux, Ethernet, WiFi, and Bluetooth)

The Orange Pi Zero 2 is a tiny single-board-computer that measures just 2.4″ x 2.1″ and features sized Ethernet, USB, and HDMI ports, among other things. First announced over a year ago, the original Orange Pi Zero 2 was never available to purchase. But now you can buy a new version with upgraded specs. The […]

Raspberry Pi 400 is a PC-in-a-keyboard for $70 and up

Raspberry Pi has been selling tiny, inexpensive computers and accessories since 2012. But while Raspberry Pi hardware has become popular with enthusiasts and home users, the organization’s single-board computers were originally targeted at students, educators, and makers. The new Raspberry Pi 400 is something different: a full-fledged computer stuffed inside a keyboard. It’s basically a modern take […]

MINISFORUM EliteMini BOX X400 mini PC supports up to a Ryzen 7 Pro 4750G processor

MINISFORUM’s next small form-factor desktop computer looks nearly identical to the EliteMini H31G the company launched last month. But under the hood, the new MINISFORUM EliteMini BOX X400 is a different machine. While both computers share the same chassis, the former is powered by a 9th-gen Intel Core processor and NVIDIA graphics, while the new […]

Acer Chromebox CXI4 with Intel Comet Lake coming in early 2021 for $260

Acer is updating Chromebox line of small form-factor desktop computers powered by Chrome OS with a new model sporting 10th-gen Intel Comet Lake processor options. The new Acer Chromebox CXI4 is set to hit the streets in the first quarter of 2021, when it will sell for $260 and up. Entry-level pricing will only get you […]