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These fanless mini PCs combine Intel Alder Lake-U chips and six 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports

Last year a number of Chinese PC makers began offering “Firewall Micro Appliance” systems that are basically fanless mini desktop computers with a bunch of high-speed Ethernet ports, allowing you to build your own router, firewall, or other networking system. But up until recently most of the systems featured low-power, low-performance Intel Celeron or Pentium […]

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Topton TP-X4F is a mini PC with Ryzen 5000U and four 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports for $346 and up

Chinese PC maker Topton’s new TP-X4F “Soft Router” system is a compact computer designed for use as a networking device. With four 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports, it’s a system that could be used as a firewall, router, network-attached-storage device, or media server, among other things. But under the hood, it also has the guts of […]