As expected, Xiaomi is getting into the compact desktop computer space. What’s a little unexpected is that the first Xiaomi mini PC is powered by a 12th-gen Intel Core processor (previously the company had been showing off a prototype with an AMD Ryzen 6000 series chip).

The Xiaomi XM22AL5S is a mini PC that measures 112 x 112 x 38mm (4.4″ x 4.4″ x 1.5″) and which is powered by a 45-watt Intel Core i5-1240P 12-core, 16-thread processor.

The little computer supports up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 memory and has an M.2 2280 slot for PCIe 4.0 NVMe solid state storage. Xiaomi’s website shows a model that will ship with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, but the company is also expected to offer barebones models.

Thanks to an Intel AX211 wireless card, the mini PC supports WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.3. And the computer’s ports include:

  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
  • 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A
  • 2 x HDMI 2.1
  • 1 x 2.5 Gbps Ethernet
  • 1 x 35.mm audio
  • 1 x DC power input

The system comes with a 100W (20V/5A) power supply and ships with Windows 11 Home Chinese Language Edition software.

via Lowyat and and xiaomiui

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  1. two thunderbolt 4 ports and hdmi 2.1 is a great selection (in addition the rest) and definitely puts it in the running for my next machine.

    1. What will make/break it, is basically the price.
      Barebones NUCs are bad value, and Xiaomi is generally a value-orientated company. So it would be interesting to see how they market and price this. Especially since this is aimed at the Mainland Chinese market.

      1. depends, I’ve seen some barebones NUCs which could be good for me since I have some RAM and an SSD I could use (leftovers from upgrading my laptop). This actually makes compatible barebone NUCs a good choice (then I only have to worry about the OS and produce less ewaste).

        And this being a “pc” with Windows (or some compatible Linux distro) the normal limitations one often finds in Xiaomi devices.

      2. Wall Street Canyon inside, even with Intel nuc sticker attached. and the price in china is 100 RMB(~$16) higher than nuc, which I think is just the price for the CNC case compare to nuc’s plastic one