Although I have a lot of time to buy bulky large gaming PCs—you know, the kind of hum that lights up like a Christmas tree and is accompanied by the buzzing of a fan—but I also have room for other types of PCs in my life. The fair space is not big, but the rooms are all the same.That’s why this Mini PC Christmas Sale on Minisforum Piqued my interest. In my book, you can save up to $220 by purchasing a compact system, especially when it provides a surprising amount of power.
Go to the Minisforums website and you will see a series of Intel and AMD systems that can be assembled in a variety of ways, starting at as low as $299.This will get you a AMD Ryzen 7 2700U machine, It doesn’t help you much if you want to play games at a cheap price, but it can easily handle boring office work. At least it will when you add some memory and storage.
The cheapest option to update the system starts at $479.This gives you the barebones version of the system Elite Mini HM90, It packs AMD Ryzen 9 4900H into its compact form factor, although you need to add your own memory and SSD to truly make it a usable system. If you want, you can buy it with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD for $649.
If you have more money to spend, then the new Ryzen 9 5900HX Elite Mini HX90 Should be interested. This is also an eight-core, 16-thread mobile CPU, but it has a higher 4.6GHz boost clock instead of 4.4GHz, and it benefits from the AMD-based Zen 3 architecture instead of the 4900H Zen 2. Once again, the cheapest model is the barebones kit, without RAM and SSD, but it costs $649. Add 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD and you will get $829.
Although there are many excellent mobile APU-driven machines in the lineup, the most prominent machine uses AMD Ryzen 7 5700G. It’s a bit expensive, but if you are looking for a tiny machine that can turn your hands to certain games, then this is a powerful little system.
One of the more compact features of these machines is that they come with a VESA mounting kit, so you can mount them on the back of the monitor to hide them. Even considering how dirty they are, it almost feels like a crime.
Obviously, none of these machines will replace your main game console, but as a second system-such as the one used in the home office-they all have amazing capabilities. They have a large number of ports and connection options, and the latest models come standard with Wi-Fi 6 support and 2.5Gb Ethernet.