Items tagged with Mini PC

ASUS is preparing a new round of mini PCs based on AMD's latest generation Ryzen 6000 series of mobile silicon, culminating in a model powered by a Ryzen 9 6900HX. Otherwise known as Rembrandt, these APUs pack a potent punch by pairing refined Zen 3+ CPU cores manufactured on a 6-nanometer node with integrated... Read more...
I've become a big fan of mini PC systems over the past few years, as it's pretty remarkable at how much power can be crammed into a such a compact package. It seems the bulk of them tend to adopt Intel hardware, which is fine, but what about AMD powered mini PCs? They exist, and Minisforum is releasing what it says is... Read more...
Intel might be readying a Next Unit of Computing (NUC) codenamed Wall Street Canyon that's built around Alder Lake-P, but what's really interesting is the potential marketing angle. If the latest leak is to be believed, Intel will bestow its mini PC the retail moniker NUC Studio Pro 12. That's either taking a clear... Read more...
Gigabyte today announced the BRIX Extreme, calling it the "most powerful mini PC in the world." That's probably dialing up the marketing hype a notch above where it should be, but bold claim aside, these new BRIX Extreme systems look both attractive (from the renders we've seen) and capable (from the spec sheet and... Read more...
Aw, would you like at that, how adorable! I'm talking about the teeny-tiny case fan the Raspberry Pi Foundation has released for its Raspberry Pi 4 mini PC module. It is more of an cooling kit, actually, as it also comes with an aluminum (I presume it is aluminum, anyway) heatsink to attach onto the Raspberry Pi 4's... Read more...
It took ASRock all of a nanosecond to implement AMD's newly minted Ryzen Embedded V2000 series chips into a couple of fanless mini PC, those being its "versatile" iBox-V2000M and iBox-V2000V. These tiny PCs measure just 171.8mm (L) x 109.45mm (W) x 50.05mm (H) and come with either a 6-core/12-thread or... Read more...
It has been over a year since Shenzhen Xunlong Software announced its enticingly priced Orange Pi Zero2 mini PC, which as you might imagine is intended to compete against the Raspberry Pi Zero. If you have been waiting around for it to arrive, you patience has finally paid off—it is available to order starting at... Read more...
The Raspberry Pi Foundation made a splash in the mini PC scene with the Raspberry Pi, a tiny and affordable board that lends itself to all kinds of do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. Perhaps in a bid to get more people invested in the mini PC scene, the company has now launched the Raspberry Pi 400, which is basically a... Read more...
Do you know what makes a pie better? More filling, of course! The same concept applies to the Raspberry Pi, only in this case, instead of adding more blueberries or strawberries or whatever your filling of choice might be, the Raspberry Pi Foundation beefed up its latest Raspberry Pi 4 Model B with double the amount... Read more...
If you are looking for a way to pass the time in isolation, a mini PC is a great starting point, as it opens the door to a wealth of clever and unique projects—cocktail machine or a home brewed VR headset are just two of many examples. While the Raspberry Pi gets the bulk of the attention in the mini PC maker space... Read more...
What can you do if you need something more powerful than a Raspberry Pi (or one of its contemporaries), but still want to stay in the miniaturized maker board space? If you have the requisite loot, AAEON's new PICO-WHU4 packs an 8th generation Intel Core i5-8356UE SoC processor into a small package. Based on... Read more...
There is absolutely no reason to buy a Raspberry Pi 4 mini PC with 1GB of RAM. Zip. Zilch. Nada. However, there are plenty of reasons to buy a Raspberry Pi 4 model with 2GB of RAM, because the good folks at the Raspberry Pi Foundation dropped the price to $35, the same as what the 1GB model costs, in celebration of... Read more...
In the realm of low-cost, diminutive PCs, the Raspberry Pi has sort of stood as the gold standard, or at least the most popular choice and recognizable name. It certainly helped popularize the category. The Raspberry Pi is not the only hardware option in town, though, and adding to the growing list of alternatives is... Read more...
ASUS and Google have partnered on a mini PC project. The two companies are collaborating on Tinker Board single board computers (SBCs), which like the Raspberry Pi are credit card sized systems that can be used for a variety of projects. What makes this partnership somewhat unique, however, is the focus on edge AI... Read more...
It appears as though Intel is readying a new next unit of computing (NUC) mini PC, this time time with a Xeon processor option. Codenamed "Quartz Canyon," a leaked slide indicates Intel is targeting entry workstation tasks, including content creation, CAD and manufacturing design, financial services, and other similar chores. Assuming the Read more...
Zotac, a company that knows a thing or three about putting big things into small packages, is upgrading its Mek Mini gaming PCs with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2070 Super and GeForce RTX 2060 Super graphics cards, both of which sit shotgun to a 9th generation Intel Core processor (or is it the other way around?). Intel... Read more...
It is often said that big things come in small packages, and in the early going, that appears to be the case with the Raspberry Pi 4. Some new benchmarks show the latest Raspberry Pi iteration performing really well, especially compared to the previous generation Raspberry Pi 3. While we have yet to spend any hands on... Read more...
In addition to pulling a new Raspberry Pi 4 from the oven, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has cooked up a brand new version of its Raspberry Pi operating system, called Raspbian Buster. As the name implies, it is based on Buster, the latest version of Debian Linux (and named after the actual dog in Pixar's Toy Story... Read more...
One of the first products to sport a brand-spanking-new Raspberry Pi 4 is the pi-top [4], a new flagship product by pi-top, a "creative learning" company based in London. The pi-top [4] is described as a "go-anywhere computer" with relatively powerful hardware for creators and makers to leverage in a variety of... Read more...
Zotac rarely misses an opportunity to crank out a new mini PC, and so it is no surprise that its newest model, the Magnus EC52070D, pairs an 8th generation Intel Core processor with NVIDIA's newfangled GeForce RTX 2070 based on Turing. The end result is a miniature box that punches above its weight class. We have... Read more...
The popular Raspberry Pi 3 has a new rival in the mini PC space. Shenzhen Xunlong Software has released its Orange Pi 3 development board, with this latest iteration addressing some of the shortcomings of previous generation models. Just as importantly from a consumer standpoint, it offers superior specs compared to... Read more...
ASUS unveiled a new mini PC built around Google's Chrome operating system with full support for Android apps from Google Play. The new Chromebox 3, as it's called, sports some impressive hardware inside a NUC-like chassis, including to an 8th generation Intel Core i7-8550U processor. It's a burly chip based on Intel's... Read more...
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