Best Mini PC 2020

Check out our latest mini PC recommendations for fast, easy & worry-free purchase. If you don’t want to spend much time deciding on which mini PC to buy, check out our pick in the category that describes your needs the best. The models featured here have received great user reviews and have the best price/performance ratio in their respective categories.

Best performance/gaming

Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HVK

Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HVK
4C Intel i7 3.1 – 4.2 GHz
Radeon RX Vega M GH
8.7 × 5.6 × 1.5 inch
22.1 × 14.2 × 3.9 cm
Full specifications Buy

Best everyday use

Intel NUC Kit NUC8i3BEK

Intel NUC Kit NUC8i5BEK
2C Intel i3-8109U 3.0 – 3.6 GHz
Intel Iris Plus 655
4.6 × 4.4 × 2.0 inch
11.7 × 11.2 × 3.6 cm
Full specifications Buy

Best HTPC

Azzule Byte3

Azulle Byte3
4C Intel J3455 1.5 – 2.3 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 500
5.9 x 5.9 x 1.4 inch
15.0× 15.0 × 3.6 cm
Full specifications Buy

Buyer’s Guide

For mini PC users that like deciding for themselves which PC to buy, we’ve put together a buyer’s guide. In the guide we’ve covered the most important decision factors to pay attention to to make your purchase as informed as possible. The guide contains some tips for more advanced users as well.

Search & Compare Mini PCs

If you already know what you want from your next mini PC you can use our searchable mini PC catalog. It is the biggest collection of mini PCs currently on the market that can be filtered by different specs. The filtering options include CPU and GPU type, available ports, including Thunderbolt, available disk and RAM slots, and more. The search covers a whole range of mini PCs from different manufacturers, from inexpensive to gaming and fanless devices.

Mini PC News From Around The Web

New Intel NUCs With 10th Generation Intel CPUs

Intel has announced new Comet Lake-based NUCs. They are powered by 10th generation Intel CPUs with i3, i5, and i7 variants, and will be available as either kits or fully functional systems.

These diminutive PCs, in accordance with their new product names, integrate ex-Comet Lake 10th-generation Core i3-10110U, i5-10210U or i7-10710U SoCs. These sub-series are called NUC10i3FN, NUC10i5FN and NUC10i7FN respectively. All 3 include kit (NUC10i3FNH/K, NUC10i5FNH/K or NUC10i7FNH/K) and mini-PC (NUC10i3FNHxx, NUC10i5FNHxx, NUC10i5FNKxx, NUC10i7FNKxx or NUC10i7FNHxx) SKUs.

Some of the leaks surrounding this series have proven true: they do indeed have USB type C, which is present on the front of each variant’s case. The NUCs 10 Performance also come equipped with Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0, Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 6 and 3.5mm stereo headphone ports.

More at NotebookCheck.net and Anandtech.

New Cubi 5 Mini PC From MSI

MSI has launched a new mini PC that supports up to 10th generation Comet Lake Intel CPU.

The Cubi 5 measures 4.9″ x 4.9″ x 2.1″ and has room inside for an M.2 solid state drive and/or a 2.5 inch hard drive or SSD. There are two SODIMM slots for up to 64GB of DDR4-2666 memory.

And on the outside you’ll find:

  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port
  • 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports
  • 2 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x RJ45 Ethernet jack
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4 port
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1 x mic input
  • 1 x headphone/speaker output

More at Liliputing.

Best Mini PCs, October 2019 Update

The year 2019 is coming to an end and it’s time we updated the best mini PC recommendations for 2019.

The mini PC market is getting bigger each year and now it has come to the point where it’s become very crowded, especially in the sub-$200 budget. This made it even more difficult to pick the optimal solution for everyday use and HTPC categories.

However, based on user reviews and recommendations from other sites we decided at this time the following mini PCs are the best picks in their respective categories:

Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HVK

Best For Gaming
Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HVK

Intel NUC Kit NUC8i3BEK

Best For Everyday Use
Intel NUC Kit NUC8i3BEK

Azulle Byte3

Best HTPC
Azulle Byte3

Azulle Access3

Best PC Stick
Azulle Access3

Head over to best mini PCs page for a detailed description of what makes these devices best in their class.

Next-Generation Intel NUC 9 Extreme Mini PC Review Leaked

Intel NUC 9 Extreme is the next generation gaming NUC from Intel that will succeed Intel NUC8i7HVK and NUC8i7HNK. The mini PC is scheduled to be released next year and there are now more details known about the device.

The most interesting about the NUC will be that it will house the Element PC board which should make upgrading the device simpler. The board includes PCIe x16 where you’ll be able to install discrete GPU and another PCIe x4 slot.

The Element PC board ships in three flavors from the i9-9980HK which is an 8 core/16 thread monster capable of hitting 5 GHz turbo (2.4GHz base) all the way down to the Core i5-9300H with 4 cores and 8 threads and a 4.1 GHz turbo (2.4GHz base). (Wccftech)

New Mini PC With AMD APU From Tranquil PC

Tranquil PC launches Mini Multi Display PC, an industrial-grade mini PC with AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B APU. The device is suitable for humid and dusty industrial environments with multi-display support.

Users can add up to 32 GB of DDR4-2400 RAM via two DIMMs and the enclosure only allows for M.2 SSD storage with capacities ranging between 120 GB and 2 TB. Other features include:

  • 2x GbE jacks + optional dual-band Wi-Fi / Bluetooth kit
  • Port selection: USB-C 3.1, 3x USB 2.0, mic-in, 4x DisplayPort outs
  • Size: 54mm x 180mm x 157mm
  • Weight: 3.96 pounds (NotebookCheck.net)

iLife MP8 Micro PC

iLife MP8 Micro PC is one of the smallest mini PCs in the world, measuring around 5.0 × 5.0 × 4.0 cm.

  • SoC – Intel Celeron N4100 quad-core Gemini Lake processor @  1.10 GHz / 2.40 GHz (Burst Frequency) with Intel UHD graphics 600; 6W TDP
  • System Memory – 4GB LPDDR3
  • Storage – 64GB eMMC flash. MicroSD card slot
  • Video Output -HDMI output
  • Audio – Headphone jack, digital audio via HDMI
  • USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x USB Type-C power
  • Misc – Power button
  • Power Supply – Via USB-C port (CNX Software)

New Mini PCs From Beelink, Acepc, ECS, and Minisforum added

With the summer ending, we’ve been working on the site to make it more useful to our users. On one hand, we’ve been working on the design to make the content easier to read and more pleasant to the eye, while on the other hand we’ve improved the performance of the mini PC catalog and added popular mini PCs to it:

Minix NEO G41V-4 Unveiled

New Minix NEO G41V-4 mini PC has been on display at IFA show in Berlin and is expected to be available in November. The PC is equipped with 6-watt, 1.1 GHz Intel Celeron N4100 which is capable of 4K video playback at 60Hz.

Other features include 4GB of DDR4-2400 RAM (soldered the motherboard and not upgradeable), 64GB of eMMC 5.1 storage, and an M.2 2280 SATA III slot for an optional SSD. There’s even an access door for the SSD slot on the bottom of the case, so you don’t have to completely disassembled the computer to upgrade the storage.

The NEO G41V-4 supports 802.11ac WiFI, Bluetooth 4.2, and has Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 2.0a, VGA, DisplayPort, audio, and microSD card ports, as well as two USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports. (Liliputing)