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:
Head over to best mini PCs page for a detailed description of what makes these devices best in their class.
We’ve added 4 new Minix mini PCs to our catalog (4 fanless). Check them out:
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 fanless mini PC features Intel Celeron N4100, has 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage space, micro SD slot, HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, USB 3 and USB 2 ports. (Tom’s Hardware)
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 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)
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:
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)
The mini PC catalog has grown considerably since the site was launched and browsing it started to become slow. We took some time to work on that and the optimizations have been rolled out today. Response times are now from third to a quarter less of what they used to be, and browsing the catalog is now much more pleasant and useful.
There’s still room for improvement, but right now we’ll focus more on redesign and improving our content since we believe that should be our priorities to make the site even more useful. Stay tuned!
OptiPlex 7070 is a bit uncommon solution, but it may be useful for those who want to declutter their desk even more. It is a modular mini PC that fits into a monitor stand, which supports a wide range of monitors. Shipping September 24. CPU supported are all 8th generation core, from the Core i3-8145U to the Core i7-8445U. The PC supports SATA and M.2 drives. (PCWorld)