AMD Announces Open Mini PC Ecosystem With Embedded Ryzen CPUs

AMD is working with several OEM partners, including ASRock, Simply NUC, EEPD, and Onlogic, to build mini PC devices, which will initially target media, industrial, communications, and enterprise markets. Regular consumers are not the target audience for these devices, at least not at first. The devices will be built around AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000 and R1000 SoCs. More at Tom’s Hardware.

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)