Our search tool is now richer for 43 new GIGABYTE BRIX mini Pcs. The models we’ve added include a whole range of devices, including 7 fan-less and 9 computers with a dedicated graphics card. Head over to search to check them out.
Updated April 6, 2019: We’ve updated the list with 2 new models from Zotac, including Magnus EC52070D with state-of-the-art Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 which supports real-time ray tracing, and 9 models from Gigabyte.
It’s time to wrap 2018 up. This has been a great year with many new mini PC models released. What excites us the most are many new gaming models available on the market. For casual gamers it’s no longer necessary to buy a big tower desktop PC for a good gaming experience, and this is becoming more true every year. Mini PCs with dedicated GPUs can now run many great games with at least medium graphics settings.
Also, the future of gaming mini PCs is looking bright. Currently, most CPUs and GPUs are produced using 16 and 14 nm technologies, and the next year 12, 10 and 7 nm will be the prevailing processes. They will help bring thermal requirements even further down, and the mini PC will continue to be an appealing form factor.
There are currently 15 computers in our catalog with a dedicated GPU. Most of them are equipped with an Nvidia card, but there are a few with an AMD GPU as well.
Going into 2019 our top recommendation for best gaming mini PC is Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HVK. You can read more about the model in our best recommendations for 2019.
Note that the ZOTAC MAGNUS mini PCs are available as barebones as well. They support SATA III and M.2 disk drives and have 2 free SO-DIMM slots.
Today we’ve expanded our search catalog with 27 new mini PCs from ZOTAC. The models we’ve added are from ZOTAC’s M, C and B series. The M series support Thunderbolt, M.2, USB 3.1 and Optane memory. The C series models are smaller and not so feature reach. However, they are fanless and perfect for really quiet environment. Lastly, the B series devices are the least powerful and suitable for basic tasks, such as web browsing, streaming video, and writing. Head over to search to check them out!
It’s been a busy week (or two) here on the site, but we’re really happy with the progress we’ve made. We’ve realized that it’s difficult to build a site like this. It takes a lot of time, including doing all the SEO optimizations needed to even become visible in the internet universe. But we’re working on it, especially by improving the content and usability of the site. So, we’ve updated the landing page and added short descriptions for all the parts of the site to help user see what they can get from us. Then we’ve added the Buyer’s Guide to point out the most important factors to pay attention to when buying a mini PC. Lastly, we’ve updated the Best Mini PCs 2018 page which features best devices in gaming, everyday and pocket PC categories. These are definitely not the last changes made on the pages, but it’s a start. Hope you like it. Please, leave us a comment on the Contact page.
ASRock launched a high-performance series of mini PCs. From the manufacturer’s web site: »World leading motherboard and mini PC manufacturer, ASRock, today announces the launch of new Z390 DeskMini GTX series mini PC. Supports latest Intel® 9th Generation 8 Core LGA1151 processors, and up to 32 GB DDR4-4000 memory to provide extreme performance in a 2.7 Liter chassis. The new DeskMini GTX series featured with USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C and Type-A interface, delivering up to 10Gbps transfer rate. The built-in addressable RGB header allows connecting the LED strips to create unique lighting effects.« (via ASRock)