Mini PC News From Around The Web

ZOTAC ZBOX With NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GPU Announced

Magnus EC52070D is a new gaming mini PC from ZOTAC. It contains the newest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GPU and a hexa-core Intel Core i5-8400T. There are two RAM slots available for up to 32 GB of memory, a 2.5-inch drive bay and a M.2 drive slot. (NotebookCheck.net)

Mini PCs with Intel Core i9-8950HK CPUs

EGLOBAL started shipping mini PCs with high-end Intel Core i9-8950HK CPUs. Even though the manufacturer claims these are gaming computers, they only contain integrated Intel GPU. The Intel Core i9-8950HK represents the top of the line, but users with tighter budgets can opt to get one of the variants sporting Core i5-8300H / i7-8750H / Xeon E-2176M CPUs. All models may be equipped with up to 32 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM and up to 1 TB of NVMe SSD storage, plus there is room for a 2.5-inch HDD as well. (NotebookCheck.net)

New ZOTAC’s Mini PCs at CES

At this year’s CES ZOTAC was there with their lineup of new ZBOX mini PCs. From Liliputing: »Zotac’s 2019 lineup of mini PCs includes a half-sized desktop gaming PC, a pocket-sized PC with an Intel Amber Lake processor, and an updated version of the company’s fanless desktop. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The company also has new mini workstations and gaming desktops, tiny computers with Intel Gemini Lake processors and dual-display support, and an unusual mini desktop designed for a very specific purpose: game streaming.« (via Liliputing)

Mini PCs from ASUS at CES

ASUS was present at this year’s CES and they were showing off a few new mini PC solutions. The models available for display were PN30, PN61, PB60G, and PB50. The latter model is particularly interesting, because it is one of the few mini PCs on the market that contain AMD Ryzen processor. More about the models’ specs at Liliputing

ZOTAC’s MEK Mini at CES

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which was held from 8th to 11th January 2019, there were a few companies showing their new mini PC solutions. One of them was ZOTAC with their new MEK gaming mini PC. From AnandTech: »The MEK Mini was previewed back at Computex, but is set to hit the market at the end of Q1. Inside it will have a custom motherboard, an Intel 8th Generation processor, Zotac’s RTX 2070 mini graphics card, and the system will be equipped with Wi-Fi and dual network ports (Intel and Killer).« (via AnandTech)

ASUS Announces Mini PC ProArt PA90

ASUS has announced a workstation mini PC aimed at professionals. The new system is based on Intel Z390 chipset and is equipped with Intel® Core™ i9-9900K/i7-9700K and a liquid cooler for quiet operation. Graphics options are either NVIDIA Quadro P4000 or P2000. There are 4 SO-DIMM, 2 M.2 and 1 SATA III slots available. More specs in the press release from ASUS.

GIGABYTE BRIX Mini PCs Added to Search

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.

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Best Gaming Mini PCs for 2019

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.

New ZOTAC Mini PCs Added to Search

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!

Latest Site Updates

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.