I’ve reviewed a lot of Mini PC’s most of them until recently have been Intel-powered and not powerful. In fact, low powered Gemini Lake ones selling for $200-$250 USD or using older 5th gen Intel’s. Only recently we have seen many companies now release AMD Ryzen 5 power mini PC’s with dual SODIMM slots, NVMe slot support, 2.5″ HDD/SSD bays, HDMI 2.0A, Displayport so it can run two 4k60 displays at the same time.
The T-Bao MN25 is one of the best for the price I’ve covered on the channel, no the best for the price so far in 2020. The MN25 now sells for 245 Euros or $279 USD with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage using coupon BGSPTK25 over at Banggood here. This price is only about 60 USD more than those weak Celeron N4100 powered Mini PCs with no upgradeable parts. And for that extra you spend, you gain so so much more with this spec.
T-Bao MN25 In-Depth Video Review:
00:00 – Intro 00:41 – Unboxing 01:05 – Build & design 02:37 – Internals 04:34 – Bios with interesting settings 05:42 – Windows 10 & devices 08:02 – Benchmarks 11:18 – Video playback tests 12:15 – 4k video editing & export test 14:46 – Thermals & fan noise 15:28 – Large word file test 16:31 – Gaming tests (GTA V & CSGO) 17:38 – Linux test 17:59 – Recap with Pros & Cons
Dual-Channel and upgradable RAM
This one comes with two 4GB DDR4 2666Mhz sticks of RAM in dual channel for 8GB total. An Intel NVMe 256GB drive with twice tan SATA3 speeds. And power by the 4 Core 8 Thread Ryzen 2500U. The CPU has a 25W and Vega 8 graphics. Enough power to play demanding video files and even edit 4k video!
Vega 8 Graphics are so good at this price point!
The integrated Vega 8 graphics are where it really destroys the Intel integrated graphics. It might be an older chip, but it will play GTA V with decent playable frames at 720p or light titles like CSGO at well over 60 FPS.
You can even install a 2.5″ drive if you wanted more storage on the cheap or upgrade the NVMe SSD to something faster like a Samsung 970 Evo or double your RAM it’s possible with this unit.
The thermals are great very hard to get it even over 70 degrees C and fan noise is very good unless gaming and then it’s not too bad.
T-bao MN25 Specs:
T-Bao Mini PC MN25 specs:
AMD Ryzen 2500U with Vega 8 GFX
4 cores & 8 threads max turbo 3.6Ghz
8GB of DDR4 2666Mhz RAM included (2x 4GB SODIMM sticks)
256GB NVMe drive (Intel)
Windows 10 Home
Realtek WLAN (Wireless AC with BT 4.2)
Gigabit LAN port
SATA3 2.5″ HDD/SSD support
HDMI 2.0A, Displayport 1.4A
USB 2.0 x 2, USB 3.0 x 4
3.5mm mic and line out audio jacks
13.5mm x 13.5mm x 55mm
Sells for $279 USD or 245 euros with coupon BGSPTK25 at Banggood here.