Mini PCs

The Best Budget Mini PC Reviewed & Now Only $279

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 i...[Read More]

$299 Barebone Whiskey Lake U Core i7 8565U Mini PC Review

My full review of the Nvisen Y-MU01 Mini PC is below. This one I got from Banggood here it’s is powered by the Intel Core i7 8565U it’s the Kaby Lake R 8550U just with an overclock as the Whiskey Lake U with a max turbo of 4.6Ghz and this one has 4 cores, 8 threads in total. The power limit (PL1) is set to 25W and the cooling handles this well, even at 45W using Intel XTU and a -0.075 ...[Read More]

8th Gen Core i7 8565U HDMI 2.0 Mini PC With Dual Channel RAM (Nvisen Y-MU01)

Quite slow in tablet releases from China of the cheaper brands I typically cover, well dead really. Nothing in the way of new releases. I hope we might see a Helio G90T tablet. However, there are a couple of interesting Mini PC’s I’ve ordered to review. These 8th Gen models. The Nvisen Y-MU01 looks very promising, a feature-packed Mini PC out of China. This CPU Intel Core i7-8565U is a...[Read More]

NVISEN Y-M01-8 Core i5 8250U Mini PC Review

I took a look at another barebones Mini PC called the NVISEN Y-M01-8 or B3, B15 on Aliexpress but it’s really the same exact PC. And no, it’s not a weak Gemini Lake or three generations-old CPU but an 8th Gen Intel Core i5 8250U. So quad-core with 8 threads. They have 6M Cache and turbo up to 3.40 GHz. These chips are now becoming more comment with Chinese brands and this is one of the...[Read More]

Core i9 8950HK Mini PC Review – A Beast Of A PC Smaller Than A PSU

If you caught my review of the Coffee Lake Core i7 8750H Aliexpress mini PC, this is very similar. Exactly the same design, cooler, PSU and build all except for the CPU. This has the quick Core i9-8950HK and being a K series CPU just like the desktops it’s unlocked and overclockable. Like the 8750H it has the 6 cores, even if it’s badged as a Core i9 it’s not a true Core i9 but s...[Read More]

Powerful $400 Six Core Intel Core i7 8750H Mini PC Review

This is what the site is about finding those value for money items that are a great value, a good bang for your buck. After the Core i5 8250U mini pc I reviewed that had power current and limit throttling I was worried about forking out $400+ USD for an even more powerful Intel Core i7 8750H mini PC, but this one is a true gem and in many aspects surprised me mostly its great fan noise (complete l...[Read More]

Intel NUC Home 8 miniPCs Launched with 14nm Intel i3-8121U

Intel’s NUCs currently come in two forms: kits, that is, without memory, storage and usually with high CPU performance, such as Bean Canyon announced yesterday, meanwhile miniPCs come with pre-installed with memory, storage, Win10 and are ready to use. Today, August 16th, Intel officially launched the Crimson Canyon powered NUC 8 Home miniPC in the same compact size of 117x112x52mm we had in...[Read More]

New Beelink Gemini Lake Mini PC’s X55 And X45

Chinese tech manufacturer Beelink has 3 new Gemini Lake mini PC models that look interesting, like the Intel NUC’s I’ve reviewed these have dual HDMI 2.0A outputs, 4 x USB 3.0 ports, MicroSD slots, Gigabit LAN, Intel  Wireless AC and SATA 3 slots inside for upgrades. The RAM is soldered on so fixed and cannot be upgraded. The 3 new Gemini Lake Mini PC models: Beelink X55 Ultimate with ...[Read More]

Chuwi GBox Review – Great Mini PC But Needs More RAM

The GBox is Chuwi’s latest budget Windows 10 mini PC. This is powered by the latest Gemini Lake Celeron N4100 SoC, it has 4GB of DDR4 RAM and 64GB of storage. But on the back, there is a 2.5″ SATA3 bay and hidden inside even an M.2 2242 and 2280 slot for an SSD. This isn’t even advertised by Chuwi maybe as they don’t want us opening it up? But I’ve covered this in the...[Read More]

Alfawise T1 (Beelink S2) Gemini Lake N4100 Mini PC Review

A solid Mini PC from Beelink it’s really the Beelink S2 this mini PC. But rebranded as the AlfawiseT1, an overall great little mini PC with good thermals it will not go past 85 degrees c. Plenty of storage options (M.2 SSD or 2.5″) Fast eMMC 5.1 spec but only 4GB of RAM. This is it’s only really a weakness. The performance jump of around 25% more single core speeds and about 19% ...[Read More]

New Gemini Lake Tech Coming – Tablets, Laptops & Mini PC’s

Alldocube has updated their Knote, now called the KNote 5 it ships with the Gemini Lake Celeron N4100. The sad thing is they haven’t done anything else to it. I checked out this model back last year with the N3450 and it only has a Type-C port, no USB type-A. While you get the faster chipset that is really it, RAM has also dropped to 4GB, but it’s DDR4 2400Mhz vs the last gen’s D...[Read More]

Alfawise T1 Gemini Lake Mini PC Launched

The Alfawise T1, a Gemini Lake N4100 mini PC has finally launched, this uses the successor to the Intel Apollo Lake N3450 SoC, the Celeron N4100 which has 2 MB more cache (4MB total), supports HDMI 2.0 and a 200Mhz faster max clock speed. I’ve tested the new Pentium Silver J5005 in Intel’s new NUC, so expect mostly improvements to GPU performance thanks to the move from DDR3 1600Mhz to...[Read More]

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