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 Pclocater.com : 2019

Colorful Mini PCs

       Reviews and Buying Guide

Of 2019

 Best Mini PC

      Features

 

  • 8GB RAM

  • 128GB SSD --

  • Intel Celeron J4205 processor at 1.50Ghz up to 2.6Ghz in Turbo mode 

  • Intel HD Graphics,

  • Windows 10 (64-bit)

  • Dual Display --Equipped with dual output display ports

  • 2 HDMI ports

  • 4K Ultra HD video playback

  • Expandable Storage of up to 2 TB of 2.5 inch SSD or HDD

  • 4 USB 3.0 ports

  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet port

  • 1 Micro SD Card port

  • 1 Headphone Microphone Port

  • Model - Intel Pentium J4205 MINI PC - MII

 

      Features

 

       

  • 2.4 GHz Intel Celeron

  • Silently Cooled

  • Supports 3 4K displays 

  • DIY UPGRADE FRIENDLY

  • Pre-installed with Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) 

  • 64 SSD

  • 5.4 x 5.4 x 1.3 inches

  • Intel UHD Graphics 600

  • Comes with exclusive TDP unlocker feature for high performance

     Features

 

  • Intel Celeron 1007U/1037U Dual Core 
  • 22 nm Lithography CPU

  • 8GB DDR3L RAM

  • 128GB mSATA SSD(Solid State Disk)

  • Fanless

  • Metal Case

  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics, Max Dynamic Frequency 1GHz

  • 2 NICs

  • 4 COM RS232 

  • HDMI

  • VGA

  • 4 USB 3.0 ports

  • 4 USB 2.0 ports

      Features

 

  • Intel 8th Generation i7-8550U,  1.8GHz; Max Turbo Frequency: 4.0GHz.
  • 16GB DDR4 2133MHz RAM
  • 256GB MSATA/NGFF M.2 SSD
  • Intel 300M Dual-Band 2.4/5GHz Wireless 
  • Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620,
  • 4K: [email protected] 
  • Full Gigabyte LAN
  • HDMI
  • 4 USB 3.0 ports
  • 1 USB 2.0 port
  • 1 SD Card Reader
  • Audio in/output.
  • Fanless Smart Design, Silent
  • Full Metal Case,
  • High-Speed CPU & SSD

     Features

 

  • 8th Generation Intel Quad-Core i5-8259U 2.3GHz With Turbo Boost Upto 3.8GHz

  • 16GB DDR4 2400MHz

  • 1TB m.2 Solid State Drive

  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655

  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 9560

  • Bluetooth 5.0

  • Gigabit Ethernet,

  • 4k Support

  • Card Reader

  • Dual Monitor Capable

  • Security Slot

  • Windows 10 Professional 64Bit

  • 4  USB 3.1 ports

  • 1x HDMI 2.0a

  • 1x Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack

      Features

 

  • Intel Quad-Core i7-6770HQ 2.6GHz Up to 3.5GHz

  • 16GB DDR4

  • 256GB SSD M.2 Sata

  • Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580

  • Wifi

  • Bluetooth 4.2

  • Windows 10 Pro

  • Windows 10 Professional 64Bit

  • 1 Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack

   Features

 

  • Processor 3.50 Intel Core i7

  • Ram 16GB

  • 512 GB Hard Drive 

  • Wireless Type 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

  • Model BOXNUC7I7BNKQ

  • Wireless 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

  • Dimensions- 4.53 x 0.43 x 2.01 inches

      Features

 

  • 8th Generation Intel Quad-Core i7-8559U 2.7GHz With Turbo Boost Up to 4.5GHz

  • 32GB DDR4 2400MHz

  • 512GB Solid State Drive SATA III

  • Option to add Add a 2nd Drive

  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655

  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 9560

  • Bluetooth 5.0

  • Gigabit Ethernet

  • 4k Support

  • Card Reader

  • Dual Monitor Capable

  • Security Slot

  • Windows 10 Professional 64Bit

  • 1 Thunderbolt 3

  • 4 USB 3.1 ports

  • 1 HDMI 2.0a

  • 1 Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack

      Features

 

  • 7th Generation Intel Dual-Core i7-7567U 3.5GHz With Turbo Boost Upto 4.0GHz

  • 32GB DDR4 2133MH

  • 256GB Solid State Drive SATA III Plus 1TB HDD

  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650

  • Wifi

  •  Bluetooth 4.2

  • 4k Support

  •  Card Reader

  •  Dual Monitor Capable

  • Windows 10 Professional 64Bit

  •  1 Thunderbolt 3

  •  4 3.0 USB ports

  •  1 HDMI

  •  Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack

    Features

 

  • Intel Quad-Core i7-8705G 3.1GHz With Turbo Boost Up to 4.1GHz
  • 8MB Cache
  • 32GB DDR4 2400MHz
  • 128GB m.2 SSD
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL Graphics
  • Supports Up to 6 Monitors
  • 802.11ac Wifi
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • 2 Thunderbolt 3
  • Windows 10 Professional 64Bit
  •  1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C
  •  1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A
  •  4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type A ports
  •  2 Mini DisplayPorts 1.2
  •  2 HDMI ports

The PEPPER JOBS GLK-UC2X Unlocked Intel N4100 Mini PC  weighs less than a pound, weighing at only 11.2 ounces. This Mini computer is highly customizable. It comes with 4GB of Ram installed, which can be expanded to 16gbs. It has an extra M.2 SATA 2280 slot for storage expansion. The GLK-UC2X supports up to 3 4K displays at 60Hz. 

 

It streams 4k videos smoothly and is a nice mid-grade computer that doesn't take up much space. 

 

For more information on the GLK-UC2X 

 

The  MII Mini PC, Intel Celeron J4205  comes with a Solid-State Drive,  An SSD would give you better performance, draw less power and conduct less heat than a mechanical hard drive. The SSD is 128G.  It comes with 8GBs of Ram.  Comes equipped with 4k HD for home entertainment, runs great on a Plex server.  This Mini PC has a  Pentium J4205 that boasts speeds up to 2.6 GHz. 

 

This is an impressive and fast little machine.   I would recommend this PC if you're looking for 4K home entertainment at a great price.

 

For more information on the MII Mini PC Pc 

Kingdel Windows 10 Industrial PC

 

The Kingdel Windows 10 Industrial PC (NC1037U) is also a fanless model, so it is silent. The Kingdel Industrial PC handles media streaming nicely. It comes with a 128Gb SSD drive and 8GBs of Ram. Only 3.04 pounds.

 

It has a superfast bootup speed and would make a great computer for those looking for a small, quiet and fast mid-grade computer. 

 

For more information on the Kingdel Industrial PC 

Kingdel NC860 Fanless Mini PC

 

The Kingdel NC860 (NC860-8550U)  is another fanless PC that makes zero noise. It is great for a home theater and streaming.  It drives a 4K display effortlessly. It stays cool under a normal load.

 

This Mini Computer has an Intel 8th Generation i7 processor,  16GB ram and 256 SSD for an impressively fast system. It can likely handle most high-end processing tasks.

 

For more information on the Kingdel NC860 Mini PC 

Intel NUC NUC8i5BEK Mini PC

 

The Intel NUC NUC8i5BEK Mini PC (NUC8i5BEK)  has an I5 8th generation processor, 16GB Ram, expandable to 32 GBs,  plus a whopping 1TB SSD. The processor has a turbo boost of up 3.8 GHz.

 

This is a solid and very fast little beast of a PC.  This  PC and can handle most games pretty well.  Another great system for streaming 4K and for home theater. Can likely handle most high-end processing tasks.

 

For more information on the NUC8i5BEK Mini PC 

 

The Intel NUC NUC6i7KYK Mini PC (Boxnuc6i7kyk), weighing in at only 1.5 lbs is super fast and compact.  It runs off an Intel 7, 6th generation processor has turbo boost up to 3.5 GHz, Comes armed with 4 cores, making it great for multitasking. It has 16 GB Ram, which is expandable to 32GBs. It comes with a 256 GB SSD.  

 

Can stream 4K seamlessly. Another great little PC with a powerful punch, awesome for entertainment or other high-end processing tasks.  

 

For more information on the NUC6i7KYK Mini PC

The Intel NUC 7 Enthusiast comes (BOXNUC7I7BNKQ) equipped with 4K for ultra HD, can handle up to three 4k monitors at a time.   It has a 3.5 Intel Core I7 7567U  processor, 16GB of Ram and a 512 GB SSD.  

 

Weighing only 2.2 lbs and around 4 inches,  it is compact yet powerful and sturdy.  This mini computer comes equipped with a fan and could handle most games and tasks that you throw at it.

 

For more information on the Intel NUC 7 Enthusiast 

The Intel NUC NUC8i7BEH Mini PC (NUC8i7BEH) comes with an Intel Quad Core I7 8th generation,  2.7  with turbo boost up to 4.5 GHz processor. It comes with 32 GB Ram and a 512 GB SSD drive, with the option to add a second drive.

 

Comes equipped for 4K streaming.  Despite not being fanless, it said to run quietly. The specs on this mini PC are top of the line and I have no doubt this mini-computer could hand most games and high processing tasks if not all. 

 

For more information on the NUC8i7BEH Mini PC

The Intel NUC NUC7i7BNH Mini PC (NUC7i7BNH) comes with 32GBs of ram, I7-7567U up to 4.0GHz processor, 256 GB SSD plus 1TB HDD.  Supports 4K streaming.

 

It can handle high-end processing, like video editing. Can run most games seamlessly.  Very responsive and fast to boot up.  Awesome little computer all around. 

 

For more information on the NUC7i7BNH Mini PC

 

The Intel NUC NUC8I7HNK Mini PC (NUC8I7HNK) has a Core i7 8th generation processor with speeds up to 4.1GHz, 32GB Ram and 128GB SSD.

 

This mini PC supports up to 6 displays. Weighs 3lbs, but is a powerhouse.

 

This little PC handles games and other high-end processing tasks with no problem.  It's dedicated AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics are powerful enough to run VR applications and play graphically demanding games with ease. 

 

For more information on the  NUC8I7HNK Mini PC

MSI Trident X Plus 9SF-054US 

The MSI Trident X Plus 9SF-054US (Trident X Plus 9SF-054US) is a small form factor PC.  The MSI Trident is a high-end gaming computer. It comes an Intel Core i0-9900k Processor 8 cores 3.6-5.0 GHz.  32GB Ram, 512GB SSD plus 2TB HDD. It has a groundbreaking graphics card.  NVIDIA RTX 2080Ti Ventus 11G OC graphics .

 

 It is powerful, compact and sleek, not as tiny as the others, weighs 14lbs but it makes up in power. This small gaming PC weighs about half the size of a standard Desktop Computer. It has a stylish glass panel with RGB case lighting. It has a dual-fan design to keep things cool.  This is an awesome computer that can handle everything. 

 

For more information on the MSI Trident X Plus   

 

 

 

Intel NUC NUC6i7KYK Mini PC

      Features

 

  • 6GB DDR

  • 64GB ROM  

  • Intel Celeron J3455 processor at 1.50Ghz up to 2.3Ghz in Turbo mode

  • Intel HD Graphics, Pre-installed with

  • Windows 10 (64-bit)  

  • Dual Display, with dual output display ports

  • 2 HDMI ports.

  • 4K Ultra HD video playback

  • 2.4G+5G Dual Band WiFi

  • Ethernet Gigabit 1000MB/s LAN

  • Bluetooth 4.2

  • 2  USB 2.0 ports

  • 2  USB 3.0 ports

  • 2 HDMI ports

  • 1  Gigabit Ethernet port

  • 1 Micro SD Card port

  • 1  Headphone Microphone Port

The ACEPC AK1  has a fast startup and good performance.  It can stream 4k videos online with no problem.  It is surprisingly powerful and could handle what most mid-range laptops can.

 It only comes with a  64GB hard drive which would be the bare minimum that I would go with, but if you don't plan on storing a lot of pictures, videos, etc on your PC, then it should plenty.

 

 The ACEPC AK1 is budget-friendly so If you need a computer for emailing, web surfing, document processing, or 4k streaming this could be the computer for you, however for high-end processing tasks like video editing and gaming you might want to go with something else. 

For more information on the ACEPC AK1 Mini PC 

 

ACEPC AK1 Mini PC

Since Mini Computers can be used for so many different things, they come in a variety of options. There is a lot to consider when choosing a Mini PC, the Processor,  Ram, and Storage needs are a few. If you plan on using it as your primary PC,  I’d recommend sticking to an i3-, i5- or i7-based model (lower cost units use Intel’s older Pentium or Celeron processors). If you plan on doing more processor intensive tasks, such as video editing or even gaming, going with an i7-based model would be optimal. If you will primarily use it to browse the web an i3- or i5-based unit will work just fine.

Generally Speaking the more Ram you have the faster your PC will run, depending on what program you are using. If you do a lot of multi-tasking, I would recommend at least 8GBs of Ram. Many Mini Computers go up to 32GBs of Ram, I would expect better performance the higher you go. Lastly, depending on your needs you will need to choose between a  Hard Disk Drive and a Solid State Drive ( some come equipped with both). An HDD usually carries more space and is generally less expensive. With an SSD you will have a much faster boot up time and better all around performance but likely less storage space.  

Recommendations On Choosing A Mini PC

I've listed below, a variety of 12 of the best Mini PCs available.  Ranging from mid-range to higher end little PCs.  I have only listed those with the highest ratings, found on the Web.  If you're looking to save some money and still get a great deal, you can check out my reviews on Refurbished Mini PCs.

    Features

 

  • Mini-ITX MB

  • Operating System: Win 10 Pro

  • Intel Core i9-9900k Processor with 8 Cores 3.6-5.0 GHz 16M Cache

  • NVIDIA RTX 2080Ti Ventus 11G OC w/true-to-life Ray Tracing Technology Graphics

  • 32GB DDR4 2666MHz (16GB x 2) Memory

  • 2 x U-DIMM DDR4 2400MHz, Max 32GB |

  • 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD (512GB x1) + 2TB 5400Rpm (2.5") HDD

  • Special Features: real-time Ray tracing

  • Tempered Glass Side panel

  • RGB Case Lighting

  • Dedicated cooling Chambers for GPU CPU, and PSU

  • Overclocking CPU

Benefits of owning a Mini PC

If you're in the market for a desktop computer, you may want to consider a Mini Desktop Computer or Mini PC. Mini PC's consume low power compared to a full-size desktop and take up much less space. 

 

They are small enough, that you can attach them to the back of a monitor or television, this can be a big advantage for those with limited space. Their small size also makes them portable, measuring roughly 4 inches and weighing around 2 pounds.

 

Mini Desktop PCs are generally quieter than large Desktops and are less prone to error due to dirt and dust. Some Desktop Mini PCs are made fanless, which makes them truly silent.

 

Some Mini Computers are capable of being used as a home theater with 4k output, you can even attach the unit to the back of your tv and use it as a huge computer, or stream 4k video.

Intel NUC 7 Enthusiast
Intel NUC NUC7i7BNH Mini PC

 

Intel NUC NUC8I7HNK Mini PC

 

Intel NUC NUC8i7BEH Mini PC

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