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Reviews of popular mini PCs

This is a popular mini PC reviews written by administrator of this website, who has installed mini PCs in various places for various purposes.
GEEKOM NUC XT12 Pro (Intel12th generation Core-i9)
Release : 2024/04 / CPU : Intel 12th generation Core-i9
Equipped with Intel 12th generation Core i9-12900H CPU (released in 2022). Also equipped with high-speed USB4 (40Gbps) compatible with Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi6E (6GHz band compatible). Memory is 32 (maximum 64GB). Storage is equipped with M.2 2280 SSD 1TB, You can also add more storage with the M.2 2242 SSD slot. It offers top-class performance at a reasonable price.
GMKtec NucBox M3 (Core i5-12450H)
Release : 2023/07 / CPU : Intel 12th generation Core-i5
Equipped with Intel 12th generation Core i5-12450H CPU (released in 2022). Memory is 16/32GB. If you replace it, you can install up to 64GB. Storage is equipped with M.2 2280 SSD 512GB/1TB. It has the performance of an average modern office computer. On the other hand, the graphics engine is poor, so it is not suitable for enjoying 3D games.
GEEKOM Mini IT13 (Intel 13th generation Core-i9/i7/i5)
Release : 2023/09 / CPU : Intel 13th generation Core-i9/i7/i5
GEEKOM's flagship model equipped with the latest and highest performance 14-core CPU. Also equipped with the latest USB4 (40Gbps) and Wi-Fi6E (6GHz band compatible). Memory is 32/16GB (maximum 64GB). Storage is equipped with M.2 2280 SSD 2TB/1TB/512GB, You can also expand your storage with an M.2 2242 SSD slot and a 2.5" SATA HDD slot.
GEEKOM A5 (AMD Ryzen 7 5800H)
Release : 2023/09 / CPU : AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
Equipped with an affordable yet high-performance 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 5800H CPU. Depending on the job, it can reach performance approaching Intel's latest 13th generation Core i9 32GB of memory is sufficient. The storage is equipped with M.2 2280 SSD 512GB, which can be replaced with up to 2TB.
GPD Win Max2 + GPD G1 eGPU
Release : 2023/09 / CPU : AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
Equipped with a joystick and trigger buttons, it has performance exceeding NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, allowing you to comfortably enjoy 3D games. The GPD G1 eGPU, which was announced at the same time, is an external graphics board (eGPU) equipped with an AMD Radeon RX 7600M XT graphics chip. When connected to a computer, you can enjoy heavy-duty 3D games. Its performance is comparable to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (Desktop).
Release : 2023/06 / CPU : Core i7-11390H
Small but high performance, low-speed rotating fan makes it quiet. It also has 4 USB ports and a wide range of interfaces. 8K multi-display display is also possible, and one 2.5-inch HDD/SSD can be built-in. This is a high-spec machine class PC for office use. It can withstand not only office work but also photo and video editing.
Release : 2021/08 / CPU : Core i5-1135G7
It surpasses the Core i7 high-spec machine from 5 years ago, and can withstand image and video editing. Also, since it is a low-speed rotating fan, it is usually almost silent. It has many interfaces and is expandable, and can accommodate two 2.5-inch HDDs. It is equipped with not only HDMI but also a DP (DisplayPort) connector, so it can output two screens.
Release : 2021/09 / CPU : Pentium Silver N5030
This is a low-priced model that focuses on small size, power saving, and quietness rather than performance. In terms of performance, I don't feel any lack of performance when browsing the web or using office software. There is also no sound as there is no fan. Suitable for light office work and home mini server machines.
PasocomMini PC-8001 PCG set
Release : 2019/09 / CPU : Raspberry Pi Zero WH
This is a miniature model of the NEC PC-8001, released in 1979 and considered to be one of the original personal computers in Japan. Not only is the appearance precisely reproduced, but it also has a built-in Raspberry Pi Zero WH and emulates the PC-8001. In addition to N-BASIC, programs written using the μPD780C-1 assembler can also be operated. Games from that time are also bundled, allowing you to travel back in time to the early days of personal computers.
GPD P2 Max / GPD Pocket2 / GPD win2
Release : 2019/08 / CPU : Core m3-8100Y / Celeron 3965Y
GPD P2 Max is GPD's third business pocket computer: Ultrabook, following GPD Pocket and GPD Pocket2. Size comparable to iPad mini, high resolution of 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA). Weighing only 650g, it is light enough to be carried around every day.
Dreamcast revival strategy
Release : 1998/11 / CPU : HITACHI SH-4 / VideoLogic PowerVR-CLX2
Extra edition! An early lot model of Sega's last home game console "Dreamcast" that had been stored untouched for over 20 years. I started it up for the first time in a while and moved the gameplay environment to a PC emulator.