Mini PCs

Forum discussion tagged with Mini PCs.
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    Apple's 2018 Mac Mini Is Already $100 Off

    Apple's Core i3- and Core i5-based models are both on sale. Apple's 2018 Mac Mini Is Already $100 Off : Read more
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    Raspberry Pi Model B+ Review: An Awesomely Versatile $35 Mini PC

    When it comes to inexpensive project PCs, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is cheap, capable and better than ever. Raspberry Pi Model B+ Review: An Awesomely Versatile $35 Mini PC : Read more
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    I have an Android mini PC MK808 Mini PC/android TV that plugs into my HDMI port on the TV and I use a wireless mouse/keyboard

    I have an Android mini PC MK808 Mini PC/android TV that plugs into my HDMI port on the TV and I use a wireless mouse/keyboard with it. It was working fine----all I did was move the TV, and now when I try to select the HDMI 1 port (I have also tried the HDMI 2) input, it says "No video signal". I...
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    Apple Mac mini (2018) Review: This Little Mac Is Awesome

    The Apple Mac mini (2018 model) is finally back, and it's better than ever, with a new look, rock-solid performance, and even a bit of upgradability. Apple Mac mini (2018) Review: This Little Mac Is Awesome : Read more
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    Apple Updates the Mac mini for 2018

    New hardware and capabilities come with a sleek new look. Apple Updates the Mac mini for 2018 : Read more
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    Acer Chromebox CXI3 Review: The Best Chrome Desktop Yet

    The Acer Chromebox CXI3 is an excellent mini PC that runs Google's Chrome operating system. But even with a solid design and great performance, it's a lot to pay for a limited desktop experience. Acer Chromebox CXI3 Review: The Best Chrome Desktop Yet : Read more
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    Mini PC Hystou Warranty SSD

    I bought a Hystou mini PC 12 months ago. It is of a high spec however the SSD has failed after just 12 months. Not to worry I thought because it is covered by a three year warranty. I got in touch with Jacy Yang who I bought it from. Surprise-surprise, we exchanged a couple of e mails then she...
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    kodi linux problem

    Hello guys i have an acer mini pc that runs on linux and through that i use kodi a few days ago when i turned it on and i pressed the kodi icon it came on as i line in the middle of the screen and diappears before i have any time to do anything just for a second or so .Can anybody help what...
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    Use mini-pc through my laptop - USB connected

    Hello, Is there a mini-pc, compute stick or similar that can be connected (via USB) to my laptop and use the keyboard and screen? I´ll try to explain me better. I have my Windows office laptop, and I want to use my mini-pc through my laptop. For example, when connecting my mini-pc a window pops...
  10. Mike Andronico

    Intel Hades Canyon NUC Review: Big Power in a Small, Pricey Box

    The Intel Hades Canyon NUC offers impressive gaming performance for a mini PC, but it gets pricey once you add your own components. Intel Hades Canyon NUC Review: Big Power in a Small, Pricey Box : Read more
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    Ockel Sirius B Black Cherry Review: Slick Design, Subpar Performance

    The Ockel Sirius B Black Cherry is a pocket-size desktop PC with a head-turning design and good selection of ports, but it falls short in performance and needs more storage space. Ockel Sirius B Black Cherry Review: Slick Design, Subpar Performance : Read more
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    Asus Chromebox Review: Chrome OS Goes Desktop

    The Asus Chromebox is an early experiment in putting Chrome OS into a tiny desktop, and it feels like it. You can get online and enjoy a range of web apps and extensions, but the little desktops limitations are hard to ignore. Asus Chromebox Review: Chrome OS Goes Desktop : Read more
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    Lenovo IdeaCentre Stick 300 Review: A Tiny PC with a Few Small Problems

    The Lenovo IdeaCentre Stick 300 is one of the smallest stick PCs on the market, with an attractively small price to go with it, but the performance is a bit lackluster, and it would be greatly improved by a second USB port. Lenovo IdeaCentre Stick 300 Review: A Tiny PC with a Few Small Problems...
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    I still don't get where the 2nd lead from small audio box goes logitech z213

    I can't connect my logitech z213 to my laptop pc
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    HP Elite Slice Review: Mighty and Modular Mini PC

    The HP Elite Slice is a stackable system that gives you a highly capable mini PC with an array of custom features. HP Elite Slice Review: Mighty and Modular Mini PC : Read more
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    Zotac Debuts Robot-Inspired Gaming Desktop

    Zotac had plenty of new wares on display at its booth at Computex, including new Zbox-branded mini PCs, a pocket-sized PC, and a new line of desktop systems. Zotac Debuts Robot-Inspired Gaming Desktop : Read more
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    No firewire issue

    Hello Everybody, I have Intel's NUC mini pc with the following specs: https://ark.intel.com/products/83255/Intel-NUC-Kit-NUC5i5RYH I'm a complete dummy when it gets to computer hardware therefore I'm asking you guys :) Here is my question: I have an audio interface that can be plugged with...
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    what is the cause of this problem?

    my zotac en970 mini pc wont power up anymore and it just shut down while browsing with google. then a spark came from the dc input jack and a bad smell. unplugged and checked the adapter plugs to make sure they were in properly and when plugged back in again it sparked at the dc input on the...
  19. Mike Andronico

    This Credit Card Sized PC Plays 4K Video

    The Asus Tinker Board is a tiny PC that offers twice the memory of Raspberry Pi and supports 4K video. This Credit Card Sized PC Plays 4K Video : Read more
  20. 010010

    Mini ITX/Mini ATX/Micro ATX

    Hello, Im looking for a cheap build at any of the sizes mentioned in the title with enough computing power to watch films in 1080p, Browse the internet perhaps play some very low resource games such as starbound on low settings. Also having room on the case for 2 front panel devices: A DVD drive...
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    Laptop for engineering applications and occational gaming

    I am currently looking to change my old laptop with AMD Radeon 5000 because it didn't seems to work well with CAD applications. I am looking for a laptop with graphic card that can handle both engineering and CAD software plus gaming. I am seriously into Skyrim mods and more likely to do so...
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    Mini PC or TV BOX, How to choose?

    I want to build a home theater in my house, Mini PC is said to be cheap and powerful, But I haven used that thing before. http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Pocket-PC-5Gen-Intel-Core-i7-5500U-Mini-PCTV-Box-Graphics-HD-5500-Bluetooth-300M-Wifi/1455226_32641898114.html Which one will perform...
  23. PhilipMichaels

    Intel's Skull Canyon Mini PC Gears Up for Gamers

    Due out later this spring, the $650 Intel NUC has a quad-core 6th-gen Core i7 processor, Iris Pro graphics and Thunderbolt 3 support -- features that should make this mini PC appealing to gamers. Intel's Skull Canyon Mini PC Gears Up for Gamers : Read more
  24. apiltch

    Intel Compute Stick (2nd Gen, Cherry Trail) Review: Tiny Media Mastery

    Intel's second-generation Compute Stick is tiny enough to fit in the palm of your hand yet powerful enough to output 4K video or stream Xbox games. Intel Compute Stick (2nd Gen, Cherry Trail) Review: Tiny Media Mastery : Read more
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    Can I use a mini pc with a chromebook?

    For some time now I have been forced to use a Chromebook and considering the fact that it's web based, my ability to be productive has been really challenged. Most mini PCs have an HDMI port, just like my Chromebook. If I were to acquire one, would I be able to use it on my chromebook?
  26. apiltch

    Best Mini PCs 2015

    These mini PCs run Windows or Mac OS X, but can fit in your hand. Here are top picks for family-use, gaming, business and home theater. Best Mini PCs 2015 : Read more
  27. apiltch

    Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Review

    One of the best bargains in tech, this $99 Windows 10 mini PC combines solid performance with a host of unique features such as a fingerprint reader, a ports dock and the ability to output to an iPad. Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Review : Read more
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    Hardware requirements for multiple chromecast from local HDD?

    I'm looking at setting up a mini-pc as an HTPC running KODI on Ubuntu and using Chromecast as a DMA in a couple other rooms. I was wondering how powerful the mini-pc would need to be to handle that. I found this article that says full res HD takes 48Mbps and an external USB 2.0 drive has a...
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    Mini pc based on windows or android

    hi first forgive me about my bad English im originally from Israel, I want to buy a mini pc based on windows(prefer) or on android that can output 4k for my 4k tv, and support in hdmi 2.0 and 60fps, my budget is about 120$(+,-) thanks and have a good day
  30. apiltch

    Silent, But Lively: Mini PCs Go Fanless With Copper Chassis

    Aleutia's T1 and R50 mini PCs use stunning copper chassis to dissipate heat, without any moving parts. Silent, But Lively: Mini PCs Go Fanless With Copper Chassis : Read more
  31. apiltch

    In Defense of the Intel Compute Stick

    Intel’s new mini PC is the smallest Windows computer on the market, but some are too focused on its limitations. In Defense of the Intel Compute Stick : Read more
  32. apiltch

    Intel Compute Stick Review: World's Smallest Windows PC

    The Intel Compute stick is the smallest full-fledged Windows PC you can buy, and it's quite capable for the price. Intel Compute Stick Review: World's Smallest Windows PC : Read more
  33. apiltch

    Intel Compute Stick Mini PC Review

    The Intel Compute stick is the smallest full-fledged Windows PC you can buy, and it's quite capable for the price. Intel Compute Stick Mini PC Review : Read more
  34. apiltch

    Best Mini PCs 2015 (Archive)

    These mini PCs run Windows or Mac OS X, but can fit in your hand. Here are top picks for family-use, gaming, business and home theater. Best Mini PCs 2015 : Read more
  35. Mike Andronico

    HP Stream Mini Desktop 200-010 Review

    The Stream Mini Desktop stuffs an affordable, attractive PC for streaming media and browsing the Web into a chassis the size of a Tupperware container. HP Stream Mini Desktop 200-010 Review : Read more
  36. apiltch

    Intel NUC (Broadwell) Mini PC Review

    The Intel NUC is a mini PC that delivers a surprising amount of power in a compact and customizable chassis. Intel NUC (Broadwell) Mini PC Review : Read more
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    Mini PC under $300 for watching video online

    I'm looking foor a mini PC for watching video's online. Not looking for Android or Raspberry, what would you advice. Budget is $300.
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    Intel i7 4500U 1.8GHz (3.0GHz Turbo) + GeForce GTX750 2GB DDR5 --> OK For Gaming?

    HI, I'm looking at buying a Giada Mini PC, Running an Intel i7 4500U 2 Core 1.8GHz [3.0GHz on Turbo] with a Nvidia GeForce GTX750 2GB GDDR5 GPU, on a Cut Down Price... Will This Be Able to Run Current Games [Particualrly the Up Coming Project CARS Release] at Resolution 1920 x 1080? [Or A Little...
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    HTPC HD Audio Bitstream

    Hi all, I want to know what are the main requirements for a pc to be able to bitstream HD audio. Can I bitstream HD audio using any Intel Haswell chip with integrated graphics or do I need a dedicated graphics card?
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    Can't reflash Netbook

    Recently picked up one of those cheap Chinese 9 inch netbooks at a car boot sale. The system is really low spec - 128 mb memory and 1 gigabyte NAND Flash drive. No Cd. It was meant to be running Windows Ce. On boot up the system displays the boot up screen and is locked there. I've tried...
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    ICE's xPC: The Smartphone-Sized Computer

    ICE and Analogix have teamed up for the ICE xPC line, which gives you a full Windows computer within a smartphone-sized design. ICE's xPC: The Smartphone-Sized Computer : Read more
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    Will I be able to view online network tv on my hd tv (not a smart tv) by using a mini pc?

    From what I read it sounds like a mini pc can be used to watch online network tv that is streamed to my laptop, on my hd tv., but I haven't found anything that specifically says that. I know it works for Netflix, utube, hulu, etc but what I want is just free network tv show episodes that are...
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    Photo/Video Editing Question...HELP!

    Was wondering if i bought a copy of photoshop and lightroom 5 student/teacher edition.. They say you only get one licence per year or something. But do you need to pay each year??? Anyone able to explain what the deal is??? Thanks Heaps!
  44. arges86

    How to Turn an Android Into a Desktop

    How to turn on old Android phone into a desktop. All apps I used are free (keyboard was the only expense) I mainly use mine for causally browsing the web (reading Toms Hardware, NYTimes, Gizmodo and the like), watching YouTube videos, and streaming shows/movies from a small server in my apt...
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    Mini PC (Android TV) not recognized

    I have an iPEGTOP MK808 Mini PC/android TV that plugs into my HDMI port on the TV and I use a wireless mouse/keyboard with it. It was working fine----all I did was move the TV, and now when I try to select the HDMI 1 port (I have also tried the HDMI 2) input, it says "No video signal". I have...
  46. adity8522

    Can I connect my Android Mini PC to my Laptop ?

    Can I connect my Android Mini PC to my Laptop through USB like we boot Linux live through USB ? This is the PC : http://uae.souq.com/ae-en/mk802-iv-rk3188-quad-core-cortex-a9-android-wifi-mini-pc-4995376/i/ My Laptop also has an Express card Slot and VGA. Any Help would be appreciated.
  47. blackjellognomes

    Making a dumb HDTV smart? Android mini PC or other?

    I'd like to upgrade one of my parents' "dumb" HDTVs with wireless capabilities (e.g., web browsing, Netflix), but I'm not quite sure where to look. So far the simplest solution I've found is to purchase a generic Android stick/mini PC like the UG802, but I'm a bit put off by the lack of support...