News Minisforum Details Ryzen 5-Powered Mini PC, Future Ryzen 4000 Model

King_V

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I'm definitely fascinated by the fact that a number of Ryzen-based mini PCs are coming out, and this one's no exception. The tool-less case is definitely a bonus.

Of course, being new, they probably have to start with a medium/medium-high spec machine (relative to the size and power constraints). Because of my obsession with putting together my Micro Machine (see sig) a while back when the ASRock A300W came out, finding more of these, that may compete with even my ultra-cheap price of putting it together, is fascinating.

I hope that this takes off well enough that they can make, say, Ryzen 3 or even Athlon versions at lower price points. I know, I keep looking at these and thinking "Could this have been my Micro Machine if the A300W wasn't the only option I had available at the time?"

I do think the single-8GB stick is an odd choice... though maybe it's about giving the option to upgrade easily to 16GB later by adding an (identical) 8GB stick?
 
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There are at least two addresses related to Minisforum one "19H Maxgrand Plaza, No.3 Tai Yau Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon Hong Kong"...
 
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....and another more mysterious listed on their FB in Guangdong, China.
The situation in Hong Kong is changing dynamically... It is worth to consider other products, maybe from Taiwan.
 

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Sorry to ... on your chips, but what thee mini-pCs lack is NOT CPU power , but GPU power. They could get away with the 4c/8t CPU if they doubled or trebled the GPU power . But that is V difficult in these low TDP/watts boxes. Getting there tho.
 

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