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What is a mini PC, what's the disadvantages and advantages?

What is a mini PC, what's the disadvantages and advantages?

By  Daniel Camilo 2019-05-30 8932 0

Some people may not know what is the difference between a TV box and a mini PC. Here we will introduce the mini PC, list the advantages and disadvantages of mini PC.

What is mini PC?

Mini PC is a small-sized, inexpensive, low-power, legacy-free desktop computer designed for basic tasks such as web browsing, accessing web-based applications, document processing, and audio/video playback.The word Mini PC is a portmanteau of Internet and desktop. It is the desktop counterpart of the netbook.

Mini PC vs. ordinary desktop computers


1.Compared to ordinary desktop computers, Mini PCs are not only smaller and cheaper. Its volume is generally 1/30 of the volume of a traditional desktop host. The mini PC is very convenient to carry, and can even be taken directly in the trouser pocket to bring more convenience to work and life.

2.Mini PC also consume much less power. For example, CompuLab's fit-PC2 consumes no more than 8 watts of power whereas a typical desktop would easily consume more than 100 watts of power; consequently, Mini PCs require significantly less cooling and may even be completely fanless. Some do not have an optical disk drive and use a solid state drive, making them completely silent.


1.The tradeoff is that the hardware specifications and processing power are usually reduced and hence make Mini PCs less appropriate for running complex or resource-intensive applications.

2.The current soft rib of the mini PC is undoubtedly the problem of the graphics card. As we all know, the single-function display has a large amount of heat. Since the mini-host is born to be small, it naturally sacrifices the performance factor of the main part when controlling the heat. Most of the minis on the market. Hosts are using integrated graphics instead of single display.

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