If you prefer desktop PCs, but you want something less bulky, perhaps you should consider getting a mini PC? With the upcoming Black Friday event, many mini PCs are on discount, so we made a list of best mini PCs that you can get for this shopping season.
Note: Deals are subject to change. Sometimes, some of the deals listed in our guides may no longer be available by the time you hit the buy button. So, hurry up and grab them while they’re hot.
Intel NUC 7 Home A Mini PC
Intel NUC 7 Home A Mini PC specifications:
- Processor: Core i5-7260U
- Graphics: Intel Iris Plus graphics
- Operating System: Windows 10 Home
- RAM: 4GB DDR4
- Storage: 1TB SATA-3 hard drive
- Ports: HDMI 2.0a, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, memory card slot, Thunderbolt 3, headphone jack
Intel NUC 7 Home A Mini PC is a powerful mini PC that allows you to enjoy in 4K multimedia. This device comes with built-in Bluetooth allowing you to connect other peripherals wirelessly. In addition, there’s a built-in wireless 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter. Overall, This mini PC packs a lot of power in a small form factor, so it might be perfect for you.
ZOTAC ZBOX-MI660NANO-U specification:
- Processor: Intel Core i7-8550U quad-core
- Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620
- Memory: 2 x 260-pin DDR4-2133/2400 SODIMM Slots, supports up to 32GB
- Storage: 2.5-inch SATA 6.0 Gbps HDD/SSD slot
- Ports: HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, 3-in-1 card reader, 2x USB 3.1 Type-C, 1x USB 3.0, 2x RJ45 ports
- Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2
- Size: 5.03in x 4.98in x 2.00in
ZOTAC ZBOX-MI660NANO-U supports native 4K output and it can work with up to 4 displays. Despite its powerful hardware, this device doesn’t have storage or RAM, so you’ll need to purchase that separately. Despite the lack of hard drive and RAM, this device offers great features, and it will be perfect for you if you’re looking for a new mini PC.
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Mini PC ACEPC T11
Mini PC ACEPC T11 specifications:
- Processor: Intel Z8350
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
- RAM: 4GB DDR3L
- Storage: 32GB eMMC
- WiFi: Dual Band，2.4G/5G
- LAN: 10/100M
- Bluetooth: Version 4.0
- Ports: VGA, HDMI, LAN, USB 3.0, 3x USB 2.0, Micro SD slot
Mini PC ACEPC T11 offers solid hardware specifications, and it’s extremely quiet due to its fanless design. This PC comes with VESA bracket so you can easily mount it to any monitor thus keeping your workspace neat. It’s worth mentioning that this PC can work with multiple monitors and provide 4K resolution, so it will be perfect for most of your needs.
GIGABYTE Mini PC GB-BACE-3000
GIGABYTE Mini PC GB-BACE-3000 specifications:
- Processor: 14nm Intel® Celeron N3000
- RAM: 1x SO-DIMM DDR3L 1.35V Slot (1066/1600 MHz)
- Storage: 2.5” Hard Drives (1 x 6Gbps SATA3)
- Ports: VGA, HDMI, audio jack, Gigabit LAN
- Connectivity: Dual-Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
- Size: 0.69L (56.1x 107.6 x 114.4mm)
GIGABYTE Mini PC GB-BACE-3000 offers fanless design, so it will be incredibly quiet while you use it. This PC also has a VESA mounting bracket so you can easily mount it to your monitor. It’s worth mentioning that this PC supports dual monitors as well. However, this device doesn’t have a hard drive or a RAM module, so you’ll have to buy those separately.
Gigabyte GB-BXBT-2807 Barebones Mini PC
This mini-PC is a barebones device. This means that there are no RAM and hard drive included in the package. However, Gigabyte GB-BXBT-2807 does support 8GB RAM and 1TB HDD.
Key specs include:
- CPU: Intel Celeron N2807 processor (1.58Ghz Clock Speed, 2.16Ghz Max Turbo)
- Storage: 2.5″ SATA Hard Drive
- Ports: one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, one VGA Port, one HDMI Port, one RJ45 LAN Port, and one Audio Out/Mic In.
ASUS VC66-CB5018ZN VivoMini
ASUS VC66-CB5018ZN VivoMini specification:
- Processor: Intel Core i5-8400 4GHz
- RAM: 8GB DDR4
- Storage: 1TB HDD
- Graphics: Integrated Intel HD graphics
- Size: 7.5” x 7.5” x 2.2”
- Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- Ports: 2x USB 2.0, 4x USB 3.0, audio jack, 4-in-1 card reader, DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort, RJ45 LAN
ASUS VC66-CB5018ZN VivoMini offers great design and hardware performance which makes it perfect for all users. This device supports storage upgrades so you can easily insert M.2 or additional SSD or hard drive. The device also has a mounting VESA bracket, so you can hide it behind your monitor or TV.
There are many great mini PCs that you can purchase for this Black Friday, and we hope that our list helped you choose the perfect mini PC for you.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2018 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.