Small and portable, stylish and beautiful, energy-saving and environmentally friendly, silent and other words are the best summary of the MINI PC. The MINI PC makes up for the shortcomings of the traditional desktop and fits the modern people’s experience very well, making the MINI PC market in recent years The hope of machine manufacturers and DIY manufacturers seeking a breakthrough is precisely this opportunity that has created brand manufacturers that focus on the development, production and sales of MINI PCs, opening up new horizons for the console market.
What is a MINI PC?
MINI PC also called mini computer, mini computer host, thin PC (HTPC), cloud terminal, Some people like to call it a desktop computer. It is a small size, low power consumption, and ultra-quiet , High-performance, stylish and beautiful computer, MINI PC has the basic attributes and performance of traditional desktop computer.
Advantages of MINI PC
(1) Small and portable
Small and compact is the biggest feature of MINI PC, It’s volume is generally 1/30 of the volume of a traditional desktop host, equivalent to the thickness of a 130-page book, and the length and width are as large as A5 paper. Our MINI PC is called a book computer, precisely because the MINI PC looks like a book standing quietly on the table. Of course, there are also smaller MINI PC on the market, such as computer sticks, which are equivalent to the size of a U disk. The MINI PC is very convenient to carry, and can even be carried anywhere directly in the trouser pocket, bringing greater work and life Convenience.
(2) Save space resources
The MINI PC has a compact size, can stand or lie down and can be fixed by a hanger. It can be placed in any small corner of the table at will, or it can be fixed behind a monitor or TV with a special hanger, which makes room for office or home life. and also a clean and tidy space on the desktop. In modern life, resources are limited, housing prices and land rents continue to rise, office equipment, household appliances, etc. are also increasingly requiring mini and compact shapes, and MINI PCs are also catering to people’s needs.
(3) Fashionable and beautiful
Most traditional large desktop computer have an old-fashioned shape that can no longer meet the aesthetic needs of modern people. The stylish appearance design of MINI PC, coupled with small and exquisite design, is very artistic whether it is placed on a desk, living room or study room. Life and work bring a more enjoyable experience.
(4) Low power consumption, energy saving and power saving
The MINI PC uses a low-power processor, and the thermal design power consumption TDP is generally around 10W-17W, while the traditional large desktop host power consumption averages 100W~150W, which is 10 times or more than the power consumption of the mini host. For example: if a classroom has 60 traditional desktop computers, the power consumption is 150W, the use is 10 hours a day, and the electricity bill is 1 USD/kWh, then the annual electricity bill for this classroom with 60 traditional large desktop computers is 21,600 USD, and If you use MINI PC, the annual electricity bill for a 60-MINI PC classroom is 2,160 USD, and the difference between the two is 21,578 USD! This is just the difference in electricity bills for one classroom. There is more than one classroom in the school. The price difference is really amazing!
(5) Silent and environmentally friendly
The rumbling noise of traditional large desktop computers has severely affected the experience of computer workers, game players and home life. In this living space where pollution sources are ubiquitous, people can no longer bear more pollution. Due to the fanless heat dissipation design of the MINI PC, the whole machine can achieve zero noise during operation. It brings a quiet experience of work and life and has been deeply loved by people.
(6) Strong performance
The performance of the MINI PC has become mature. After years of exploration and accumulation, most of the current mini hosts can meet the basic needs of 70% of users for office, entertainment, industrial control, display and playback, although most of the mini hosts are still designed with integrated display. However, some high-profile and unique mini hosts are not inferior in overall performance.
(7) Safe and stable
Due to the small size of the MINI PC, the high degree of integration of the motherboard, and the very compact design and layout of components and chips, most MINI PCs can achieve long-term stable operation, and are not prone to individual hardware problems that affect or interrupt the entire machine, or even damage the entire machine. However, traditional large desktop hosts are prone to compatibility or instability of individual components, which may affect the operation of the whole machine due to the large number of superimposed hardware.
(8) Easy to update and maintain
The MINI PC is small and portable, and it is very convenient whether it is in terms of software update or hardware update. If you need to expand the memory hard disk, you only need to open the cover of the mini host with a screwdriver. The internal motherboard structure and hardware of the chassis are clear at a glance, and replacement is very convenient. If there is a problem with the computer and need to be repaired, girls, children, and the elderly can easily take it out of the store or send it back to the manufacturer for repair.
Disadvantages of MINI PC
(1) Graphics card
The current weakness of the mini host is undoubtedly the problem of the graphics card. As we all know, the independent display has a large amount of heat. Since the MINI PC is designed to be small, it naturally sacrifices the performance elements of the computer when controlling the heat. Most of the mini models on the market This is the reason why the mainframe uses integrated graphics instead of a separate display. Therefore, the MINI PC with integrated display will be a little strenuous when dealing with large gun battle games. Of course, there is no pressure in small stand-alone games and playing 1080P high-definition video.
(2) After-sales service
MINI PCs have after-sales problems, and more often users need to send them back to the factory for repair. Many local computer repair shops cannot provide technicians and technical services for your MINI PC repairs. Of course, the MINI PC market has just opened up, and after-sales services always lag behind Product sales, it requires time to accumulate technical services.