Top 6 Extreme-Sized Mini PCs Can Meet Our Daily Use

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Small compact mainframe (SFF PC), also known as mini mainframe (Mini PC), has become an important branch of the desktop market. The sub-category of Mini PCs has also begun to gradually differentiate. In order to pursue extreme performance, some hosts are equipped with top-level desktop or mobile processors in the body of about 1L. The more representative ones include AMD Ryzen 9-5900HX blessing.

Beelink GTR5, Minisforum HX90, and Shuttle XPC Slim DH670 and ECS Liva One H610 with 12th Gen Intel desktop CPUs. Other hosts are constantly pursuing the ultimate compactness, and some even have a volume close to the size of a smartphone. With the continuous enhancement of low-power CPU computing power, these extreme-sized small hosts are no longer just limited to As a TV stick, it can meet all the daily office work, Internet access, stock trading and audio-visual entertainment of most consumers. This article will introduce you to a few such small hosts.

1. MOREFINE M6

The mini computer host brand MOREFINE launched a Mini PCwith the model M6 this year. This Mini PCis only 155×80×19mm in size, only 0.24L in volume, and weighs only 195g. It is very small and only a little thicker than most smartphones, but it is indeed a full-fledged desktop computer, and even built-in air cooling. The M6 has two processor versions, the Celeron N5105 with a TDP of 10W and the Pentium Silver N6000 with a TDP of 6W. The performance of the two CPUs exceeds that of the 8th-generation i3 low-voltage version, which can handle daily audio and video and light office work completely. Not a problem. The device has onboard 8GB/16GB LPDDR4 2933 memory and can install two M.2 solid state drives (one 2280 and one 2242).

The fuselage is equipped with 1 HDMI2.0 interface, 1 TYPE-C interface with display output function, and supports dual-screen 4K output. One 2.5G network port, three USB3.1 ports, and one 2.5Gbps network port. The M6 is powered by the Type-C interface, and the input power is 24W (12V-2A). Almost any mobile phone charging head or monitor that supports the 12V PC protocol can power it. In terms of wireless network, this computer supports WiFi6 and Bluetooth 5.2. At present, the Celeron N5105+8GB memory, M6 without hard disk and operating system is priced at 1099 yuan on e-commerce platforms, while the Pentium N6000+16GB memory M6 is priced at 1429 yuan.

 

Pros: 

  • 5Gbps network port
  • Type-C power supply
  • Fan + copper cooling
  • Dual hard disk support
  • WiFi6

 

Cons:

  • Single-channel memory
  • Male mold design
  • No features in appearance

2. Mele Quieter3Q

Mele Quieter3Q is a mini host that is smaller than MOREFINE M6, its size is only 132x81x17.8mm, the plane size is even smaller than many large-screen smartphones, and the volume is only 0.19L. The fuselage is equipped with 2 HDMI2.0 interfaces, which can realize dual-screen 4K output. There are also 4 USB3.0 ports, a Type-C port for power supply, an RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port, a TF card slot, and a 3.5mm audio interface. The product comes standard with a VESA Mount bracket, which supports hanging on the back of the monitor. In terms of wireless network, it supports WiFi-6 and Bluetooth 5.2, and its expansion ability is not weaker than that of ordinary Mini PCs.

Quieter3Q is equipped with Celeron N5015 quad- and quad-thread processors with TDP of 10W. It provides 8GB+128GB and 8+256GB versions. The memory and eMMc storage are onboard and cannot be upgraded. However, the device provides an m.2 2280 interface, and users can install up to 4TB m.2 2280 NVMe solid-state drives by themselves. The Quieter3Q is pre-installed with genuine Windows 10 operating system, but because of the built-in TPM2.0 chip, it can be upgraded to Windows 11. This host uses passive cooling, so there will be no noise. However, some consumers are concerned about overheating and throttling during prolonged high-load operation.

The Mele Quieter3Q is currently on sale at Amazon. The 8+128GB version is priced at $237.99 (1,600 yuan), and the 8+256GB version is priced at $254.99 (1,715 yuan). The official Ali-Express sales channel will be opened later, and Chinese users should be able to buy it at a lower price.

 

Pros:

  • Type-C power supply
  • Extremely compact
  • Noiseless operation
  • Pre-installed genuine Windows 10

 

Cons:

  • Single-channel memory
  • No fan design
  • Heat dissipation is not guaranteed

3. Dingdian S3

The recently released Dingdian S3 uses a very similar mold to the MOREFINE M6, and even the Intel LOGO on the casing is exactly the same. The body size of this host is 155*80*19mm and the volume is 0.24L. It is powered by an Intel Jasper Lake Pentium N6000 quad-core, quad-thread processor, 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of built-in storage. Although the body is small, the interface is not stingy at all, including 1 HDMI 2.0, a multi-function Type-C that supports display output, 1 Type-C for power connection, 3 USB 3.1 Gen2 specifications USB-A, 1 One 3.5mm audio interface and one 2.5 Gbps network port. In addition to wired Internet access, this pocket mini host also has a built-in Intel AX201 wireless network card that supports WiFi6 and Bluetooth 5.2.

There are two m.2 interfaces inside the fuselage, which can install an m2.2280 NVMe solid state drive and an m2.2242 SATA solid state drive. The 16GBDDR4 2933MHz memory is soldered on the motherboard and cannot be replaced. At the same time, it even has a built-in active cooling fan to ensure the stability of the system during long-term operation. At present, the Dingdian S3 has been sold on the crowdfunding platform, and the 16GB+128GB version is priced at $249 .

Pros:

  • 5Gbps network port
  • Type-C power supply
  • Fan + copper cooling
  • Dual hard disk support
  • WiFi6

 

Cons:

  • Single-channel memory
  • Male mold design
  • No features in appearance

4. Walkfish M6

The Walkfish M6 and MOREFINE M6 not only have similar names, but also look almost exactly the same. The only thing that distinguishes the two products is the brand's LOGO. It's hard not to doubt that one is the OEM of the other. The body size of this host is 155*80*19mm and the volume is 0.24L. The body is equipped with 1 HDMI2.0 interface, 1 TYPE-C interface with display output function, and supports dual-screen 4K output. One 2.5G network port, three USB3.1 ports, and one 2.5Gbps network port. In addition to wired Internet access, this pocket mini host also has a built-in Intel AX201 wireless network card that supports WiFi6 and Bluetooth 5.2.

The device includes two processor versions: the Intel Celeron N5105 quad-core, four-thread processor with a TDP of 10W, and the Celeron N5100 quad-core, four-thread processor with a TDP of 6W. 8/16GB of onboard DDR4-2933MHz memory. There are two m.2 interfaces inside the fuselage, which can install an m2.2280 NVMe solid state drive and an m2.2242 SATA solid state drive. At the same time, it even has a built-in active cooling fan to ensure the stability of the system during long-term operation. At present, the N5100, 8+128GB version is priced at 1169 yuan (original price 1199, coupon -30) on the e-commerce platform.

Pros:

  • 5Gbps network port
  • Type-C power supply
  • Fan + copper cooling
  • Dual hard disk support
  • WiFi6

 

Cons:

  • Single-channel memory
  • Male mold design
  • No features in appearance

5. ECS Liva Q3 Plus

ECS Liva Q3 Plus is very different from the four products described above in terms of shape and configuration. It occupies a much smaller desktop area, but it is thicker. The size of the whole device is 73.7*73.7*53.3mm and the volume is 0.28L. Because of the thickness, it is still a little difficult to put it in the pocket, and you may need an oversized large size. This Mini PC is equipped with an AMD Ryzen V1605B quad-core and eight-thread processor with a TDP of 15W, a Radeon RX Vega 8 integrated display, 8GB DDR4-2400 memory, and 128GB eMMc storage.

In terms of interfaces, Liva Q3 Plus provides: 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x mini DP 1.4, 1 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A, 1 x TF card slot (up to 1TB), 1 x DC power connector. In terms of wireless network, it supports WiFi5 and Bluetooth 4.2, but does not support the latest WiFi6. It should be noted that although the CPU performance of the Ryzen V1605B chip is not inferior to the latest Celeron or Pentium, and the graphics performance is stronger, it is not compatible with the Windows 11 operating system, but the genuine Windows 10 Professional 64-bit operating system is pre-installed at the factory. , the user can also install the operating system based on the GNU/Linux platform.

The ECS Liva Q3 Plus is currently priced at $409 (RMB 2,750) on Newegg, which is quite expensive. And it does not support Type-C power supply, which is actually not as good as the previous 4 products from the perspective of portability.

 

Pros: 

  • Radeon Vega 8 integrated graphics performance
  • TF card slot
  • Genuine Windows 10 Pro

 

Cons: 

  • Does not support Windows 11
  • No WiFi6
  • Does not support upgrading hard drives

6. KINGDEL M6S Mini PC

The KINGDEL M6S is similar in design to the ECS Liva Q3 Plus, but uses the more common Celeron N5105 processor. The body size is 72 x 72 x 45mm, the volume is 0.23L, and the weight is only 125g. The body interface includes: 3xUSB3.0, 2xHDMI, 1xType-C power supply interface, 1xRJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port, 1x3.5mm audio, 1xTF card slot. The M6s has 8GB of LPDDR4X memory onboard, has an m.2 hard disk interface, and can support m.2 2242 solid-state drives with SATA or NVMe protocols. The device adopts air-cooled heat dissipation, which can effectively ensure the stability of operation. In terms of wireless network, it supports WiFi5 and Bluetooth 4.2, but does not support the newer WiFi6. 

Currently, the 8+128GB version is priced at $272.98 on Amazon.

 

Pros

  • Type-C power supply
  • Fan + copper sheet cooling
  • Genuine Windows 11 operating system

 

Cons:

  • Single-channel memory
  • Single hard drive
  • No WiFi6

Our Verdict

Of course, there are many smaller Mini PCs on the market, such as Xiaomi Iron Man Mini PC, Mele Quieter2, Tianhong Mini PC, ACEPC W5 Pro, etc., but most of these models use earlier Atom processors, which have high performance Compared with the several hosts introduced in this article, it is much worse, and it can no longer meet the daily use of most families, so Jupit3r does not recommend everyone to buy it. If you have other suggestions, please feel free to add them in the comments section. That's it for this article, see you next time.

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