Which Mini PC should I choose, anyone can give me some advice?

By jerrylee · 11 replies
Apr 18, 2018
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  1. I was looking for a mini PC since I have a small space and I narrowed down three Mini PC with interesting features and top notch specs. However, it's still too hard for me to make a decision.
    As a gamer and student in design field, I need one PC, which could do both without any problem. Plz, give me some suggestions.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,065   +1,340

    • 64 bit system & processor, ~2.5ghz or better
    • memory: at least 8gb
    • storage: my laptop came with 500gb hd and it still has 1/3 freespace
    • connectivity: wired & wifi networking, bluetooth, HDMI, USB 2 ports (my three are full most of the time)
    • DVD R/W
    The display should be comfortable for working on files; a gamer tends to focus on display. Sound doesn't need to Bose quality, just present.
  3. jerrylee

    jerrylee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    very thank you for your advice, jobeard
  4. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Maniac Posts: 774   +140

  5. jerrylee

    jerrylee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hello, very thank you for your advice, but it is out of stock now, other friend recommend me this http://promotion.chuwi.com/chuwi_HiGame_2018/ , but it is also no stock, it is not release, I think the Thunderboltâ„¢ 3 maybe the high light
  6. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Maniac Posts: 774   +140

    Ok then if you use alot of apple products from day to day I'm all for thunderbolt 3.
    However though usb 3.1 and usb 3.0 would have enough data speed get your tasks done quickly.
    Check amazon before you buy your new pc and good luck. :)
  7. jerrylee

    jerrylee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    very thank you for your advice, I will think about it, have a good day ;)
  8. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Maniac Posts: 774   +140

    No probs reply back when your computer arrives and show us a picture.
    I'm very curious to see a compact computer work in a small room.
  9. jerrylee

    jerrylee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    of course I will
  10. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,696   +165

    8GB of RAM only if you don't plan on doing anything the requires more RAM. Because after 8GB is being used up which really leaves you with 5GB. Double the RAM to 16GB under Windows 10 would be less swapping of VRM (HDD RAM). Today you have more choices you can get Metal Disc HDD or got with Solid State HDD based on NAND. But after a while they tend to degrade. I stick with metal disc HDD they have lasted me longer plus I use NAS to store everything I have on the network. All docs, dwls, pdf, etc goes on the NAS which gets backup as well. The 3 choices you have above is find. If you going to play steam games online they really need 4GB GPU if you want Ultra Max Graphic detail of the VRT World you will play in. CPU comes in all different bus speeds. I still like I Series from Intel really quick second to that would be AMD A series also called APU. 8GB of RAM is the standard min today. Avoid 4GB of RAM those usually only have 2GB to 3GB free on Windows 10.
  11. HyPeroxya

    HyPeroxya TS Enthusiast Posts: 51

    The higame from chuwi looks interesting ,but is not released yet (maybe never). I would go for an Intel system as basically it will produce less heat and in a small space that can be essential . 8gb of ram should be enough (still expensive) and then either an i3,i5 or i7 i9 depending on your budget. do you really need a dvd/rw ? make sure its all coffelake as you will get more cores for your money.
  12. jerrylee

    jerrylee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    very thank you for your advice, bro, I also have interest in Chuwi HiGame, because the intel is too expensive, I try to contact the chuwi twitter and they told me that the HiGame will on indiegogo in 05/23/2018, I just not sure is it true

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