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David Does Tech Stuff Pits Top Top Gaming PC Against Minisforum HX90

David Does Tech Stuff’s latest video pits two tiny gaming PCs against each other in a showdown: Top Top Gaming Mini PC vs Minisforum HX50. The HX50 comes packing a Ryzen 5900X with integrated Vega 8 graphics while the Top Top comes with Intel mobile CPUs up to the i9-9980HK and a GTX 1650. As expected when putting a Vega 8 against a GTX 1650, it was a blood bath in gaming benchmarks. Vega 8 may be one of the most powerful integrated GPUs, but it stands no chance against the GTX 1650. Aside from the gaming benchmarks, there is …
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Chuwi Ryzen 9 4900H Powered RZBox Crowdfunding

Chinese PC maker Chuwi is about to start crowdfunding their RZbox mini-PC. Powered by a Ryzen 9 4900H APU, the unit measures 7.4″ (H) x 7.0″(D) x 2.4″ (W), and supports two NVME drives, and DDR4-3200 SODIMMs. Graphics come courtesy of an integrated Vega 8 GPU. As reported by Liliputing, the unit will have a starting price of $500. Click this link to visit the RZBox homepage.   Photo Credit – Liliputing
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Tek Everything Builds NFC S4T With Ryzen 5700G APU

Tek Everything has released a new build-video featuring the NFC S4T with a Ryzen 5700G APU. The video shows the complete build along with thermal testing using a Noctua NH-L9a. This should give anyone considering this case a good look at the base build. I can hear your mind asking the question “what do you mean base build?”. The Not From Concentrate Skyreach S4 Tiny starts at only 3.3L. However, you can stack multiple cases together and expand the design to add expansion. Essentially, the case can expand to whatever size you want, however 7L will easily get you a …
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Minisforum Taking Pre-Orders on Ryzen 5700G Powered EliteMini X500-5700G

Minisforum has begun taking pre-orders on their upcoming EliteMini X500-5700G. As it says in the name, the EliteMini X500 is powered by the Ryzen 5700G. This APU features 8 cores and 16 threads paired with Vega 8 graphics. The unit starts at $859 for the early pre-order discount, and includes 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. An interesting note about the unit is that it uses and axial style down draft cooler as opposed to the blower style laptop units that are typical in these style devices. The top panel is a mesh material to assist in airflow. The …
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Retro Relook: Pocket PCs

  It’s time for this weeks Retro Relook. This week we delve into Pocket PCs of the 1980s. These were supposed to be full featured machines for their time, and came  complete with BASIC, the ability to print and load programs, and were meant for serious work. Today, they’re a forgotten part of SFF computing history.   First up, we have The 8-Bit Guy showing us a long list of 1980s pocket computers. He goes through numerous models, and in his unique style, shows them in detail.   Next up we have Jeff Tranter with his deep dive into the …
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Beelink Mini-PCs on Sale at Amazon

Beelink, a Chinese manufacturer of ultra mini-pcs, is having a sale on Amazon. Discounts range from $10 to about $120 depending on the unit. These units are based on NUC and APU designs, and have a good reputation according to user reviews. CPU choices range from older Intel Atoms to more modern low power I7s and Ryzens. Follow this link for the Beelink Amazon store site. Three systems to note are the SEI8, GTR7, and the T4. The SEI8 includes an I5 Coffeelake based CPU with 4 Cores and 8 threads, Windows 10 PRO, 16GB DRAM, and a 512GB SSD. …
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Akasa Lists Eight New Fanless SFF NUC and APU Cases

Akasa has listed eight new and revised fanless SFF APU cases on their website. The cases rang from as little as 1.4L for NUC style units, to 2.67 L for vertical tower style. All of the cases are custom designed to use passive, fanless cooling. As such, they do not specify external GPUs, and have specific compatibility limits.   Turing TN The Turing TN is designed for a 28W TDP and Intel’s Tiger Canyon based NUCS. It sports a 2.5 inch HDD/SSD slot, and includes Internal M.2 heatsinks. Akasa has positioned is an ideal silent HTPC case, and it can …
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Geer Seekers Tests XDO Pantera Pico PC

Geer Seekers has taken a close look at the XDO Pantera Pico PC in their latest video. For those that don’t know, XDO is attempting to make the smallest full featured X86 pico PC. It sports a quad core Celeron CPU, up to 8GB of RAM, M.2 SSD, WiFi, UHD 600 iGPU graphics, support for 4K UHD playback, and support for Windows and Linux. This is all packed into a 2.62″ x 2.62″ x 1.75″ design. For those that don’t live by Imperial style measurements, it’s basically the size of a stock Intel Hokey Puck cooler, or some Raspberry Pi …