Minisforum has announced their third “anniv.” sale They were founded in 2018, but whatever. A sale is a sale. The sale includes discounts on current inventory as well as upcoming units such the EM680 and UM790 Pro. Of particular interest is the well reviewed NUCXI7. It’s basically a laptop without a screen and with better cooling, and features an Intel i7-11800H CPU (8 cores / 16 threads) with the mobile version of the RTX 3070. Right now it’s $1,089 US for a model with 64GB of memory and 1TB SSD.

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Master of Cramming
Jun 17, 2018
I've finally built up the Minisforum B550 with a Ryzen 5600G that I've had packed away for the last year.
I'm really impressed overall. I see that's on sale with the 5700G at the moment.

Although I like their NUCXI7, for both its performance and form factor, I think the HX80G is a really good deal right now. The HX80G comes with a Ryzen 7 5800H and Radeon 6600M 8GB for $539 barebones, and with 16GB RAM + 512GB SSD for $629. This would be perfect if you're looking to do some 1080p gaming.

My only criticism with my B550 is that it seems that the BIOS that it ships with is the one it stays with, so there haven't been any updates to the more recent AGESA versions that fix some USB and stuttering issues.
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