Compact computers are often difficult to call efficient. In most cases, they are comparable to Ultrabooks in this regard. MinisForum decided to prove that even in a miniature case, you can get a powerful filling with Minisforum EliteMini H31G.
EliteMini H31G is positioned as the world’s smallest PC with a discrete graphics card. Precisely, the MinisForum EliteMini H31G measures 154 x 153 x 62 mm and weighs about 1 kg.
In such a small package, the manufacturer managed to accommodate an eighth or ninth-generation Intel desktop processor with a TDP of up to 65 W and a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (TDP 75 W).
Even in its small size, there is space for two memory slots, an M.2 slot, and a 2.5-inch SSD. This space is located under the motherboard. GPU is the MXM standard used in notebook computers. Aside from the heavy-packed hardware, knowing commands like gpupdate force for its software should never be overlooked.
The ports include HDMI, mini Display Port, Gigabit RJ45, 3.5 mm audio jack, 4 x USB 3.0, and a slot for memory cards up to 128 GB. The computer supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1.
The price is $399 for a barebone with no CPU and only a GPU, and $629 for a model with a Core i5-9500F, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD, which doesn’t look bad considering the specs. It sounds like interesting stuff for anyone interested in a mini PC.