It seems that the 10th Generation Intel processors are starting to drop in price and this is beginning to affect the low-power Chinese mini PCs that we can find on Aliexpress.
The reduction is good, although they still have a reduction path to reach the mini PCs with Ryzen, much more attractive thanks to their GPU. The mini PC that we find with Intel 10th Gen processors already includes native decoding of the VP9 / H.265 video codecs and includes DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 2.0 video outputs, which allows us to mount a powerful 4K HTPC. Also interesting is the connector for an NVMe SSD storage unit where we can mount a high-speed storage unit. An interesting off-road option of low consumption mini PC with which we can move any program, however demanding it may be.
Processor, RAM and storage
The mini PC is available with Intel Core i7-10510U and Core i5-10210U processors, a Quad Core with 8 threads manufactured in 14nm ++ with a TDP of 15 W and an Intel UHD 620 GPU cooled with a fan. In this mini PC we can have 2 slots for DDR4 SO-DIMM modules where we can mount up to 64 GB of 2666 Mhz RAM, and internally we have space for 1 M.2 NVMe 2280 SSD disk and another 2.5-inch SATA 3 disk.
Regarding wireless connectivity, we have a mini PCI-e card with Wifi aC and Bluetooth 4.0 in all models, except the BAREBONE version for which we can purchase a Wi-Fi 6 (AX) + Bluetooth 5.1 module for less than $ 16 and be at the ultimate in connectivity. Regarding connectors, despite their small size, we find 4 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, Gigabyte RJ45 network connector, HDMI 2.0 port, a DisplayPort 1.2a, a 3.5 mm audio jack and a USB Type-C 3.1 port.
Price and availability
- This mini PC with Intel i7-10510U and i5-10210U processors can be purchased on Aliexpress.com from $304.41 with free shipping.