We have more and more mini PCs that have little to envy to many towers that we find on the market, such as the MINISFORUM NPB5.
This is a mini PC that stands out for the inclusion of a processor with no less than 12 cores, the Intel Core i5-13500H with which we won’t have any problems running any program, however demanding it may be. In addition, this Chip integrates an Intel Xe GPU with 80 execution units, so we can even run some games at acceptable quality.
On the other hand, the MINISFORUM NPB5 has a wide range of connectors where we see a pair of USB4 ports capable of reaching a data transfer rate of 40 Gbps, which allow video output up to a resolution of 8K@60Hz and power PS that it can reach 100W.
MINISFORUM NPB5 Specifications
Inside MINISFORUM NPB5 we find a powerful Intel Core i5-13500H processor manufactured in 10nm. This 12 core has 4 maximum performance cores that reach 4.7 Ghz and 8 efficient cores that reach 3.7 Ghz. The iGPU is an Intel Iris Xe with 80 EU which has a maximum speed of 1.45 Ghz.
For RAM we have two SO-SIMM DDR5 4800 Mhz slots where we can install up to 32 GB. For storage, we have an M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD connector and another SATA3 with space for a 2.5-inch storage unit.
Connectivity and other features
Inside the MINISFORUM NPB5 we have an M.2 slot with a Wi-Fi 6E adapter and Bluetooth 5.2. On the perimeter of the box we have 2 USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A ports, 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports, 2 USB 4, one USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C, 3.5 mm audio jack, two network connectors RJ45 2.5G and 2 HDMI 2.0 video output ports with 4K@60 HDR support.
The small 19 V power supply is external and the operating system on the SSD versions is Windows 11 Pro.
Price and availability
- The MINISFORUM NPB5 mini PC can be purchased on Amazon, Geekbuying and AliExpress from €535.99 /$487 with free shipping in its version with 32/512 GB.