The MINISFORUM brand does not cease in its efforts to offer new mini PCs, in this case we echo its two new devices called MINISFORUM U820 / U850 with Intel processors.
These new mini PCs in NUC format have two very different versions in terms of the processor they mount, we have one with the Intel Core i5-8259U processor and the other with the latest Intel Core i5-10210U processor, two very similar chips in 14nm and with integrated Intel GPUs. These devices are valid for desktop work and multimedia consumption and are currently only available through the brand’s financing campaign.
Processor, RAM and storage
The new MINISFORUM U820 / U850 low power mini PCs are available in two versions, one with the Intel Core i5-8259U Quad core processor with eight threads that integrates an Intel Iris Plus 655 GPU with a power consumption of 20/28 W TPD. The other version has the Intel Core i5-10210U Quad core with eight threads that curiously has an inferior Intel UHD Graphics GPU and has a configurable power consumption of 10/15/25 W TPD.
For RAM we have 16 GB of Dual Channel DDR4 RAM in two SO-DIMM slots while for storage it includes a M.2 NVMe 2280 SSD of 256/512 GB capacity and a free internal bay for another 2.5-inch SATA3 drive.
Wireless connectivity is in the hands of an M.2 card that incorporates Dual Band WIFI and Bluetooth 5.1. Connectors are varied and we have a pair of network ports, one of them Ethernet 2.5 GB, four USB 3.1, a USB-C 3.1 Gen2 port for data and video, 3.5 mm audio jack and HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort video outputs with support for resolutions up to 4K60 HDR.
Pricing and availability
- The new MINISFORUM U820 / U850 mini PCs are currently only in the financing phase on MINISFORUM’s own website and the price for the 16/256 GB versions is $599 (€500) for the i5-8259U and about $699 (€584) for the i5-10210U model.
- Expensive options compared to the interesting mini PCs with AMD Ryzen APUs or Nvidia GPUs that are available.