A miniPC that stands out for its good external finishes with an elegant aluminium case crowned by a pair of external Wi-Fi antennas that will significantly improve this aspect. Inside we find the 11th Generation Intel processor Intel Celeron N5105 with a good general performance and a minimum consumption, TDP of 10W, as you can see in our review.
The MINIX NEO J51-C8 is not a PC for games, but it can be used perfectly for office work, web browsing, digital signage thanks to its 3 video outputs and 24/365 server, since it has specific functions for this. It is a more expensive product than the average, but it also has quite different hardware, with 2.5 GB network ports, Wi-Fi 6 and other details.
MINIX NEO J51-C8 Specifications
Inside the Mini PC MINIX NEO J51-C8 we have an Intel Celeron N5105 processor, manufactured in 10 nm. This chip is a Quad Core capable of reaching 2.9 GHz in turbo mode and in which we find an integrated Intel UHD Graphics GPU with support for h.265 and VP9 video playback with resolutions up to 4K60fps. The cooling is active, since we have a small internal fan.
The 8 GB DDR4 RAM memory is expandable up to 16 GB, since we have two SO-DIMM slots. Regarding storage, we have an M.2 NVMe Gen3 x4 SSD with 256/512 GB and a bay to install a second 2.5″ SATA3 SSD.
For wireless connectivity within the MINIX NEO J51-C8 we have an adapter with Wi-Fi 6 with two external antennas and Bluetooth 5.2. As for ports, we find on the sides of the small box a 3.5 mm audio jack, two RJ45 2.5 GB network connectors, two USB 3.2 Gen2 (up to 10 Gbps), one USB 2.0 and mini DisplayPort 1.2 video outputs and HDMI 2.0b that allow video resolutions up to 4K @ 60fps. We also have a USB-C for data, PD fast charging and video (it does not output audio).
The operating system included is Windows 11 PRO, it is compatible with Linux distributions and includes an external power supply and a small VESA mount to discreetly install this miniPC behind any TV or monitor.
Price and availability
- The MINIX NEO J51-C8 miniPC can be purchased at the Geekbuying online store from around $380 with shipping included.