Today we found in Aliexpress.com a new miniPC from the Chinese brand MAXTANG that seems to have specialized in releasing small low-power PCs (10-15 W) equipped with AMD APUs.
This compact miniPC of only 191 x 151 x 34 mm, in addition to including a powerful Ryzen 5 2500U APU as a motor, surprises us with the inclusion of a SIM card port, although in order to use it we will have to add a modem in the M.2 2242 slot The rest of the hardware on this PC is very good for its size with multiple connectivity and expansion options for RAM and storage.
SoC, RAM and storage
This MAXTANG brand miniPC includes an AMD Ryzen 5 2500U APU, a Quad Core with Eight threads manufactured in 14 nm with processors that reach up to 3.6 GHz and that includes a powerful Radeon Vega 8 GPU. This compact PC allows us to mount up to 32 GB of RAM, as it includes two slots for SO-DIMM DDR4 2400MHz modules, while for storage we have a free NVMe 2280 connector and an M.2 2242 connector. This model is surely totally passive, since it has an aluminium case polished that can be used as a heatsink like other of its models.
Within this mini PC we have in the field of wireless connectivity a Dual Band Wi-Fi a / b / g / n adapter and Bluetooth 4.0. On the perimeter of the box we have 4 USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0, USB Type-C, two 3.5 mm audio jacks, two Gigabit network ports, an HDMI 2.0 port with 4K @ 60 HDR support and another DisplayPort 1.4. This mini PC is compatible with Windows 10 and Linux.
Price and availability
- This new MAXTANG miniPC can be purchased on Aliexpress.com from $245.39 with free shipping in its barebone version without RAM or storage unit.