We already have the new Xiaomi Mini Host for sale on AliExpress, the first mini PC of this brand that includes an Intel Core i5-1240P as the main engine.
The Xiaomi Mini Host is presented in its first version with the Intel Core i5-1240P processor, a chip that has the Intel Iris Xe GPU that far exceeds the previous Intel HD Graphics. As we have seen, these new Intel GPUs allow us to run demanding games at 1080/720p resolutions, and you can see the results in the review of a similar mini PC such as the Beelink Sei12.
A very attractive point of this mini PC is its aluminium case, only 112 x 112 x 38, with a very careful aesthetic as this brand has accustomed us to. For the rest, quite normal specifications within this type of computer and a price that will undoubtedly go down in the coming days.
Xiaomi Mini Host Specifications
The new mini PC Xiaomi Mini Host integrates inside the Intel Core i5-1240P processor manufactured in 10 nm (Intel 7) with a consumption of 20/64 W TPD. This chip has 12 cores, four high-performance and eight low-power, in total it can handle 16 processes and reaches up to 4.4 GHz. As a GPU we find an Intel Iris Xe with 80 EU. With this processor, we won’t have problems moving any design app to a very good level or carrying out demanding tasks in calculations.
Inside its box we have 16/32 GB of DDR4 3200 MHz RAM installed in Dual Channel installed in its 2 SODIMM Slots and that can be expanded up to 64 GB. For storage, we find an M.2 NVMe PCie 4.0 2280 SSD with 512 GB – 1/2 TB options.
In the network section, we have an internal M.2 card with Wi-Fi 6E + Bluetooth 5.3 (Intel AX211) and a 2.5 GB Ethernet port. As connectors, we find distributed between its front and rear two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports, three USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, one USB 3.0, another 2.0 3.5 mm audio jack and 2 HDMI 2.1 video outputs with resolution capacity up to 4K@60Hz.
As installed operating system, we have Windows 11 Pro, although we can install Linux. A small external power supply is included and on the perimeter of its case we have many ventilation slots to expel the air from its internal fan, the dimensions are 112×112×38 mm and the weight is 437 g.
Price and availability
- The Xiaomi Mini Host miniPC with Intel Core i5-1240P can be purchased on AliExpress for around $680 with free shipping.