Both smartphones and tablets revolutionized our lives in a lot of ways.
They have also shaken the PC world. Mobile devices are now popular, outshining classic PCs. It took ten years for Intel, NVIDIA and AMD to entirely renovate their manufacturing models because they prioritized power over size, power consumption and heat.
But we now have low-power PCs with processors and GPUs that produce little heat, allowing manufacturers to design powerful and versatile Mini PCs that fit in the palm of our hands.
The advantages of these Mini PCs are evident. We can place them in any corner, on a small table behind the screen, on the living room’s bookshelf to connect the TV for playing videos, streaming and gaming. We can even travel with them.
These Mini PCs are really quiet and they offer an excellent performance despite not having the specs of a high-end PC.
Let’s take a look at the best Mini PCs that you can buy right now. Take into account that some of them, especially the cheaper ones, do not feature RAM memory or a hard drive, meaning that we can install anything we want. Mini PCs are also called barebone PCs because they only feature the most essential components. Some models have Windows 10 and some others do not, so we need to make sure of that before buying one to avoid any surprises.
Although we give you some specific models, every brand offers a lot of different variants within the same range, which is why you will see on the links below that some models are either more powerful or less powerful that the ones we use as references.
There are a lot of similar Mini PCs. This is just a handful of the best Mini PCs (based on Windows, MacOS and Linux) that you can buy. We have not taken into account the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+ because it is aimed at a different goal.