MinisForum gave us a little sneak peek last year into its B550 mini PC and today it has finally launched with a pre-sale campaign. This is going to be the company’s most powerful mini PC till date.
The new mini PC will feature AMD’s B550 chipset and will be available with options of two different CPUs. One will be the 4700G which will have a base clock at 3.6GHz and a boost clock at 4.4GHz. The other option will be the 5700G with a base clock of 3.8GHz and a boost clock at 4.6GHz. Apart from these two options, customers will have even more flexibility; they will be able to replace the CPU with the one they would prefer. The mini PC supports the AM4 socket Ryzen 4000/5000 series CPUs with TDP lower or equal to 65W. The B550 also supports PCIe4.0 but this depends on the CPU you will choose for the PC.
There is one thing to note here that not all of the supported CPUs have an integrated GPU. This means that in such a case with an absence of an integrated GPU, the PC will have to do with an external discrete GPU. This is why the entire package will have an expansion dock which can be connected with the PC and the discrete GPU. Please note that the users will have to purchase the GPU separately along with the PSU required to power the GPU.
Moving to the specifications, the B550 mini PC will have dimensions of 20.859cm x 24.088cm x 12.813cm and will weigh 3208g. The interfaces will include 2xHDMI ports, 1xDisplay port, 4xUSB3.2 ports, 1xUSB-C port, 1xRJ45 2.5Gb Ethernet port, 1x line out and 1x mic.
Here are the prices…
Barebone – $599
16Gb of RAM + 256Gb of Storage – $699
16Gb of RAM + 512Gb of Storage – $729
32Gb of RAM + 512Gb of Storage – $809
Barebone – $499
16Gb of RAM + 256Gb of Storage – $619
16Gb of RAM + 512Gb of Storage – $639
32Gb of RAM + 512Gb of Storage – $719