Jargon Buster – What is a Mini PC ?
Sometimes we want to work on a large desktop monitor, but have limited space available. A mini PC can be an ideal solution in such cases.
A Mini PC is basically a small-sized desktop computer designed for normal usuage such as web browsing, accessing web-based applications, document processing, and multimedia consumption. Compact Form Factor a key metric for people looking at this class of device.
Based on small low-power components, a Mini PC also consumes less power, requires significantly less cooling and may even be completely fanless. In fact, these days you can easily find a range of Silent (or Quiet) fanless Mini PCs in the market.
Mini PCs are also known as Miniature PC, SSF (small form factor) computer, Small form factor PCs, Tiny PC, Compact PCs and Tiny Computers.
EXAMPLE- Apple Mac Mini and Intel NUC are some well known Mini PCs brand in the compact computing market. A Mini PC sold as a working system or as a barebones kit that just needs RAM & SSD to be added.