In recent years, Mini PCs have evolved a lot, and in a very positive way too. They gain in power, in storage capacity and in connectivity, creating a market in itself that has little to do with the Raspberry Pi.
That makes there many models capable of replacing a conventional desktop computer, with good processors and even with SSD. For example, right now there is one on Amazon, with Windows and also with a fairly low price. It is the ACEPC CK6 and it costs only € 319 if you apply the € 20 discount coupon that appears under its price.
For example, you have a Intel Core i5 as a processor, previous generation, yes. Complements with 8GB of RAM and 128GB in SSD format as storage, so the fluidity of the system is guaranteed.
Comes already with Windows 10 pre-installed, and that is always very good news, as it saves you the hassle of having to install the operating system on your own.
These are its main technical specifications:
- Processor: Intel Core i5-5257U
- RAM memory: 8GB DDR3
- Storage: 128GB SSD
- Operating system: Windows 10 Home 64 bits
- WiFi AC
- Bluetooth 4.2
If what you need is a low cost computer that can run apps like Chrome, Office or Zoom, this is a good option. For just over 300 euros you can’t ask for much more, and with free shipping through Amazon Spain.
It can also be used to run retro games that are not too graphically demanding.
There’s others Mini PC models that have Windows and that are very cheap, although in some cases the processors are either Intel Atom or Intel Celeron, a couple of steps below the Intel Core i5 that equips this ACEPC computer, which is one of the main brands in this sector, at least of those that are already in Spain.