How a mini PC could benefit you



Laptops and tablets are a great way of accessing files on the go, but they’re not always the best option for getting stuff done. We explore why mini PCs are a great alternative, and give you the low-down on how they can benefit you.

Laptops and tablets are a great way of accessing files on the go, but they’re not always the best option for getting stuff done. We explore why mini PCs are a great alternative, and give you the low-down on how they can benefit you.

What is a mini PC?

A mini PC is a super small desktop computer that comes without the usual monitor, battery or keyboard. This makes it ideal for carrying around on the go. Plug it in to any monitor or screen and create an all-in-one PC, within minutes. The latest generation of computers make it even easier to access your files from any location, whether it’s at the office, at home or at uni.

These tiny desktop computers have far more processing power than laptops and tablets. So, you can surf the web, play games and watch films using this compact box. The low-power technology uses up to ten times less energy than desktop computers too, while providing all the functionality you still need to get stuff done.

So, whether you’re a digital nomad, student, gamer or film buff, find out how a mini PC could benefit you.

The student

Back at university or college? Then, you’ll need a computer that lets you do all the basics like essay-writing, research and, of course, watching films - all on the go. A mini PC is the ideal solution as it’s light enough to fit in your bag or backpack. That way you can access your files in your uni halls or college library. Although mini PCs don’t come with a screen, you can easily plug them into any monitor around campus.    

The gamer

Are you a die-hard gamer? Then, you’ll probably know that laptops and tablets don’t give you amazing graphics. But, pick a mini PC with the latest Intel processors, and you’ll have graphics that are good enough for basic Windows gaming. You’ll need to spend a bit more money to get a mini PC with top quality visuals, but it still trumps lugging your desktop PC around from A to B.      

The film buff

If you’ve got a massive movie collection and get all your films from the web, a mini PC is an essential piece of tech. The fact that it’s portable means you’re no longer tied to your desktop monitor to watch the latest flicks. Just store your films on the handy little box and plug it into any wide-screen or HD TV. You’ll be able to watch movies from your bedroom, living room or friend’s house without compromising on picture quality.  

The digital nomad

Are you a freelancer or a professional who's always on the go? Then, it's definitely worth considering a mini PC. You get processing power that rivals that of bulky, standard desktops plus, a storage device that takes up only a fraction of the energy. With a mini PC, you don’t need as much battery power as a desktop computer. But, you still have the functionality to edit high-res images, massive spreadsheets and huge files, from any location.

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