Top 5 Mini PCs in 2022

Top 5 Mini PCs in  2022

No ideas on which MINISFORUM model you should buy? Look at our customer’s top picks in the first half of 2022.

No.1 HX90-Liquid metal Cooling solution

Minisforum EliteMini HX90 AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX Mini PC

The HX90 was officially launched in August 2021. Although it experienced a liquid metal incident during the early sample review phase, it remains ideal for most people as we listened to the reviewer’s suggestions and made improvements.

This little monster is powered by AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX and AMD Radeon™ Graphics (Graphics Frequency 2100 MHz). The chip has an overclockable 8-core/16-thread, 3.3GHz base clock, 4.6GHz max boost clock, and up to 45W TDP. It also supports hardware virtualization by default.

In terms of wired connections, it offers a pair of HDMI 2.0 (4K@60Hz) outputs, two DisplayPort (4K@60Hz) outputs, two line-out jacks, a 2.5Gbps LAN port, five USB 3.0 ports (Gen 1), and a USB-C port. You can also find a button to clear the CMOS. Wireless connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1.

NO.2 B550-External GPU dock design

Minisforum Elitemini B550 AMD Ryzen™ 7 5700G / AMD Ryzen™ 7 4700G Mini PC

The B550 is an AMD AM4 socket-based barebones system that offers a unique external GPU dock. It provides the user with a free hand in the selection of a graphics card so you can turn this small PC into the very fast gaming machine you like.

The barebone version can be ordered with either an AMD Ryzen 7 5700G or an AMD Ryzen 7 4700G. B550 only supports 4350G/4600G/4650G/4700G/4750G/5600G/5700G CPU, other CPUs are not supported.

You can find almost everything under the back of B550. In total, four USB 3.2 Type A (Gen2) and one Type C (Gen2) port. The monitors can be connected to the mini PC via HDMI (4K@60Hz) or DisplayPort(4K@60Hz). Up to three monitors can be connected at the same time.

NO.3 HM90-Perfect for office and multimedia use

Minisforum EliteMini HM90 Mini PC AMD Ryzen 9 4900H Deskmini

Want something small and powerful for your creative workstation? Take a look at the Elitemini HM90. It comes with an 8 core/16 threads AMD Ryzen™ 9 4900H CPU, which has up to 12MB of cache, a base clock speed of 3.3GHz, and can go up to 4.4GHz. The GPU is AMD Radeon™ Graphics (1750 MHz Frequency).

The list of connectors includes five USB-A ports, USB-C 3.0, HDMI 2.0, two LAN ports (2.5G and 1G), and DisplayPort. Altogether, the device can power a staggering three 4K monitors (full-size DP, Type-C DP, and HDMI).

In short, HM90 is a very powerful all-rounder that can handle the likes of Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Premiere with ease.

No.4 UM700 x Manjaro-Linux OS available

Minisforum DeskMini UM700 × Manjaro Linux Ryzen™ 7 3750H Mini PC

If you are looking for a Linux-powered Mini PC, don't miss the UM700x Manjaro.

The EliteMini UM700 is just 128 x 127 x 46 mm small and weighs only 500 grams. It features a 35-watt AMD Ryzen 7 3750H processor, 4 cores / 8 threads, and a base clock of 2.3 GHz that can be boosted up to 4.0 GHz. It has 4 MB of L3 cache and comes with a Radeon RX Vega 10 1400 MHz GPU, and an onboard Wi-Fi 5 AC7265 module.

There’s even a decent number of ports for peripherals, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort, 2.5 Gbps Ethernet, and USB ports including a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, three USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports, and a USB 3.0 Type-A port plus a 3.5mm audio jack. With its specs and the pre-installed, tailor-made Manjaro-system it will serve as the perfect platform for Steam Deck developers.

No.5 TH50-Best Budget Thunderbolt 4 Mini PC

Minisforum EliteMini TH50 Mini PC Intel® Core™ i5-11320H

As the only Intel Core-based model on the list, TH50 is powered by the newly refreshed Tiger Lake i5-11320H chip featuring Willow Cove CPU cores and Iris Xe GPU (96 Execution units running at 1350 MHz.). It rocks 4 cores, 8 threads, 8 MB of cache, and a boost clock of up to 4.5 GHz. The chip has a configurable TDP ranging between 28-35W.

TH50 comes with soldered 16 GB DDR4-3200 memory across all configurations so users won't be able to upgrade that. However, the storage can be upgraded as there are two 2.5 inch SATA HDD slots and a single M.2 2280 slot which can be equipped with 512 GB (from Minisforum) or DIY by consumers.

For I/O, TH50 has a Thunderbolt 4 port for 8K 60 Hz display capability. Others are HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort, 2 RJ45 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 4 USB 3.1 ports (Gen 2), 2 USB-C 2.0 ports, and a Clear CMOS button. WiFi6 and Bluetooth 5.2 are also available.

Minisforum offers a wider portfolio than the models listed, so feel free to explore our store to search for the product that best meets your demands. If you need any assistance, just send an email to

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Joseph Reynolds

Joseph Reynolds

Do you still offer the B550/External Dock computer?

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