A PC alternative for mac mini?

iop

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I wonder if anyone has any tips on replacing an old mac mini with a PC. I think I'll be replacing it in a year or so. Reliability is the number one priority. It won't need to do anything fancy (just like the mac mini), so a SATA SSD (stock or upgrade) would be perfectly acceptable.
 

someoldguy

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HP Elitedesk 800 mini . Put in a 960 EVO NVME in addition to the stock HDD and push the memory up to 16Gig. and you're set.
 

EnesM

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I wonder if anyone has any tips on replacing an old mac mini with a PC. I think I'll be replacing it in a year or so. Reliability is the number one priority. It won't need to do anything fancy (just like the mac mini), so a SATA SSD (stock or upgrade) would be perfectly acceptable.
In a year or so there WILL be a new Mac Mini, make no mistake ;)
 

iop

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In a year or so there WILL be a new Mac Mini, make no mistake ;)
There MIGHT be. However, it will most likely be severely underspecced and overpriced. It's relative value to price ratio won't be the same as in 2009.

[edited to get rid of an accidental emoticon]
 
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PhiLLoW

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There MIGHT be. However, it will most likely be severely underspecced and overpriced. It's relative value to price ratio won't be the same as in 2009.

[edited to get rid of an accidental emoticon]
same thought here. Waited for too long for a mac mini refresh. I bought a used Gigabyte Brix 4770R and I'm totally happy with it. Great computer if you need the small form factor.
 

Queen6

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By no means an expert or well versed in mini Pc's, however a friend recently showed me his Intel NUC Skull Canyon, very impressed by the form factor and especially the performance. If was in the market for a mini PC this would be my choice, just a quick look of the spec is impressive alone, in the flesh better.

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