1. Windows 10 Home
2. Radeon Vega 6 Graphics GPU
3. 16GB DDR4 RAM 8+8 Dual Channel
4. 512GB M.2 2280 SATA SSD ROM
The best feature of this Minisforum UM250 MINI PC is that it is equipped with the 3nd generation Ryzen5 2500U for mobile use. The performance of this PC is lower than the entry-level gaming notebook with Ryzen5 3550H, so it may not be enough for those who want to play games hard, but it will be a comfortable environment for office use. I’m actually checking benchmarks in this area, so I’ll go into more detail later.
I was worried about the Windows license, but when I checked the review unit, it was an OEM license, so there was no problem. If any of the products handled by the manufacturer had a VOLUME license, the forum on the manufacturer’s site would have gone up in flames, and there has been and will be no need to worry about that. Also, it seems that the OS supports Linux and Chromium OS, so it might be fun to build a dual boot environment.
I’m sure there are many Win32 readers who use notebook PCs as their main computer, and I was one of them. When I was working at home, I used to connect a display and keyboard to my notebook, but I felt that the expandability and ports were not enough. However, this mini PC is really good because it is expandable, has a lot of ports, and doesn’t take up much space.
The top panel can be opened with a push for easy access to the RAM slot and M.2.SATA slot (not NVMe compatible), which is also good for easy replacement.
The input/output ports include four USB 3.1 ports, one USB Type-C, HDMI, DisplayPort, two Ethernet ports, and a reset switch to initialize the BIOS for emergencies. It is indeed a desktop PC, even if it is a mini one.
One of the most notable features is the ability to use up to three displays at 4K@60Hz for multi-use. I actually tried playing a 4K video on YouTube, and it played smoothly without any hiccups. Regardless of whether multi-display improves efficiency or not, I myself am longing for it because I feel like I am doing my job very well. If you want to monitor multiple devices connected via LAN at your office, this Minisforum UM250 mini PC is perfect for you.
You can use the RJ45 terminal for networking, and the Intel Wi-Fi6 AX200 module is installed to support Wi-Fi6 and Bluetooth 5.0. There is a technical compliance indication, but as of 8/24, I searched the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications website and did not find any hits with the indicated number. This is probably because it has not yet been on the market for about a month, so it is not reflected in the Ministry of Justice’s search site.
SATA SSD module, the model number is “AX200NGW”, and a search on this model number turned up the relevant information. Although there is no indication, this Intel module itself has a construction design certification number of 003-190022, so wireless usage should not be a problem (by the way, this review was done with a wired connection, not using Wi-Fi).
There is no end to the specs you can get if you look at the top, but I think it’s wise to determine the specs you need and not spend more than necessary. If you don’t do a lot of gaming or video editing, I can confidently recommend this machine to you.
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