The Chinese company Xiaomi has just unveiled its first mini-PC which bears the evocative name of Mini Host. Behind this name hides a case of 437 grams and with surprising dimensions of 112 x 112 x 38 mm, or a total volume of 0.44 L. Bluffing
Xiaomi wants to hit hard
For this Mini Host, Xiaomi has chosen an Intel Core processor of 12e Alder Lake generation as the engine. As you can imagine, this is a CPU that is intended only for laptops. This is the Intel Core i5 1240P. This offers 2 cores and 16 threads and the chip reaches a Turbo frequency of 4.40 GHz in Performance and 3.3 GHz on the Efficiency cores.
To support all this we find 16 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM. Finally, Xiaomi offers a decent storage (for the size) of 512 GB in NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD. Far from being stingy in connectivity, you can take advantage of two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a 2.5 GbE port, three USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, a USB 2.0 Type-A port and two HDMI ports. So there is everything you need to connect peripherals and a screen. For the wireless side, the Mini Host adopts Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.3 connections.
Currently only available in China it is announced at the price 3999 yuan or 540 euros approximately.