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The Best Mini Computer for Your Home Office

Mini Computer for Your Home Office

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The best mini computer can handle many productivity tasks. A mini computer is an affordable and compact solution for browsing the internet, checking your email, or creating and editing documents. Get a few pointers for choosing a mini computer for your home office and review the specifications for the full line of GEEKOM mini computers to select the right system.

Choose the Best Mini Computer for Working From Home

Whether you need to check your email, work on documents or use specialized software at home, a mini computer can provide all of the features you need to be productive. Mini computers also have the advantage of being more affordable than most full-size desktop or laptop computers.

According to a recent OWL Labs State of Remote Work report, over half of workers spent more time in 2021 working remotely than at the office. In order to be productive at home, nearly one in three workers have to purchase computers or other equipment. Buying the best mini computer can be a cost-effective way to get the tools you need.

Learn more about the full line of GEEKOM mini computers to decide on the right computing solution for your home office. If you need to run intensive professional software, you may prefer the compact Mini IT11 with an Intel® Core™ i7. A Mini IT11 or Mini IT8 with an Intel® Core™ i5 processor can also handle many computing tasks. If you only need to do basic tasks online, choose a Mini IT8 or MiniAir 11 to save money and space.

Mini IT11 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7/i5

The Mini IT11 is the best mini computer in terms of processing power. This system is available with an 11th generation Intel® Core™ i7 or Core™ i5 processor and Intel® Iris® Xe graphics for running most software, streaming media and even some light gaming.

These all-purpose mini computer builds offer users comprehensive input and output ports, including two USB4 ports. Get fast connectivity with Bluetooth® 5.2 and Dual Band 2.4 & 5GHz Wi-Fi 6 technology. The MiniIT11 and other GEEKOM mini computers ship with the Windows 11 Pro operating system pre-installed. The price point of this system depends on your choice of an Intel® Core™ i7 or i5 processor. 

If you need a mini computer that can do most productivity tasks, you are likely to be satisfied with the power and reliability of the GEEKOM Mini IT11. This build uses less electricity than most standard desktop computers and comes with a VESA mount for an uncluttered work surface. 

Mini IT8 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5

Budget-conscious customers may prefer the Mini IT8. This mini computer is available with an eighth generation Intel® Core™ i5-8279U or i5-8259U processor and features Iris Plus Graphics 655.

The Mini IT8 is a convenient choice for working at home. You can connect up to four screen displays with an HDMI 2.0 port, Mini DisplayPort and USB-C output. This system can also accommodate a wide range of peripherals. If you do not need eleventh generation Core™ i7 processing power for work tasks, the Mini IT8 can be the best mini computer for a home office. 

Like the Mini IT11, the Mini IT8 offers customization options to meet your needs when working from home. The Mini IT8 has 16GB dual-channel DDR4 memory that supports expansion to 32GB. A 2.5-inch SATA hard drive slot allows for storage expansion up to 2TB. Users can also access cloud storage through dual-band Wi-Fi.

Mini IT8 SE 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i3

The GEEKOM Mini IT8 SE with an eighth-generation Intel® Coffee Lake i3-8109U processor is an even more affordable home office mini computer. This model features Intel® Iris Plus Graphics 655 display technology and can support up to four displays.

Users can also customize the Mini IT8 SE to add DDR RAM and hard drive storage. This model comes with 8GB of RAM in a dual-channel DDR4 SODIMM slot that supports expansion up to 32GB. You can expand the 2.5-inch SATA hard drive with 256GB of on-board storage to have 2TB of storage. 

The Mini IT8 SE stands out as one of the best mini computer models for power efficiency. If your work does not require advanced processing power, the Mini IT SE can be a cost-effective choice for productivity at home.

MiniAir 11 11th Gen Intel® Celeron

The MiniAir 11 is the most affordable mini computer model for working at home. This model features a quad-core, four-thread Intel® Celeron N5095 processor. The lightweight and ultra-slim design is a good choice if you travel for work and want to take a mini computer with you on the go. 

This basic mini computer model features Intel® UHD 605 graphics and can support two 4K displays. This build comes with 8GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM that you can upgrade to 32GB. A high-speed SSD hard drive comes with 256GB of storage and is expandable to 1TB. Connect to the internet with dual-band Wi-Fi.  

If you are looking for a top-class mini computer priced under $300, take a closer look at the Mini Air 11. The specifications of this affordable model are suitable for a wide variety of tasks when working from home, such as running basic productivity software, browsing the internet and checking your work email.

Set Up the Best Mini Computer in Your Home Office

Once you decide on the right mini computer for working at home, you will need to purchase a monitor and peripherals, such as a keyboard and mouse, separately. The Mini IT11 and Mini IT8 models come with Bluetooth® support for connecting wireless peripherals and VESA mounts for a clutter-free workspace.GEEKOM offers the best mini computer options at affordable prices. If you need more processing power, you may prefer the Mini IT11. The Mini IT8 and MiniAir 11 models are budget systems for basic home computing. Select a mini computer that has the right combination of processing power, display capabilities and connectivity options that you need to be productive while working at home. 

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