Get Big Performance in a Compact Form with a Mini PC

With technology becoming ever smaller, gone are the days of massive towers as mini PCs are appearing in more and more homes and businesses across the country. Boasting all of the features and capabilities of their larger counterparts, mini PCs are a space-saving choice for many small offices and homes. On eBay, you will find a vast selection of both new and used mini PC’s at a range of prices to suit every budget.

How are mini PC’s so small?

Over the years, the components of computers have gradually become smaller as technology has advanced. In addition to this miniaturisation, parts that were previously separate have become an integrated part of the main PCB. So, whereas once your motherboard, wi-fi, Bluetooth and audio output would have been a number of separate parts, today a modern motherboard can contain them all in a single smaller component.

Another technological advance that has allowed mini PC’s to become smaller is the use of fanless cooling. The invention of machines that cool by conduction has allowed bulky fans to be removed, and without the need for space between parts to aid air-cooling, the size of the computer can be significantly reduced.

What operating systems are available for mini PCs?

Mini PC’s are available with all of the standard operating systems that you would find when buying a standard PC, these include:

  • Windows.
  • Linux.
  • Mac.
  • Android.
How are peripherals connected to a mini PC?

The specific details of each product may vary, so always check the manufacturer's website for full information about which peripherals will be compatible. Generally, however, mini PC’s feature a mini HDMI output, so monitors will need to have an HDMI port, and connections for keyboards and mice will be via either Bluetooth or USB.

What are the benefits of a mini PC?

Mini PC’s have several benefits including:

  • Size: Allowing users to make the most of every available inch of space in their work area.
  • Low power consumption: Consuming less power than a standard PC.
  • Silent Operation: Without fans, the computer runs silently to create a peaceful working environment.
  • Portability: The light weight and small size of mini PC’s make them easy to move and transport.