The most popular games within eSports are characterized by not needing modern and expensive hardware. Titles like Fortnite, LoL, Counter Strike and others are what we could say are lightweight games that can be moved without problems with a wide variety of hardware. For all these games we have selected several Mini PC that have up to 37% discount.
These systems that we have selected are enough to play the Top 5 of the most played on Steam. Here we have CS:GO, Dota 2 and Apex Legends that add up to more than 2.2 million players. Perhaps to play PUBG and Lost Ark, because they are more demanding, we have to make some adjustments. They are also enough to Fortnite or LoLamong other games from the category eSports and free.
MINIS FORUM UM450
Currently, we are lucky that computing has evolved a lot and to have a good computer we no longer need a large tower. There are compact solutions of very good quality, as is the case of this Mini PC made by Minis Forum. This system is based on an AMD APU, a processor that integrates powerful graphics.
Specifically in this system we have a AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor that, although it is originally designed for laptops, it is a very good option for these compact computers. We are talking about a processor 6 core and 6 threads with a base frequency of 2.3 GHz and that can reach 4 GHz in Boost mode. This processor is accompanied by a graphic AMD Radeon 6 with 384 Stream Processors that offers a power of 1.15 TFLOPS.
On the other hand, this system has 16 GB (2×8 GB configuration) of DDR4 RAM memory in SO-DIMM format expandable up to 64 GB. For storage, a 512GB M.2 SSD and features a SATA port for a 2.5-inch storage drive.
Finally, regarding connectivity, this system has a USB-C 3.2 with support for DisplayPort 1.4 and a USB-C 3.2 Gen2 on the front. While in the back we have two USB 2.0, two USB 3.2 Gen2, two HDMI and a 2.5G Ethernet connector. It also has support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2.
It seems to us an extremely interesting system, although it has a problem and that is that it is limited in terms of power since it does not have two processing threads per core.
CHUWI RzBox Ryzen 7 5800H
If you want something with a newer and more powerful processor, but under $500, this is a good option. Another renowned manufacturer of Mini PC is CHUWI, which offers good quality solutions. This system is not as elegant as the previous one, being aesthetically more similar to compact industrial computers, a design that is given by the powerful processor that it houses.
This system integrates AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor, which is quite current and has 8 cores and 16 threads. This processor works at a frequency of 3.2 GHz and reaches 4.4 GHz in Boost mode. It also has integrated graphics, in this case a powerful Radeon Vega 8 which works at 2000 MHz.
It also has 16GB of DDR4 RAM in SO-DIMM format that we can expand up to 64 GB if we want. In addition, it has a 512GB M.2 SSD and it also has a second M.2 SATA slot for up to 1 TB.
We are going to see connectivity, something that is also very important. It has a USB 2.0 port on the front and a USB-C, as well as connectors for audio input and output. We have a DisplayPort on the back, a HDMI 2.0, one VGA, two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, and two Ethernet ports. In addition, it has support for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2.
It seems to us a more interesting option because it has a more powerful and modern processor than the previous system.