It was 2007 and the tech world was raging with debates desktop operating systems and they were checking Mac vs. Windows vs. Linux. But Steve Jobs Show the tech world a new direction to concentrate. At that time micro desktop has not yet emerged with a big bang as it is now. Today this mini unit is becoming the center of focus of professionals working in a well-organized environment. With several of its advantages, these little devices are overpowering the full-sized PCs.
Every office strives to invent ways to keep the offices wide and spacious. The desks are especially in need of keeping clean and free to be a hassle-free work platform. In the wake of these concerns about space micro desktop seems to be a blessing in disguise. A little 5×5 box is sufficiently effective and reliable that you forget your powerful full-sized PC. These specs are pretty enough for most of the users.
The 600W power-supply units are now a memory of the past. You can also build a mini unit with super specs but the trends are going with Intel’s NUC units which you can buy and start using instantly.
The majority of the mini desktops can easily be opened like any PC and some parts you can swap or upgrade. In most cases, CPU/APU and the motherboard are tough to upgrade but the hard drive and RAM can be swapped as easily as your old desktop.
If you compare your micro desktop with a laptop or PC of same specifications, you will find it more cost effective to buy and operate. Affordability matters for the majority of the users who get stuck with some old fashion options only because they cannot afford a good latest PC.
Style and Design
Almost all the famous brands are building mini units and integrating the motherboard, power supply, and CPU in one unit! This way they are able to go highly creative in the styles and designs of the new product.
Does a Micro Desktop has Any Limitations?
Yes, definitely, these tiny devices have their limits when it comes to hugely strong tasks like Photoshop working and video editing. Technically the device will work but will not supply you your needed performance.
Gaming on a Mini Unit
Right at the moment, gaming-oriented mini PCs are not worth the investment. Even if you hit the most powerful units like Alienware Alpha or Gigabyte Brix. For gamers, a tower PC is the best option.
When it comes to buying a micro desktop, avoid the stick PCs. They are not a good idea even if they are from the top famous brands like Lenovo (Idea Centre Stick 300) or Intel (Intel Compute Stick). They are great ideas but their performance is weak. They also get various connectivity issues and difficult to set up.