MINISFORUM HX90 Mini Desktop PC with Ryzen 9 5900HX Review

MINISFORUM HX90 Mini Desktop PC w/ Ryzen 9 5900HX

MINISFORUM HX90 - 2.5 inches - 32 GB RAM - AMD CPU

MINISFORUM HX90 is a modern mini desktop PC with the advanced technical specs of AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor, 512GB Solid State Drive, 32GB DDR4 SDRAM memory, Windows 10 Pro operating system and a variety of modern connectivity ports including a 2.5Gbps LAN. It is designed as a personal, home, multimedia, business, school or light gaming PC.

MinisForum HX90 was first available on November 12, 2021, is currently ranked the 30the best selling mini desktop and has an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 242 customers at the time of this post release. You can purchase the same machine as Ryzen 9 5900HX(16+512G), Ryzen 7 3750H(16+512G), Ryzen 7 3750H(16+256G), Ryzen 7 2700U(16+512G) or Ryzen 5 3550H(16+512G). Please have a look at the Amazon product page for the current price differences.

The quarter one of 2021 release 8-core AMD R series Ryzen 9 5900HX (16M L3 cache, 16 threads with hyperthreading) runs at the speeds between the 3.3GHz base and 4.6GHz turbo speed. With an average CPU Passmark benchmark score of 23249 it offers quite fast performance overall that is great for handling both the daily and very demanding tasks easily and smoothly while offering a decent multitasking power. The maximum amount of memory supported on this machine is 64GB on two SODIMM slots and you get the 32GB at 3200MHz pre-installed. You will not have any problems with running different browser tabs, programs and apps at the same time with no freezing or lagging.

512GB 2280 NVMe Solid State Drive is pre-installed on this machine and up to 2TB is supported through the two 2.5″ SATA HDD. And it offers a decent amount of storage space unless you’ll be saving a lot of multimedia files like videos and games. It helps with the smooth operation of software, store many files without worrying about filling up the capacity. Windows 10 Pro OS is pre installed on this mini desktop and comes with the additional security and business functions. It qualifies for an upgrade to the latest Windows 11 with an interface that is more Mac-like with the rounded corners, pastel shades and an overall clean design. The taskbar and Start menu are located in the center and can be moved to the left if you wish.

Despite all the power it doesn’t come with a dedicated GPU, but a built-in Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics at 2100MHz. The system supports four independent displays at 4K at 60Hz through two DisplayPorts and two HDMI 2.0 outputs for larger, multiple work spaces that offer comfort, efficiency and enhanced productivity. The 2.5Gbps LAN (2500Mbps) port on this HX90 Mini PC helps enhance the computing performance and functions to be able to use more networks like firewalls, network isolation, NAT, software routers etc. RTC Boot, WOL, PXT Boot and Auto Power On are also supported.

The typical TDP- Thermal Design Power is 45 watts, which will help with the lower energy consumption. Ryzen 9 on this PC was one of the fastest processors on the market in 2021 and can be compared to the Intel i9-11980HK. Connectivity options include M.2 2230 WIFI Support- dual band 802.11ax WiFi 6and Bluetooth 5, 5x USB3.0 ports, a USB Type-C port, 2 x HDMI outputs, 2x DisplayPorts, 2 Line Outs for audio, a Clear CMOS, 2 x mic ports and DC 19V with US adapter included.

It has a high thermal conductivity and heat dissipation. The fan on this small PC runs quietly with a slight noise when it rotates at high speed just after it starts. But you’ll not really hear anything even during the very demanding tasks. It weighs 5.95 pounds and measures just 7.6 x 7.4 x 2.3 inches (195 x 188 x 60mm) and will not take up much space on your desk. And with the VESA mounting bracket included in the box you can mount the PC on the rear of a VESA-enabled monitor or TV. In the box you’ll get the HX90 Mini PC, a US manual, a power adapter, a mounting bracket and an HDMI cable. The warranty offered is one year by the manufacturer, along with a month of free return and 24 hours of post-sales service.

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