If you thought that you had seen everything from Xiaomi, I’m sorry to tell you that you are wrong. The Chinese manufacturer never ceases to surprise, although this time it does so through one of its companies with which it collaborates. This one you are looking at is the Ningmei Rubik’s Cube Mini, a very small computer that you will want to have.
Xiaomi’s mini PC
Xiaomi, through its YouPin crowdfunding platform, has presented a really small mini PC with more than attractive technical characteristics. It is true that as of today it is not so surprising, much less when we have seen very small proposals also by Xiaomi or even the Raspberry Pi themselves and their alternatives, but that does not mean that we must detract from this super attractive and small computer.
The Ningmei Rubik’s Cube Mini is a device that, as you can see in the images, has a very small size. So much so that it only measures 62 x 62 x 42 mm and weighs just 145 grams. To compare it with a device that possibly many know, it is 0.6 times smaller than Xiaomi’s own Mi 10. So surely you already have an idea, in case it was not entirely clear from the photos.
Of course, beyond its small size, one of the interesting aspects of the product is its technical sheet. This mini PC is not a gaming device, but it does offer enough power for many day-to-day tasks. What added to its portability may have its point, although an ideal scenario is to use it next to the TV in the living room.
Xiaomi’s mini PC offers a quad-core Intel J4125 processor , which is capable of working at a maximum frequency of 2.7 Ghz when it activates the turbo mode. This CPU is accompanied by an integrated Intel UHD600 graphics , capable of handling screens at 4K resolution and hence that interesting scenario in which it is combined with a Smart TV.
Otherwise, the equipment can be purchased in two configurations of RAM and storage. To be exact, you can opt for 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage or 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage . These drives, by the way, are SSD type and make use of the M.2 interface. An obvious decision to help further miniaturize the team.
Regarding connectivity, it has a USB C connection that is used to power the device, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi with support for 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz networks, as well as two USB 3.0 connections to connect all kinds of accessories and the essential HDMI output . Already on the front it integrates a micro SD card reader and headphone output.
How much will this Xiaomi mini PC cost
Depending on the three configurations that exist, the third is the same as the version with more powerful hardware and the difference of its personalized case with the image of Iron Man, the prices of these mini PCs will be approximately 130, 160 and 175 euros To the change.
Considering the spec set, design, etc., it doesn’t seem bad at all. The Raspberry Pi 4 for example with similar hardware is around one hundred euros and here you would have the option of installing operating systems based on the X86 architecture.