MINIX MINI HD PC Based on Intel Atom D2550 Sells for $119

MINIX MINI HD PC is a barebone x86 computer without RAM or hard disk that has been announced last year, and it has just come to my attention that the system sells for just $119 on Geekbuying (excluding shipping), so once you add (up to 4GB) DDR3 RAM, and a SATA hard drive, you may have a basic x86 Linux or Windows system for about $200.

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MINIX MINI HD PC specifications:

  • CPU – Intel dual-core (4 threads) D2550 processor @ 1.86GHz
  • Chipset – Intel NM10
  • GPU – Intel GMA 3600 Series
  • System Memory – 2x 1.5V DDR3 @ 800/1066MHz SO-DIMM sockets supporting up to 4GB of system memory (GeekBuying reports that “8GB (4GB x 2) memory is supported unofficially, stability will not be guaranteed by Intel”)
  • BIOS – 1 x 16Mbit flash with AMI BIOS. Supports Plug & Play, Advanced Power Management ACPI, STR, CPU temperature, Fan speed, System Voltage monitoring
  • Rear Panel I/O:
    • 1 x power connector
    • 1 x PS/2 Mouse port
    • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard port
    • 1 x VGA port
    • 1 x HDMI port
    • 2 x USB 3.0 ports (optional), USB 2.0/1.1 compliant
    • 4 x USB 2.0 ports, USB 1.1 compliant
    • 2 x RJ45 LAN port (dual gigabit optional)
    • 3 x Audio ports (Line In / Line Out / MIC In)
  • Internal I/O Connectors:
    • 1 x SATA power connector
    • 2 x SATA II connectors
    • 1 x LVDS header
    • CPU fan header and system fan header,
    • 1 x Front panel header
    • 1 x Front panel audio header
    • 1 x S/PDIF out header
    • 1 x Serial port header
    • 1 x Speaker header
    • 2 x USB 2.0 headers for additional 4 USB 2.0 ports (by cables)
  • Audio – Onboard 6-channel HD Audio Codec (Realtek ALC661), 5.1 channel high definition audio,
    support for S/PDIF Out through on-board header
  • Onboard LAN – Onboard 10/100/1000Mbps compatible LAN
  • Expansion Slots – 1 x PCI Express x1 slot
  • Motherboard dimensions – 170mm*170mm (Micro-ATX)
  • PC Dimensions – 60mm x 186mm x 192mm
  • Package weight – 1.98kg


The computer comes with a power adapter, a power cord, a user’s manual, and a driver and utility DVD. There are a few optional items, so you can’t be 100% sure you’ll get dual gigabit Ethernet and 2 USB 3.0 port for example.

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