MINIX NEO J50C-4 Max mini PC international giveaway

Right before Christmas,  I posted a review of MINIX NEO J50C-4 Max mini PC powered by an Intel Pentium J5005 Gemini Lake processor coupled with 8GB RAM and a 240GB SSD. It’s basically the same as the previously reviewed MINIX NEO J50C-4 except for the extra memory and faster & higher capacity SSD storage.

MINIX asked me if I could do a giveaway of three units on CNX Software after the review, and I thought it would be a good idea so here we are.

MINIX NEO J50C-4 Max Giveaway

I wanted to complete the review before launching the giveaway and tested MINIX NEO J50C-4 Max with the pre-installed Windows 10 Pro. I worked just as well as the previous model with no CPU throttling and the performance one should expect from a Gemini Lake processor, but you may want to add an extra 8GB memory stick to take advantage of the higher bandwidth provided by dual-channel memory. This can help with some 4Kp60 video playback and applications using 3D graphics such as games.

MINIX NEO J50C-4 Max Power Supply VESA Mount

To enter the draw simply leave a comment. You may consider writing what you plan to do with it to make the contest more interesting. Other rules are as follows:

  • Only one entry per user. I will filter out entries with the same IP and/or email address.
  • The giveaway is open for 48 hours and will end at 11 am (Bangkok time) on January 6th.
  • Comments will be closed after 48 hours. If comments are open, the contest is still going on.
  • Three different winners will be selected with random.org,  and I’ll introduce them to MINIX by email for shipping arrangements.
  • Shipping is free and handled by MINIX

Good luck!

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Artur
Artur
8 months ago

Whatever, let’s give it a try 🙂

Charles Wick
Charles Wick
8 months ago

This would be wonderful to use as a Plex server. Thank you

J trembalt
J trembalt
8 months ago

Planning to use it to run benchmarks to compare it against my Odroid-H2+.

ieleja
ieleja
8 months ago

great device for media player, light home server and smart home hosting

D Dixon
D Dixon
8 months ago

General purpose pc stuff most likely

Mai-Khiem TRAN
Mai-Khiem TRAN
8 months ago

I’m betting my luck on this 🙂

Kurtis
Kurtis
8 months ago

I am curious how this would compare in performance and utility to my Odyssey Blue from seeed. They both run Windows 10 but differ in target audience, I believe. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

Lopo
Lopo
8 months ago

media player …

Henk Geurts
Henk Geurts
8 months ago

This would be great to run my network monitoring software

A W
A W
8 months ago

Looking to make a pfSense firewall or FreeNAS server.

Matthias
Matthias
8 months ago

Looks like a pretty much fun piece of hardware. Thanks for the giveaway contest 👍

PhuongLM
PhuongLM
8 months ago

Thank you and wish me luck on 2021. This device gonna great for Home assistant + Plex server.

Rogan Dawes
Rogan Dawes
8 months ago

I’ll be using it as a Home assistant server

Shivam Potdar
8 months ago

Excellent piece of hardware for media centre or home server

Ake
Ake
8 months ago

perfect as media server

Liang WANG
Liang WANG
8 months ago

to make a home nas

Oren Eyal
8 months ago

I would love to do a review of this Mini PC. Never had a Minix Mini PC. Thanks for the giveaway either way!

Paul Walker
8 months ago

This will be wonderful as a HTPC.

GPape
GPape
8 months ago

This is a nice machine! I would use it as a home server for nextcloud

Alex Ustyantsev
Alex Ustyantsev
8 months ago

Would fit nicely as an SDR station

Greg Dalton
8 months ago

Fingers Crossed. 🤞

Kses
Kses
8 months ago

It would be a nice nas~

Ra Kha
Ra Kha
8 months ago

Linux media and IP video server

Ted Timmons
8 months ago

in! I might try to put the old BSDesque OS, “MINIX” on it, just to confuse everyone.

(no, but really, it’d probably go in the little homelab)

Andrew
Andrew
8 months ago

put files on it

SoyFlourBread
8 months ago

Would be a great hardware to test out multipath TCP+Wireguard, hmm.
Well, if it works I can combine network bandwidth from multiple ISPs.

David
David
8 months ago

Nice linux server

Jim
Jim
8 months ago

Wiring up a sailboat system – this would be great.

Sebastian
Sebastian
8 months ago

Making a Home Server out of it

Pekka
Pekka
8 months ago

I would replace my old zoneminder pc with this one. It would save quite a lot of space

Patricia
Patricia
8 months ago

Great gift for some friends

Pete
Pete
8 months ago

Small footprint desktop using monitor’s VESA mounts. Dual boot into Android x86 as media box.

Federico Massaioli
Federico Massaioli
8 months ago

Home automation and monitoring

Pim Vullers
Pim Vullers
8 months ago

Mini server for experimenting

Kurt
Kurt
8 months ago

Drive nice big display for the electronics lab!

Michael
Michael
8 months ago

Sounds like a good box for playing with vms

Jeroen
8 months ago

I would like to use it as a dedicated pc at my 3D printer

CHRIS
CHRIS
8 months ago

Would be a killer little plex server

fRANz
fRANz
8 months ago

This would be nice as KVM server

Joseph Teh
Joseph Teh
8 months ago

Using this as media server 🙂

robotijin
robotijin
8 months ago

I will use as a Linux server. Good luck!

Bernie
Bernie
8 months ago

A small, low powered HTPC used for 4k media consumption is great.

david
david
8 months ago

count me in

Lévêque Guillaume
Lévêque Guillaume
8 months ago

Media center 🙂

Bert
Bert
8 months ago

This would give a welcome upgrade to my home assistant server!

Ben Zucker
8 months ago

Probably a mediacenter to take advantage of QSV but lets see…

Alexander Esmont
Alexander Esmont
8 months ago

It`s awesome begining of the year!

Alex
Alex
8 months ago

I’m in!

maurer
maurer
8 months ago

nice !

Chris
Chris
8 months ago

I would love to run it as HTPC 🙂

Gyulus
Gyulus
8 months ago

Happy new year.Looks fun.

spcharc
spcharc
8 months ago

This can be a great home theater PC. I have a raspberry pi but it isn’t powerful enough to handle some of my high res videos. This machine can perfectly replace it.

Ecio
Ecio
8 months ago

Thanks for the opportunity

Gediz
8 months ago

It’d be a cool upgraded Linux home server for me 😛

Chris
Chris
8 months ago

Nice pretty little media server 🙂

roel
roel
8 months ago

Should be nice to win one.

A13
A13
8 months ago

It could replace my old PC from 2011 which I’m currently using. I mainly do PCB design with Eagle and Kicad. A fresher Architecture and Smaller size would be beneficial.

Rufik
Rufik
8 months ago

I’m in, it would be perfect Home Assistance server for me 😁

Peter
Peter
8 months ago

Maybe Santa will bring something little later 🙂

eM-13
eM-13
8 months ago

I would use it as my main desktop PC. It’s much better than my Atom based laptop.

Leo
Leo
8 months ago

NAS and media server

Chris
Chris
8 months ago

Nice little PC 🙂

barteroff
barteroff
8 months ago

A great starting point for my future smart home server.

J Reid
8 months ago

Ideal media player !

zmlopez
zmlopez
8 months ago

I would like to use it as a streaming audio server.

Juanjo
8 months ago

This would be perfect as a new media player!

KotCzarny
8 months ago

never tried those intels yet

XtracT
XtracT
8 months ago

I would replace my current power hungry linux server!

Ales Pycha
Ales Pycha
8 months ago

As Home assistant server.

gonp
gonp
8 months ago

a nice linux server

stavros
stavros
8 months ago

would rather use it for home assistant server

Sten Spans
Sten Spans
8 months ago

I’d love one! Great giveaway.

Adrian Sevcenco
Adrian Sevcenco
8 months ago

seems to be a great multi-function always on device.

Markus
Markus
8 months ago

This would be great as a small all-purpose server (Git, PIM, …)

Xavier
Xavier
8 months ago

Happy new year from France !
Media player of course !

Leandro Zaccaria
Leandro Zaccaria
8 months ago

OpenHAB headless server

sander
sander
8 months ago

Media box, and Home Assistant

Marius
Marius
8 months ago

Would like to use it as HomeServer for Virtualization

Devman
8 months ago

Plex transcode box, most likely. The Gemini Lake chips are supposed to have good hardware transcode support.

Serge
Serge
8 months ago

Planning to use it as my portable workseat

Jean-Paul Wissink
Jean-Paul Wissink
8 months ago

OE! That would be nice as an upgrade for my bartop (my DIY arcade emulation machine) which is currently running on a Raspberry Pi 3B 😉

Mpampis
Mpampis
8 months ago

I will install Linux and use it as Kodi or Moonlight client.

Theeraphong seefong
Theeraphong seefong
8 months ago

I want to use it as a computer for the children of my old village to learn to use Single Board Computer.

Alex Iliev
Alex Iliev
8 months ago

It could be used for development for hosting gitlab or docker.

pi-r
pi-r
8 months ago

Great piece of hardware for hi-fi multimedia server.

Jasmin Bakšić
Jasmin Bakšić
8 months ago

🙂
Happy new year!

Frost Sandmoon
Frost Sandmoon
8 months ago

Linux Box for game development using software like Godot and Blender.

Michal
Michal
8 months ago

Linux server with some multimedia

Alexandre
Alexandre
8 months ago

I’ll use it as a thin client for remote gaming / remote development

cyclotol
cyclotol
8 months ago

I’m in.

Peter
Peter
8 months ago

yes please 😉

sola
sola
8 months ago

Would be great as a home automation server. After the OS is replaced with Linux.

Sébastien
Sébastien
8 months ago

This could be a media center and it also could be a cool retro gaming host !

Martin Kratochvil
Martin Kratochvil
8 months ago

This will be a great replacement for my cubietruck, compiling is really pain on it.

Dainis
Dainis
8 months ago

Perfect as media server

Roman
Roman
8 months ago

8GB justifies it’s “mini PC” name. Less than 8GB is an expensive and wierd TV box replacement.

Ryan
Ryan
8 months ago

Awesome device for a home server.

jeanrhum
jeanrhum
8 months ago

I take my chance too! It could be a very nice replacement of my current x5 mini-pc that is used for my children to start with a computer. This minipic seems much more efficient and upgradeable!

mibosshard
mibosshard
8 months ago

may I win something for once..! oh, and BTW: armbian for the NanoPi R4S is available as a preview…

Gaël STEPHAN
8 months ago

This would be a marvelous small email server 🙂

lifelion
lifelion
8 months ago

Happy New Year everyone!

repkid
repkid
8 months ago

i’d use it as a media pc in the living room, currently using an old laptop for that

Jed
Jed
8 months ago

Just for everyday computing.

Nd D
Nd D
8 months ago

Count me in.

Francesco Valla
Francesco Valla
8 months ago

I’d use one of these as a fixed SDR station, coupler with a receiver and some homemade antennas.
Thank you!

Aashitech
8 months ago

I likes that box….hopefully I will get one…

R. D.
R. D.
8 months ago

Not sure what I will use it for just yet, but it will probably have something to do with my TV.
Thanks CNX and MINIX.

L_oled
8 months ago

That would be nice for my NAS project with nextcloud home server! 👍

Janos Marton
Janos Marton
8 months ago

Happy New Year to Everyone! It would be a nice NAS/media player.

Francisco G
Francisco G
8 months ago

I think I would use it as a NAS/Plex server

Ted Russ
Ted Russ
8 months ago

Sounds like a decent machine.

Arvids
Arvids
8 months ago

Home Linux server with Pi-hole, Graylog and some other services. SATA SSD is relatively weak for the server, but 8GB is what I currently lack on my RK3399+NVMe.

Mark
Mark
8 months ago

For me this would make a very nice Plex server due to the HW accelerated H.265 and H.264 de- and encoding.

Eurico
Eurico
8 months ago

It seems a good candidate for an home automation server and with some IA processing on images captured by the home cameras

Rui Cruz
Rui Cruz
8 months ago

Its for install home automation software

Inge
Inge
8 months ago

I would like to use it for home automation

Peter Luedemann
Peter Luedemann
8 months ago

I need something new to play with and this fits the bill perfectly.

Bart Kestelyn
Bart Kestelyn
8 months ago

Nice, this would be ideal to replace an ageing Ubuntu server I’ve got running

Alexey
Alexey
8 months ago

It would be my son’s new PC

alpay
8 months ago

I regularly follow the site every day, it’s the first time I see so many comments. I realized that there is a gift and I felt like I was in my country, I was confused. :))

fhfs
8 months ago

Awesome! =D

Ted
Ted
8 months ago

I need it…..

ravens
ravens
8 months ago

a nice k8s cluster!

Ben
Ben
8 months ago

i’m in too, thanks for the offer

Varia
Varia
8 months ago

Media client and server

Nikola
Nikola
8 months ago

I’ll try with monitoring system.

Nikki
Nikki
8 months ago

That would be fantastic, I’d love to win one 😀 I’d probably use it as a media server for my TV.

Mark Birss
Mark Birss
8 months ago

South Africa

Tim
Tim
8 months ago

Would be nice to replace the old office computer my parents are using at the moment.

Rolands
Rolands
8 months ago

Hi! I would use Minix as Home Assistant server. Thanks!

Tadej
Tadej
8 months ago

Will replace my old Macbook pro, because it is way more handy on desktop than laptop.

Sergej Komov
Sergej Komov
8 months ago

OpenWebRX SDR server

bezeria
bezeria
8 months ago

Great machine to put some Linux in!

Gérald
8 months ago

Gimme one, so that i can host my Nextcloud @home on my small network cabinet 😉
Oh and … thanks for this site ! You’re my prefered news source regarding embedded hardware !

inspector
inspector
8 months ago

I’m in

Manuel
Manuel
8 months ago

I want It for install a daw software and use for music creation. Thanks Minix and CNX. Happy new year from Spain.

Eneko
Eneko
8 months ago

Minix, great vendor! I would not mind upgrading my Minix Neo X8-H 😉

Mohammad Mahfuzur Rahman
Mohammad Mahfuzur Rahman
8 months ago

Last one i used, had 1GB of RAM /android. Let’s try a powerful one.

Minix Mini PC.jpg
Deni Utomo
Deni Utomo
8 months ago

Planning to use it for media centre and some retro gaming

Su Zet
Su Zet
8 months ago

I’m in. Perhaps an HTPC usage and/or home automation.

carlos pereira
carlos pereira
8 months ago

Thanks Minix & CNX

Matthew B
Matthew B
8 months ago

Will use it for media and general usage.

Nicola
Nicola
8 months ago

I’d like to build a network streamer and connect it to my external USB DAC and HiFi amplifier. This could be the right box.

Fran Aquino
Fran Aquino
8 months ago

I could try installing OpenHAB and/or ZeroTier
[fingers crossed]

Phil
Phil
8 months ago

Great replacement for my very large, noisy, elderly Asus homebuilt

Greg McGilvery
8 months ago

Just whai I need

Ronnie
Ronnie
8 months ago

I want to build a home dvr which my whole family and parents (using a plex client) can use to view their fav shows

Lorenzo Camprini
Lorenzo Camprini
8 months ago

Happy New Year ! I like to do home computing and media server with this little beast !

TLS
TLS
8 months ago

I guess it could be a nice HTPC.

Txema
Txema
8 months ago

I’m in. Thanks

Mrock
Mrock
8 months ago

Would be amazed to win such a device drawing and surfeiting, would use it gladly with much joy. Thanks !

lampra
lampra
8 months ago

count me in

Solmis
Solmis
8 months ago

I never win

ENG HWA HENG @ MAHMOD
ENG HWA HENG @ MAHMOD
8 months ago

This would be nice to run home assistant server

itchy n scratchy
itchy n scratchy
8 months ago

Let’s see, maybe I finally get my zfs experiments going with this unit 🙂

Bryce
Bryce
8 months ago

I’d replace a couple raspberry pis with it.

Ye frank
Ye frank
8 months ago

How nice if I get it.

Yllar
Yllar
8 months ago

Would use it to replace my old and power hungry home server

Andrius Kurtinaitis
Andrius Kurtinaitis
8 months ago

I have 2 possible use cases for it: as HTPC or as file server replacement.

Mindfunk
Mindfunk
8 months ago

count me in!

Pedro Miguel Moreira Maia
Pedro Miguel Moreira Maia
8 months ago

This small but powerful PC will be used as my fixed office PC. (Laptop getting old…)

Joakim Torsek
8 months ago

Id like to run an GE historian database in my Project, and this will be perfect for the job.

Luk
Luk
8 months ago

NAS + Docker machine

Ken
Ken
8 months ago

Great Blog!

Saibot
Saibot
8 months ago

I would use it as a single node k8s cluster

Stanislav Vasilev
Stanislav Vasilev
8 months ago

Pick me!

Willy
Willy
8 months ago

Always-on development machine to run bleeding edge distros to easily test latest compilers and latest libs.

Rob Jordan
8 months ago

Bolted to the back of a monitor in my workshop.

Laurent H.
Laurent H.
8 months ago

Would be a good self-hosted mail server.

Farren
Farren
8 months ago

Would be used to amateur radio!

Jesus
Jesus
8 months ago

I Would love to use es download box

Semaj
Semaj
8 months ago

I’ll be using it to do some data testing and analysis projects for research projects.

MichalV
MichalV
8 months ago

Great piece of hardware for media centre or home server

Tobias
Tobias
8 months ago

I would use this as an upgraded smart home server.

Angelos
8 months ago

Happy new year. Those Minix are looking awesome.

Mihai
8 months ago

International giveaway? Sign me in. If I win, I will be giving it away to a friend.

RzR
RzR
8 months ago

I would use it for my libre pinball pincab project:

https://purl.org/rzr/pinball

for an eventual vulkan port

ash
ash
8 months ago

Wow! This would be perfect for my daughter learning FreeBSD.

Mail 007
Mail 007
8 months ago

I want one

Eldridge
Eldridge
8 months ago

Build me a mini pc

Oliver
Oliver
8 months ago

For fun, I’d try using it as a pfsense router! (using VLANs)

FransM
FransM
8 months ago

Count me in, I’d like to give this a try to see if this is a brand that is really worth my money

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma
8 months ago

Looking something to review on new tech centric YouTube channel.

Alessandro
Alessandro
8 months ago

wow! I’d like to try a Minix!

Karel
Karel
8 months ago

I’m in!

Jimmy Pedersen
Jimmy Pedersen
8 months ago

Seems like it would do nicely as an upgrade for my current RPI3 home automation server. Should improve responsiveness quite a lot I would imagine.

khancyr
khancyr
8 months ago

Drone computer !

WrathOfSocrus
WrathOfSocrus
8 months ago

These little Atom boxes are pretty handy for basic tasks!

N P
N P
8 months ago

Never used a mini pc before. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kay
Kay
8 months ago

I hope to win this.

Thierry Thomas
8 months ago

Awesome !
I would use it to port useful software for FreeBSD.
Thanks.

Adam
Adam
8 months ago

Home Assistant server

Isma
Isma
8 months ago

Happy new year. I’m in.

Jordon Wu
Jordon Wu
8 months ago

Nice box

Aey sutinee
Aey sutinee
8 months ago

Watch a movie​ at home.

Juan Biondi
Juan Biondi
8 months ago

Would like to use it to automate my house using homeassistant.

Carlos Valiente
Carlos Valiente
8 months ago

That would make a nice media centre!

Wolfgan
Wolfgan
8 months ago

I would love to have one and replace my ancient RasPi2 file server.

Peter Elliot
Peter Elliot
8 months ago

Ideal as home automation server.

leo
leo
8 months ago

Media server

zcarlos
8 months ago

I want one of them. It would be my new file server. Thank you

William
William
8 months ago

Will use it as remote workplace or mediaserver

Cen
Cen
8 months ago

that would be a nice competitor against my odroid-H2+ as a always-on desktop workstation

Phan Hoang Dinh
Phan Hoang Dinh
8 months ago

Happy new year…

Sean
Sean
8 months ago

This will make a perfect home media/file server. Count me in! Thanks.

Occam
Occam
8 months ago

Home automation server?

Dru Nelson
Dru Nelson
8 months ago

Count me in 👍

WenleZ
WenleZ
8 months ago

That’s very nice of MINIX. Thanks them regardless.

edit4ever
edit4ever
8 months ago

Time to make my smart TV even smarter – sign me up!

JoelDG
JoelDG
8 months ago

I’d use this to for a surveillance system to catch people stealing my persimmons!

agwei
agwei
8 months ago

Nice giveaway for 2021 ! Planning to use for development on some opensource projects. Thanks you

Ihar Kazlou
Ihar Kazlou
8 months ago

I am doing Linux development for IoT and multimedia – audio – video capture, encoding – transcoding, streaming. I mostly use systems on a module. But mini-devices on the Intel processor are very interesting for their capabilities thanks to the QickSync technology.
It was very interesting to read the reviews, I hope that this device will help me in further research and sailing in the boundless space of Linux.

sirrab
sirrab
8 months ago

Looks interesting.

Ray Knight
Ray Knight
8 months ago

I could make good use of one of these!

Sean
Sean
8 months ago

This would make a great Home Assistant hub.

Michael Munsey
Michael Munsey
8 months ago

I so need this, as my Windows Vista has died a sudden death…..😂

Hartraft
Hartraft
8 months ago

It would be nice to add an x86 to my homelab, thanks

Konrad
Konrad
8 months ago

Great giveaway!

opk
opk
8 months ago

Could be fun to play with one of the BSDs on it given that it it is x86.

Vitaly
Vitaly
8 months ago

Yay!

Mark Zuverink
Mark Zuverink
8 months ago

I’m thinking plex server for this as well.

niko
niko
8 months ago

install a bare metal hypervisor for a mini dev lab.

avra
avra
8 months ago

Serbia

sjqlwy
8 months ago

Linux & Program Learning

c1coucou2piou
c1coucou2piou
8 months ago

What a nice mini PC <3 It will perfectly fits my living room : listening music, watching videos (thanx to video projector), playing games and browsing the Web and driving home automation.

Robert Rinehart
Robert Rinehart
8 months ago

Would be nice to have and use to make my big TV a very smart tv.

Vis
Vis
8 months ago

It is Januworry and I just spent $1 on the powerball, think I have a better chance here. Banged up a shelf, adding the power and network, this would be sweet to introduce for the homelab.

Frédéric
Frédéric
8 months ago

I would gladly use it as a tiny proxmox server for homelab use.
Happy new year and thanks to you and minix for the giveaway 🙂

Mark
Mark
8 months ago

Been wanting to have a home lab to run containers.

ddkat
ddkat
8 months ago

better late than never

Bernd
Bernd
8 months ago

Nice living room machine

Tim
Tim
8 months ago

Would love to have one of these to play around with!

monkey7m3
monkey7m3
8 months ago

Throwing my name in the hat…

Andrew Macks
Andrew Macks
8 months ago

Media and overlay machine for live events.

Joe Bleau
Joe Bleau
8 months ago

I’d use it to play with SDR.

Tired8281
Tired8281
8 months ago

Looks like a fun toy, thanks!

Youlian Troyanov
Youlian Troyanov
8 months ago

git server.
Canada

Chris
Chris
8 months ago

Need to replace my HTPC, this looks perfect!

lademan
lademan
8 months ago

Another Jeedom server 🙂

Branko
Branko
8 months ago

Here!

TonyT
TonyT
8 months ago

I’d look at using it as a HTPC

Alex
Alex
8 months ago

Web development / render server for my home project

michalis zannetos
michalis zannetos
8 months ago

Greetings from Greece!

J J
J J
8 months ago

Would love to win this, it would make a great media center PC!

Fco
Fco
8 months ago

count me in

Budi
Budi
8 months ago

Mini server

Tomek
Tomek
8 months ago

This would replace my parents PC.

Mike
Mike
8 months ago

Would be interested in using it as a HTPC.

Uroš P
Uroš P
8 months ago

I would make a mini server 🙂

ROMAIN TISSERAND
8 months ago

Put into my vertical bartop, my Intel NUC with J5005 fried 🙁

Asimakis Kokkinos
Asimakis Kokkinos
8 months ago

Nice unit, happy 2021

Evangelos Tripolitakis
Evangelos Tripolitakis
8 months ago

Looks cool. Let’s see.

Scopeuk
Scopeuk
8 months ago

Lovely looking little box, most likely a media player i. The first instance, should stand up to some games as well.

Jerry
Jerry
8 months ago

Thanks for the giveaway!
One more vote for SDR server 🙂

eldad hadas
8 months ago

It will make for a perfect smart home server with NVR and HA

Peter de Lange
Peter de Lange
8 months ago

Might become a retro gaming system for my son.

Oriol Rius
8 months ago

I’m going to run an IoT stack with NodeRED, Grafana and InfluxDB.

Terry
Terry
8 months ago

Just to try

H V Bardsley
H V Bardsley
8 months ago

Sounds like a great music server.

Francisco García
Francisco García
8 months ago

May be a good home web server

sheng
sheng
8 months ago

Will use this as a web server.

Leonid Tanas
Leonid Tanas
8 months ago

Let’s go

Daniel
Daniel
8 months ago

I’d love that as a home server!

Russell Neary
Russell Neary
8 months ago

I agree.It would make a great plex server 🙂

Mr K.
Mr K.
8 months ago

Hey, I’m in.
I’ve heard so many good things about minix hardware … I want to judge by my own.

And it will be for sure a good replacement for my old but still healthy zotac fanless NUC like (CI323 to be exact, with 4G ram and celeron N3150 CPU) that I use as my main computer.

BTW, first time posting here, but I’m long time anonymous CNX reader and I take the opportunity to thank you (and all the valuable commentators) for this excellent blog and to wish you a happy new year..

PuceBaboon
8 months ago

Many thanks to Jean Luc and to Minix for a nice, bright start to the new year.
A little boring, but I’d like to replace an existing machine which has hardware problems (no, not a Minix box).

Ludovic G.
Ludovic G.
8 months ago

home office computer 🙂

Barnaby Gray
Barnaby Gray
8 months ago

UK 😄

gruzija
gruzija
8 months ago

Why Kodi ofc

Stephen Gale
Stephen Gale
8 months ago

I would be looking at using for entertainment setup.

Soares Michel
Soares Michel
8 months ago

happy new year @ all , would be a nice start of the year from minix

Llorens
Llorens
8 months ago

Interesting to home server self hosting

Les Healey
Les Healey
8 months ago

I’ll try my luck. been looking for a small, low powered pc to run for general web browsing & office apps etc.

Michel
Michel
8 months ago

happy new year @ all , would be a nice start with the minix

Olga
Olga
8 months ago

self hosted Media server

BitcoinLibre
BitcoinLibre
8 months ago

bitcoin full node

Michel
Michel
8 months ago

🦧 I’m confused now , but i want to enter the giveaway

Brian
Brian
8 months ago

Like the review, I would probably run Kodi on it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jason
Jason
8 months ago

Would Love to Win this!!!

RandomThoughts
RandomThoughts
8 months ago

Portable virtual synth controller / processor

Magebarf
Magebarf
8 months ago

I guess I have to leave the lurking to give it a shot!

Bela
Bela
8 months ago

Could replace my 11 year old workstation.

Jesper Nielsen
Jesper Nielsen
8 months ago

I will join this giveaway – great idea, thanks 🙂

Klaudiusz
Klaudiusz
8 months ago

Hello!

butzel
butzel
8 months ago

I would run Minix on it
Minix on the box
Minix in the CPU
Minix in the box

… just to compile a linux on it

Shahfik
Shahfik
8 months ago

I would love to win this

Marc Lallier
Marc Lallier
8 months ago

Count me in

Kwlee
Kwlee
8 months ago

Plan to use it as media player.

Najdanovic Ivan
Najdanovic Ivan
8 months ago

Would be great fit as the computer for my electronics workbench

Radnel Jorge Linares Perez

Excellent!!!! i want to install Debian, greetings

Niklas
Niklas
8 months ago

I own an old Citrix box with an Atom CPU to run Kodi, Sonarr, Radarr and my own IOT platform. Sadly, Ubuntu won’t provide updates for its i386 platform, so I am on the lookout for a successor.

z68top
z68top
8 months ago

As general purpose PC.

totalizator
totalizator
8 months ago

My first toy like this was Compaq Evo T20 Thin Client flashed with Slackware 11. Time flies ;).

hamza
8 months ago

I’d consider using it in my IoT project as an application server and analytics platform!

Kubo
Kubo
8 months ago

I want it badly

Two
Two
8 months ago

I’ve never owned a mini PC before so I’d use it to try out pretty much anything I can think of, and I’m sure something will stick. Desktop use, a home server, a testing machine for running tests on actual hardware rather than virtualised. I’m sure I’ll think of more!

Jay
8 months ago

Would love to use this as a space saving PC, VESA mounted to the back of my monitor.

Mr Arcane
Mr Arcane
8 months ago

So small, so many uses. Thanks.

Arp Rip
8 months ago

nice media player

Thiphan907
Thiphan907
8 months ago

Nice box

Tenet
Tenet
8 months ago

Compact design

Nora
Nora
8 months ago

I’ll give it a try

C Kendall
C Kendall
8 months ago

Me..me..me.me.me.me.me. 😉 I think would be an excellent computer to use for my work tasks.

ricklar
ricklar
8 months ago

Perfect form-factor HTPC running LibreELEC!

sogoku
sogoku
8 months ago

Thank you. I use it as kodi box

Bravoure09
Bravoure09
8 months ago

I would like a pfSense firewall

Kate
Kate
8 months ago

Winning

Garrett
8 months ago

It’d be interesting to see how this stacks up against my current media server!

Slowstream
Slowstream
8 months ago

Would build an ecommerce platform.

Peter Irlam
8 months ago

I know its boring but Id just use it as a media player. Having one that is x86 would make me very happy as its easier to code solutions for than android (for me anyways).

Caio Pedreira
Caio Pedreira
8 months ago

I’m in !!

Sergio
Sergio
8 months ago

I’m in, from Portugal

Sencer Salbas
Sencer Salbas
8 months ago

Would be a great home automation and multimedia server

Åke Hedman
8 months ago

I am the maintainer of the VSCP protocol/framwork and would use one for development and tests of IoT subsystems.

JanaV
JanaV
8 months ago

Great media player or light linux server

Szabi
Szabi
8 months ago

Probably I would use it as a little office pc for the kids to study on… Lockdown again in the UK…

Димитър «Topper» Мазнеков
8 months ago

Oh nice, will be good KODI+TVH server for my house 🙂

fk00
fk00
8 months ago

It’s x86, one can do anything with this thing, Is try to use it as power efficient home server, for instance.

Pete Latus
Pete Latus
8 months ago

Yes please. I need a new home media server and this would come in very handy.

Huber
Huber
8 months ago

It would be great for a project for our volunteer fire station to display data from the calls

Paul
Paul
8 months ago

I’ll also try, I would like to have a new media player connected to my TV.

Gaetano
Gaetano
8 months ago

Hoping for me … from Italy. Tks a lot.

Gary
Gary
8 months ago

My Next PC. Thanks for the contest

Paulo Goncalves
Paulo Goncalves
8 months ago

Great box to run linux on my desk.

henk
henk
8 months ago

Would love this, as it is literally an upgrade to my current system

Miklos
8 months ago

Home Assistant

Kurt
Kurt
8 months ago

Hello Jean-Luc Aufranc 

Yho