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
1 year ago

Whatever, let’s give it a try 🙂

Charles Wick
Charles Wick
1 year ago

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

J trembalt
J trembalt
1 year ago

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

ieleja
ieleja
1 year ago

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

D Dixon
D Dixon
1 year ago

General purpose pc stuff most likely

Mai-Khiem TRAN
Mai-Khiem TRAN
1 year ago

I’m betting my luck on this 🙂

Kurtis
Kurtis
1 year 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
1 year ago

media player …

Henk Geurts
Henk Geurts
1 year ago

This would be great to run my network monitoring software

A W
A W
1 year ago

Looking to make a pfSense firewall or FreeNAS server.

Matthias
Matthias
1 year ago

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

PhuongLM
PhuongLM
1 year ago

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

Rogan Dawes
Rogan Dawes
1 year ago

I’ll be using it as a Home assistant server

Shivam Potdar
1 year ago

Excellent piece of hardware for media centre or home server

Ake
Ake
1 year ago

perfect as media server

Liang WANG
Liang WANG
1 year ago

to make a home nas

Oren Eyal
1 year 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
1 year ago

This will be wonderful as a HTPC.

GPape
GPape
1 year ago

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

Alex Ustyantsev
Alex Ustyantsev
1 year ago

Would fit nicely as an SDR station

Greg Dalton
1 year ago

Fingers Crossed. ?

Kses
Kses
1 year ago

It would be a nice nas~

Ra Kha
Ra Kha
1 year ago

Linux media and IP video server

Ted Timmons
1 year 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
1 year ago

put files on it

SoyFlourBread
1 year 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
1 year ago

Nice linux server

Jim
Jim
1 year ago

Wiring up a sailboat system – this would be great.

Sebastian
Sebastian
1 year ago

Making a Home Server out of it

Pekka
Pekka
1 year ago

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

Patricia
Patricia
1 year ago

Great gift for some friends

Pete
Pete
1 year ago

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

Federico Massaioli
Federico Massaioli
1 year ago

Home automation and monitoring

Pim Vullers
Pim Vullers
1 year ago

Mini server for experimenting

Kurt
Kurt
1 year ago

Drive nice big display for the electronics lab!

Michael
Michael
1 year ago

Sounds like a good box for playing with vms

Jeroen
1 year ago

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

CHRIS
CHRIS
1 year ago

Would be a killer little plex server

fRANz
fRANz
1 year ago

This would be nice as KVM server

Joseph Teh
Joseph Teh
1 year ago

Using this as media server 🙂

robotijin
robotijin
1 year ago

I will use as a Linux server. Good luck!

Bernie
Bernie
1 year ago

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

david
david
1 year ago

count me in

Lévêque Guillaume
Lévêque Guillaume
1 year ago

Media center 🙂

Bert
Bert
1 year ago

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

Ben Zucker
1 year ago

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

Alexander Esmont
Alexander Esmont
1 year ago

It`s awesome begining of the year!

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

I’m in!

maurer
maurer
1 year ago

nice !

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

I would love to run it as HTPC 🙂

Gyulus
Gyulus
1 year ago

Happy new year.Looks fun.

spcharc
spcharc
1 year 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
1 year ago

Thanks for the opportunity

Gediz
Gediz
1 year ago

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

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

Nice pretty little media server 🙂

roel
roel
1 year ago

Should be nice to win one.

A13
A13
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

Peter
Peter
1 year ago

Maybe Santa will bring something little later 🙂

eM-13
eM-13
1 year ago

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

Leo
Leo
1 year ago

NAS and media server

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

Nice little PC 🙂

barteroff
barteroff
1 year ago

A great starting point for my future smart home server.

J Reid
1 year ago

Ideal media player !

zmlopez
zmlopez
1 year ago

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

Juanjo
1 year ago

This would be perfect as a new media player!

KotCzarny
1 year ago

never tried those intels yet

XtracT
XtracT
1 year ago

I would replace my current power hungry linux server!

Ales Pycha
Ales Pycha
1 year ago

As Home assistant server.

gonp
gonp
1 year ago

a nice linux server

stavros
stavros
1 year ago

would rather use it for home assistant server

Sten Spans
Sten Spans
1 year ago

I’d love one! Great giveaway.

Adrian Sevcenco
Adrian Sevcenco
1 year ago

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

Markus
Markus
1 year ago

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

Xavier
Xavier
1 year ago

Happy new year from France !
Media player of course !

Leandro Zaccaria
Leandro Zaccaria
1 year ago

OpenHAB headless server

sander
sander
1 year ago

Media box, and Home Assistant

Marius
Marius
1 year ago

Would like to use it as HomeServer for Virtualization

Devman
1 year ago

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

Serge
Serge
1 year ago

Planning to use it as my portable workseat

Jean-Paul Wissink
Jean-Paul Wissink
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

Theeraphong seefong
Theeraphong seefong
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

pi-r
pi-r
1 year ago

Great piece of hardware for hi-fi multimedia server.

Jasmin Bakšić
Jasmin Bakšić
1 year ago

🙂
Happy new year!

Frost Sandmoon
Frost Sandmoon
1 year ago

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

Michal
Michal
1 year ago

Linux server with some multimedia

Alexandre
Alexandre
1 year ago

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

cyclotol
cyclotol
1 year ago

I’m in.

Peter
Peter
1 year ago

yes please 😉

sola
sola
1 year ago

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

Sébastien
Sébastien
1 year ago

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

Martin Kratochvil
Martin Kratochvil
1 year ago

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

Dainis
1 year ago

Perfect as media server

Roman
Roman
1 year ago

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

Ryan
Ryan
1 year ago

Awesome device for a home server.

jeanrhum
jeanrhum
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

Gaël STEPHAN
1 year ago

This would be a marvelous small email server 🙂

lifelion
lifelion
1 year ago

Happy New Year everyone!

repkid
repkid
1 year ago

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

Jed
Jed
1 year ago

Just for everyday computing.

Nd D
Nd D
1 year ago

Count me in.

Francesco Valla
Francesco Valla
1 year ago

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

Aashitech
1 year ago

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

R. D.
R. D.
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

Janos Marton
Janos Marton
1 year ago

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

Francisco G
Francisco G
1 year ago

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

Ted Russ
Ted Russ
1 year ago

Sounds like a decent machine.

Arvids
Arvids
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

Its for install home automation software

Inge
Inge
1 year ago

I would like to use it for home automation

Peter Luedemann
Peter Luedemann
1 year ago

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

Bart Kestelyn
Bart Kestelyn
1 year ago

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

Alexey
Alexey
1 year ago

It would be my son’s new PC

alpay
1 year 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
1 year ago

Awesome! =D

Ted
Ted
1 year ago

I need it…..

ravens
ravens
1 year ago

a nice k8s cluster!

Ben
Ben
1 year ago

i’m in too, thanks for the offer

Varia
Varia
1 year ago

Media client and server

Nikola
Nikola
1 year ago

I’ll try with monitoring system.

Nikki
Nikki
1 year 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
1 year ago

South Africa

Tim
Tim
1 year ago

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

Rolands
Rolands
1 year ago

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

Tadej
1 year ago

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

Sergej Komov
Sergej Komov
1 year ago

OpenWebRX SDR server

bezeria
bezeria
1 year ago

Great machine to put some Linux in!

Gérald
1 year 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
1 year ago

I’m in

Manuel
Manuel
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

Mohammad Mahfuzur Rahman
Mohammad Mahfuzur Rahman
1 year ago

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

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Deni Utomo
Deni Utomo
1 year ago

Planning to use it for media centre and some retro gaming

Su Zet
Su Zet
1 year ago

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

carlos pereira
carlos pereira
1 year ago

Thanks Minix & CNX

Matthew B
Matthew B
1 year ago

Will use it for media and general usage.

Nicola
Nicola
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

Phil
Phil
1 year ago

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

Greg McGilvery
1 year ago

Just whai I need

Ronnie
Ronnie
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

TLS
TLS
1 year ago

I guess it could be a nice HTPC.

Txema
Txema
1 year ago

I’m in. Thanks

Mrock
Mrock
1 year ago

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

lampra
lampra
1 year ago

count me in

Solmis
Solmis
1 year ago

I never win

ENG HWA HENG @ MAHMOD
ENG HWA HENG @ MAHMOD
1 year ago

This would be nice to run home assistant server

itchy n scratchy
itchy n scratchy
1 year ago

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

Bryce
Bryce
1 year ago

I’d replace a couple raspberry pis with it.

Ye frank
Ye frank
1 year ago

How nice if I get it.

Yllar
Yllar
1 year ago

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

Andrius Kurtinaitis
Andrius Kurtinaitis
1 year ago

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

Mindfunk
Mindfunk
1 year ago

count me in!

Pedro Miguel Moreira Maia
Pedro Miguel Moreira Maia
1 year ago

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

Joakim Torsek
1 year ago

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

Luk
Luk
1 year ago

NAS + Docker machine

Ken
Ken
1 year ago

Great Blog!

Saibot
Saibot
1 year ago

I would use it as a single node k8s cluster

Stanislav Vasilev
Stanislav Vasilev
1 year ago

Pick me!

Willy
1 year ago

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

Rob Jordan
1 year ago

Bolted to the back of a monitor in my workshop.

Laurent H.
Laurent H.
1 year ago

Would be a good self-hosted mail server.

Farren
Farren
1 year ago

Would be used to amateur radio!

Jesus
Jesus
1 year ago

I Would love to use es download box

Semaj
Semaj
1 year ago

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

MichalV
MichalV
1 year ago

Great piece of hardware for media centre or home server

Tobias
Tobias
1 year ago

I would use this as an upgraded smart home server.

Angelos
1 year ago

Happy new year. Those Minix are looking awesome.

Mihai
1 year ago

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

RzR
RzR
1 year ago

I would use it for my libre pinball pincab project:

https://purl.org/rzr/pinball

for an eventual vulkan port

ash
ash
1 year ago

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

Mail 007
Mail 007
1 year ago

I want one

Eldridge
Eldridge
1 year ago

Build me a mini pc

Oliver
Oliver
1 year ago

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

FransM
FransM
1 year 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
1 year ago

Looking something to review on new tech centric YouTube channel.

Alessandro
Alessandro
1 year ago

wow! I’d like to try a Minix!

Karel
Karel
1 year ago

I’m in!

Jimmy Pedersen
Jimmy Pedersen
1 year 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
1 year ago

Drone computer !

WrathOfSocrus
WrathOfSocrus
1 year ago

These little Atom boxes are pretty handy for basic tasks!

N P
N P
1 year ago

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

Kay
Kay
1 year ago

I hope to win this.

Thierry Thomas
1 year ago

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

Adam
Adam
1 year ago

Home Assistant server

Isma
Isma
1 year ago

Happy new year. I’m in.

Jordon Wu
Jordon Wu
1 year ago

Nice box

Aey sutinee
Aey sutinee
1 year ago

Watch a movie​ at home.

Juan Biondi
Juan Biondi
1 year ago

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

Carlos Valiente
Carlos Valiente
1 year ago

That would make a nice media centre!

Wolfgan
Wolfgan
1 year ago

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

Peter Elliot
Peter Elliot
1 year ago

Ideal as home automation server.

leo
leo
1 year ago

Media server

zcarlos
zcarlos
1 year ago

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

William
William
1 year ago

Will use it as remote workplace or mediaserver

Cen
Cen
1 year ago

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

Phan Hoang Dinh
Phan Hoang Dinh
1 year ago

Happy new year…

Sean
Sean
1 year ago

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

Occam
Occam
1 year ago

Home automation server?

Dru Nelson
Dru Nelson
1 year ago

Count me in ?

WenleZ
WenleZ
1 year ago

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

edit4ever
edit4ever
1 year ago

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

JoelDG
JoelDG
1 year ago

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

agwei
agwei
1 year ago

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

Ihar Kazlou
Ihar Kazlou
1 year 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
1 year ago

Looks interesting.

Ray Knight
Ray Knight
1 year ago

I could make good use of one of these!

Sean
Sean
1 year ago

This would make a great Home Assistant hub.

Michael Munsey
Michael Munsey
1 year ago

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

Hartraft
Hartraft
1 year ago

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

Konrad
Konrad
1 year ago

Great giveaway!

opk
opk
1 year ago

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

Vitaly
Vitaly
1 year ago

Yay!

Mark Zuverink
Mark Zuverink
1 year ago

I’m thinking plex server for this as well.

niko
niko
1 year ago

install a bare metal hypervisor for a mini dev lab.

avra
avra
1 year ago

Serbia

sjqlwy
1 year ago

Linux & Program Learning

c1coucou2piou
c1coucou2piou
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

Vis
Vis
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

Been wanting to have a home lab to run containers.

ddkat
ddkat
1 year ago

better late than never

Bernd
Bernd
1 year ago

Nice living room machine

Tim
Tim
1 year ago

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

monkey7m3
monkey7m3
1 year ago

Throwing my name in the hat…

Andrew Macks
Andrew Macks
1 year ago

Media and overlay machine for live events.

Joe Bleau
Joe Bleau
1 year ago

I’d use it to play with SDR.

Tired8281
Tired8281
1 year ago

Looks like a fun toy, thanks!

Youlian Troyanov
Youlian Troyanov
1 year ago

git server.
Canada

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

Need to replace my HTPC, this looks perfect!

lademan
lademan
1 year ago

Another Jeedom server 🙂

Branko
Branko
1 year ago

Here!

TonyT
TonyT
1 year ago

I’d look at using it as a HTPC

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Web development / render server for my home project

michalis zannetos
michalis zannetos
1 year ago

Greetings from Greece!

J J
J J
1 year ago

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

Fco
Fco
1 year ago

count me in

Budi
Budi
1 year ago

Mini server

Tomek
Tomek
1 year ago

This would replace my parents PC.

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Would be interested in using it as a HTPC.

Uroš P
Uroš P
1 year ago

I would make a mini server 🙂

ROMAIN TISSERAND
1 year ago

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

Asimakis Kokkinos
Asimakis Kokkinos
1 year ago

Nice unit, happy 2021

Evangelos Tripolitakis
Evangelos Tripolitakis
1 year ago

Looks cool. Let’s see.

Scopeuk
Scopeuk
1 year ago

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

Jerry
Jerry
1 year ago

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

eldad hadas
1 year ago

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

Peter de Lange
1 year ago

Might become a retro gaming system for my son.

Oriol Rius
1 year ago

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

Terry
Terry
1 year ago

Just to try

H V Bardsley
H V Bardsley
1 year ago

Sounds like a great music server.

Francisco García
Francisco García
1 year ago

May be a good home web server

sheng
sheng
1 year ago

Will use this as a web server.

Leonid Tanas
Leonid Tanas
1 year ago

Let’s go

Daniel
Daniel
1 year ago

I’d love that as a home server!

Russell Neary
Russell Neary
1 year ago

I agree.It would make a great plex server ?

Mr K.
Mr K.
1 year 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
1 year 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.
1 year ago

home office computer 🙂

Barnaby Gray
Barnaby Gray
1 year ago

UK ?

gruzija
gruzija
1 year ago

Why Kodi ofc

Stephen Gale
Stephen Gale
1 year ago

I would be looking at using for entertainment setup.

Soares Michel
Soares Michel
1 year ago

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

Llorens
Llorens
1 year ago

Interesting to home server self hosting

Les Healey
Les Healey
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

Olga
Olga
1 year ago

self hosted Media server

BitcoinLibre
BitcoinLibre
1 year ago

bitcoin full node

Michel
Michel
1 year ago

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

Brian
Brian
1 year ago

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

Jason
Jason
1 year ago

Would Love to Win this!!!

RandomThoughts
RandomThoughts
1 year ago

Portable virtual synth controller / processor

Magebarf
Magebarf
1 year ago

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

Bela
Bela
1 year ago

Could replace my 11 year old workstation.

Jesper Nielsen
Jesper Nielsen
1 year ago

I will join this giveaway – great idea, thanks 🙂

Klaudiusz
Klaudiusz
1 year ago

Hello!

butzel
butzel
1 year 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
1 year ago

I would love to win this

Marc Lallier
Marc Lallier
1 year ago

Count me in

Kwlee
Kwlee
1 year ago

Plan to use it as media player.

Najdanovic Ivan
Najdanovic Ivan
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

As general purpose PC.

totalizator
totalizator
1 year ago

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

hamza
1 year ago

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

Kubo
Kubo
1 year ago

I want it badly

Two
Two
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

Mr Arcane
Mr Arcane
1 year ago

So small, so many uses. Thanks.

Arp Rip
1 year ago

nice media player

Thiphan907
Thiphan907
1 year ago

Nice box

Tenet
Tenet
1 year ago

Compact design

Nora
Nora
1 year ago

I’ll give it a try

C Kendall
C Kendall
1 year ago

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

ricklar
ricklar
1 year ago

Perfect form-factor HTPC running LibreELEC!

sogoku
sogoku
1 year ago

Thank you. I use it as kodi box

Bravoure09
Bravoure09
1 year ago

I would like a pfSense firewall

Kate
Kate
1 year ago

Winning

Garrett
1 year ago

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

Slowstream
Slowstream
1 year ago

Would build an ecommerce platform.

Peter Irlam
1 year 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
1 year ago

I’m in !!

Sergio
Sergio
1 year ago

I’m in, from Portugal

Sencer Salbas
Sencer Salbas
1 year ago

Would be a great home automation and multimedia server

Åke Hedman
1 year ago

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

JanaV
JanaV
1 year ago

Great media player or light linux server

Szabi
Szabi
1 year 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
1 year ago