The fundraising on Indiegogo for the MINISFORUM DeskMini X35G Mini PC is about to end, which has met with considerable success, exceeding the funding objective established initially by more than five times. In four days, in fact, the first shipments to early birds around the world will begin and the prices of the device could increase for those who decide to buy it later.
MINISFORUM DeskMini X35G
DeskMini X35G integrates a 1.2GHz Intel Core i3-1005G1 (Ice Lake) processor, accompanied by 900MHz Intel UHD graphics, 16GB DDR4-3200 RAM memory and optional support for SSD / HDD with integrated Intel Optane memory, which greatly increases the speed of startup, loading software, files and much more. Everything is contained within a minimalist, compact (136.5 x 121.5 x 40.5 mm in 500 grams) and elegant design, characterized by a metal structure with MINISFORUM logo in the upper part. Windows 10 Pro is also on board.
To get a taste of the performance, we can share the results of some benchmarks with you. With 3DMark11, for example, this hardware configuration guaranteed an overall score of 2367, a result higher than the devices with i5-8250U CPU and divided as follows: Graphics Score 2189, Physics Score 4453 and Combined Score 2166. For simplicity we report the results in a list of the other tests performed on the device:
3DMark Advanced Edition Time Spy Stress Test: 98.8%
Ludashi: 165,432 (vs 94,435 for Intel Core i3-8121U)
PassMark PerformanceTest 10.0: 5.416
GeekBench 5: single-core 1136, multi-core 2523, OpenCL 5127
CINEBENCH R15: CPU 329 cb, OpenGL 46.42 fps
CINEBENCH Release 20: 782 pts
To dissipate the generated heat, the Mini PC can count on two copper heat pipes and a Forcecon fan: when the CPU load grows up to 100%, it will automatically increase the fan speed to reduce heat, while maintaining performance and noise level. . A 14-hour AIDA64 test showed that, under these conditions, the temperature settled at 67 ° C and the clock frequency remained at 1.44GHz (above base value).
Moving on to connectivity, we find Bluetooth 5.1, WiFi 6 and a wide range of interfaces: Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) with 5K output at 60Hz, HDMI 2.0 with 4K output at 60Hz and DisplayPort 1.4 with 5K output at 60Hz, 3.5 audio jack mm, two RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.1 Gen2, two USB 2.0, one USB-C, microSD reader and DC port (19V / 1.9A).
Take advantage of the last few days to buy MINISFORUM DeskMini X35G in one of the configurations available on Indiegogo, which are distinguished only by the type of storage with prices starting from 298 euros. Take a look at our previous article, to find out the differences between the various configurations and the prices