5 Things To Consider Before Buying A Mini PC

Posted on March 22nd, 2019

Technology is working to make devices more and more compact. While most of us would have mocked the ability of a mini PC besides that of a strong core tower, things are changing rapidly. Mini PCs are not only making their way into our homes but in professional environments as well. 

The conversion from one choice to another, speaks volumes about the performance of refurbished mini PCs. Obviously, the things that make it small and compact, don’t hinder its performance in any way, in fact, make it better. But if you’re a new buyer for this genre, there are a few things you should keep in mind before making your purchase.

1) Know Your Package

While buying a refurbished mini PC, you’ll need to know what you’re going for. Basically, it comes in two types, barebones, and ready-to-go.  This barebones system only comes with a processor and a motherboard. You will need to buy the hard drive and RAM separately. That’s a good idea if you are going to replace your old PC with this one. You can reuse the old parts, and get this barebones mini PC at cheap prices as well.

The ready to go mini PC does come at a price, but it’s convenient. It comes with a hard drive and RAM, and also with an operating system, so you can start using it as soon as it’s out of the box.

2) It Stands Alone

If you’re buying a refurbished mini PC, such as a refurbished Hp Prodesk, you should know that you’ll only get the mini PC. You will have to buy the monitor to see the images, the mouse and keyboard for input, and other refurbished peripherals as well if you wish to go overboard.

3) USB Ports

Remember, mini PCs usually sport only mini HDMI output, so you’ll need to buy a monitor with an HDMI port. Also, check if the mini PC you are buying comes with an HDMI cable, or you’ll need to purchase that separately.

4) Upgrading Issues

If you’re planning to buy an older version and then upgrade it to the latest one later, that’s not all that easy with a mini PC. In fact, unlike a tower PC, there’s no room in a mini PC for anything else, physically and technically. You can bend a few rules here and there and upgrade it technically, but it will infringe the warranty and the manufacturers never recommend that. The best thing is when you need an upgrade on a refurbished mini PC, just buy a new barebones kit.

5) RAM

Most of the time, a mini PC does not support a desktop RAM, but a relatively smaller, laptop RAM. As far as the price is concerned, the desktop RAM is cheaper than a laptop RAM, but the overall price of the mini PC is lesser, so that’ll cover up the difference.

Those are some tips you should keep in mind before buying the best-refurbished mini-PCs, for the best deals on refurbished devices visit Tech Bazaar.


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