Refurbished PC v/s Refurbished Mini PC – The Better Choice?

Posted on August 23rd, 2019

Here is a list of things you need to consider when buying a Refurbished PC or a Refurbished Mini PC

  • A refurbished PC is far cheaper to start with when it is compared with refurbished Mini PC. However, in the long-run, Tiny PC’s are more cost-effective.
  • It’s compact design and the ability to be mounted on the back of a monitor, allows the compact Mini PC’s to save the workspace and make it more spacious.
  • Mini PCs are sold as their own and no peripherals are sold along with it. Meaning that you would have to buy a keyboard, a mouse and other peripherals separately.
  • Micro PC are restricted to USB-type ports meaning that older keyboards and mice are not compatible with it whereas the traditional PCs offer you this freedom.
  • Tiny PC are designed to perform basic tasks such as web browsing, watching videos, emails and more. Whereas with a traditional PC, complex tasks can be carried out easily and can be used for moderate graphics work.
  • A desktop PC is more prone to break down due to over-heating, dust or even power supply failure whereas a MiniPC performs well under pressure because of its low power consumption.
  • Playing games is the topmost priority for some people and gaming on a MiniPC is impossible. As discussed earlier, MiniPCs are designed to perform simpler tasks only.
  • A traditional desktop PC consumes more power to operate (250W – 750W) as compared to a MiniPC which requires only about 12W of power.
  • MiniPCs are industrial grade systems that can be used 24X7 without any downtime. Whereas a desktop PC requires frequent maintenance.
  • As we all know, desktop PCs are easy to upgrade but upgrading a Mini PC is severely limited.