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8 Best Mini PCs in Australia [2024]

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A mini PC is a miniaturized computer, designed for use in a home environment. These PCs are usually no more than eight inches square and can be purchased with or without a screen and keyboard. Here we present the 8 best mini PCs in Australia which you should consider if you’re looking to buy one.

1. Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra

Key FeaturesGreat performance
Mini PC meets All-in-One desktop
Excellent port selection
Where to BuyClick here
Price$692.16

This mini PC has an unusual design that conceals a powerful small PC within a creatively designed monitor stand, turning it into an all-in-one PC with a low profile. The Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra is a unique spin on the mini PC in the office thanks to its compact size and modular design, which packs a lot of functionality into its tiny form.

This mini PC is so thin that it may be confused for a laptop battery pack or a desktop docking station, yet it has an Intel Core processor, up to 64GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage within. It boasts plenty of connections and performance, making it one of the most productive mini PCs on the market.

2. Zotac Zbox CI622

Key FeaturesPowerful passive cooling for silent performance
A 270 degrees of breathable ventilation
Up to 32GB DDR4 SO-DIMM memory support
Where to BuyClick here
Price$741.98

The Zotac Zbox is a flexible package that may be used as a desktop replacement or anything else you desire. A dual-core, 10th-generation Intel Core i3 processor with passive cooling is housed inside the sleek design. There are also six USB-A 3.1 ports, two USB-C ports, HDMI 2.0, and DisplayPort 1.2 on the kit.

3. Acer Chromebox CXI3

Key FeaturesCompact design can be mounted or stashed out of sight
Includes plenty of ports
Has excellent performance
Where to BuyClick here
Price$458.78

The Acer Chromebox CXI3 is the best Chrome OS desktop edition available. The Chromebox CXI3 is a tiny PC that offers all of Chrome’s features and performance while still being simple to use, secure, and accessible from anywhere in the world. The Chromebox is tiny enough to be mounted nearly anywhere, with numerous ports including several USB 3.0 slots, HDMI out and a USB-C connection. Our test system included an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 64GB SSD, giving it quick performance and multitasking abilities.

4. Apple Mac mini with M1

Key FeaturesSeriously fast performance
Seamless support for most software
More affordable than ever before
Where to Buyhttps://www.apple.com/au/mac-mini/
Price$1,099.00

Despite the fact that the newest version of the Apple Mac mini may appear to be identical to its predecessors, there’s a revolution going on inside – Apple’s first big step away from Intel microprocessors in Macs. The new chip is a game-changer, easily taking on more costly Intel Core i3 and Core i5 PCs and coming out on top. It will run almost everything you need it to as long as it’s not Windows with Apple’s Mac OS Big Sur and Rosetta 2.

5. HP Z2 Mini G5 Workstation

Key FeaturesSecure
Reliable performance in multi-threaded apps
Compact
Where to BuyClick here
Price$2,186.98

The Mini G5 Workstation’s more powerful specifications are sure to appeal to you. The eight-core, 10th-generation Intel i7-10700 CPU is complemented by 16GB of RAM, as well as slots for adding memory. There’s also 512GB of PCIe NVME SSD storage, a discrete Nvidia Quadro P620 graphics card, and two USB-A and two USB-C ports. Wi-Fi 6 is supported, as are DisplayPort 1.4 and two USB Type C ports.

6. Intel NUC 9 Pro

Key FeaturesPowerful workstation processing and graphics
Compact size with great port selection and upgradability
Innovative tech inside
Where to Buyhttps://www.intel.com.au/content/www/au/en/products/sku/190108/intel-nuc-9-pro-kit-nuc9vxqnx/specifications.html
Price$1562.74

The Intel NUC 9 Pro is a rare beast with lots of RAM, extra drives, and even an 8-inch graphics card. That’s before we get into Intel’s ground-breaking Compute Element motherboard, which combines the modularity of the motherboard with the built-in cooling and self-contained design of a GPU to create a unique foundation for a truly powerful PC.

7. Azulle Byte4 Pro

Key FeaturesAffordable
Dual-band Wi-Fi and Ethernet port for optimal connectivity
Quad-Core Gemini Lake 41 Series Processor 4GB RAM 64GB storage for high-performance HD output
Where to BuyClick here
Price$583.00

The Azulle Byte4 Pro features a quad-core Intel Gemini Lake 41 Series CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage on the inside. An SD card is included for expanding storage when necessary, and while it’s tiny, it does include built-in dual-band Wi-Fi as well as a Gigabit Ethernet port. There are four USB-A 3.0 ports and a USB-C connection, as well as four USB Type-A connections for added versatility. This little PC is ideal for adding streaming capabilities to an entertainment center or using as a portable, easy option for storing presentation data when you aren’t sure what peripherals you’ll need at all times.

8. Lenovo ThinkCentre M70q Tiny Desktop

Key FeaturesBalancing footprint & performance
Lenovo’s ThinkShield security solutions protect your device and data via hardware and software working together
Convenient & configurable
Where to Buyhttps://www.lenovo.com/au/en/desktops-and-all-in-ones/thinkcentre/m-series-tiny/ThinkCentre-M70q/p/WMD00000405
Price$879.00

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M70q Tiny Desktop is a tiny computer with a two-core, 10th-generation Intel Pentium Gold G6400T CPU and 4GB of RAM. The integrated Intel UHD hardware handles the graphics, while ports include USB-C, USB-A 3.2, DisplayPort, and HDMI. This ThinkCentre PC includes expansion slots for an SSD, Wi-Fi, additional ports, and so on – adding some much-needed versatility to this low-cost PC. If you prefer to work with greater monitors, it can be a decent alternative to a laptop.

Mini PC Australia

Finding the mini pc for you can be a challenge. That’s why we’ve gathered together eight of the best mini PCs in Australia to make your decision easier. Whether you’re looking for something that balances footprint and performance, has great port selection and upgradability, or is more affordable – there are plenty of options here! Be sure to check out our list before making any final decisions on which mini PC is right for you!

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Rachel Tan is the editor at FunEmpire Media Australia. She has over 8 years of experience in the media industry discovering the best local businesses, places and things to do in Australia. From lifestyle, entertainment, food, travel, education and more, Rachel is a trusted source to curate the very best Australia has to offer.