Just under $ 600 with free DHL delivery(£ 488.49 / AU $ 944.36), you won't find a cheaper Intel Core i9 computer than this, as long as you don't mind waiting a few weeks for it to ship from China.
9th generation Mini PC i9 – $ 599.74 at Aliexpress
(£ 488.49 / AU $ 944.36)
This small but powerful workstation has a lot of punch thanks to the inclusion of an Intel Core i9-9880H processor. At that price, it also comes with 8 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD – and you won't find a cheaper equivalent on the market.
Sold by Shenzhen Helor Cloud Computer Store via Aliexpress, the device has an Intel Core i9-9880H processor, which has eight cores, 16 threads and uses 14nm lithography. With a base frequency of 2.3 GHz and a cache of 16 MB, it has a TDP of 45 W and is based on an Intel UHD Graphics 630 graphics processor.
For the context, the The cheapest Core i9 processor we could find retails for around $ 520 – barely cheaper than the entire workstation.
This thin client can take up to 64 GB of DDR4 memory, supports up to three solid state drives and uses 90 W power.
It also has two video ports, five USB ports (including Type C), a GB Ethernet connector and an audio port. With 15 x 14.6 x 6.65 cm, it is compact enough to be easily transported.
Keep in mind…
If this product is from mainland China, it will take at least a month to reach the United States or the United Kingdom (and potentially more). You may be charged a tax directly or through the mail.
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Despite its tiny footprint, the device contains a huge 100mm fan and plenty of slots to cool the processor, 8GB of memory and 128GB M.2 SSD.
Note that, like most PCs shipped from mainland China, Windows 10 is not provided.