A brand we hadn't heard of before has developed a product like we've never seen before.
The Chinese company Maxtang sells a mini PC running on an integrated AMD Ryzen V1605B chip, with four (yes, four) DisplayPort connectors. We don't know of any other PC that offers so many connectors – let alone in such a small form.
Maxtang AMD Ryzen mini PC – $ 410.92 from Aliexpress
(around £ 330 / AU $ 630)
This Maxtang mini PC has an AMD Ryzen chip and a huge four DisplayPort connectors – and, incredibly, it doesn't require a separate display card. The thin client is also extremely small and light, with a tiny 1 kg.
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Maxtang thin client costs as little as $ 410.92 from Aliexpress (around £ 330 / AU $ 630), after a coupon of $ 3. This price is for the bare bones model, which is delivered without operating system or Wi-Fi module. Other RAM / storage bundles are available.
The Ryzen V1605B has four cores, eight threads, 4 MB of cache and a Vega 8 GPU. This makes it similar to a Ryzen 5 2500U and, according to the popular Passmark benchmark, faster than the Intel Core i5-10210U.
In addition to the four display connectors (all capable of producing in 4K), the thin client has two audio connectors, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, eight USB ports (but not Type C) and supports two DDR4 SODIMM modules. You can also add an M2 SSD and a SATA drive (SSD or HDD).
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.
Have you managed to get a cheaper product with equivalent specifications, in stock and brand new? Let us know and we'll hold our hat for you.
It weighs only 1 kg and measures only 18 x 18.2 x 3.7 cm – just over 1,200 cm3!
Keep in mind that the exact price in non-US territories will depend on the daily exchange rate. Aliexpress ships to most countries in the world via expedited shipping, but you may be subject to additional tax.