Minisforum MC560-A mini PC is now on sale for $399

Late last year, Minisforum launched the MC560-A mini PC. It is equipped with a 2.5K@30Hz camera, stereo speakers, and a dual microphone array. Minisforum said that as working from home becomes more common and conference calls increase, the new product combines small desktops with people’s usage trends to create an innovative device.

The overall size of the Minisforum MC560-A mini PC is 105 x 67.88 x 152.5 mm, and the weight is 0.56kg. The design is very compact. Unlike the specifications announced at the time, the actual marketed product is equipped with an AMD Ryzen 5 5625U processor instead of an AMD Ryzen 5 5600U processor. It also uses the Zen 3 architecture core, which has 6 cores and 12 threads, the L3 cache is 16MB, and the base clock is 2.3 GHz, but the boost clock is increased from 4.2 GHz to 4.3 GHz. In addition, it integrates a Radeon RX Vega 7 iGPU with a frequency of 1800 MHz and a TDP of 15W.

Different from some previous models, this time Minisforum does not provide a barebone system, and all of them are installed with memory and SSD. Minisforum offers two configurations, 16GB RAM+512GB SSD ($399) and 32GB RAM+512GB SSD ($458).

This mini PC adds a 2.5K@30Hz camera to become a user’s meeting assistant, thanks to HDR optimization, plus a 93.8° wide-angle display and a 10° tilt change, experience, and image quality better than a laptop, providing greater flexibility for virtual meetings. In addition, the 180° dual-beamforming microphone and dual-speaker design create directional or noise-canceling vocals with accurate voice capture and good delivery.

The MC560-A mini PC supports up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 memory, is equipped with an M.2 slot that supports PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD, supports Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 connections, dual 4K@60Hz display can be achieved through HDMI and USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C ports. The device also has two USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a 3.5mm audio jack, and more.