GEEKOM MiniAir 11, an Intel Mini PC at an unbeatable price

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geekom miniair 11, an intel mini pc at an unbeatable price
geekom miniair 11, an intel mini pc at an unbeatable price

The world of Mini PCs is full of options for those who value space savings as well as money, and this time we examine one of the most prolific entry-level options today, the  geekom miniair 11 , which houses inside an eleventh generation intel processor followed by competent specifications and a highly affordable price below the 250 euro mark. 

Technical specifications of the GEEKOM MiniAir 11 

GEEKOM MINIAIR 11 
DESIGN  
Dimensions   117 x 112 x 34.2mm 
Weight   127 grams  
Colors   Black  
SCREEN  
display technology   no screen  
PERFORMANCE  
CPU: Brand – model – frequency – cores   Intel Celeron N5095 11th Gen – 4 cores 2.0 – 2.90 Ghz 
chipsets   –  
GPU   Intel® UHD Graphics 605 
RAM   8GB DDR4 Dual Channel SODIMM 
STORAGE  
Ability   256GB SSD 2280 M.2 PCIe/SATA 
SD slot:   Micro SD card reader (up to 128GB)  
Optical unit   Not included  
OPERATING SYSTEM  
OS version:   Windows 11 Pro 
CONNECTION PORTS  
USB 3.2 Gen 1 x 2, USB 3.2 Gen 2, USB-C x 2, SD Card Reader, 3.5mm Audio Jack, RJ45, HDMI 1.4, Mini DisplayPort, Kensington Slot, DC-IN Jack 
CONNECTIVITY  
Wifi   Intel® Wi-Fi 5 
LAN   Yes 
Bluetooth   Bluetooth 4.0 
AUDIO  
Speakers   –  
OTHER FEATURES  
Manufacturer’s guarantee   1 year 
Materials   polycarbonate and aluminum alloy and 
Manufacturer’s site   geekompc.com 

 

 

A Pocket Mini PC? 

The point of any self-respecting Mini PC is, of course, to be compact and save space, and in this regard the GEEKOM MiniAir 11 more than delivers. Going into details, its polycarbonate body with a polished black finish has dimensions of 117 x 112 x 34.2mm, which makes it one of the smallest Mini PCs that we can buy. 

This computer equipment not only fits in the palm of your hand, it also fits in your pocket and is featherweight. It is not necessarily a product that we are going to take with us everywhere, but if we want it, we can. 

GEEKOM MiniAir 11 - Design

The downside is that the polished plastic cover is prone to scratching and it takes a bit of time to access the internal hardware as there’s a lot to remove. 

With that said, the Mini PC has 100x100mm VESA mount holes under rubber mounts , which is something that comes in handy for a product like this, as it makes it easy for us to mount it in different places or devices. 

hardware and features 

The GEEKOM MiniAir 11 is not a PC that stands out for its performance, but it has what it takes to deal with day-to-day tasks decently. In this order of ideas, inside it has a quad-core Intel Celeron N5095 CPU at 2.0Ghz (Turbo at 2.90Ghz), which comes in the company of 8GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM and 256GB of M. two. 

It is important to note that we can expand the RAM memory up to 32GB and also change the SSD for one with a higher capacity (SATA/PCIe). 

GEEKOM MiniAir 11 - Hardware

For its part, the operating system on duty is Windows 11 Pro 64-bit. 

With all that in mind, the combination of hardware we have here is designed to handle basic computing tasks, such as office automation, web browsing, and entertainment. Its processor is low-performance and prioritizes maintaining low power consumption and generating little heat, which is why its TDP is so low (15W). 

It should be noted that its GPU handles [email protected] video output without any problem , so it could be a good HTPC option to enjoy movies, series and even games via streaming. Gaming natively is ruled out. 

GEEKOM MiniAir 11 - Uses

connectivity 

At the connectivity level, the GEEKOM MiniAir 11 is very well equipped and there are enough options to connect as many peripherals as we need. On the wireless front Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 4.0 await us , while when it comes to ports the list is much longer. Going into details, on the front panel we will get the following interfaces: 

  • USB 3.2 Type-C Gen1 
  • USB 3.2 Type-A Gen2 
  • 3.5mm jack 

For its part, the rear panel has these ports: 

  • Mini-DisplayPort 
  • HDMI 
  • RJ-45 
  • USB 3.2 Type-A Gen1 x 2 
  • USB Type-C Gen2 
GEEKOM MiniAir 11 - Connectivity

There is an SD reader to add storage quickly

 

PROS:
  • pocket size 
  • very affordable price 
  • We can expand the RAM and SSD 
  • Many connectivity options 
  • silent 

 

CONS:
  • Wi-Fi is not AX 
  • Underperforming processor 
6.9TOTAL SCORE