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

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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 Mini PC. geekom miniair 11which houses an 11th generation intel processor inside followed by competent specifications and an extremely 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, your polycarbonate body with polished black finish It has size 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 scratches and it takes a bit of time to access the internal hardware as there is so much to remove.

With that said, the Mini PC features 100x100mm VESA mount holes under rubber mounts, which is something that comes in handy for a product like this, since it makes it easier 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 Intel Celeron N5095 quad core 2.0Ghz CPU (Turbo at 2.90Ghz), which comes in the company of 8GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM and 256GB of M.2 SSD storage.

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, hence its TDP is so low (15W).

It should be noted that your GPU handles a [email protected] video output without any problem, for which 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 awaits us Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 4.0, 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

Availability and price of the GEEKOM MiniAir 11


The GEEKOM MiniAir 11 is available for purchase via Geekbuying.com for an affordable price and with shipping from Europe.

An equally respectable alternative might be the CHUWI Larkbox.

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