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TIny PC needed for 4K office work.

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor and Single Board Computers' started by gradyhawks, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. gradyhawks

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 19, 2011

    Posts: 1,417

    Hey Chaps,

    Wondering if anyone can recommend me a tiny PC/Compute Stick device that can output at 60fps at 4k. It's just needed for basic office work, email, chrome, word and excel. Nothing demanding aside from the fact it needs to be good for a 4k screen.

    Ideally, its something that can fit onto a VESA mount or a Compute stick. Don't want to spend lots of money either!

  2. Avalon


    Joined: Dec 29, 2002

    Posts: 5,279

    Surely you mean 60Hz? Also you probably need to familiarise yourself with the concept of SFF tax, the smaller you want to go, the greater performance you want to pack in, the more over the odds you generally pay. Compute sticks are basically a dead form factor, they were cool about 5 years ago for 5 minutes, then everyone had a reality check and moved on. Something like a NUC will do what you need, but won’t be ‘cheap’, that said some of the older generation NUC’s are quite reasonably priced, from memory the 4th gen intel CPU’s (2nd gen NUC’s) came with HD5000 intel iGPU’s, they were capable of 4K/60 as long as the correct spec of port was used on the board and/or you actually used the correct port.
  3. lolism

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 18, 2007

    Posts: 1,752

    Location: Belfast

    As above, not going to be low cost. We've started using the HP Pro/EliteDesk Mini PC's in work. Crazy small size, VESA mounting brackets available. Range between £500 - 700 depending on CPU but comfortably runs 4K.

    Raspberry Pi's do 4k@60Hz if you're looking something extremely cheap (even runs two 4K screens)
  4. Armageus


    Joined: May 19, 2012

    Posts: 10,304

    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

    Seconded - excellent "work" PCs - not had any issues with the 100+ we have here of varying generations.

    Lenovo "Tiny" form factor PCs are also very similar, and Dell do an USDT model of Optiplex