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MinisForum EliteMini X400 – AMD Ryzen 5 Mini PC

  • AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G 4.2GHz cTDP: 45-65W
  • Up to 32GB Dual-Channel DDR4, 1TB NVMe
  • Radeon™ RX Vega 7 Graphics
  • Dual monitor support; 4K@60Hz
  • WiFi 6 & Bluetooth 5.1, USB 3.0

£497.96£593.41

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£519.22 for 2 item(s)

The MINISFORUM X400 is a multi-purpose mini computer designed for use in a variety of solutions, such as a home office, media centre/HTPC, printer management PC, digital signage, or mass-deployment enterprise IT solution.

Unlike it’s contemporaries, the X400 is powered by a desktop AMD processor – the AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 4650G. Supported by the powerful built in Vega Graphics iGPU, the X400 is capable of handling general work tasks (spreadsheet editing, video editing, etc.), but is also suitable for light-to-moderate gaming as well. Combined with dual-channel DDR4 PC3200 SO-DIMM RAM up to 32GB, you have a seriously heavyweight performer in a very efficient package.

For storage, the X400 provides huge array of options. Initially fitted with a lightning fast M.2 2280 PCI-e NVMe SSD up to 1TB, you can further expand your storage with an M.2 2242 NGFF SATA SSD, 2.5-inch HDD/SSD, and even a microSD card (up to 128GB). This variety makes it excel as a HTPC.

The X400 mini computer supports twin 4K displays, one via HDMI, the other via Displayport, enabling increased productivity.

For general connectivity, the X400 features a solid four USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (capable of speeds up to 10Gbps), as well as 3.5mm audio jack on the front side of the unit. Also featured is the presence of dedicated Line IN, MIC IN and HP OUT ports on the side of the device.

As far as network connectivity options go, the X400 provides a solid, reliable combination of dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, and WiFi6/Bluetooth 5.1 wireless connectivity, making this Ryzen mini PC easy to connect to any environment.

Size-wise, the X400 only takes up around 1/25th the space of your average desktop computer, sizing up at approximately 154×153×62mm, and weighing only around 1.9kg. It’s a tiny bit larger than its contemporaries, but still an extremely small mini computer overall.

MinisForum X400 AMD Ryzen Mini PC showing usage cases

MinisForum X400 AMD Ryzen Mini PC showing Dual-Display capabilities

MinisForum X400 AMD Ryzen Mini PC showing size compared to Credit Card

MinisForum X400 AMD Ryzen Mini PC showing 2.5

MinisForum X400 AMD Ryzen Mini PC showing I/O Ports

MinisForum X400 AMD Ryzen Mini PC showing what's included

Softwares
OS Windows 10 PRO
Processor
Brand AMD
Model Ryzen™ 5 PRO 4650G
Arhitecture 7nm
# Cores 6
# Threads 12
Base Frequency 3.7Ghz
Turbo Frequency 4.2Ghz
Graphics Processor
Interface On-Board
Brand AMD
Model Radeon™ Vega Graphics
Turbo Frequency 1900Mhz
Displays Supported 2
DirectX Support
Memory (RAM)
Capacity 16GB/32GB (Depending on the model purchased)
Technology DDR4 – 2x8GB Dual-Channel / 2x16GB Dual-Channel
Storage (ROM)
Capacity 256GB/512GB/1TB (Depending on the model purchased)
Technology PCI-E NVMe SATA SSD
Expandable 1x SATA NGFF 2242 (Up to 2TB) ; 1x 2.5″ HDD/SSD ; 1x Micro SD Card (Up to 128GB)
Network
Ethernet 2x 1GB/s RJ45
Wi-Fi 802.11ax Module – Dual-Band (Wi-Fi 6)
Bluetooth 5.1
I/O Interface
USB 4x USB Type-A
Video 1x HDMI 2.0(4K@60Hz) ; DisplayPort(4K@60Hz)
Audio 1x HDMI 2.0 ; 1x DisplayPort ; 1x 3.5mm Audio Jack ; LINE OUT, HP OUT
Dimension/Weight
Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 15.4 x 15.3 x 6.20 cm / 6 x 6 x 2.4 inches
Product Weight 900g / 1.98lb
Package Dimensions (L x W x H): 19 x 19 x 16 cm / 7.4 x 7.4 x 6.3 inches
Package Weight 1900g / 4.19lb
    • 1 * Power Adapter
    • 1 * HDMI Cable
    • 1 * DisplayPort Cable
    • 1 * Mounting Bracket
    • 1 * User Manual

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
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Rob Gilton
Powerful, a little loud, disappointing wifi

The box comes with no specifications about what type of RAM it supports, nor what model of NVMe card it comes with. Dismantling involves undoing 4 screws, but actually removing the panel involves some wrestling -- and same again to get it back together. I feel it could be better designed.

The wifi antennas that are built-in to the box do not perform well. The X500 got considerably worse wifi signal than an Intel NUC sat next to it. Since there are no connectors on the back of this unit for antennas, to remedy this I'll need to drill a hole in the casing to get some pigtails through.

Unfortunately this box comes with Windows pre-installed, so I wrote over that immediately with Linux. Seems generally stable, except for what seems to be a problem bringing the HDMI-connected monitor out of standby.

The fan noise is noticeable. When idling it's certainly a lot louder than, say, an Lenovo X1 carbon's fan, or an Intel NUC's. There does not appear to be an option in the bios to adjust the fan speed, so you are stuck with this.

That said, it is a way of getting a quite beefy CPU in a small enclosure, which is what I was looking for.

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Thomas Woodman
Fantastic mini PC - but buy a separate HDMI cable

Pros:
- The 6 core processor is powerful enough to deal with any productivity work (Excel/Powerpoint/2gb+ file manipulation) - full-size PC performance in a box this size is awesome!
- The iGPU is powerful enough to play most emulated games up to the Wii - major retro-gaming session!
- is dead quiet at idle and low load

Cons:
- No USB-C ports - You will need adaptors for any USB-C accessories you may already have
- The fan can sometimes get a little loud if you're stressing the CPU & iGPU at the same time, although if the PC is behind the TV or a desk you'll struggle to hear it
- The bundled HDMI cable is SHOCKING; I initially thought the PC was defective when I started using it as I could see "snow" (small transient white dots everywhere) on the screen when running at 4k60. Turns out it was the HDMI cable that came with the PC was at fault; switched it out for another cable and the PC performed flawlessly.

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Santiago Fernandez Fernandez

MinisForum EliteMini X500 - AMD Ryzen Office Mini PC

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Patrick
Powerful little PC

A great little unit. Powerful and quiet.

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Mike Lambert
Good mini PC

But there is one downside in this powerful pc no Type C USB and problem with video connection (Display Port)