Today we are going to talk about a Mini PC, specifically the XCY X30 that has fallen into our hands, this came without RAM or hard disk, and we have put an 8GB module of RAM and a 240GB mSata hard drive, all for 50 pounds. The truth is that I had enough doubts about his behavior before receiving it, but he has been trying it and we have loved it.
As regards hardware, the Mini Pc has been configured as follows: it has an Inter I7-45000U microprocessor, with integrated Intel HD Graphics 4200 graphics, 8 GB of DDR3L RAM and a 240 GB SSD. And all in very little space, since this computer has a small size, which allows us to put it anywhere and goes quite unnoticed.
Some friends have always told us the benefits of using the Ubuntu (linux) operating system, and we have decided to use it for testing. The installation has been easy and it worked the first time, without giving any problem, except for the wifi, which has not detected it, but since we have connected it with a network cable, we have not had a problem.
And it was when we started using it, when we had the first surprise, and it is that it moves with great fluidity all the applications that we run within the operating system, we are talking about any office application, Gimp for design, video player in High definition as VLC. We have also done tests as Media Center, both with Plex and with Kodi and all met expectations.
We also wanted to try it to develop software, and we have turned to a friend who develops computer applications, this colleague uses the Java and React development languages, and for this, he has installed IntelliJ Idea, Code, Node and Docker applications. For him it was a surprise that a computer that occupies so little space and makes no noise, has been able to move these applications with great agility. From what you have told us, the XCY X30 can be used to develop applications without problem. The only downside he has put is that maybe 8GB of RAM with Docker will fall short, but in the tests it did not give any problem, so we understand that this will happen when many applications with Docker are being used, that is, for 4 or 5 that we tested in Docker there was no performance problem.
What this XCY X30 is not for is to play recent games, which need great graphics card features. If you want this computer to play the latest games on the market, this is not your computer. What you can do is to play Mame perfectly (recreational machine emulator). And neither, you can use this Mini Pc for professional video editing, for the same reason, since it has a poor graphics card.
Another of the things that we liked the most, is that it does not emit any noise, since it does not carry any fan. In fact the computer is a great heat sink.
So we recommend your purchase for all those who want a computer with decent benefits, who need it either for Media Center, office tasks, programming, graphic editing. But not to play or video editing. In conclusion, we have loved and surprised equally.
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