Ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) desktops have gained significant market share over the last decade. Processors with TDPs ranging from 6 - 15W formed the backbone of this segment in the initial years. With CPU vendors allowing configurable TDPs for their notebook processors, UCFF systems with regular notebook processors (operating in cTDP-down mode) have become common. GEEKOM, the private label brand of Shenzhen Jiteng Network Technology Co., has introduced multiple UCFF systems in the last year. The brand has become an avenue for the company to market excess inventory from their OEM / ODM production runs. As a result, we are seeing the introduction of fully configured systems based on older CPU generations at affordable price points. The GEEKOM A5, based on the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H...
The performance of ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) desktops has improved significantly over the years, thanks to advancements in semiconductor fabrication and processor architecture. Thermal solutions suitable for these 4in. x...9 by Ganesh T S on 10/16/2023
While Intel's classic 4x4 NUCs have been pretty powerful systems capable of handling demanding workloads, the company never cared to install its top-of-the-range CPUs into its compact PCs. GEEKOM...21 by Anton Shilov on 8/25/2023
The market demand for small form-factor (SFF) PCs was kickstarted by the Intel NUC in the early 2010s. Since then, many vendors have come out with their own take...15 by Ganesh T S on 7/31/2023
Intel Atlas Canyon (NUC11ATKPE) and GEEKOM MiniAir 11 UCFF PCs Review: Desktop Jasper Lake Impresses
Intel's low-power Tremont microarchitecture has powered a range of products - from the short-lived Lakefield, to Elkhart Lake in the embedded space, and finally, Jasper Lake in the client...23 by Ganesh T S on 7/14/2022