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Here’s why mini desktops are perfect for schools and offices!

Vision-Pico

First here’s a little background. When you buy a mini desktop (also called a mini PC or tiny) you only get the mini desktop—no peripherals. You will need to buy a monitor, keyboard and mouse, and speakers. You might be able to reuse your old peripherals if they are compatible with the mini desktop.


 

Monitors

Most mini desktops only have a mini-HDMI output, so your monitor will need to have an HDMI port. If the mini desktop doesn’t come with a mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable, you will need to buy one. If your monitor doesn’t have an HDMI port, you will need an HDMI-to-DVI converter. If you have decided to buy a new monitor for you mini desktop, look for a VESA-compatible monitor—which will allow you to mount the mini desktop on your monitor—a nice clutter-free look.

Keyboards and Mice

Mini desktops only support USB or wireless keyboards and mice. If you don’t have these already, buy a wireless keyboard and mouse to free up the USB port.

Unlike a full-sized desktop, there aren’t many things that you can upgrade on a mini desktop. Practically speaking, the CPU can’t be upgraded. However, the RAM and hard drive can be upgraded. Following are specs on 2 Ace Computers Vision Pico-branded mini desktops.

PicoPro Mini-PC

  • Supports 7th generation Intel Core Processors up to 65W
  • Dual Channel DDR4 Memory, 2 DIMMs up to 32GB
  • Features USB 3.0 with USB Type-C Support
  • 1 x RS232 COM Port Support
  • M.2 Socket 1 Interface for WIFI+BT Module Support
  • M.2 Socket 3 Interface for SATA Mode SSD Support
  • Support 2 x 2.5 inch SATA3 HDD
  • Rear Panel DisplayPort, HDMI 1.4, D-Sub Ports for Multi-Display Connection
  • Intel GbE LAN for WOL and PXE Support and Optional Wireless using M.2 Socket 1 Interface
  • Small chassis 193 mm(L) x 153(W) mm x 67(H) mm with 12~19/24V DC-In Power Design
  • Support Intel Small Business Basics

 

Vision XI Pico Mini-PC

  • Supports 7th generation Intel Core Processors up to 65W
  • Dual Channel DDR4 Memory, 2 DIMMs up to 32GB
  • Features USB 3.0 with USB Type-C Support
  • M.2 Socket 1 Interface for WIFI+BT Module Support
  • M.2 Socket 3 Interface for SATA Mode SSD Supportv
  • Support 2 x 2.5 inch SATA3 HDD
  • Rear Panel DisplayPort, HDMI 1.4, D-Sub Ports for Multi-Display Connection
  • Intel GbE LAN for WOL and PXE Support and Optional Wireless using M.2 Socket 1 Interface
  • Small chassis 155 mm(L) x 155(W) mm x 80(H) mm with 12~19/24V DC-In Power Design
  • Support Intel Small Business Basics

A great feature of mini desktops is that their small size makes them perfect to mount behind the monitor. This is one of the many reasons that applications with tight environments, such as schools and offices, love these devices. Contact us now to find out more—call 1-877-223-2667 or Live Chat from our homepage.


 

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