Four Reasons Businesses Are Moving Toward Mini PCs
As more organizations are requiring powerful computing for their day-to-day operations, the demand for mini PCs has significantly increased in the past few years. Mini PCs offer several advantages over traditional tower PCs — including their smaller size, surprisingly powerful performance, and versatility — and many computer hardware analysts project increases of over 10% volume growth in the mini PC industry by 2023.
Here at Simply NUC, we offer a wide variety of mini PCs and solutions that are tailored to specific needs within business. Why are so many businesses moving away from tower PCs and favoring mini PCs instead?
Small Size, Powerful Performance
Mini PCs aren’t attractive just because they are small in size; they’re also known for their performance. Ideal for usage in tight or small spaces, mini PCs deliver a reliable computing experience without compromising on performance or features. Customizable with the latest Intel or AMD processors and the ability to select RAM, SSD, and operating system, mini PCs easily provide performance comparable to a traditional desktop. Because of their compact nature, mini PCs also stay quiet and cool during operation. For many businesses looking to invest in new computer hardware equipment that won’t create a lot of noise, take up much space, or generate a lot of heat, mini PCs are the obvious choice.
Mini PCs have a wide array of usages – from digital signage to interactive kiosks and embedded IoT applications, they have ample features to perform a wide variety of business functions. For many businesses, flexible mounting options are also important. With the ability to mount a mini PC on any surface and embed them in tight spaces, businesses are able to power all their technology regardless of location. Additionally, mini PCs often require fewer cables and wires for operation. This can result in time savings when it comes to deploying machines and equipment, as well as lower hardware costs. Compared to traditional desktop PC options, which use more space and cost more to deploy, mini PCs are often the more attractive option.
Reduced Energy Consumption & Costs
Many of today’s businesses are also looking to become more sustainable and environmentally conscious. With mini PCs, businesses can easily increase efficiencies and lower computing costs:
- Mini PCs require less power than traditional tower PCs and can lower your energy costs by up to 50% compared to similarly configured desktops. Less power consumption means fewer emissions released into the environment over time, which helps companies operate more efficiently with a more eco-friendly footprint.
- In addition to being more energy-efficient, mini PCs also provide an easier outlet for recycling old parts and components, which is good news for any business that’s looking to go green.
- Mini PCs can help companies save on office space. With a minimal physical footprint, businesses can save on the amount of desktop space they need to lease or own.
Over the last few years the number of employees working from home has skyrocketed and many of these workers now work from home or in hybrid setups permanently. For businesses that have a number of employees working from home or in a hybrid situation, having a high-quality and reliable computer setup is essential. With a mini PC, employees are easily able to access company information and important documents from any remote location and experience the convenience of carrying a compact light-weight mini PC between the home and office.
These are just a few reasons business owners and CIOs could greatly benefit from utilizing mini PCs for your companies. Although prices vary depending on your specific configuration, mini PCs are often available for far less than a similar traditional tower PC, and provide many (or even more) of the same benefits for a business.
For more on why more businesses are moving toward mini PCs for their computing needs, or to learn about our mini PC products or solutions, speak to the team at Simply NUC today.