A space-saving office PC
Office space is expensive, so you want to make optimal use of the space you have. Mini PCs are ideally suited to this task. Simply fix one behind an LCD monitor and you have a powerful office PC without the footprint of a regular desktop system, or even a laptop.
However, small doesn’t have to mean reduced performance. The latest mini PCs come equipped with powerful hardware, such as a Core i7-8700T processor with 6-cores / 12-threads and a Turbo clock speed of 4GHz. Remarkably, a mini PC with such a powerful CPU, such as the ASUS PB60, still manages to be energy-efficient, consuming only 11.7W when idle. This not only saves your business money, but also reduces noise levels too, since efficient CPUs can be cooled very quietly.
A point-of-sale PC
A mini PC mounted to a compact touch LCD screen is a great way to configure a flexible and space-saving point-of-sale (POS) terminal. The latest generation of mini PCs are equipped with a broad range of connection options, from Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to USB and COM ports, meaning you’ll be able to choose from a wide variety of POS peripherals, including printers, card readers, scanners and coin drawers.
Crucially, mini PCs such as the ASUS PB40 include important security features, such as a built-in Kensington Lock slot and read/write control for the USB ports. There’s even an intrusion alert feature that lets you know if the chassis has been opened since the last launch.
A video conferencing system
Video conferencing is a powerful way to conduct business, face-to-face, without actually having to jump on a plane or sit in traffic to reach a meeting. A VESA-mounted mini PC offers a range of options for configuring video conferencing systems, whether it’s a fully-fledged conference room with a dedicated signage display or small meeting rooms that use a mini PC mounted to the rear of a regular LCD monitor.
Signal interruptions and issues with video quality need not be a concern either, because the latest mini PCs offer powerful performance with up to 8th-gen Intel CPUs, gigabit Ethernet and high-bandwidth 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Add a Bluetooth input device, speakerphone and (if required) a webcam, and you have an affordable, attractive and unobtrusive conferencing system that can fit into any office space and meeting room.