Beijing, China – December 5, 2022 – Xiaomi, a tech giant based in China, spend its decade dominating the smartphone and eco-technologies. Ranging from appliances, routers, and almost everything that can lift their users’ way of life. In those years, Xiaomi released laptops but never set foot in the PC industry. But today, a source tells us that Xiaomi is entering the desktop-PC market.
According to reports, there should be two designs that were set to be unveiled on December 1, the Xiaomi launch event date. However, due to the passing away of Jiang Zemin, the former General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, the tech giant postponed the said event to pay respect to the former General Secretary. And as we wait for the further announcement, these reports are beating around the tech community. Also, it appears that this desktop/PC is about to be announced—supposedly on December 1.
Based on the images, the Mini-ITX motherboard will support low-profile, half-height up to dual-slot integrated GPUs. We aren’t sure how an integrated GPU will work with the 100W power supply. However, the company may introduce a new technology that will change the game or the final or only unit available in this configuration. Also, a custom plate on the back of the case depicts the Windows key and “M” key combo. Perhaps–Xiaomi intends to alter the Windows key combo that typically minimizes all windows and does something unique with it.
The mechanical switch mounted on the back of the Host Mini PC is also intriguing; we’re not sure what it does, but the leaked Weibo photos do include an accessory package that includes a keycap for the said button, so it’s probably functional.
On the other hand, the other PC, which we know a lot more about, is a mini PC in the form of a Mac Mini-like design or similar to Intel NUC. It was reportedly powered by an MD Ryzen 7 6800H APU, a dedicated 45W chip with a dedicated GPU, Radeon 680M RDNA2, 16GB memory, and a 512 SSD. It is reported that it will cost around CNY 3999~PHP 32,153.73 for the starting price.