Best mini PCs

Here's a list of the smallest desktop, media centre and slimline PCs we've reviewed

If you don't have much space to store a computer tower, a mini PC is a great choice. Whether it's a slimline case or media centre unit, or a pint-sized computer like the Apple Mac Mini, these models offer as much grunt as a regular PC despite being a fraction of the size.

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Dell Inspiron 580s

The Dell Inspiron 580s is a good desktop PC for anyone after a simple computer for basic home use. It's not suitable if you want to play 3D games or store a large amount of multimedia content, but it should handle other home computing tasks with ease.

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  • 4th Nov., 2010
  • Campbell Simpson
  • Dell
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  • Pros:
  • Good CPU and RAM for a basic machine, stylish and compact design
  • Cons:
  • Mediocre graphics card and hard drive speed, limited scope for upgrades
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