This tiny PC punches way above its weight, and it’s cheaper than you think
5 months ago
For such a tiny computer, the Xulu XR1 Pro is a remarkably powerful machine that can serve as a desktop when space is very limited.
Nano PCs are a very important piece of the technology puzzle. You might have a desk with very limited space. Or maybe you want to create a kiosk where you need to tuck the computer away from sight. You might even want to have a “community” PC in your home (or maybe your Airbnb), where guests can get online and do what they need to do.
No matter the need, these tiny PCs are here to serve. I’ve used many small form factor PCs and most of what I’ve used pales in comparison to the Xulu XR1 Pro
Of course, you’re probably wondering what the full specs are. Here’s the list:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 8 cores/16 threads.
GPU: Radeon 8.
Speak/mic jack combo with built-in dual mics.
RAM: Up to 64 GB (mine has 16 GB), which is upgradeable.
Storage: Up to 2 TB M.2 SSD (mine has 512 GB), which is also upgradeable.
Large-volume turbine fan.
OLED status display.
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6e, gigabit ethernet, and Bluetooth 5.2.
HDMI cable and power cable are included.
My Xulu XR1 shipped with Windows 7, but the hardware also supports Linux, so you can install any distribution you want. My normal inclination would be to immediately install Linux, but I opted to see how well the machine would power a resource hog like Windows 11.