Mini PC vs. Raspberry Pi: What’s Best for Your Desktop? #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
Make Use Of weighs the pros and cons of mini pc vs. a Raspberry Pi. If you don’t need much out of your desktop setup and are ready to make the jump here is some food for thought.
Many are moving away from desktop computers because they take up space and increase power bills. A laptop may sound like a viable alternative, but they’re expensive. If only there were a happy compromise between those extremes.
That would be the mini PC. It is the perfect compromise between a laptop and a desktop computer, offering the ergonomic freedom of a desktop computer while also being smaller, cheaper, and more power-efficient than a laptop.
But should you go all out with the mini PC route, or is your purpose better served by a Raspberry Pi instead?
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