Review it – I have had the opportunity to test several small PCs as my new hybrid search and to be able to use them instead of my laptop and my main computer in my home office / studio. So far, all the mini PCs I’ve tested have been built with AMD CPUs. Now I get the chance to test the Intel-based GEEKOM Mini IT 11 MINI PC. Let’s see how it goes.
What is it?
GEEKOM Mini IT 11 MINI PC features Intel Core i7-11390H CPU (Up to 5.00 GHz), 32GB DDR4 RAM, 2TB M.2 SSD, Windows 11 Pro Mini Computers, WiFi 6, USB4.0 and Bluetooth 5.2. It also supports 8K output.
What’s in the box?
- 1 x GEEKOM Mini IT 11 Mini PC
- 1 x VESA Mount
- 1 x Power Adapter
- 1 x HDMI Cable
- 1 x User
- 1 x Thank You Card
Design and appearance
1. Powerful 11th Generation Intel® processor for incredible performance.
2. Deep graphics make AAA games fun.
3. Great promotion.
4. Using a refined and durable steel frame.
5. Windows 11 Pro is pre-installed, and other operating systems are supported.
6. Capable ports (such as USB4, which supports data transfer, display, charging, etc.) to increase connectivity options.
GEEKOM Mini IT 11 MINI PC is enclosed in a case made of ABS/plastic. It has ports on the front and back and an SD card port on the other side.
It is easy to install GEEKOM Mini IT 11 MINI PC. It follows the first time installation process of Windows OS. Here are a few screenshots from the process:
I tested the functionality of the GEEKOM Mini IT 11 MINI PC and used some of my favorite programs such as Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition, Adobe Lightroom, DaVinci Resolve, and other programs such as the Microsoft Office suite. I also used other tools to verify PC specifications and test performance.
GEEKOM Mini IT 11 MINI PC is a powerful small PC that works well and is very capable. I have no complaints about anything I’ve tried to run on this mini PC. I am very happy with its ability to use several applications running at the same time, and without any pain and need to shout at the PC :-). As I’m downsizing the computers in my home studio, it’s very important that the replacement PCs are not compact but must be quiet as I record. 247 Real Talk podcast in that space. Since there are usually several computers turned on and working to give me access to information and visitors on the fly, I can’t use noisy equipment.
In addition to the functionality of this small PC, the built-in connectivity allows me to add all the accessories I need and the SD card slot is very well designed. I find, create and save multiple files during the day and collect recording materials, and this small PC allows me to just insert a small SD card with the files and be ready to work in seconds.
I really like the ability to upgrade if you didn’t first buy the upgraded version. Although I’m not a gamer, I’m sure it won’t have a problem handling the most demanding games. Playing 4K videos on a 4K display is a flawless process. I wish I had tried the 8K support. It is possible that this GEEKOM Mini IT 11 MINI PC will be the main PC in my Podcast mode unless it has a very powerful one that I can add to the home equipment. This combination of a small and portable PC with good power is a winner.
Which I like
- Good integrated design and good looks
- Good variety of ports
- Good performance
- The upgradeability
What I would change
To date, the GEEKOM Mini IT 11 MINI PC is the most responsive and capable mini PC I have reviewed. I’ve tried editing and rendering large video files using Adobe Premiere and I’ve downloaded and edited hi-res photos using Adobe Lightroom without issue. It also handles Adobe Audition like a charm. Of course, it doesn’t break a sweat when using the Microsoft Office suite or any other application for that matter. The only tests I didn’t do were games because I’m not a gamer. However, I would think it would be a safe bet to say that it will pass most tests and games. Well done!!