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Need a new PC? Slimbook have a pretty fancy and sleek looking compact mini-PC called the Slimbook One powered by an AMD RYZEN 7 4800H and AMD Radeon Graphics Vega 7. Since it's coming from Slimbook, you can expect full Linux support and you can buy it with Linux pre-installed.

Maybe this is the One for you?

Coming in at €599 EUR for the base model, for such a compact unit sporting a good AMD processor the price is actually pretty reasonable. Looking around, there's models out there that are more expensive with a weaker processor, so they seem to have a good price-point on it.

On the front it sports two USB 2.0 ports, along with the Power LED plus a Power Button. On the back you're getting 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, Ethernet, audio out and microphone input, USB-C, HDMI, DC Power, DisplayPort and a Wireless Antenna. For a tiny box, it stacks together quite a bit.

Tech Specs:


AMD Ryzen 7 4800H


2 SODIMM slots for up to 64GB DDR4@3200Mhz
8GB Base Model


SSD M.2 NVMe 250GB, 500GB, 1TB or 2TB
250GB Base Model
Space for a second drive


AMD Radeon™ Graphics Vega 7
1600 MHz
Compatible with kernels > 5.5


2 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0
1x USB Type C with video out support (DisplayPort)

Video Ports 

1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
1 x USB Type C


Linux, Windows or Dual Boot

Exterior Material


Wireless LAN

WIFI 6: Intel AX200


Bluetooth 5.0

Red RJ45

10/100/1000 Mb


3.5mm output and input jacks


19.7cm x 19.7cm x 5cm

You can pick between Ubuntu (and derivates like Kubuntu and Ubuntu MATE), Linux Mint, Manjaro, KDE neon, Fedora and there's options for a dual-boot with Windows 10 to if that is an essential for you.

Check out the One on the Slimbook website.

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furaxhornyx May 27, 2021
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Quoting: GuestWhy do they insist on putting USB 2 ports on computers? It’s so annoying, I never know if I am plugging into a USB 2 or 3 port. Is USB 3 so much more expensive?

Some peripherals will not work well on a USB 3 port ; especially, some, older, USB 1 peripherals, that will not be detected on USB 3 ports most of the time.
Lofty May 27, 2021
Quoting: GuestThe M1 likely won't be available outside of Apple devices, so I don't see them getting into generic small form factor system. Likely another company might have to take up the slack.

True, i was more thinking about buying one and running Linux on it. Well more likely an M2 that is. Ubuntu already can run on the M1 afaik.

QuoteRaspberry Pi4 hardware is strong enough for quite a lot of things, but for anything other than light gaming they would need some more serious GPU hardware. Then there's the matter of finding games for arm platforms, but that will depend on which games you'd like to run. Streaming is already fine - or would be, if the software took proper advantage of the existing hardware.

Also true, which is why I alluded to running a dedicated machine just for gaming/streaming and a separate ultra-low power 'box' for all other desktop stuff. Which for me is just the typical browsing,music,retro gaming stuff. id just make sure my next monitor has a built in KVM to swap between the two.

(although, it will be interesting to see if AMD bring a big/little core design in future where by for the casual stuff two low power cores are used. this might mean i would not use the Pi for that purpose)

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Interknet May 28, 2021
Seems similarly spec'd to a Lenovo M75q Gen 2, which the best model sports a 4750GE (which aren't being shipped yet cause covid afaik). Not sure how much of a difference it is in performance, and it's probably around the same price (again, if it were available).

One thing about this though with Slimbook's One, it comes with Linux which is pretty cool to see alongside such a price tag.

I've been eyeing up the M75q gen 2 for a while but not really needing it, but if I were to buy either I'd probably pick Lenovo, just because of the colour and familiarity with the type of chassis it uses.

However if it was going to be a main PC (4800H is quite capable in games, but less so for modern titles depending on if you care about high graphic settings), then Slimbook's One would be a VERY solid choice for the price tag. Heck, I almost want that now having typed all this...
14 May 30, 2021
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That's a nice, little box. Others I've seen over the years are not so attractive due to price, but this guy is a lot more appetizing.
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