Vintage Macintosh Inspired Mini PC Packs a Retro Punch

With over 15 years of writing experience, Jonathan has had a passion for all things tech-related since watching Inspector Gadget as a child. He's disassembled countless appliances and managed to put a few back together, and one actually still works. When not writing, he can often be found playing video games or accidentally hurting himself tinkering in the garage.

With styling pulled almost directly from the beige Macintosh Plus of yesterday, the AYANEO Retro Mini PC is a modern mini-computer packed with enough power and storage for retro gaming and typical computing. At prices starting at just $149, that’s like three trips to Taco Bell!

Available in a number of configurations, the most basic $149 model features an AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, 8GB of RAM, and 256 GB of storage, while the top-of-the-line $379 model includes a Ryzen 7 5700U APU, up to 32GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. There are also five other models between those two with varying amounts of RAM and SSD storage, depending on your needs. Me? I need a computer that will stop getting viruses and trying to steal my identity all the time. What do you mean that’s a “user error?”

The computer measures approximately 5″ x 5″ x 2.5″, making it ultra-portable, and includes every time of common connection interface to attach monitors, controllers, and other peripherals. It also comes pre-installed with Windows 11 Home Edition, so you have an operating system. Maybe not might not be as good as Windows XP, but like my own questionable mind and body, you work with what you’re given.

[via bgr]