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T-bao Ryzen 5 mini PC 8gb upgradable ram 256GB nvme ~$380 shipped

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T-bao Ryzen 5 mini PC 8gb upgradable ram 256GB nvme ~$380 shipped

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Banggood has a T-Bao (lol) Ryzen 5 mini-pc listed for $474.
WITH COUPON CODE BG25MNB (found on a website called XIAOMITODAY.com. This site lists a few different coupon combinations for different configurations but I didn't try them all.) it brings the price down to around $380 including shipping from their CHINA warehouse.
Make sure you select US PLUG as well.
Unchecking shipping insurance, selecting shipping from China and entering the coupon code mentioned above brings the price down to ~$380.
Now I know T-Bao isn't exactly a reputable brand, but the reviews I've watched show the NVME drive is actually an Intel drive capable of over 1gb/s read and 500mb+ write speeds.
Windows 10 Home is preloaded.



This deal might not be for everyone but this PC does have Vega 8 integrated graphics and is capable of casual gaming. Ryzen chips also have an abundance of hardware decoders and should handle just about everything you throw at it including 4K 60fps HDR.
Paypal is an option for payment so your transaction should be secure.
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any coupon codes for the next higher spec machine, 16gb ram and 512 gb ssd?
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I'm kind of intrigued by these things.
(I watched the review a couple of weeks ago but haven't taken the time to review it with an actual purchase in mind. Fine points of thermal throttling and fan noise might be important.)
I only looked on Bangood. Without the $100 coupon discount on the first, I'd think that the last would be the best selection. Unless thermal issues render the 2700u no better than the 2500u.

I wonder what "trial" signifies within the MN27 URL.
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Closest thing to this that you can build yourself:

  • Asrock Deskmini (includes case, motherboard, and power supply) - $250
  • Ryzen 5 3200G - $140
  • G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8 GB (4x2) 2400 MHz 260pin - $48
  • Kingston A2000 256GB NVMe - $50
  • Total: $488
Edit:
M.2 WiFi + Bluetooth: Intel AX200 - $30, Intel 9260 - $25



Its an extra $40 to double the RAM to 16GB using 8GBx2. There is also a Ryzen 4000 version of the Desk Mini but its $20 more. Finally its an extra $5 to get the Desk Mini vesa mount from Newegg.
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Saying coupon not valid for me
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DO NOT BUY from these guys. They ship from China. They claim to be from Europe but they ship out from China like other overnight made Shopify drop shipping websites. Terrible customer service full of lies and plenty of excuses to buy time for shipping time. My mom ordered a garden tool that turns out to be a small poor quality roller that didn't look as advertise. They charge her $20 shipping for a 5 business days guarantee which turned up 2 months later from a China address.They kept telling me it's on back ordered. I went through hell dealing with her credit card company to get her money back with no success. Don't say I didn't give you guys a heads up warning.
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NixxonExxo wrote: DO NOT BUY from these guys. They ship from China. They claim to be from Europe but they ship out from China like other overnight made Shopify drop shipping websites. Terrible customer service full of lies and plenty of excuses to buy time for shipping time. My mom ordered a garden tool that turns out to be a small poor quality roller that didn't look as advertise. They charge her $20 shipping for a 5 business days guarantee which turned up 2 months later from a China address.They kept telling me it's on back ordered. I went through hell dealing with her credit card company to get her money back with no success. Don't say I didn't give you guys a heads up warning.
It is banggood (china)
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They 'claim' they ship from US as well. I'm guilty of buying stuff from China too but only through eBay and Amazon where they have assurance for buyers.
waloshin wrote: It is banggood (china)
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Hugh wrote: I'm kind of intrigued by these things.
(I watched the review a couple of weeks ago but haven't taken the time to review it with an actual purchase in mind. Fine points of thermal throttling and fan noise might be important.)
I only looked on Bangood. Without the $100 coupon discount on the first, I'd think that the last would be the best selection. Unless thermal issues render the 2700u no better than the 2500u.

I wonder what "trial" signifies within the MN27 URL.
I found a coupon for the MN27: https://www.xiaomitoday.com/tbook-mn27-for-just-289-99/ BGMN11N brings it down $81.32. That site has a coupon for an MN27 with lower resources too but I didn't investigate.

The 2700u is only a little better than the 2500u. https://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/923/A ... 2700U.html The main difference is in the iGPU: 20% more shaders and 20% higher GPU clock (roughly). The CPU clock is about 10% faster.

Both are two generations old and Ryzen generations have been significant. The latest Intel "Xe" iGPU is a big step forward too. So, as usual, there are promising things coming "real soon now".
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prohomy wrote: Unchecking shipping insurance,
Paypal is an option for payment so your transaction should be secure.
Why uncheck shipping insurance? Is it a scam or is it just that Paypal makes it redundant?
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Hugh wrote: Why uncheck shipping insurance? Is it a scam or is it just that Paypal makes it redundant?
Shipping is tracked. If it doesn't get delivered PayPal would step in. I've had good experience with PayPal stepping in when something doesn't arrive, better than directly through my credit card.
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NixxonExxo wrote: DO NOT BUY from these guys. They ship from China. They claim to be from Europe but they ship out from China like other overnight made Shopify drop shipping websites. Terrible customer service full of lies and plenty of excuses to buy time for shipping time. My mom ordered a garden tool that turns out to be a small poor quality roller that didn't look as advertise. They charge her $20 shipping for a 5 business days guarantee which turned up 2 months later from a China address.They kept telling me it's on back ordered. I went through hell dealing with her credit card company to get her money back with no success. Don't say I didn't give you guys a heads up warning.
Did your mother buy from Bangood or are you warning us about vendors from PRC in general?
Bangood and G***best are well known so I tentatively trust them.

Note: I think that G***best is censored from this site because they were caught shilling here, many years ago. That's a hint that their ethics might not match yours or mine.

I welcome clear descriptions about problems experienced with them.

What I do find a little shakey is the specifications in some listings. For example, for some items containing cameras, the specs concerning resolution are not even self-consistent. In the case of this mini PC, the review from a third party that I trust is quite useful.
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arkhira wrote: Closest thing to this that you can build yourself:

  • Asrock Deskmini (includes case, motherboard, and power supply) - $250
  • Ryzen 5 3200G - $140
  • G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8 GB (4x2) 2400 MHz 260pin - $48
  • Kingston A2000 256GB NVMe - $50
  • Total: $488

Its an extra $40 to double the RAM to 16GB using 8GBx2. There is also a Ryzen 4000 version of the Desk Mini but its $20 more. Finally its an extra $5 to get the Desk Mini vesa mount from Newegg.
Wifi bluetooth and OS added on and it's even more. The tbao also has 2666 ram. Ryzen gpu performance is directly related to ram speed.
I'd prefer gskill though to ASint that comes with the tbao. I've never even heard of ASint but that can be a 16gb upgrade in the future.
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She bought it from Bangood. Also from my own experience I would never buy from any of these vendors from China or drop shipping websites as I've had multiple terrible experience with them in the past and it's a headache to deal with. I stick to eBay and Amazon strictly now. If anything goes wrong they got my back.
Hugh wrote: Did your mother buy from Bangood or are you warning us about vendors from PRC in general?
Bangood and G***best are well known so I tentatively trust them.

Note: I think that G***best is censored from this site because they were caught shilling here, many years ago. That's a hint that their ethics might not match yours or mine.

I welcome clear descriptions about problems experienced with them.

What I do find a little shakey is the specifications in some listings. For example, for some items containing cameras, the specs concerning resolution are not even self-consistent. In the case of this mini PC, the review from a third party that I trust is quite useful.
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NixxonExxo wrote: She bought it from Bangood. Also from my own experience I would never buy from any of these vendors from China or drop shipping websites as I've had multiple terrible experience with them in the past and it's a headache to deal with. I stick to eBay and Amazon strictly now. If anything goes wrong they got my back.
Amazon is like 50% dropshippers now though..
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NixxonExxo wrote: She bought it from Bangood. Also from my own experience I would never buy from any of these vendors from China or drop shipping websites as I've had multiple terrible experience with them in the past and it's a headache to deal with. I stick to eBay and Amazon strictly now. If anything goes wrong they got my back.
I'm surprised PayPal gave you issues while filing complaints against a seller. I've always had pretty good experience with PayPal... Unless you paid directly with your credit card from a Chinese site? That's something I'd never do.
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arkhira wrote: Closest thing to this that you can build yourself:
  • Asrock Deskmini (includes case, motherboard, and power supply) - $250
  • Ryzen 5 3200G - $140
  • G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8 GB (4x2) 2400 MHz 260pin - $48
  • Kingston A2000 256GB NVMe - $50
  • Total: $488
Its an extra $40 to double the RAM to 16GB using 8GBx2. There is also a Ryzen 4000 version of the Desk Mini but its $20 more. Finally its an extra $5 to get the Desk Mini vesa mount from Newegg.
What is the best value mini pc? I think these things are great for people who only do light office tasks and multimedia and no gaming. I may get one for my parents. Must be able to play 4k netflix and youtube stream.
WTB amazon gc @90%
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divx wrote: What is the best value mini pc? I think these things are great for people who only do light office tasks and multimedia and no gaming. I may get one for my parents. Must be able to play 4k netflix and youtube stream.
If you don't plan on games at all, I'd recommend a celeron j4105 mini pc which are usually cheaper. Any intel with UHD graphics will accomplish what you ask and be cheaper than their Amd counterpart. I recently built a gigabyte brix with a j4105 and it performs very well, just not for gaming as Intel trails Amd in the gpu department. You can build a brix for 300ish.

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