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CES: Zotac’s new MEK 1 mini PC combines Coffee Lake and Pascal in a small package

At CES today, we had the chance to swing by the Zotac booth, where they were showing off a new and improved MEK 1 mini gaming PC. The original Mek 1 PC launched quite recently based around Intel’s 7th Gen Kaby Lake processors. However, the new version we saw today makes the jump to Coffee Lake.

The new MEK 1 will feature an 8th Gen Coffee Lake Core i7 processor, which naturally means that a new motherboard will also be in place with a revised chipset to support it.

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Graphics card options range from the GTX 1060, 1070Ti and GTX 1080. The version we saw demoed today was the GTX 1070Ti model, sporting 16GB of DDR4 2400MHz RAM. The chassis measures in at just 414mm long by 118mm wide, so there is a lot of power shrunk down into a small package.

Other features include a 450W power supply, a 240GB SSD and a 1TB HDD for additional storage. Some versions of this system will come bundled with a keyboard and mouse, giving you almost everything you need to get up and running out of the box.

We don’t have exact pricing just yet, but we were told that the new MEK 1 mini PC will cost somewhere in the region of $1400 to $1650.

KitGuru Says: Zotac has been experimenting with mini PCs for a few years now and this looks to be its most powerful yet. Have any of you ever considered downsizing from a full size desktop to something smaller and more portable? What do you think of the MEK 1?

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