Sharing that it’s possible to make mini pc’s portable via powerbank.

Setup:

Mini PC: Beelink SER5 Pro AMD Ryzen 7 5700U 32GB RAM 1TB SSD Windows 11 Pro Mini PC

  • bought at Datablitz at ₱18,495.00
  • Updated OS to Manjaro. Not recommended as this may void the warranty, pero malupet lang talaga hate ko sa Win11 so I risked it.

Portable Monitor: SZHOESD.a 14inch Portable Monitor FHD 1080P External Display With Dual Speakers

  • bought at Lazada at ₱2,905.00 (used vouchers. Regular price is ₱3,799.00)

Powerbank: Romoss PMT40 40000mAh Portable Powerbank 65W PD Fast Charging

  • bought at Lazada at ₱3,299.00 (can use vouchers + coins, so this can be get at a lower price)

Cord: BAVIN CB229 100W PD Fast Charging Cable Quick 5A USB Type C to Type

  • bought at Lazada at ₱312.62 (can use vouchers + coins, so this can be get at a lower price)

DC Converter: 100W USB Type C Fast Charging Adapter Plug Connector Universal USB C (5.5-2.5mm)

  • bought at Lazada Bundle and Save at ₱162.21
  • either there’s a bug or seller doesn’t want to sell this kasi ₱48,417.67 na lumalabas na price. ¯_(ツ)_//¯
  • TechnoAmp sells this, pero out of stock nung bumili ako

Mouse+Keyboard: GOOJODOQ Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard with Number Pad 2.4G Mode Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Set

  • bought at Lazada at ₱838.00
  • I suggest to wait for their flash sale since this can go as low as ₱600.00++
  • I really like 2.4gHz + Bluetooth keyboard mouse combo kasi I can use this for my personal computer AND work laptop. Tapos I have a HDMI switcher so I can also use one monitor. I had a RAPOO set pero natapunan ko ng kape and this was cheaper.

Total: ₱26,011.83

Pros:

  • Parts can be mixed and matched with other PCs/gadgets. I can reuse the portable monitor when I work in the office, reuse the powerbank/cord to power my other gadgets, keyboard+mouse for my other PCs.
  • Affordable. Maganda na yung specs nya for the price. One can also buy less pricier mini pc like a vanilla Beelink SER5 (priced at ₱13,995.00).

Cons:

  • Ang weird ng form factor vs a laptop.
  • Ang daming kelangan dalin and mabigat yung powerbank
  • Not really for hardcore gaming kasi underpowered yung CPU + lack of GPU

I probably won’t use my Beelink in this manner kasi may NextFun Tablet/Laptop hybrid ako, but just wanted to show that this is a possibility.

  • megane-kun@lemm.ee
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    1 month ago

    That looks like a sweet portable PC set-up. Obviously you can’t use it on the go as laptops would allow you to, but if you’ve got the space, you can set it up rather quickly.

    Just one question though, how long do you think it’d run when on powerbank alone (assuming your average usage)?

    • ako946659663@lemm.eeOP
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      1 month ago

      2% yung nabawas sa charge for the 12mins uptime when I did this test. So with this setup, baka kaya upto 10hours of uptime kung tama math ko.

      Edit. Average usage pala tanong mo. Quick test palang magagawa ko dito for this photo. Will try to lay stardew valley with mods next time (this is actually what I use this for most of the time.)

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        1 month ago

        Oh! That’s probably enough for one day’s work (kahit na may konting overtime o mejo heavy workload)! Pwede na palang pang-remote work ito! Of course, it’d depend on what exactly you’re doing, but a work day doesn’t impose a huge demand on a computer all the time.

        So pwedeng na ata talaga syang pang-work computer!

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    1 month ago

    my plan setup is AR glasses isntead of a monitor kinda like the spacetop just need to find a legit 100w powerbank the ones I keep coming across don’t register as 100w sa power meter ko

  • SnowMeowXP@lemmy.world
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    1 month ago

    I was mildly interested in a similar setup, pero I was thinking back then that I want to keep playing PC games and needed something more powerful.

    But I now I lost interest building my own pc (and gaming on PC).

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      1 month ago

      Can’t say for sure kung kaya nito AAA games. Ang pinakamataas na spec na game na nalaro ko dito is Stray. Works well din naman.

      Life happens, no? When you get enough money to buy your dream pc, wala ka naman energy or motivation to play the games you used to want. T_T

    • ako946659663@lemm.eeOP
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      1 month ago

      To be honest, for my use case, its probably not that practical. Enough na for my daily needs yung NextFun Hybrid Tablet/Laptop ko, which is to play Stardew Valley with mods. Lol. And prefer ko dual screen when working, so laptop + portable monitor ang usual setup ko (plus the powerbank).

      Pero siguro like someone that replied on my post about this on reddit, their company issued computer is a mini-pc, therefore this setup would enable them to work outside to places na walang outlet, like during long commutes from Manila to province.

      Or if one is likes to draw, they could buy the touchscreen variant of a portable monitor and use it as a pseudo tablet. It’s a cheaper alternative than most high end tablets.