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Mini PC

A mini PC is a type of mini-computer that uses a small case. Sometimes called a "cube," the mini PC was first developed by Shuttle Corporation of Taiwan.

The vital components in a mini-PC must meet rigid design requirements in order to fit well into the mini-PC case and function well with ventilation and fan limitations that is evident in such a small space. (Heat is always a problem in any computer.) Therefore, the manufacturer of the case often will also manufacture some or all of the key components.

While mini-PC's are practical for those with severe computer space limitations, many people buy them primarily because they like their appearance and their novelty.

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