Small Factor Systems


        With the rise of traveling, narrow work space, need for simplicity and remote work; tiny and small factor systems became more and more part of the household and business environment. They come in all shapes and forms and are very customizable from entry to high level specifications sharing one thing in common which is their SFF(small form factor) size.

        Intel was the initiator, with their legendary Intel NUC lineup that was in existence up until last year, until ASUS stepped up to partner with Intel and take over the production. More business partners are expected to join the program as Intel decided to outsource this business to other vendors. ZOTAC on the other hand designs their own models, that are slightly bigger in size, but still very compact and use DDR5 RAM.


        NUC on most models comes with 2 monitor outputs, HDMI and DP, lots of USB ports, audio and microphone, 1 or 2.5gbps LAN and Wireless | Bluetooth functionalities. Their standard models pack Celeron & Pentium processors with capabilities of going up to Intel i7 and i9 processors for gaming or production work.


            Small Factor systems mostly take 1 x NVME M.2 drive and 1 or 2 DDR4 or DDR5 RAM that can be usable up to 2TB storage and 64GB RAM. Depending on the use of it, systems are assembled to meet the household's or business demands in order to properly facilitate their specific needs. SFF systems can be found installed over or under office desks, behind monitors, wall mounted in kitchens, in living rooms, in your traveling luggage, next to and supporting wall mounted touch monitors, in conference rooms, reception desks and anywhere that a computer system is needed, but its size must be small.