PrimeMini 3

Main points

  • Intel Core i3-6100U with Intel HD Graphics 520
  • Or Intel Core i5-6260U with Intel Iris Graphics 540
  • Up to 32GB DDR4-2133MHz memory
  • Up to 2TB capacity

Countless possible uses

  • Desktop PC (Microsoft Office, accounting, surfing)
  • Photo editing (Adobe CC, Corel)
  • Media player (living room PC)
  • Media server (NAS)
  • Boat / caravan (entertainment, navigation)

Highlights

  • With or without Windows operating system
  • No unnecessary junkware
  • Works quickly and efficiently
  • Silent and fanless
  • Portable, e.g. for presentations
  • Powerful functionality
  • Developed and manufactured in Switzerland

The perfect desktop PC for your home

The PrimeMini 3 is a little powerhouse. It offers a modern platform for home office work thanks to its high computing power, generous memory and preinstalled Windows 10 software. It is ideal for presentations and other areas of application, including outside of the office. The machined aluminium housing provides protection from adverse electromagnetic interference, which has a positive effect on operating reliability.

The PrimeMini 3 is available in various configurations and is also customisable.

All benefits

Technical specifications

Total cost of ownership

Operating life of 5 years

Conclusion

You can save up to $2330 of total PC operating costs (around 58% cost saving) over 5 years by using a PrimeMini*.
With a PrimeMini, there is no need to budget for hardware support, spare parts or warranty extensions.

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All benefits

Continued cost savings

Low power consumption, longer service life and zero hardware maintenance costs – using Prime Computer products saves you more than $ 2,000 per unit over five years.

Reliable and failsafe

The fanless design with no moving parts and high-grade branded components provides ultimate dependability. Costly downtimes resulting in business disruption are a thing of the past.

Fanless and maintenance-free

PrimeMinis stand for safety and reliability. Their innovative design protects them from wear and dirt and they require no maintenance. This saves time and money.

Fast

PrimeMinis start up within a matter of seconds. Regardless of the model, files and applications load quickly. Consistent high performance is achieved by passive cooling and ensures a vast improvement in day to day work efficiency.

Hygienic

Due to their passive cooling technology and closed housings, the PrimeMinis do not stir up air currents. Dust, microbes, pollen and other undesirable particulates are not sucked in and released back into the environment.

Dirt and dust-resistant

Dirt and dust particles can cause health problems, as well as damaging computers and servers. To combat this issue, the housings of the PrimeMinis are almost completely enclosed so they cannot draw in or circulate airborne particles.

Light in weight

Every PrimeMini is a lightweight, thanks to its aluminium housing and compact dimensions. Weight is less than one kilogram. There are no fans inside, and hence no voids for internal air circulation.

Silent

PrimeMinis operate entirely silently. They do not vibrate or produce electrical noise of any kind. The products do not contain fans or moving parts. A quieter workplace is a healthier one, and also allows employees concentrate better and work more efficiently.

Ecofriendly

Low power consumption, recyclable components and a long-lasting design: thanks to these advantages, PrimeMinis have a considerably smaller environmental footprint than conventional devices.

5 year warranty

We offer a 5 year warranty on every product. This is due to the high quality of the materials used, the sophisticated method of construction and excellent Swiss manufacturing. Each product is run through extensive testing before it is shipped to the customer.

Energy-saving

A PrimeMini consumes between 5 and 30 watts – a very low figure for a product in this performance class. For comparison, a weak lamp uses around 30 watts. PrimeMinis can also be used on the road: a cigarette lighter socket provides sufficient power.

Persistent

Prime Computer guarantees stable output throughout the entire lifecycle of the device. This means time and effort saved for IT managers. This is also beneficial for private users who need to work reliably and efficiently.

Compact

PrimeMinis come in a handy size. Regardless of the model, their total volume amounts to less than one litre. For the average consumer, this means more office space. For IT administrators, it means more storage room.

Design

PrimeMinis look as good as they work. The intentionally simple and clear-cut design gives them an appearance that is both timeless and elegant. Products can also be customised to meet special requests.

Durable

PrimeMinis are extremely reliable and have an above-average life cycle. This is made possible by the elimination of mechanical components and the use of high-quality components from established suppliers.

Powerful

PrimeMinis deliver outstanding performance. They start up within a matter of seconds. Latest generation Intel processors and a powerful SSD hard drive ensure that the computers operate at full throttle at all times.

Swiss

PrimeMinis are a Swiss development. The manufacturing processes and the quality control procedures take place here in Switzerland.

Reduced smog

PrimeMinis emit only low levels of harmful pollutants and electromagnetic radiation in comparison to conventional devices. These low readings promote improved well-being and health and reduce the environmental impact.

Support

PrimeMinis are a Swiss invention. Prime Computer offers customer service and after-sales service and its service representatives understand Swiss German in addition to German and English. The service is fast, competent and always looks for the best solution.

Temperature

PrimeMinis are suitable for very cold and very hot environments. This high level of flexibility protects the computers from sudden outages and loss of data due to fluctuating temperatures. The passive cooling technology enables stable operation at ambient temperatures from 0°C to 50°C. Operation above 50°C is possible with reduced output. PrimeMinis can be stored at even more extreme temperatures from -20°C to 80°C.

Recycling

The housing as well as the packaging material consist largely of secondary raw materials, i.e. materials recovered by recycling waste. PrimeMinis are even 100% recyclable. Products can be returned to Prime Computer for recycling free of charge.

Robust

PrimeMinis weigh just over two pounds/less than one kilogram but have a very sturdy build. The devices can withstand mechanical stress and electromagnetic radiation without damage. Moreover, the products are insensitive to shock and vibration.

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Frequently asked questions

What our customers say

P. B. from K.

“I am using the PrimeMini 3 in my workshop. It has fixed my dust worries – thank you.”

S. F. from G.

“The PrimeMini is great, it doesn’t make any noise and looks good as well. It is brilliant for image processing!”

U. S. from N.

“Short and sweet: a great product! It has everything I need.”

B. W. from H.

“Very easy to get up and running without all that preinstalled trialware that I always needed to uninstall first!”

Specification

PC form factor
Ultra Slim

Colour
Black

Number of processors
1

Processor family and type
Core i3 6th Gen, Intel Core i3-6100U
Core i5 6th Gen, Intel Core i5-6260U

Intel VPro
No

Processor clock frequency
Intel Core i3-6100U: 1.8 GHz
Intel Core i5-6260U: 2.3 GHz

Max turbo clock frequency
2.9 GHz

Max TDP
15 W

Number of processor cores
2

Number of threads
4

Cache
Intel Core i3-6100U: 3MB SmartCache
Intel Core i5-6260U: 4MB SmartCache

RAM
4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB DDR4-2133 MHz

RAM form factor
SODIMM 204

Number of RAM slots
2

SSD capacity m.2
120GB, 250GB, 500GB, 1TB Samsung EVO 850; 512GB, 1TB, 2TB Samsung 960 Pro

Optional: 2.5″ SSD SATA
Not available

Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
Intel Wireless-AC 8260 + BT 4.2

Graphics card brand
Intel

Graphics card typ
On Board

Graphics card model
Intel Core i3-6100U: Intel HD Graphics 520
Intel Core i5-6260U: Intel Iris Graphics 540

Operating system
Windows

Supported operating systems
Linux Mint / Ubuntu / Fedora / OpenSUSE / Debian / ESXi (driver required)

Operating system architecture
64-bit

Multilingual
Yes

Language
DE, FR, IT, EN

Dimensions
W: 16,4 cm, H: 4,7 cm, L: 11,2 cm

Weight
0,98 kg

Video connections
1x Mini-DP 1.2, 1x HDMI 1.4b

Number of ethernet ports
1

Ethernet speed
10/100/1000 Mbit/s

Wi-Fi standard
802.11ac

Wi-Fi transfer rate (max)
867 Mbit/s

Front panel connections
2x USB3.0, 1x Microphone / headphone combo

Rear panel connections
2x USB3.0, 1x RJ45/LAN port, 1x HDMI, 1x MiniDP, 1x DC, 2x Wi-Fi antenna

RS232
No

Infrared
Yes

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About Prime Computer

*Calculation basis

Acquisition costs: based on competitors’ prices.
Warranty extension: one-time $ 55 cost for warranty extension at the time of purchase; estimate based on competitors’ prices.
Electricity: C3 electricity for a mid-sized business in Switzerland costing $ 0.1749/kWh at 2017 prices.
Hardware support: 1.5h a year at $ 150/h, involving complete cleaning / checking of cabling and slots, renewal of thermal compound.
Spare parts: based on best practice, $ 90 per year over 3 or more years of use.