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Geekom IT13 Intel core I9-13900H don't call it MiniPC! A bomb!

Unfortunately, being of a certain age, I have witnessed the evolution of personal computers from "monoliths" with CPUs that could perhaps do 100 calculations per minute to the current quantum PCs. Many things have changed over time, the HW has obviously been overturned but the dimensions of a desktop case have always, more or less, remained the same. In recent years, however, fortunately, increasingly smaller and more powerful personal computers have been developed MINI PC.
In the early days, mini PCs were products so distant from classic desktop PCs that a comparison was unthinkable, as was the idea of ​​buying one to replace your desktop PC. But over time this GAP has become increasingly narrow and today we can find devices that at a hardware level have nothing to envy of their "big brothers". One of these is the case of Geekom IT13, a mini PC with multiple HW configurations, all really high-performance and with a very high quality-price ratio. For those who don't know him, I remind you that Come on is a Chinese brand (Taiwan) specialized in the creation of mini PCs and therefore a guarantee in this product category. In this review I will tell you about the model I tested equipped with Intel Core I9-13900H CPU.

CONFEZIONE

As always, let's start by talking about the packaging where we find:

  • Mini PC Geekom IT13 Intel core I9-13900H
  • Power supply with Shuko socket
  • Instruction booklet (in English)
  • Support + screws to connect it to the designated monitors
  • Consumer letter

AESTHETICS and I/O

Aesthetically it is truly beautiful, absolutely promoted! The upper part is clean with only the gray brand logo on a gray or light blue background depending on how the light hits it, a wonderful iridescent effect.

The entire frame is made of aluminum alloy, also excellent for dispersing heat, including the upper and lower covers. Below we find 4 external screws to open it, 4 internal screws to install a 2.5″ SATA hard disk and the VESA attachment to fix it to a suitable monitor (via a dedicated support present in the package).
The feel is absolutely premium, as soon as you pick it up you understand what product we are talking about. Once the I/O compartment is complete, we find:

  • 2 USB 3.2 Gen.2 ports (Transfer speed up to 10 Gbps)
  • USB port 1 2.0
  • 2 USB Type C 4.0 ports (8K video output at 30fps)
  • 2 HDMI 2.0 port (4K at 60fps)
  • 1 SD card reader
  • 1 x 3.5mm audio output

The dimensions are really small, 11cm (length) x 11,5cm (width) x 5cm (height) for a weight of 580g.

HARDWARE Geekom IT13

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Let's start from the fundamental specifications, the hardware that we find on board this mini PC, hardware that certainly has nothing to envy of the latest generation desktop products. As a processor we find a CPU 9th Generation Intel Core™ I13900-XNUMXH (14 cores, 20 Threads), frequency 2,6GHz~5,4GHz, TDP 45W, 24 MB Intel® Smart Cache, supported by a graphics card Intel® Iris UHD Graphics 96Eu 1500MHz. As you can understand, we are faced with an excellent HW sector that will allow us to run and manage even complex graphics and audio programs, where computing power is fundamental.

The memory RAM, 2 desks available, is even 32Gb of type L (but also supports DDR5) a double channel while the HD is a 3.0Tb PCle 2 M2280 2 SSD for truly top performances.

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If the storage is not enough, you can expand it with another 2 HDs (HD M.2 2242 SSD 1Tb + HD Sata 2.5″ up to 2TB).) by opening the lower cover, just unscrew the 4 screws inside the rubberized feet .

PROCESSOR

The Intel Core CPU i9-13900H is a high-end CPU designed for laptops, part of Intel's 13th generation processors, also known as Raptor Lake. This processor is particularly suitable for applications that require a lot of computing power, such as gaming, multimedia content creation and the use of professional modeling and simulation software.

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FEATURES Intel Core™ i9-13900H:

  1. Architecture: The i9-13900H is based on the Raptor Lake architecture, which is an evolution of the previous Alder Lake architecture. It uses a combination of high-performance cores (P-cores) and high-efficiency cores (E-cores).
  2. Number of Cores and Threads:
    • Core: It has 14 total cores, divided into 6 P-cores and 8 E-cores.
    • Thread: Supports up to 20 threads simultaneously thanks to Intel's Hyper-Threading technology.
  3. Clock Frequency:
    • Base frequency: P-cores have a base frequency that starts from a certain threshold and can increase with turbo boost.
    • Turbo Boost: Turbo Boost technology allows cores to exceed base frequency under intensive load, reaching higher frequencies for short periods to improve performance.
  4. cache:
    • The processor is equipped with a significantly large L3 cache (24Mb), which helps improve processing speed by reducing the access time to frequently used data.
  5. Productive process:
    • Produced with an advanced manufacturing process, which offers improved energy performance and efficiency compared to previous generations.
  6. Integrated Graphics:
    • The integrated GPU Intel Iris XE can easily handle high-level graphics tasks and not particularly demanding games.
  7. Memory Support:
    • It supports the latest RAM memory technologies, including DDR5, which offers much faster data transfer speeds than DDR4.
  8. TDP (thermal design power):
    • The TDP (45W base power) is typically set to balance performance and power consumption, making it suitable for laptops that aim for a good balance between power and portability.

This processor is therefore an ideal choice for users looking for a powerful laptop for tasks that require intense computing capacity, while ensuring effective management of power consumption and thermal dissipation. For hardcore gamers it's not the best solution, but if you don't expect to play super demanding titles with maximum frame rate then you'll be fine. Naturally excellent for all those who will use it for all other operations, from audio/video editing to work use which all suites the case.

GPU

The heart of the GPU intel iris xe It is the Intel Xe architecture. This cutting-edge architecture was designed to deliver great graphics performance, not only for gaming but also for a wide range of applications, including 3D rendering, multimedia editing and much more. The Intel This flexibility allows you to optimize performance based on the specific needs of each device, while ensuring an exceptional graphics experience.

Excellent Performance for Gaming and Beyond

One of the key strengths of the Intel Iris Xe GPU is its ability to deliver great performance, both for gaming and a wide range of other graphics applications. Thanks to its advanced architecture and powerful and efficient execution units, Iris Xe is capable of handling modern games, offering smooth and detailed graphics. But Iris Xe's capabilities are not limited to gaming. This GPU is also a great choice for multitasking, allowing users to run multiple graphics applications simultaneously without compromising performance. Whether it's video editing, graphic design or multimedia streaming, Iris Xe proves to be up to the task, offering fast and responsive rendering.

Energy Efficiency and Quiet Performance

In addition to its exceptional performance, the Intel Iris Xe GPU also stands out for its energy efficiency. Thanks to its advanced architecture and optimized design, Iris Xe offers high performance with low power consumption. This means that users can enjoy an immersive graphics experience without having to worry about excessive power consumption or system overheating. Additionally, the Intel Iris This makes it an ideal choice for those who want a quiet and efficient system, without having to sacrifice graphics performance.

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CONNECTIVITY Geekom IT13

As for wireless we find a BlueTooth 5.2 e WiFi 6E which will allow us to obtain great results both in terms of connection quality and transfer speed. We will therefore be able to listen to very high definition music via BT and transfer files at astronomical speeds via Wi-Fi, up to 9.6Gbps (Wi-Fi 3.5 stops at 5Gbps). Unlike Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E is not a standard, but an extension of the Wi-Fi 6 standard into the 6 GHz spectrum that delivers higher speeds, lower latency, and greater security than net.

What are the main advantages of Wi-Fi 6E?

  • Higher capacity: Wi-Fi 6E's spread spectrum offers more non-overlapping channels. It can support high-density IT and Internet of Things (IoT) environments without impacting performance.
  • Reduced interference: One of the main advantages is that, using a 6 GHz band, Wi-Fi 6E devices do not share spectrum with Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) or Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) devices. Wi-Fi 6E allows you to achieve greater efficiency and better performance, because all Wi-Fi 6E devices use the highly efficient Wi-Fi 6 radio waves and are not slowed down by older devices operating at lower transmission speeds.
  • Higher transmission speed: another advantage is that 6 GHz Wi-Fi 6 supports more channels with a bandwidth of 80 MHz and 160 MHz. This means that users can send and receive data at the highest speeds possible in these wider-width channels . This results in improved performance for high-bandwidth applications, such as real-time immersive gaming and augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR).
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Inputs 2 x HDMI 2.0 they will then allow us to connect TVs, monitors, projectors and transmit video up to the definition 4K is 60fps, therefore perfect for all those who love cinema and TV series. The exit Type C is full features 4.0 reaches the incredible definition of 8K is 30fps, so considering the 4 outputs (2 x HDMI + 2 x Type C) you can even connect 4 monitor.

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OPERATING SYSTEM Geekom IT13

The operating system pre-installed is Windows 11 Pro and the configuration is very simple and the Italian language, unlike other devices from which I subsequently had to download it, is present and selectable by default. Here is the detail of the steps necessary for configuration.

As you can see, it is a really quick procedure, which will not take you more than 10 minutes, in addition, of course, to those needed to install the infinite updates! And this too should not be overlooked, especially for those less knowledgeable on the subject!

PERFORMANCE Geekom IT13

Therefore the performance chapter regarding a PC, as for a telephone, leaves room for a thousand thousand considerations. There is the "cold" and numerical data that comes to us from the benchmarks and then the real everyday use experience. Let's start from an always interesting element, the boot of the operating system: with ours Geekom IT13 loading Windows 11 pro is lightning fast, in fact it will only take about 10 seconds from when we press the power button to the login screen.

If you are looking for a PC for work/studio/streaming then you will be hard pressed to find anything better in the segment. The office+web+social package works wonderfully and instantly, you will find yourself really happy; every operation is performed without lag and jamming. Not being a gamer I can't give you significant opinions in the gaming sector but as mentioned before, a mini PC is certainly not the best product for lovers of the genre. overall, obviously, you can't compare it to laptops that cost €2000 or desktops whose single video card costs as much as the entire mini PC... so if your focus is this, go for something else, with the logical fivefold economic outlay. But if the games you play don't require raw video card power and absurd frame rates then you won't have any problems in this sector either.
In my video editing tests, which I carry out with Vegas Pro when I have to edit video reviews, I noticed an improvement in the order of 40% compared to my Xiaomi Laptop Pro (Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz 2.00 GHz with 16Gb of RAM), which is now a few years old but is a product that cost around €1800 on the list. For numbers lovers I also ran some benchmarks, including GEEKBECH6 e Cinebench which are among the best known by lovers of the sector. Additionally I tested MotionMark 1.2 and I'll leave you the results below. Your considerations also on the numbers that emerge from these tests.

GEEKBECH6

CINEBENCH

MOTIONMARK 1.2

Another fundamental aspect of the Geekom IT13 is the noise level which, in the case of a minipc, could create boredom, as heat dispersion is more complicated. I must be absolutely satisfied as in normal conditions not even the fan will start and under strain it will start for a few seconds and the noise is very low. All this thanks to GEEKCOOL, a GEEKOM proprietary heat dispersion technology.
I remind you that the possible continuous noise of a noisy fan can really become unnerving.

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FINAL CONSIDERATIONS Geekom IT13

As final considerations I always invite you to ask yourself a question and I will give answers to another... let's start with the latter: "why buy a mini PC?". Well, the answer is very simple and always the same... a mini PC occupies 1/10 of the space of a classic desktop PC and above all consumes about 1/10 compared to a desktop PC (on average 40W compared to 300W of a desktop). Nowadays, with the exorbitant costs of electricity, I would say that it is a calculation to absolutely take into consideration.

The other question that only you can answer is: "How do I use the PC?". Well, if the answer is: "work, office package, entertainment, web, audio-video, social media and some games" then a mini PC is definitely your solution. If, however, you are a "serial" gamer or have to work with video and audio editing at a professional level then it is perhaps better to go for something more powerful (naturally at radically different costs). Not being a gamer, I cannot give exhaustive judgments on this topic, but I stick to the hardware characteristics of the device (especially the video card) and I think I can say that if your focus is not overly demanding games, with absurd frame rates, then you could try it. The same goes for video editing... as in my case, the use of Vegas and rendering in FullHD at 60fps is really excellent.

Il Geekom IT13 it really excited me, so much so that I retired my other beloved laptop Xiaomi and I'm sure I won't regret the change. Fast, small, powerful, aesthetically very beautiful... I found "almost" only positive sides to this product! Because in fact I found one aspect that didn't convince me, that is, in the startup screen there is no information regarding the keys to press to enter the Bios and unlike it, there is not even the manufacturer's option to restore to factory data (you will then need to go through the Windows options). To enter the BIOS you will have to press the ESC key when starting the PC. The BIOS options are really many and easily understandable/modifiable

But now we come to another, which as always is fundamental for any purchase decision, namely the price. The Geekom IT13 on the list it costs around €1000 and for what it offers I must say that the price is honest. But now comes the best part... thanks to GEEKBUYING (thank you for sending the sample) and with our discount code you can take it home with a good 30% discount and at this price it would be really crazy not to take advantage of it! So, if you are considering purchasing a PC you have come to the right place, buy it without worries. I remind you about that Geekbuying, to protect your purchases, you can pay with PayPal and the shipment will take place from warehouses located in Europe and delivered in 3-5 working days or from China (delivery in approximately 15 working days) without annoying customs duties. At this point all I can do is wish you Happy Shopping!

Mini PC Geekom IT13 I9-13900H 32Gb/2Tb

679€ 1039€
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9.5 Total score
A bomb!

A very powerful MiniPC for all your needs

PROS
  • Construction materials
  • Aesthetically very beautiful
  • Very complete I/O section
  • 32Gb Ram and 2Tb HD
  • Expandable up to 64GB of RAM and 5GB of HD
  • Windows 11 Pro in Italian
  • silent
  • Latest generation Wi-FI and BT
  • 2 x USB Type C 4.0, 2 x HDMI 2.0, 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 3.5mm Audio, SD card reader
CONS
  • Dedicated OS recovery option not present
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Cristiano Cento
Cristiano Cento

Computer Consultant, DJ, Blogger. Passionate about Music (of course), movies, TV series, sports and lover of all that is technological. [email protected]

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