The Best PC for Creators in 20192019.11.07 4:00 AM
There are over 200 million PC-based Creators in the world as we see the growing influence of social media, video platforms, and streaming. If you or one close friend loves to create, the perfect gift idea could be a PC of speed, performance, and a compact size. We highlight a few of our favorite picks for this holiday season.
For Social Hobbyists -
For multimedia authors who enjoy sharing bits and bobs of creativity through photography or video every day, a potent Creator PC that is up to the task of photo editing, video, audio, graphics production is essential. With a more efficient creation process, the more time of you can use to do something else.
Perfect for hobbyists and amateurs, the ZBOX Q Series QK5P1000 is the Mini Creator PC that is ready to run all your favorite creative applications. QK5P1000 packs the professional-grade NVIDIA Quadro P1000 graphics hardware which delivers amazing graphics performance when handling video rendering in Davinci Resolve and editing in REDCINE-X PRO. It also supports for four 4K displays with HDR support to make your visuals come to life in lifelike detail. With DDR4 memory support and M.2 storage interfaces, users can add up to 32GB memory, SSD or hard for fast performance and a bigger media library.
The VESA Mountable PC can be placed behind the monitor or on the wall that gives more desk space. You can even be creative and mount it under the desk. And last but not least, it is good value for money. The barebones system allows you to choose your own memory and storage hardware, and a Windows OS license that suit your needs.
The MAGNUS EN52060V from the ZBOX E Series excels in every way. It has plenty of processing power by featuring a fast Intel Core i5 quad-core processor, allowing you to create high resolution video files and multitask easily. And with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics hardware, the mini creator PC performance ranks better by enabling GPU Hardware Acceleration.
With powerful performance, its thermal and noise performance is still among the best in the series thanks to an enclosure optimized in breathability that ensures a smooth and stable experience even under heavy creative workloads. Take advantage of a seamless network connection while streaming and playing online with the help of the latest Killer Wi-Fi 6 technologies. With support of up to 32GB DDR4 memory, a 2.5-inch storage bay and a M.2 SSD slot, there is plenty to like. Available in both barebones and a complete Windows system out of the box*, we recommend going for the complete system so it’s ready to go.
*availability dependent on region
3. MEK MINI
One of the world’s smallest desktop gaming PC, the latest MEK MINI boasts an Intel CPU featuring more processing cores, a ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER desktop graphics card armed with more CUDA Cores, more GDDR6 memory, and an advanced IceStorm 2.0 cooling hardware to keep things nice and cool. There are also add-ons like stunning RGB lighting as well as a "gaming vibe" touch in its appearance.
While the design is on the aggressive side and great for esports or gaming, it also delivers the great experience you can imagine for content creation. For example, you can easily build code and programming in VS Code, enjoy fluid 3D modeling in Maya and 3ds Max, and smooth real-time rendering in Sketchup and other 3D applications. Hungry for more? MEK MINI with Intel Core i7 and GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER is a better option for creators looking for the top-notch performance.
For Prosumers and Professionals -
When full-time or professional creators consider a computer, the crucial elements are often the multi core processor, graphics horsepower, and available memory and storage. The more the better, the faster the better. Of course, there are a few other factors to consider such as cooling, noise, and size.
The smallest option in this category, the MAGNUS EN72070V could be the most ideal mini creator PC. It boasts an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card offering 8GB GDDR6 memory in the most compact form factor, and a 6-core Intel Core i7 processor.
Fully customizable and upgradeable, there are more than enough slots to install an SSD and memory to speed through demanding video editing, graphics design, and animation. Equipped with premium Killer networking, it's perfect for professional creatives who demand the highest visual quality to realize their most challenging ideas in one of the smallest form factors.
5. MEK ULTRA
MEK ULTRA is the beast in both creation and gaming. It features up to an Intel Core i9 processor equipped with a massive eight-cores and 16-threads, which means it gives content creators the ultimate speed when editing 8K RED RAW video files in real time and producing high resolution images in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
Featuring the most powerful GeForce RTX desktop GPU, the ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, MEK ULTRA can sail through the most challenging visual projects in animation, streaming, game development, CAD, AR/VR, and 3D creation. Create stunning effects and graphics in Adobe Premiere Pro, or harness the power of RTX-accelerated real time ray tracing and AI in renderers like Autodesk Arnold. The future of creation is in your hands. Just don’t mind the aggressive nature of the system.
A mini workstation with high-end components including a six-core Intel Xeon processor and a discrete NVIDIA Quadro P5000 graphics card, the ZBOX QX3P5000 can make bigger designs, render larger images, and create more detailed VR environments in incredible speed. It has ample flexibility for upgrade with support for up to 64GB DDR4 ECC memory and Intel Optane Memory that can keep things running faster when equipped with a large capacity hard drive. It also features updated connectivity including dual LAN featuring Gigabit and 2.5Gbps Killer Ethernet, WiFi 6 Killer 1650AX and Bluetooth 5 to ensure smooth connection when sharing or uploading your content.
The powerhouse also provides a wide array of ports, including USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 supporting up to 10 Gbps data transfer so importing and exporting photo and video files becomes a quick task. Plus, there are four HDMI ports that can drive four 4K displays. If you are looking for the best possible performance for demanding creative or even industry-level computing projects in the smallest of form factors, the ZBOX QX3P5000 is the absolute choice.
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