CyberPower Fang Mini R9 SE System Specs
|OS||Windows 8.1 w/ Bing|
|CPU||AMD A8-5557M 4-core; 2.1-3.1GHz|
|GPU||AMD Radeon R9 M275X 2GB GDDR5|
|Memory||2GB SO-DIMM DDR3 1600MHz|
|Network||Gigabit LAN (Realtek RTL8111G)|
|WiFi||802.11b/g/n/ac 2.4 - 5GHz
BlueTooth 4.0, 2402-2483MHz
|Storage||120GB Kingston SSD|
|IO||1 x HDMI Out
|PSU||135W wall power adapter w/ cord
|Dimensions||59.6 x 115.4 x 128mm
You've only got 120GB of storage available – though it is solid-state – so that'll limit game installs to a handful (or 2, if playing massive AAA games). External hard drives or alternative SSDs are an option in the event more space is required, but we'd also suggest considering network drive sharing with a desktop or other NAS.
2GB of RAM won't get you far for modern games – Far Cry 4 consumes nearly 2GB of RAM alone – so an upgrade to the 4GB kit is something we consider “necessary” for any AAA gaming applications. Indie games, browsing, and static media consumption will perform fine on the stock system.
At the end of the day, this is primarily a home-theater PC that'll work well with media streaming from the likes of Amazon Prime or similar services. It's worth consideration at $100. Indie titles like Transistor will play well on the Fang Mini, other titles (like Titanfall) will run moderately on low to medium settings with a RAM upgrade.
- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.