The most beautiful PC of 2020 is a tiny metal cube powered by AMD Ryzen

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Bleu Jour KUBB mini PC - €679 direct (opens in new tab)

Bleu Jour KUBB mini PC - €679 direct (opens in new tab)
(roughly $800/£600/AU$1,100)
This stunning mini PC will draw anyone's eye with its range of bold color options. One model is even powered by an AMD Ryzen CPU, so check it out!

Meet the KUBB (opens in new tab), an outlandishly beautiful PC from a small French company called Bleu Jour (Blue day in English).

Announced at this year’s IFA 2020 (opens in new tab) in Berlin, the new KUBB seems to have emanated from the brain of celebrated French designer, Philippe Stark. It is a perfect cube with sides of 12cm, complete with sharp edges and corners.

Two versions of this tiny PC are available, one running an embedded Ryzen R1606G and the other a V1605B. Both share the same specification: 8GB LPDDR4 (upgradable to 32GB), Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1 and Gigabit Ethernet courtesy of Realtek.

Despite its size, it also features five USB ports and two HDMI 2.0a connectors capable of delivering 4K content at 60Hz. However, the base unit doesn’t include any storage, so you'll need to plug in a 2.5-inch SATA drive or an M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD.

The company offers a three-year warranty, as well as a surprising choice of operating system (Windows 10 Pro or Linux Mint).

The 4-core V1605B retails for €679 (about $800/£600/AU$1,100) with Linux Mint and without any interchangeable handmade shells. A wooden model sells for an extra €131, while Windows 10 Pro adds another €170 on top.

Bleu Jour chose aluminum and inox as the foundational materials for the KUBB. It is its shells - available in graphite, mirror, quartz, passion red, fuschia, chocolate, champagne - that makes it stand out from the sea of sameness that afflicts the PC market. Encore! Encore!

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Desire Athow
Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website builders and web hosting when DHTML and frames were in vogue and started narrating about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium.