About The Author

Michael Toback

Michael Toback received a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and MS degrees in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He then embarked on a 45 year career in such diverse roles as a Software Developer, Digital Signal Processing Engineer, Scrum Master, Cybersecurity Analyst, Product Marketing Engineer, and QA engineer. Along the way, he got a JD, was licensed to practice law before the California Bar and US Patent and Trademark Office, and is the holder of 6 patents himself.

Along the way, he worked on computers as small as an HP desktop running basic used for taking and analyzing environmental measurements up to helping to manage an AWS cloud environment with over 100 virtual machines.

At the end of this career, he discovered the mini PC. He already owned two Mac Minis and managed a third for a relative, but this was a game changer. A small inexpensive machine that could run a full operating system and be used for everything from a desktop replacement to a jump box or even a server. Low cost, energy efficient yet packed a punch. He became curious about it bought one for a relative as a desktop replacement and decided to learn more about these devices.

Now he posts and creates videos about mini pcs and associated technology.