Mini PC for Remote Connection on Clients Network

Would like opinions on a decent Mini PC for use as a utility box to install on a client’s network. Primarily to have a dedicated machine I can remote into and have access to the internal network. Will need to run Windows. Currently no VPN, so I would use my RMM to connect to this box.

Previously I have used Intel NUCs mostly with i5, but sometimes they can be hard to get. Looking at other boxes (Beelink, Zotac, etc). I usually prefer to buy barebones kit and put in my own RAM/ & SSD, but many of these are already configured. Under $500 is typical price point.

Appreciate your feedback.

Why don’t use get something like this

https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/desktops-and-all-in-ones/thinkcentre/m-series-tiny/M900-Tiny/p/11TC1MTM900

Can usually find them cheap 2nd hand.

Neogrid,
Thanks for the link. Just providing feedback, the model in that link now shows as discontinued:

So the link to alternate systems is: ThinkCentre Tiny Desktops | M Series Business PCs | Lenovo US | Lenovo US
Note: link above is different from the one on the button as that one takes me to a global page which is not US currency.

Oh yeah I know, I have that model personally. The small form factor and standard components makes it easy to setup. They have newer models too.