A supermini, by definition, is "a minicomputer with high performance compared to ordinary minicomputers". The term was an invention used mainly to distinguish the emerging 32-bit minis from the classical 16-bit minicomputers. Reportedly coined by DEC at their VAX announcement in 1976, the term is now largely obsolete, but still remains of interest for students/researchers of computer history.

Significant superminis

A supermini is also a class of car (see car classification).