Asus PN50 Mini PC

OMfG, that stupid Orca girl and her faible for teeny tiny mini micro desktop computers. :/ Honestly, what’s the purpose of such a thing? Think the bitch will tell us later?

And this one isn’t even that small …

… but features a beefy AMD Ryzen proci!

Read the article:

The new computer measures 4.5″ x 4.5″ x 1.9″ and features DisplayPort, HDMI, and Ethernet ports, a headset jack, microSD card reader, two USB Type-C ports, and three USB-A ports.

Under the hood there are two SODIMM slots for DDR4 memory. The computer supports up to 64GB of RAM. It also supports dual storage devices thanks to an MN.2 slot for an SSD and a 2.5 inch drive bay for a hard drive or solid state drive.

But the thing that most sets this system apart from its predecessors (or other similarly-sized computers like Intel’s Frost Canyon NUC), are the processor options:

Processor Cores / Threads Base / Boost Freq Cache (MB) Graphics Cores GPU Freq TDP
Ryzen 7 4800U 8 / 16 1.8 GHz / 4.2 GHz 12 8 1.75 GHz 15W
Ryzen 7 4700U 8 / 8 2.0 GHz / 4.1 GHz 12 7 1.6 GHz 15W
Ryzen 5 4600U 6 / 12 2.1 GHz / 4.0 GHz 11 6 1.5 GHz 15W
Ryzen 5 4500U 6 / 6 2.3 GHz / 4.0 GHz 11 6 1.5 GHz 15W
Ryzen 3 4300U 4 / 4 2.7 GHz / 3.7 GHz 6 5 1.4 GHz 15W

These are all 7nm chips based on AMD’s Zen 2 architecture, and they each feature AMD Radeon Vega graphics. Designed for laptops and other small, low-power systems, they aren’t exactly going to rival AMD Threadripper chips for performance.

I haven’t had a chance to test a Ryzen 4000U-based computer yet, but based on reviews I’ve seen, AMD’s 15 watt U-series chips have largely caught up to Intel’s equivalent processors when it comes to power consumption… and in some cases they’ve surpassed Intel’s chips when it comes to performance.

The Asus PN50 is expected to ship in South Korea in August. There’s no word on if or when it will be available in other markets.

Yes, of course the bitch will tell you, just in case you really wanna know:

While our monitors getting bigger and biggerer – for obvious reasons – modern PCs are so powerful, we don’t need big fat monster cases anymore. As long as you’re not a gamer or super professional graphic artist you won’t even need a graphics card anymore, so a little tiny case which houses the CPU and RAM is enough for 99% of computing tasks. Home theatre, office work, automation, surfing, video, audio, coding, all the things can easily be done on small form factor PCs. Take such a mini with you on vacation, to your beach house or cabin in the woods or whatever. Orca does everything on her small and cheap Lenovo ThinkCentres and misses nothing … well, apart from Second Life which would benefit from more powerful graphics. Other than that everything is groovy. =^.^=


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