ASUS is preparing to release a new Ultracomputer MiniPC PN50 computer, built on the basis of energy-efficient hybrid processors AMD Ryzen 4000U (Renoir). New items have already been seen at the Swedish retailer Inet. They will be available from July 20.
As the resource indicates Tom’s HardwareThe MiniPC PN50 compact computer will be able to offer Zen 2 processors, from the youngest Ryzen 3 4300U model with four cores and four threads to the flagship Ryzen 7 4800U chip with eight cores and sixteen threads. It seems that according to ASUS, buyers will not be interested in a model based on the six-core Ryzen 5 4600U processor. because in the list of expected products of the store only options based on Ryzen 3 4300U, Ryzen 5 4500U, Ryzen 7 4700U and Ryzen 7 4800U appear. Apparently, those who still want a six-core processor will have to make a choice in favor of a chip-based model Ryzen 5 4500U, which has six cores without support for SMT technology.
The compact ASUS MiniPC PN50 looks almost exactly the same as the PN60, introduced two years earlier. According to the Swedish store, the computer is assembled in a compact case with dimensions 115 × 115 × 49 mm and a weight of 0.7 kg. Processor model PN60 also has the same dimensions. Intel Kaby Lake. By the way, the dimensions of the closest competitor in the face of the Intel NUC 10 Performance nettop (Frost Canyon generation) are 117 x 112 x 51 mm.
The MiniPC PN50 model is equipped with an M.2 slot for installing an NVMe drive, and also has a place to accommodate a standard 2.5-inch SSD drive. In addition, the novelty has four SO-DIMM DDR4 slots with support for up to 64 GB of RAM. Of course, there is no place for discrete graphics. Therefore, the integrated graphics processor of the second generation Vega up to Vega 7 is responsible for the graphics capabilities.
Also equipped with a compact computer: two USB 3.1 Type-C ports, three USB 3.1 Type-A, a microSD card slot, as well as a combined audio jack. Network capabilities of the computer provide a standard gigabit network interface, as well as support for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1, for which the Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 controller is responsible. In addition, the new product has HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 connectors.
In terms of dollars, the cost of the ASUS MiniPC PN50 based on the Ryzen 3 4300U and Ryzen 5 4500U in the Swedish store is about $ 325 and $ 334. Models on older Ryzen 7 4700U and Ryzen 7 4800U processors are priced at approximately $ 385 and $ 506, respectively.
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