ASUS announces the launch of a new Mini-PC

ASUS announces the launch of a new Mini-PC


ASUS is a company with many years of experience in the IT market. Its offering includes many devices – from peripherals, through computer components, to ready-made PC sets. And it is in this last part that the company intends to expand its portfolio.

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. At the end of September, he announced that he will launch Mini-PC ExpertCenter PN53. The whole unit, packed in a box with dimensions of 120 x 130 x 58 mm, will have an AMD processor from the Rembrandt family (from Ryzen 5 6600H to Ryzen 9 6900HX) and an integrated Radeon 660M or 680M graphics card. As for RAM and disk, they will not be presented by the device by default. The potential customer will be able to set a maximum of 32 GB of RAM (2 x SO-DIMM, DDR5-4800 MHz) and three drives – two on the M.2 NVMe connector (PCIe Gen4 x4) up to a capacity of 2TB and one. classic 2.5″ (7 mm) on the SATA connector.

When it comes to (without) wireless connectivity, we find here Wi-Fi 6 or 6E with Bluetooth version 5 and a LAN network card at the 2.5GBase-T standard. However, when it comes to connectors, it is very rich here. There are three USB inputs on the front panel, one in version 4.0 (Type-C) that supports DisplayPort 1.4 and two USB in version 3.2 (Gen 1). Naturally, there will also be a place for a jack connector.

On the back of the computer, there will be four USB connectors, one in version 4.0 (Type-C) that supports DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery, and three USB in version 3.2 (Gen 1). In addition, there are three video connections – two HDMI 2.1 (max. 4K @ 60 Hz) and one “configurable” (it is not explained how it should work, but there will be options for DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.1 or VGA). The RJ45 input mentioned in the third paragraph could not be missed, and of course the 120W (R5) or 150W (R7 / R9) power connector.

PN53 - exhibition

ASUS on its website puts a strong emphasis on two aspects of the computer – high performance and cooling system. On the one hand, it emphasizes the power of the processor and GPU, as well as the efficiency of the connector for disks or network cards. On the other hand, it emphasizes how the fans work – the system needs to combine high efficiency while maintaining the right work culture.

PN53 - performance

And how do you like the ASUS proposal? Personally, I am concerned about the low clock speed of the RAM and cTDP of the processors at 35W. These factors can limit the capabilities of this computer. What is your opinion about this matter?

Source: ASUS