Thursday, July 16th 2020

ASUS Announces All-new Mini PC PN50

ASUS today announced Mini PC PN50, an ultra-compact computer that delivers powerful performance for a wide variety of home and business applications. Featuring the latest AMD Ryzen 4000 mobile processors with Radeon Vega 7 graphics, and support for high-speed 3200 MHz DDR4 memory, Mini PC PN50 is ready to take on demanding workloads, yet its diminutive size takes up minimal space on a desk and makes it suited for applications where traditional PCs will not fit - from digital signage to home-theater setups.

Mini PC PN50 supports up to 8K resolution at 60 Hz or up to four displays simultaneously, with up to 4K resolution at 60 Hz, providing ultrarealistic visuals. It is also suitable for flexible business scenarios, with configurable port options. WiFi 6 (802.11ax) networking ensures stable, high-speed data transfers, even in crowded networking environments, and dual USB-C ports support data transfer and DisplayPort functionality over a single cable. Mini PC PN50 is also ready for Microsoft Cortana, with integrated dual-array front microphones for convenient voice control, and features an infrared (IR) sensor, letting users control applications via remote control. HDMI CEC can also be enabled to wake the display from standby or to turn on Mini PC PN50.
Engineered for performance: Powerful CPU and memory for smooth computing and multitasking
ASUS Mini PC PN50 is powered by the latest AMD Ryzen 4000 mobile processors. Compared with same-tier mini PC processors, this delivers an overall performance improvement of up to 14%, enabling smoother daily computing experiences. When it comes to multitasking, PN50's processor proves itself to be a real powerhouse - driving performance gains of up to 35%.

The latest addition to the popular ASUS Mini PC range also boasts high-speed DDR4 3200 MHz memory that is up to 1.3X faster than DDR4 2400 MHz memory, delivering excellent performance for everyday computing tasks.

Stunning visuals: 8K UHD beauty or 4K quad-display support, all at up to 60 Hz
ASUS Mini PC PN50 is powered by integrated AMD Radeon Vega 7 graphics, delivering performance improvements of over 150% when compared with traditional mini PC graphics - so it is ready to thrill with high-resolution, ultrarealistic visual content. PN50 supports a single 8K display at up to 60 Hz and also supports up to four displays with 4K resolution at 60 Hz through HDMI, DisplayPort over dual USB-C and user-configurable ports,2 without any limitation on the combination.

Mini PC PN50 also supports stunning 8K UHD through DisplayPort 1.4 or Type-C DisplayPort, for detail that's 4X times greater than 4K or a remarkable 16X higher than traditional Full HD output. Specifically, PN50 will pump 8K visuals at up to 30Hz via a single DisplayPort and at up to 60Hz through DisplayPort Dual-Mode (DP++) - bringing every image to life in breathtaking style.

High-speed connectivity: Dual USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports with DisplayPort 1.4, and WiFi 6
ASUS Mini PC PN50 provides comprehensive connectivity with multiple ports, including a front-mounted USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port with both Battery Charging 1.2 and DisplayPort 1.4 support, a rear USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port with DisplayPort 1.4 support, and a configurable port to support legacy devices, additional displays or multiple network connections (offered as standard in UK with DisplayPort 1.4, other options available on request). The new machine also boasts WiFi 6 (802.11ax) for high-speed wireless connections.

The options for PN50's configurable port include COM, VGA, LAN and DisplayPort 1.4. This provides users the freedom to choose their own combination of ports, making Mini PC PN50 suitable for almost any conceivable display scenario. Please contact your ASUS representative for more information and availability.

Compact and ready to expand: Modern, space-saving design that's easy to upgrade
With a modern design featuring sleek lines and a stylish, brushed finish, ASUS Mini PC PN50 easily blends into home, office and retail environments. Lightweight and compact with 115 mm x 115 mm x 49 mm dimensions and a 0.62-liter volume, it can be placed almost anywhere and even attached to the back of a display with a VESA mount for a space-saving, all-in-one solution.

A convenient sliding chassis design makes it easy add or upgrade an M.2 SSD, 2.5-inch HDD, SSD, or memory in two easy steps, using just a screwdriver. A bare-bones option is also available, giving consumers maximum flexibility to customize their setups.

Superior energy efficiency: Reduced environmental impact and lower operating costs
ASUS Mini PC PN50 has an energy-efficient design that reduces environmental impact while helping to lower operating costs, in business environments or the home. The eco-friendly ASUS Mini PC series has received of some of the industry's highest environmental certifications, including Energy Star. Specifically, PN50 consumes as little as 10 W at idle. It is also whisper-quiet, generating just 21.9 dBA at idle and 34.7 dBA at full load.
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5 Comments on ASUS Announces All-new Mini PC PN50

#1
bonehead123
WOW, looks like neat little powerhouse mini pc with great potential performance & features :peace:
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#2
Lightofhonor
Already have a preorder on Amazon.co.uk for the 4800U model, but hopefully it shows up stateside.

Also, the 4800U has Vega 8, not Vega 7.
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#3
ebivan
How does it do HDMI CEC? Can all the Ryzen APUs do that or do they put an extra chip on the Mainboard?

I always hated that there are no GPUs out there that can do CEC. Raspberry Pi can do CEC but not a single 500 Dollar GPU could...
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#4
mechtech
if it had a blu-ray/dvd player it would be a nice htpc.
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Nichotin
ebivan
How does it do HDMI CEC? Can all the Ryzen APUs do that or do they put an extra chip on the Mainboard?

I always hated that there are no GPUs out there that can do CEC. Raspberry Pi can do CEC but not a single 500 Dollar GPU could...
This might not apply to you, but I thought I'd mention it in case it is helpful for others:
For ny Samsung TV that is connected with SmartThings, I use EventGhost to switch the monitor on and off when the events System.Monitor.On and System.Monitor.Off are fired (so the TV acts almost like a PC monitor, and does not get stuck on "no signal" when the HTPC has idled for 10 minutes).

SmartThings has a REST API, so EventGhost launches scripts making calls to that. Have also used the API to allow me to have keyboard shortcuts to switch HDMI input.
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