Friday, November 27th 2020

ASRock Announces The World's Thinnest AMD Mini PC - Mars 4000U Series

The leading global motherboard, graphics card, and small form factor PC manufacturer, ASRock, today announced the brand new compact Mini PC - Mars 4000U Series, embedded the AMD Ryzen 4000 U-series processors to deliver exceptional performance. The Mars 4000U Series Mini PC support dual-channel DDR4-3200 MHz memory up to 64 GB as well as equip with Intel Wi-Fi 6 for high-speed connectivity. For Storage, the Mars 4000U Series Mini PC provide a PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD slot and a 2.5-inch SATA hard drive bay; all imply into 0.7-liter chassis with 26 mm height.

ASRock Mars 4000U Series Mini PC offers abundant USB devices connectivity, features a total of 7 USB ports, including one Type-C port; In addition, the native SD card reader and dual display outputs provide more convenience and productivity. All of these features make Mars 4000U Series Mini PC well suited for a wide range of uses, including business, gaming and home entertainment.
For more product information, please check:
www.asrock.com/nettop/AMD/Mars 4000U Series/index.asp
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18 Comments on ASRock Announces The World's Thinnest AMD Mini PC - Mars 4000U Series

#1
Flanker
Looks good. Would like to know the price of this and the size of power brick though
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#2
Totally
Flanker
Looks good. Would like to know the price and the size of power brick though
about 20 bucks, looks like any generic laptop power brick with the correct rating would work.
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#3
Flanker
Totally
about 20 bucks, looks like any generic laptop power brick with the correct rating would work.
Oops I mean the price of this mini pc :D
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#4
wickerman
I love this class of 1L mini pcs, they make amazing little terminals for all kinds of stuff. I've used them for some more demanding digital signage and they make great HTPC front ends. There's a great series on using these systems for home labs and server deployments. It's Project TinyMiniMicro at Serve The Home, and well worth a look at why this form factor is just brilliant. Most of it is intel based and spanning the whole range of sub 65w TDP desktop cpus, xeons, and embedded low tdp xeon stuff. Most of the AMD stuff so far has been older bulldozer era AMD A6/A8 but a few ryzen AM4 systems exist. This class of ryzen u series is going to be great!
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#6
Firedrops
kind of ironic that this has almost twice the front IO vs 90% of standalone cases... even up to ATX/XL. Shame it doesn't have a DP out the back though!
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#7
bonehead123
Firedrops
kind of ironic that this has almost twice the front IO vs 90% of standalone cases... even up to ATX/XL. Shame it doesn't have a DP out the back though!
Agreed !

No DP out,

but, but, but....

It has VGA....HAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA......

I'm already ROTFLMAO... :roll:..:eek:..:laugh:..:p..:shadedshu:..:kookoo:

Hello ASsRok, this is 1999 calling, and we want all our VGA connectors, cables, monitors & switches back, like, yesterday !!!!!!!
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#8
Totally
Firedrops
kind of ironic that this has almost twice the front IO vs 90% of standalone cases... even up to ATX/XL. Shame it doesn't have a DP out the back though!
bonehead123
Agreed !

No DP out,

but, but, but....

It has VGA....HAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA......

I'm already ROTFLMAO... :roll:..:eek:..:laugh:..:p..:shadedshu:..:kookoo:

Hello ASsRok, this is 1999 calling, and we want all our VGA connectors, cables, monitors & switches back, like, yesterday !!!!!!!
DP out via USB-C? Not sure if this has it but just want you guys to know that is a thing, one that AsRock likes to do.
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#9
Caring1
HDMI is good enough for me, I don't use DP.
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#10
AnarchoPrimitiv
bonehead123
Agreed !

No DP out,

but, but, but....

It has VGA....HAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA......

I'm already ROTFLMAO... :roll:..:eek:..:laugh:..:p..:shadedshu:..:kookoo:

Hello ASsRok, this is 1999 calling, and we want all our VGA connectors, cables, monitors & switches back, like, yesterday !!!!!!!
The VGA port is for industrial applications which will be, and is always, a big customer for devices of this type
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#11
zo0lykas
why would you need dp port? this mini pc not a gaming ring. :/:toast:
bonehead123
Agreed !

No DP out,

but, but, but....

It has VGA....HAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA......

I'm already ROTFLMAO... :roll:..:eek:..:laugh:..:p..:shadedshu:..:kookoo:

Hello ASsRok, this is 1999 calling, and we want all our VGA connectors, cables, monitors & switches back, like, yesterday !!!!!!!
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#12
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
Totally
DP out via USB-C? Not sure if this has it but just want you guys to know that is a thing, one that AsRock likes to do.
It doesn't look like it's an Alt-Mode USB-C port. It's also on the front of the case, so I think that makes it a bit more unlikely. If they had a USB-C port in back with alt mode or TB3 or something, then it would be a pretty snazzy looking mini PC. The VGA port is a waste of space, but I can see it being useful or businesses that might already have projector setups that use VGA, not that I think it's a good reason for having it.
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#13
TheUn4seen
zo0lykas
why would you need dp port? this mini pc not a gaming ring. :/:toast:
Multi monitor setup. I find it very hard to work on a single monitor, unless it's a really big one - 43" 3840x2160 I use at home is fine, but a single 2560x1440 has a working area which is too small for me. In this case you can do multi monitor, but with D-sub being limited to 1920x1080 it's a poor setup especially if you consider the sub optimal quality of analogue video and the fact that more and more new monitors don't even have d-sub inputs.
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#14
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
bonehead123
Hello ASsRok, this is 1999 calling, and we want all our VGA connectors, cables, monitors & switches back, like, yesterday !!!!!!!
These are aimed at digital signage, office PCs, industrial applications, and HTPC, which VGA is far more common in than DP.
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#15
wickerman
the VGA is an odd one but maybe the intended audience includes replacing large legacy hardware with something modern and warranty-able. This 1L class segment is so large an oem could easily have 1 large multinational corporate client in mind that uses VGA+USB touch screens. And those touch screen terminals have decades of life left if the pc behind it can be replaced.

Or VGA projectors in areas that will have no budget to upgrade their projectors this decade but will benefit from modern computing hardware behind it.

If end users like us on the cutting edge of living room SFF computing were the target it would really have to have DP and HDMI as the display options. And we'd want thunderbolt and 2.5 or 5gb ethernet and stuff thats really exciting. We'd be aruging about if the IGP being capable of 120hz gaming was possible in any old game...maybe csgo? That kinda stuff.. So I think this is cool but ASRock isnt making this for us. ASRock wants us to look at the A300 mini pc cause thats really where new ryzen apus are going to be cool.
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#17
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
wickerman
A300 mini pc
Or the new X300 Deskmini they are coming out with.
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#18
ixi
Flanker
Looks good. Would like to know the price of this and the size of power brick though
In new-egg 4500u goes for 390
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