ASRock 4X4 BOX-4800U Barebones Mini PC (Ryzen 4800U + RX Vega 8 IGP) Review - Desktop Performance in a Tiny Package 26

ASRock 4X4 BOX-4800U Barebones Mini PC (Ryzen 4800U + RX Vega 8 IGP) Review - Desktop Performance in a Tiny Package

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ASRock got their start in 2002 with a sole focus on producing motherboards. With their 3C design concept of "Creativity, Consideration, Cost-effectiveness," they have gone from their humble origins to an enthusiast favorite and industry juggernaut. They have expanded their product portfolio to include not only highly regarded motherboards but also graphics cards, networking components, mini-PCs, and industrial systems.


Today, I look at the ASRock 4X4 Box-4800U barebones system with an AMD Ryzen 7 4800U at its core. To test the system, I was provided with two 32 GB (64 GB) Patriot DDR4 SODIMMs rated at CL22 and 3200 MHz along with a Patriot P300 512 GB M.2 SSD. Considering the system's small size and mobile CPU, you won't be seeing insane graphics performance; however, the AMD Radeon Vega 8 IGP should prove more than adequate for daily tasks and light gaming. That said, before heaping on any praise, let's take a closer look at what ASRock is offering with this barebones system.

Specifications
Model:ASRock 4X4 BOX-4800U
Processor:AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
Clock Speed:1.8 GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo)
Integrated Graphics:AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
Memory:2x 32 GB @ 3200 MHz DDR4 SO-DIMM (not included)
Provided by ASRock
Storage:512 GB M.2 SSD (not included)
SSD Provided by ASRock
(supports 1x M.2 SSD and 1x 2.5 in. SATA drive)
Optical Drive:None
Audio:Realtek ALC233 high definition audio controller
Connectivity:1x HDMI 2.0a
1x DisplayPort 1.2a
1x 1 GbE LAN w/DASH
1x 2.5 GbE LAN
2x USB 2.0 Ports
2x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C w/DP1.2a support
1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A 1x Audio combo jack
Communications:Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2x2 802.11ax
Bluetooth 5.1
1x Realtek RTL8125BG 2.5 GbE LAN
1x Realtek Realtek R8111FPV 1 GbE LAN w/DASH
Cooling:Active cooling (heatsink/fan)
Operating System:OS tested: Windows 10
OS included: none
Warranty:1 year
MSRP:$599.99
$879.99 as tested
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