ASUS PN50 – The World’s First AMD Ryzen 4000U Mini PC

AMD Ryzen 4000-U Series family was announced in January with the 15W processors targetting ultra-thin laptops. It’s already been found in laptops and the first reviews of Acer Swift 3 were positive with the laptop being slim, fast, and offering long battery life.

But I had yet to see an AMD Ryzen 4000U mini PC until today, with ASUS PN50 mini PC shipping with a choice of five processors from AMD Ryzen 3 4300U to Ryzen 7 4800U, and a design identical to the company’s PN60 mini PC powered by Intel Kaby Lake Refresh processors.

ASUS PN50

ASUS PN50 specifications:

  • SoC (one or the other)
    • AMD Ryzen 7 4800U 8C/16T processor up to 1.8 / 4.2 GHz with 8-core
      Radeon Graphics; 12MB L2/L3 cache
    • AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 8C/8T processor up to 2.0 / 4.1 GHz with 7-core
      Radeon Graphics; 12MB L2/L3 cache
    • AMD Ryzen 5 4600U 6C/12T processor up to 2.1 / 4.0 GHz with 6-core
      Radeon Graphics; 11MB L2/L3 cache
    • AMD Ryzen 5 4500U 6C/6T processor up to 2.3 / 4.0 GHz with 6-core
      Radeon Graphics; 11MB L2/L3 cache
    • AMD Ryzen 3 4300U 4C/4T processor up to 2.7 / 3.7 GHz with 5-core
      Radeon Graphics; 6MB L2/L3 cache
  • System Memory – 2x DDR4 SO-DIMM up to 64GB RAM
  • Storage – M.2 socket for SSD, 2.5″ drive bay for HDD or SSD, MicroSD card socket
  • Video Output – 1x HDMI 2.0 and 1x DisplayPort 1.4
  • Audio – 3.5mm headphone jack, digital audio output via HDMI port
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45), WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5 via Intel AX200 M.2 card
  • USB – 3x USB 3.0/3.1 ports, 2x USB 3.1 Gen2 USB-C ports with DisplayPort Alt mode support
  • Misc – Power button, IR receiver, and HDD LED
  • Power Supply – TBD
  • Dimensions – 115 x 115 x 49 mm
  • Weight – 0.7 kg

AMD Ryzen 4000U Mini PCSince this is a barebone mini PC, no operating system is specified, but it’s clear Windows 10 will work after drivers installation, while Linux distributions may have to be tested first.

ASUS has not announced PN50 mini PC officially yet, but the Ryzen 4000U mini PC can already be found on Swedish retailers Inet and Dustin Home with the following prices:

  • Ryzen 3 4300U model – 3,790 kr inc. 25% VAT or about $327 ex. VAT
  • Ryzen 5 4500U model – 3,890 kr inc. 25% VAT or about $336 ex VAT
  • Ryzen 7 4700U model – 4,490 kr inc. 25% VAT or about $388 ex VAT
  • Ryzen 7 4800U model – 5,890 kr inc. 25% VAT or about $508 ex VAT

Via Liliputing and Tom’s Hardware.

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renw0rp
renw0rp
10 months ago

this DisplayPort in place of VGA socket looks ridiculous 😀
 
Nice specs otherwise, although I would prefer something with space for some more storage (2*SATA or something)

Roger
Roger
10 months ago

It is reported as having a 2.5 inch drive bay else where.

xnc-hardware
xnc-hardware
10 months ago

How AMD doesn’t have fanless/passive cooling mobile/laptop CPU on 7nm but Intel has many on 14nm ?

itchy n scratchy
itchy n scratchy
10 months ago

Looks great as a nas/tv box

Jerry
Jerry
9 months ago

Now that 8k video is becoming popular, having a 8 core htpc sounds reasonable. The fastest setup here is comparable to intel 8700k which is an outdated low perf desktop not suitable for gaming or more advanced stuff.

TLS
TLS
10 months ago

Judging by the logos on the housing, both USB-C ports should also support DP alt mode.

Jay
10 months ago

Does anyone know if we can put in a small form factor graphics card, in case the native Radeon graphics is undesirable?
 
Thanks in advance.

Antonym
Antonym
10 months ago

Looks good but too expensive for mass sales: now nick-nack object for snobs, like Intel’s NUCs.

PhilS
PhilS
10 months ago

I was thinking along the same lines.
 
I think that many have been waiting for AMD to enter the MiniPC and NUC market with specs that rival Intel at a price that seriously threatens but there is nothing here that make me go wow and so the tried and trusted Intel platform will likely rule for a while yet.
 
A missed opportunity but not so surprising really when you consider how dominant Intel has been for such a long time.

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