AMD Ryzen 4000-U series 15W processors were announced in January 2020, and by the end of the year, we covered some mini PCs with Ryzen 3/5/7 processors from the new family with products such as ASRock Mars 4000U and ASROCK 4X4 BOX-4800U.
MINISFORUM has now announced its own Ryzen 4000-U series mini PC with MINIXFORUM HM50 mini PC powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U hexa-core processor that offers three 4K display output ports (HDMI, DP, and USB-C), as well a 2.5GbE and Gigabit Ethernet ports, six USB 3.0/3.1 ports and more.
MINISFORUM DeskMini HM50 mini PC specifications:
- SoC – AMD Ryzen 5 4500U hexa-core/hexa-thread processor @ 2.3 GHz / 4.0 GHz (Turbo), with 6-core Radeon graphics @ 1.5 Hz, 11MB cache, 15W TDP (cTDP: 10-25W)
- System Memory – 2x DDR4 SODIMM sockets (fitted with 2x 8GB RAM modules, but upgradable up to 2x 32GB)
- Storage – 256GB or 512GB M.2 2280 PCle SSD, 2x 2.5-inch SATA 3.0 HDD slots
- Video Output
- HDMI 2.0 up to 4Kp60
- DisplayPort up to 4Kp60
- USB-C Alt-mode up to 4Kp60
- Audio – 3.5mm speaker jack, 3.5mm microphone jack, digital audio output via HDMI or DisplayPort
- 1x 2.5GbE RJ45 port
- 1x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port
- M.2 2230 WIFI Support (Intel® WIFI6 AX200 , BT5.1 pre-install)
- USB – 4x USB 3.0 ports, 2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports
- Misc – Power button, Clear CMOS, 1x internal COM/serial header
- Power Supply – DC 19V/3.42A
- Dimensions – 149.6 x 149.6 x 55.5mm
The mini PC ships with Windows 10 Pro pre-installed, a power adapter, HDMI & USB cables, a VESA mounting bracket, and a user manual. Despite using a 15W processor, HM50 is an actively cooled mini PC with a large fan, possibly because there’s an option to configure the TDP between 10W and 25W (TBC). On the plus side, it is quite versatile with memory, storage, and wireless modules all upgradeable or replaceable.
Despite being a fairly little-known company, MINISFORUM decided to host a crowdfunding campaign on its own website, where you can pre-order HM50 mini PC for $699 with a 256GB SSD, or $739 with a 512GB SSD. Using A-9XGB0DP6XZEG discount code will bring that down by $100. Shipping was free when I tried, but it’s “calculated at check out” so YMMW. Deliveries are scheduled to start at the end of April.
Thanks to Linuxium for the tip.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.