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.
How much faster is a Gogabit compared to a Gigabit?
There are already other options like the Gigabyte BRIX, Asus PN50, Asrock 4X4 box which cost much less (you can find the BRIX and PN50 for around 400€ barebones in the EU) and are already available.
With this, you are highly overpaying for someone else to install RAM+SSD, plus there will be VAT on top of the price. Even after the discount, $599 is quite a premium for a 4500U + 16GB/256GB.
It is nice to have more choice for Zen2 mini PCs, but this is quite late to market and not at a competitive price.
Well a much lower powered t-bao tbook mn22 minipc now with amd athlon gold 3150u, 8GB. Is selling at $400 online.
I don’t understand what point you are trying to make by comparing this over priced product to another over priced product.
My readings about “miniforum”‘s boxes are damn expensive! I known they are using the pricier Ryzen APU line, but still the prices are way high.
I’ve many AMD APUs from 2010 (gx-420c rx-427bb) until now with Ryzen V1756 and R1505g. Even the more recent APUs cost less than 300$ in HP thin clients. Even with PCIe slots making them more flexible for I/O (e.g 10/25/40GbE)
There are also 4600H and 4800H nettops on aliexpress 😉
Yes, Topton Ryzen Mini PC. 4600H and 4800H are cheaper and have much more power. There is also a recent review on youtube and the mini pc performes very well
Rough price, although I am a cheapazz. You could get a 4700G tower for $450 recently. The SFF premium is not attractive when it uses less materials and is cheaper to ship.
No RAM would be better too. 16 GB is just fine, but I could not justify an upgrade to 32/64 unless it was packing 0/4/8.
Dual ethernet, triple display outputs, separate mic/headphones, and 6 USB-A ports are all good. Maybe it could use an antenna.
Should be an option to buy without Windows, and also without SSD and RAM.
$700 and a big fan? Not for a average user like me.
AMD, mini size plus max 25 W? Good!