I Just purchased a ASUS PN50 mini PC with Ryzen 8-core 7 4700u processor, 32GB DDR4 2400 ram, 1 TB NVMe SSD, 1TB HDD, AMD radeon Vega 6 video chipset. It will come with Windows 11 which I will get rid rid of. In its place I hope to install Cinnamon on it. Was wondering if anyone has seen, or used one of these. It also will run with Wifi 6 . It runs on 90 watts and is probably the side of a plastic CD-case in L x W and a few inches high. Just wondering if anyone has one or uses something similar. It’s my guess it’s a throw away unit if it lasts 3 years. The components are what some typical laptops have in them. For the price of a cheap laptop I figure this might be an interesting option.
My Desktop computers(2) are 11 years old. . .they still work like champs only had to replace 1 motherboard in that time. . . I’m not a gamer whatsoever and was interested in seeing how such a unit would perform.
Any thoughts, idea’s or suggestions would be welcome.
I didn’t want to spend a couple grand or go through the process of buying mixing and matching components like my two desktop computers. . . it wasn’t hard putting them together. . .the biggest problem would be in getting all of the pieces satisfactorily to work properly without any product returns to a retailer for bad components, motherboards that don’t boot etc. I hope is that this unit will work fine when it gets here and will give me some adequate performance and a couple years use.
I think you’ll be very happy with it, and I don’t think it’ll be a throw away device. I’m still currently using an HP Pavilion 300-020 mini PC with a Pentium 3558U and 8gb of RAM. It runs like a champ on EOS w/ LXQt at the ripe old age of 13. Remember the little 10" HP netbooks? Those internals in about the same size case basically.
Wow, pretty amazing . . . . got my Asus PN50 mini-pc yesterday from China. . . took a few days to get here and everything arrived well and working. . . amazing. I’m impressed. I’m using my desktop 8350 AMD system with a Nvidia 1060ti-6 gig video card and old netgear wifi card now writing this and the difference between this ‘old’ computer and the mini-pc is amazing in speed and performance. The vega6 wifi is really good (5mhz. . . I believe). My old wifi in this system is 2.4 ghz. Got Cinnamon and all of the software I needed installed in a few hours work. It boots really fast. . . . no delays because of the SSD memory storage stick. The additional drive is pretty fast though not an SSD. . . Installed all my music and videos on that second drive this morning. The size of this package is amazingly very, very, small compared to the atx mid-tower I had on the desktop. I ordered a USB splitter also in addition for more capability so that it will just use one usb port on the small box. The old computer system will be cannibalized and I think I will start a ‘new’ build in the old box with it’s modular power supply. (Keeping this info to myself so my wife doesn’t kill me.) When and if I do a ‘new’ build I’ll be reviewing video’s on PC builds while checking prices of CPU’s , video cards,motherboards, and the like etc… . .etc. I’m really hyped by this newest technology. (It came with Windoze 11) which I promptly removed also. . . won’t stand for this. Cinnamon boots really fast. . the video chipset works very well and I’m pumped. . . .