ASRock Jupiter X300: A mini PC with a 1.07-litre case that supports up to 65 W AMD Ryzen 4000G APUs
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ASRock has released another mini-PC, this time one based on AMD's X300 chipset. The Jupiter X300 has a 1.07-litre case, making it compact even by mini-PC standards. Specifically, the Jupiter X300 measures 178 x 178 x 34 mm, and yet it has an AM4 Socket that supports up to 65 W APUs. It is unclear how well the Jupiter X300 can cool 65 W APUs, but it does support AMD's Ryzen 3000G and Ryzen 4000G series. Theoretically then, it should be possible for the Jupiter X300 to run on a Ryzen 7 4700G.
Moreover, the Jupiter X300 has two SO-DIMM slots for DDR4-3200 RAM, along with M.2 2280 and M.2 2230 slots for connecting an SSD and a Wi-Fi card, respectively. According to ASRock, the Jupiter X300 supports up to 64 GB of RAM, which is quite the combination with a 65 W Ryzen 4000 series APU.
Additionally, ASRock has included DisplayPort, HDMI and VGA outputs. However, there are also two USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C ports on the machine's front. The Jupiter X300 has eight USB ports in total though, with four USB 3.0 Type-A ports and twp USB 2.0 Type-A ports spanning the mini-PC's front and back. Furthermore, there is a 2.5-inch drive bay for up to 9.5 mm thick drives, an Ethernet connection, dual 2 W speakers and dedicated 3.5 mm jacks for headphones and microphones.
ASRock is yet to confirm when it will begin selling the Jupiter X300 though, nor for how much. Typically, ASRock sells its mini-PCs in multiple configurations, so we expect a barebones version to be relatively affordable.