ASUS PN41: Retailer leaks a new mini-PC with Intel Jasper Lake processors
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Only a few days ago we reported on the ASUS PN51, which a Scandinavian website listed with the AMD Ryzen 7 5700U. The PN51, as its name suggests, succeeds last year's PN50, although ASUS is yet to officially unveil the newer model. Similarly, FanlessTech has spotted 2021 versions of the PN40 on LambdaTek. Unsurprisingly, ASUS has called its new mini-PC the PN41.
LambdaTek has confirmed that ASUS will sell the PN41 with Intel processors, unlike the AMD Ryzen-based PN51. Specifically, ASUS will offer the PN41 with at least the Celeron N5100 and Pentium Silver N6000; processors from Intel's Jasper Lake platform. Jasper Lake succeeds Gemini Lake Refresh, and offers up to four cores on a 10 nm process. The Celeron N5100 and Pentium Silver N6000 are quad-core processors with 6 W TDPs and 1.1 GHz base clocks, but the latter has a 500 MHz boost clock that Intel has pegged at 3.30 GHz.
According to the listings, which remain active, ASUS has included 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. LambdaTek has priced the Celeron N5100 model at £277.56 including VAT, and the Pentium Silver N6000 version for £297.58. Apparently, both are in stock and are supposedly orderable, but attempting to do so reveals that they are currently out of stock.
Also, LambdaTek has not provided any photos of the PN41, so it is unclear if ASUS plans to re-use the PN40's chassis. However, we can assume that the PN41 will include the connectivity that the PN40 offers, including a 2.5-inch drive bay, an M.2 slot and plenty of USB ports. There is no word yet on when ASUS will officially announce the PN41 series, either.