Asus PN53 mini PCs with AMD Ryzen 6000H get leaked
Pre-order listings for the unannounced successor of the Asus PN52 mini PCs have been spotted at certain European retailers by keen-eyed redditor users. The PN52 models powered by AMD’s Ryzen 5000H were announced in January 2022 with availability in late Q1, but it looks like Asus is already planning to launch an updated PN53 lineup with AMD’s latest Rembrandt Ryzen 6000H APUs later this year.
According to the reddit thread started by users “eyeoncomputer,” the PN53 mini PCs will come with APU options that include the Ryzen 5 6600H, Ryzen 7 6800H and Ryzen 9 6900HX, all of which integrate RDNA2 GPUs. As always, there will be barebones variants without RAM and storage, as well as models pre-configured with up to 16 GB of DDR5 RAM (no DDR4 support at all) and up to 512 GB SSDs. Users can further upgrade the RAM capacity to 64 GB and the storage side is most likely supporting capacities of at least 1 TB.
Unfortunately, these models do not appear to feature any USB4 ports. This high-speed port continues to remain a premium feature reserved for a handful of AMD-powered laptops and X670E motherboards. By default, the port selection does not even include an HDMI 2.1 video out, as it only packs two HDMI 2.0 outputs plus the DP 1.4 mode from the USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 connector. However, there is an option to add either an HDMI 2.1, a VGA, a serial port or an additional GbE jack via a configurable I/O slot. There should also be a few USB-A 3.2 connectors along with 2.5 GbE and audio jacks plus Wi-Fi 6 + BT 5.x connectivity.
For the time being, no product pictures have been leaked. Asus will probably not modify the existing P52 chassis too much. Prices for the PN53 barebones variants cost between €657 and €839, while the prices for the models that include RAM and storage range between €850 and €1139.