Asus introduces new Intel Comet Lake mini PCs with Thunderbolt 3 and WiFi6
It might not be the greatest looking mini PC out there, but the new PN62 model from Asus sure packs premium features that are rarely seen on small form-factor devices, and this also recommends it for business applications. No word on pricing and availability, for now, unfortunately.
The new model comes in a slightly bulkier 1.54 lbs case measuring 4.5 x 4.5 x 1.9 that allows for the inclusion of more premium features like a bigger and quieter active fan, which generates around 38 dBA in full load and 21.5 dBA in idle mode. Powering these new models are Intel’s Comet Lake CPUs up to a Core i7-10710U hexa-core CPU with integrated UHD Graphics. There also is room for up to 64 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM, while the storage solution includes easily accessible HDD + M.2 SSD combos of up to 1.5 TB total.
As far as connectivity goes, the PN62 offers a wide array of options. Thus, there is support for WiFi6 + Bluetooth 5.0, 4x USB-A 3.1 Gen1 ports, 2x USB-C 3.1 Gen2 ports, audio jack + 2x mics, IR receiver, HDMI output, a GbE jack, plus a 4-in-1 card reader. Users can also choose to include an additional port that can be either a COM connector, VGA out, DisplayPort out, extra GbE jack or a Thunderbolt 3 connector.