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Asus introduces new Intel Comet Lake mini PCs with Thunderbolt 3 and WiFi6

Even if it is a bit bulkier than the usual mini PCs, the PN62 from Asus is also quieter in full loads thanks to better active cooling. (Source: Asus)
Even if it is a bit bulkier than the usual mini PCs, the PN62 from Asus is also quieter in full loads thanks to better active cooling. (Source: Asus)
The latest PN62 models come equipped with business-grade features like optional Thunderbolt 3 ports and WiFi6 connectivity. Powered by Intel's Comet Lake CPUs up to the i7-10710U hexa-core, the slightly bulkier devices also support up to 64 GB DDR4-2666 RAM and up to 1.5 TB of HDD + SSD storage combos.
Bogdan Solca,

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.

Rear connectors with Thunderbolt 3 option (Source: Asus)
Rear connectors with Thunderbolt 3 option (Source: Asus)
The storage and RAM components can easily be replaced via the sliding tray design. (Source: Asus)
The storage and RAM components can easily be replaced via the sliding tray design. (Source: Asus)

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Bogdan Solca, 2020-01-21 (Update: 2020-01-21)
Bogdan Solca
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I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.