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HP announces ProDesk 405 G4 mini PCs with Ryzen Pro CPUs

The ProDesk 405 G4 mini PCs support CPUs up to AMD's Ryzen 5 Pro 2400GE quad-cores with Vega 11 iGPU. (Source: HP)
The ProDesk 405 G4 mini PCs support CPUs up to AMD's Ryzen 5 Pro 2400GE quad-cores with Vega 11 iGPU. (Source: HP)
As the 14 nm CPU shortage Intel is still in full effect, OEMs are now switching to AMD's solutions for select line of products. HP's newly announced ProDesk 405 G4 mini PCs are a good example in this regard, since they pack AMD's Ryzen Pro 2000-series coupled with up to 32 GB of DDR4-2933 RAM, plus they integrate the Vega GPUs.

Ryzen-powered mini PCs and laptops are certainly not that easy to find, but, with Intel’s prolonged 14 nm CPU shortage, OEMs are now considering AMD’s solutions, at least for the mini PC sector. The latest example comes from HP, which recently announced a new line of ProDesk small form-factor desktops that integrate AMD’s Ryzen Pro 2000-series.

Users can choose among three CPU options, depending on the budget. The most affordable one is the Athlon Pro 200GE dual-core CPU clocked at 3.2 GHz, which integrates a Vega 3 GPU. Next up is the Ryzen 3 Pro 2200GE quad-core CPU clocked at 3.6 GHz with Vega 8 graphics, and, the top of the line is represented by the Ryzen 5 Pro 2400GE model clocked at 3.8 GHz with Vega 11 GPU. All CPUs have a TDP of 35 W. Additionally, the Vega 11 makes the Ryzen 5 option quite a decent solution for a budget gaming system. The new ProDesk mini PCs support up to 32 GB of DDR4-2933 RAM and come with storage combos consisting of 1 TB HDD + 128/256/512 GB NVMe SSDs with OPAL 2.0 encryption support.

The connectivity side is packed with standard options like Wi-Fi + Bluetooth modules, a GbE NIC, 6 x USB-A 3.1 + 1 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 connectors, mic and audio jacks, and DisplayPort 1.2 + HDMI 2.0 video outs (+ optional D-Sub). Additionally, HP also provides a series of security features for commercial customers, which include DASH management, HP Secure Click, HP BIOSphere and TMP 2.0. HP’s ProDesk 405 G4 mini PCs measure only 6.96 x 6.88 x 1.33 inches and weigh 2.77 lbs. They also include an external 65 W power supply.

HP will begin shipping the new mini PCs this April for as low as US$500.

Front and rear connectors (Source: HP)
Front and rear connectors (Source: HP)

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Bogdan Solca, 2019-03-21 (Update: 2019-03-21)
Bogdan Solca
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