This morning AMD announced it was partnering with PC makers to create an ecosystem for mini PCs with AMD Ryzen Embedded processors.
The Maxtang VHFP30 is… something different. Yes, it’s a small form-factor computer with an AMD Ryzen chip… but this little computer from a Chinese PC maker features a 15 watt, Ryzen 5 2500U laptop-class processor rather than an embedded processor.
The starting price gets you a barebones model with no memory or storage, but you can pay extra to get up to 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a 512GB SSD. The system can also support a 2.5 inch hard drive.
Other features include an aluminum chassis, HDMI, DisplayPort, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, mic and headphone jacks, an RS-232 serial port, a USB Type-C port, and dual Gigabit Ethernet jacks. It also supports WiFi and Bluetooth (the promotional materials are inconsistent, so it’s unclear whether WiFi tops out at 802.11n or 802.11ac).
While Maxtang isn’t a company I’m familiar with, odds are now that a first fanless mini PC with an AMD Ryzen (non-embedded) processor has arrived, we could see other models in the future.