After years of selling small desktop computers based on Intel’s NUC platform, last year the folks at Simply NUC started offering models with AMD Ryzen chips.

Now the company is introducing a new line of compact computers powered by AMD Ryzen 4000 “Renoir” processors.

The Simply NUC Aspen family of little computers are based on the Asus PN50 mini PC and have starting prices ranging from $479 to $779.

While these computers are basically the same as the Asus PN50 systems you could pick up from other retailers, Simply NUC ensures the latest firmware and drivers are installed, and offers customers the option to customize their specs before ordering.

For example, the base price includes 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and free installation of an operating system… if you opt for Ubuntu. But if you want Windows 10 Home or Pro you will have to pay extra for a license.

You can also pay for upgrades including up to 64GB of RAM, up to a 2TB M.2 SSD and up to an 8TB 2.5 inch SSD.

Simply NUC is offering four different base configurations:

  • ASPN50r8 – Ryzen 7 4800U and Radeon Vega 8 for $779 and up
  • ASPN50r7 – Ryzen 7 4700U and Radeon Vega 7 for $679 and up
  • ASPN50r5 – Ryzen 5 4500U and Radeon Vega 6 for $579 and up
  • ASPN50r3 – Ryzen 3 4300U and Radeon Vega 5 for $479 and up

Each model is a 4.5″ x 4.5″ x 1.9″ computer with two DDR4-3200 SODIMM slots, an M. 2280 slot for storage, and a SATA port for a 2.5 inch drive.

Ports include Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 2.0a, DisplayPort 1.4, and USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C ports.

 

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  1. These seem too extensive given that you can get a laptop with similar or better specs for the same money (yes, a laptop has a bigger footprint but that’s because of the screen and keyboard, but it’s also slimmer and portable).I don’t think ice seen a series 4000 laptop with less than 8GB of ram or a 256GB ssd (the prices you listed seem to be 4GB, 128GB, no OS (or Linux).

    I was actually looking forward to these

    1. Agreed, buying these prebuilt from Simply NUC is a pricey choice. I bought the Ryzen 7 4700u at NewEgg for $529.99 Adding 16GB of RAM plus Windows 10 Home broght the price after tax to $750. I had a 250GD, but this would add $100 to the price, so call it $850. Configuring the same on Simply NUC get you a price of $999 before tax.
      That said, there are not too many laptops at this price point that can drive 4 4K monitors natively without the need for usb-c hubs or replicators. Add to the incredibly small footprint of the machine, and it is just a better option for most us over a laptop.