The Asus PN63-S1 is a compact computer with support for up to a 35-watt Intel Core i7-11370H processor, three storage devices including a 2.5 inch hard drive or SSD and two SSDs, and support for up to three 4K displays.

Asus announced the PN63-S1 in March, and now it’s available for purchase from retailers including Adorama and Newegg.

Prices at those stores start at around $459 for a barebones model with an Intel Core i5-11300H processor or $619 for a model with a Core i7-11370H chip. But B&H is also taking pre-orders for a $329 entry-level model with an Intel Core i3-1115G4 processor.

Each model measures 5.1″ x 4.7″ x 2.3″ and weighs about 2 pounds when configured with a 2.5 inch hard drive. While weight isn’t usually as important as size when it comes to desktops, it is nice to know that if you mount the computer to the back of a monitor or TV, it won’t make the display much heavier.

While it’s not uncommon to find a mini PC in this size range that’s powered by a 15 to 28-watt processor, the Asus PN63-S1 is unusual in its support for 35-watt Tiger Lake-H35 series chips like the Core i5-11300H and i7-11370H.

In addition to a 2.5 inch bay for a 7mm SATA III HDD or SSD, the computer has two M.2 2280 slots for solid state drives. One is PCIe Gen 4 x4 and the other is PCI Gen 3 x4.

The Asus PN63-S1 has two SODIMM slots for up to 64GB of total DDR4-3200 memory (32GB per slot), support for up to WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5, and a set of ports that include:

  • 1 x 2.5 Gbps Ethernet
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1 x configurable (DisplayPort 1.4, COM, or VGA)
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
  • 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
  • 1 x 3.5mm audio
  • 1 x SD card reader

 

This article was originally published March 9, 2022 and most recently updated May 5, 2022.

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