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The Asus ExpertCenter PN53 is a 5.3″ x 4.7″ x 2.3″ desktop computer powered by a 35-watt AMD Ryzen 6000H series processor with RDNA 2 integrated graphics.
First unveiled a few months ago, the little computer is now available for purchase… or at least some configurations are. You can pick up a barebones model with an AMD Ryzen 5 6600H processor from B&H for $429 or from Newegg for $461.
A model with an AMD Ryzen 7 6800H processor is also coming soon, but it will cost about $200 more. There’s no word on if or when Ryzen 9 6900HX models will arrive.
The barebones configurations include a processor and mainboard, but no memory, storage, or operating system. But with two 262-pin SODIMM slots, you can equip the computer with up to 64GB of DDR5-4800 memory. There’s also support for up to three storage devices:
- 2 x M.2 2280 slots for PCIe Gen 4 storage
- 1 x 2.5mm dive bay for a SATA 3 HDD or SSD up to 7mm in height
Other features include support for WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 and a set of ports that includes:
- 1 x 2.5 GbE Ethernet
- 2 x HDMI 2.1
- 1 x DisplayPort
- 1 x USB4 Type-C (with DisplayPort 1.4 and power delivery support)
- 1 x USB4 Type-C (with DisplayPort 1.4 support)
- 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
- 1 x 3.5mm audio
- 1 x DC power input
Asus says the computer supports up to four 4K/60Hz displays.
One thing to keep in mind is that while the AMD processors that power the ExpertCenter PN53 typically run at 45-watts, Asus says it’s configured the chips to run at 35 watts in this computer in order to balance performance and heat generation.
The computers feature fans for active cooling.