If you’ve been looking for a small PC, you may have come across many different options at this point. There are many out there, but ASUS makes some of the best. And the just-announced might be just what you need if you need something powerful yet compact.
ASUS has just announced the ExpertCenter PN64-E1, the newest member of its small family of PCs. And despite its relatively small size, it packs a big punch. At first glance, we can see that this PC is a bit taller than other tiny PCs we’ve shown from the ASUS ExpertCenter range. And while the size difference is minimal, it makes a world of difference since this PC is powered by 13th Gen Intel Raptor Lake-H CPUs. These are Intel’s most powerful mobile chips right now, and they’re pretty much the best you can put in these little PCs.
Notably, this PC is available with the choice of Intel Core i5-13500H or Intel Core i7-13700H. Both CPUs should serve you well and give you plenty of power if your workflow calls for it. As for other specs, you can fit up to 64GB of DDR5 memory with two SODIMM slots (maximum 32GB each), and the computer additionally gives you a 2.5-inch bay for a hard drive or a SSD and two m.2 2280 slots for PCI Express Gen 4 SSDs.
In terms of connectivity, this PC has two HDMI 2.1 ports, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 port and two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, a 2.5 gigabit Ethernet port, a power jack, and a configurable port (which is a DisplayPort by default but can be exchanged for something else). We mentioned that the PC was a little taller, and that is that it has a fan for active cooling and a “self-cleaning system” that will be in charge of expelling dust from the PC and thus extending its useful life.
ASUS ExpertCenter PN64 Mini PC
This little PC is as powerful and versatile as it gets, with a high-performance 13th Gen Core i7 chip, support for up to 64GB of DDR5 RAM, and plenty of connectivity.
This little PC starts at $499 for the i5 model, while the i7 model goes up to $649. Both models are available to buy now, so if you want to give a little PC a spin, now is probably the perfect time. to do it.