ASUS Mini PC PN62 Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅01-07-20
Bundle & Closer Look

The PN62 arrives in small box which contains the unit itself along with a small bundle consisting of:

• AC Adapter
• Warranty Card
• Quick Start Guide
• VESA Mount Kit

At the front of the unit there are a number of features/ports which will be handy for quick access. On this side we have the following:

2 x Microphone
2x USB 3.1Gen 1
1x USB 3.1Gen 2 Type-C
1 x Audio jack
1 x Consumer IR sensor
3-in-1:Micro SD/Micro SDXC/Micro SDHC

It’s quite unusual to have a micro-SD card slot reader but this is definitely something which comes as a perk because full-sized SD cards aren’t as widely used for mobile devices.

Around the back of the unit we once again have more ports but this time we get a greater quantity – which should really maximise the potential functionality of this Mini PC. In this area we have:

1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x HDMI
1 x RJ45 LAN
1 x DC-in
1 x Displayport

The Displayport is optional and there are versions of PN62 which instead opt for COM, VGA, LAN, or Thunderbolt 3. The different options will obviously depending on the user’s requirements.

There are no significant features on the side of PN62, except for Kensington lock allocation. Both sides offer ventilation for the internal components – which is in this type of unit is something of a necessity.

Underneath, again, there aren’t any distinct features except for a spec/standards label, some additional ventilation and four rubber feet with respective screws (removing screws allows access inside for installing hardware).

The Mini PC PN65 is a barebones configuration, meaning that it will arrive without memory or storage. The unit we are looking at today is a review sample sent from ASUS which is why it comes with pre-installed memory and storage.

So our particular configuration is using the following hardware:

CPU: Intel Core i5-10210U
Memory: 8GB SK Hynix DDR4-2666
Storage: 128GB Sandisk X600 SATA M.2 SSD
GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630

In terms of memory, we can install 2x SO-DIMM DDR4 up to 64GB. For storage, there is allocation for installing M.2 NVMe SSDs and also enough space to include a 2.5” model too. (This installed into the lid as seen above). As you can see from the above picture, ASUS has made the internal design hassle-free with no requirement to unplug cables or move things around – it’s a simple plug n’ play which is perfect for streamlining the experience for a barebones system like this.

Next, we’ll be testing out this Mini-PC to see how capable it really is!

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