AMD has launched the 4th-generation Ryzen 4000 APU, codenamed “Renoir-U,” and the ASUS PN miniseries, which has been popular for the past year, receiving an update that also features AMD’s latest Ryzen CPU.

The ASUS PN50 Mini PC we are testing has the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U APU, the hard drive offers one M.2 slot and one 2.5″ drive slot. It comes with a WIFI6 (802.11ax) network card and USB 3.2 (10 Gbps) port on the rear. It’s worth mentioning that the entire 4th generation is integrated with the Radeon VEGA 7th Gen ‘Renoir’ Core Display, support up to 4 external 4K monitors for simultaneous operation, which won’t disappoint in terms of performance.

So let’s dig in the details.

Product Specification

ASUS PN50 Tech Specs from Official Website


Product Unboxing

Package Appearance
The packaging is still the same classic business style with a white/black background/product design

Opening the package we can see the mini PC is wrapped with a formed bag

All items inside the package

The AC adapter is a 65W Ultra Slim design manufactured by Delta

Product Analysis

The main look of the PN50 – In terms of form, the ASUS PN50 uses a brushed aluminum finish with a modern design, measuring 115mm in length and width and just 49mm in height, while weighing just 700 grams, making it incredibly lightweight

The mini PC front side – 1 x Mic/Headphone combo jack, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C(quick charge, DP), 1 x USB3.2 Gen1 Type-A, 1 x 3-in-1 Micro SD Card Reader, 1 x Consumer Infrared Sensor, SSD status indicator, 2 x microphone, Power button

The laptop rear side – 1 x HDMI, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C(DP), 1 x Realtek® 8111EP RJ45 LAN port, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, 1 x Configurable Port (option: VGA/COM/DP/Intel® WGI211AT LAN), Power jack

The laptop right side – Kensington Lock port

The laptop left side – No extra ports except the exhausting vent

Hardware Introduction

System detail – AMD Ryzen 5 4500U with Radeon Vega Renoir Integrated Graphics

WIFI detail
WIFI Card – Intel Wifi6 AX200 with Bluetooth v5.0(Dual-band) 2*2

SSD Detail
Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3128GJ M.2 SATA SSD

Run-time Benchmark Test

Before the test, we made sure the Ultimate Power Performance is activated in Win10. All available updates for this windows version are patched already.

PCMark10 | 4,134

3DMARK – Fire Strike | 1,687

3DMARK – Sky Diver | 6,663

GTAV | Basic @ HD | 75 FPS Average | Playable
The mini PC only includes 4G of ram which is unable to meet the minimum requirement of GTAV, so we added another 4GB ram temporally to run the game test

Disassembling analysis

The bottom cover has 4 long screws to lock it in place

Asus thoughtfully prints cover push direction arrow

The bottom cover was removed

The inside, we can see the SSD, wireless card and memory directly

The aluminium mid-frame contains a SATA device interface module and a Micro SD card reader module

The Configurable Port(this model includes the VGA port module), this module can be changed at any time. The optional accessories include 4 interfaces, 2 of which are video outputs(VGA/DP),1 com port and 1 network port(Intel® WGI211AT LAN)

SSD: Kingston RBU SNS8180DS3/128GJ 128G M.2 SATA3

Samsung DDR4 3200 1 x 4 GB: M471A5244CB0 – CWE

WIFI & Bluetooth card: Intel AX200NGW, Wifi6 2.4G/5G, 160MHz channels, Bluetooth v5.0


There is no doubt that PCs in the future will lean into the miniaturisation trend, not only laptops, desktop devices will also be extremely thin through technical means, you won’t need a massive desktop to pack a punch. Reducing office space waste, small footprint, low power consumption, low maintenance costs while still living up to performance expectations is a huge selling point for this product!