The Taiwanese giant is preparing a major renovation of part of its compact PC catalog, a movement with which ASUS will launch a total of seven new variantsincluding from very powerful configurations with active cooling to more modest and compact ones with passive dissipation.
As many of our readers will already know, models with passive cooling are characterized by being totally silentand because they are more resistant to dust, dirt and also to the passage of time, since by not having moving parts (fans) the useful life of your cooling system is much longer, as long as we worry about doing it on time basic maintenance (change of thermal paste, mainly, so that it continues to make good contact with the radiator).
Among the new mini PCs that ASUS will launch at the end of this month of May is the ASUS PN41-S1, which is the smallest of all. It has a surface of 115 mm, it has a processor Intel Celeron N51004 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage capacity, has a 2.5 Gigabit LAN connector, offers Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, comes with Windows 11 Pro pre-installed and uses a passive cooling system.
The ASUS VC66-C2 is one of the most powerful. In its base configuration it comes with an Intel Core i3-10100, a chip that has 4 cores and 8 threads, but in its higher versions it mounts an Intel Core i5-10400, which has 6 cores and 12 threads, and a Intel Core i7-10700, which adds up to 8 cores and 16 threads. All versions use DDR4, have Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5, and come pre-installed with Windows 11 Home.
Finally we have the ASUS PB62 series, which uses Core Gen10 and Gen11 processors, the latter are based on the Willow Cove (Tiger Lake) architecture. We can configure them with Intel Core i3-10105, Intel Core i5-11400 and Core i7-11700 processors. The most powerful models come equipped with 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD. We do not have exact details about the availability date or about the price.