ASRock has presented on its YouTube channel a new range of mini PC called Jupiter Series, a miniPC of only 1 Liter of volume with measures of 7 x 7 x 1.45 inches (178 x 178 x 37 mm), with active fan and multiple connectivity and storage options. A product intended for professional use that assembles 8th generation Intel processors of the 8000 and 9000 series with a maximum consumption of up to 65W TPD.
Processor, RAM and storage
The Jupiter Series Mini PC as we say can mount any Intel processor up to 65W TPD 8th generation compatible with socket 1151, we have two versions of this model one with controller Q370 and another with H310 more simple. Inside the box we can mount two DDR4 SODIMM memory modules, plus a 2.5-inch disk drive and an M.2 SSD (2280) disk that in the case of the Q370 controller model is compatible with Intel Optane.
At the level of wireless connectivity we find the option to install a Wi-Fi card in the dedicated M.2 slot (2230). In terms of connectivity this miniPC includes in its front two USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A and other two Type-C ports, jacks audio input and output in addition to a power button with status LEDs, in this part we also have ventilation slots.
In the back we have the main connectors, in the case of model Q370 we have triple video output with 2x displayPort and other HDMI output, gigabit Ethernet, four USB 3.0 connectors, USB Type-C port, two antenna connectors, audio output , Kensington lock, option to mount an extra VGA or COM port and round power connector. In the H310 model we have a similar configuration but the USB ports are 2.0, we have VGA and RS232 port. Both models have VESA mounting option, as operating system we will have compatibility with Windows 10 and Linux. A pity not to see these models with the option of mounting the powerful Ryzen 2200G or 2400G APUs that would provide much more graphic power.
Price and availability
- The ASRock Jupiter Series mini PCs will soon be available, we still do not know the final price of these new miniPCs.