From ASRock we have a new mini PC series called ASRock Mars Series, a very compact model compatible with Intel Core processors of the 8th generation Whisky Lake-U. In terms of specifications, this barebone stands out for its ability to support several disks, with the possibility of mounting an M.2 NVMe SSD and a 2.5″ SATA disk. We also have two video outputs where they can simultaneously connect to two monitors.
Processors, RAM and storage
The ASRock Mars Series barebone can integrate Intel’s 8th generation processors into the board, the Intel Celeron 4205U by default with with consumption up to 15W TPD and optionally Intel Core i3-8145U / i5-8265U processors with a TDP of up to 25W, in In the graphic section we have an integrated Intel Ultra HD Graphics 610/620 GPU. Within this miniPC we have 2 slots for DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM modules where we can install up to a total of 32GB of RAM, an M.2 NVMe 2280 disk slot, a SATA III connector where we can install a 2.5 inch SSD.
The connectivity options of the ASRock Mars Series series are quite wide, we have an M.2 port for M.2 2230 Type-E cards while on the front of the box we find 2 USB 2.0 ports, 2 USB 3.2 Gen1, USB port Type-C and SD reader. In the rear area we have 2 3.5mm audio jacks, Gigabit network port, HDMI 1.4b 4K@30fps video output and VGA port. This model has a custom fan to keep temperatures at bay and wifi antennas for your Wifi AC with integrated Bluetooth. This model with measures of 191 x 150 x 26 mm has a volume of only 0.7 Liters and is compatible with Windows 10.
Price and store availability
- ASRock Mars Series will be available shortly but we don’t have a sale price yet.