From this year’s CES we get information from ASUS about its small factor solutions that follow their line of previous models. Some products that focus on the new Intel 8th generation processors that fall under the Intel Silver denomination.
Based on the latest 8th generation Intel Pentium Silver and Celeron 8 processors, the new PN40 mini PC features a sliding bottom housing design for easy mounting. It has a wide range of connectivity options including USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C ports for fast data transmission and an interchangeable I/O port for VGA or COM compatibility, a very interesting device that we will see how it evolves.
The new PB40 mini PC has many connectivity options as it has up to six USB 3.1 Gen 1 type C (USB-C) ports and an ultra-flexible I/O port with VGA / DP / COM / HDMI support. Its metal chassis houses the latest Intel Pentium Silver processors of the 8th generation that were announced a few weeks ago. PB40 mini PC is a totally passive computer with a very compact design, supports optional stackable modules for extra components such as optical or hard disk drives.
ASUS Chromebox 3 is the new addition to the ASUS Chromebox family, with the technology of the eighth generation Intel Core processors and DDR4-2400 RAM. This model has a versatile USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 port for fast data transfers, power delivery and DisplayPort connectivity that brings some flexibility to this device. ASUS Chromebox 3 will also be compatible with Google Play.
The new Tinker Board S development board maintains a configuration almost identical to the previous version, we have the Rockchip RK3288 SoC with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of eMMC storage, retains the same plate size and the same location of components as the first Tinker Board. In this new board we have improvements in the audio output with support for external DAC and improvements in the performance of the speed of the RAM and the I / O ports.