Good news, as we see that in recent weeks some Chinese miniPCs that include AMD Ryzen 5 APUs are being seen, an alternative that surpasses Intel’s solutions in many aspects.
Today we find a miniPC, although with a larger than usual format, called VIEWNOTE that includes an AMD Ryzen 5 3400G APU as the heart, with Zen + CPU cores and a 12nm FinFET manufacturing process. Along with the 8GB of RAM that we have on board with this APU we can even move next-generation games in 1080P resolutions and reproduce streaming services in 4K HDR quality without problems. From what we see in the photos it seems that we also have LED lighting inside and a good grid to promote ventilation. You have more details of this APU in our REVIEW.
Processor, RAM and storage
The miniPC VIEWNOTE includes an AMD Ryzen 5 3400G APU with 4 cores / 8 threads capable of reaching 4.2Ghz and a Vega 11 GPU. It includes 8GB of Dual Channel LPDDR4 RAM in its two SO-DIMM Slots and for storage we have options purchase with a M.2 SSD of 128/256 / 512GB capacity although we see that we have two SATA3 ports on the upper side of the motherboard. Inside the small box we have a fan that takes care of keeping temperatures at bay.
As for connectivity we have a Dual Band WiFi adapter with two connectors for external antennas and bluetooth 4.0 thanks to an internal module that we can replace with a better one. At the connectivity level we find 4 USB 3.0 ports, a pair of 3.5mm audio ports, Gigabit Ethernet connector, COM port and an HDMI 2.0 video output that allows video resolutions of up to 4K @ 60fps.
Price and availability
- The MiniPC Viewnote with Ryzen 5 3400G can be purchased at the Banggood.com online store from $ 485.99 with shipping included in its cheapest version with 8/128GB.