Over the past few months we have seen increasing adoption of AMD Ryzen processors by makers of ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) desktops. At present, the number of UCFF systems powered by AMD’s Ryzen is not large, but it is growing. On Tuesday HP announced its first small form-factor commercial desktop powered by AMD’s Ryzen Pro 2000-series.

Measuring 177×175×34 mm and weighing 1.26 kilograms, HP’s ProDesk 405 G4 is among the most compact desktop computers based on AMD’s Ryzen available today. The machine can pack AMD’s quad-core Ryzen 5 Pro 2400 GE processor with Radeon Vega 11 graphics that can be paired with up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory, an M.2 PCIe/NVMe SSD and a 2.5-inch HDD. The system consumes up to 65 W of power supplied by an external power brick.

Connectivity-wise, the ProDesk 405 G4 provides an 802.11ac + Bluetooth controller (from Intel or Realtek), a gigabit ethernet port, six USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, a DisplayPort 1.2 with MST, and optional connectors (including USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, HDMI 2.0, D-Sub, Serial, etc.) based on the specific sub-model.

General Specifications of HP's ProDesk 405 G4 Desktops
  HP ProDesk 405 G4 Desktop Mini PC
CPU AMD Athlon Pro 200GE:
Dual Core with SMT
3.2 GHz
Vega 3 Integrated Graphics
35 W
AMD Ryzen 3 Pro 2200GE:
Quad Core, no SMT
Up to 3.6 GHz
Vega 8 Integrated Graphics
35 W
AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 2400GE:
Quad Core with SMT
Up to 3.8 GHz
Vega 11 Integrated Graphics
35 W
RAM Capacity Up to 32 GB
Type DDR4-2933
Storage Capacity 128 - 512 GB PCIe/NVMe SSD
1 TB HDD
Options OPAL 2.0-compatible SSD
Wi-Fi 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi module (Realtek)
1×1 802.11ac Wi-Fi module (Intel Wireless-AC 9260)
Bluetooth 5.0 or 4.2 (Intel or Realtek)
USB 6 × USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
1 × USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C (optional)
Ethernet Realtek RTL8111EPH GbE
Other I/O DisplayPort 1.2 with MST
3.5-mm audio jacks
Optional: USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C,
HDMI 2.0, D-Sub, Serial, etc.
Security DASH management, HP Sure Click, H
P BIOSPhere, TPM 2.0, etc.
Dimensions Width 177 mm | 6.96 inches
Length 175 mm | 6.88 inches
Thickness 34 mm | 133 inches
Weight 1.26 kg | 2.77 lb
Operating System Windows 10 Pro 64 – HP recommends Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro 64 (National Academic only)
Windows 10 Home 64
Windows 10 Home Single Language 64
FreeDOS
Price Starting at $500

Apart from compact dimensions and versatile connectivity, HP’s ProDesk 405 G4 also boasts with DASH manageability, a TPM 2.0 module, as well as HP’s Sure Click, and BIOSphere technologies to ensure security against common attacks. The latter are particularly important for HP’s commercial customers.

HP plans to start selling the ProDesk 405 G4 in April starting at $499.99.

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Source: HP

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  • BigMamaInHouse - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - link

    Nice! Finally mini PC with usable CPU/GPU unlike some Pentium/i3 based :-). Reply
  • HStewart - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - link

    There are lots of Nuc's you can get with i5 and i7's - not just Pentium/i3's. Reply
  • BigMamaInHouse - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - link

    On CPU side- ok, but iGPU?
    Also 2400GE similar level Intel based will be much more expensive.
    Reply
  • jimc092 - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - link

    Dropped decimal point

    Thickness 34 mm | 133 inches
    should be 1.33 inches
    Reply
  • fasterquieter - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - link

    I wish the Mac Mini had taken the Ryzen route. I'd happily sacrifice couple of CPU cores for decent graphics. Reply
  • AdditionalPylons - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - link

    My guess is that they are too invested in Thunderbolt, which as of now cannot be combined with Ryzen. One can hope it changes when USB4 hopefully makes it easier for vendors to integrate Thunderbolt on non-Intel systems. Reply
  • nicolaim - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - link

    No USB type-C? LOL Reply
  • sandtitz - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - link

    So you didn't read the article? LOL Reply
  • Samus - Thursday, March 21, 2019 - link

    LOL Reply
  • GreyFox7 - Saturday, March 23, 2019 - link

    L Reply

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