Systems

Ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) machines have been one of the major drivers in the resurgence of the PC market. The trend was kickstarted by Intel's NUCs in the early 2010s. These PCs have usually relied on low-power processors with compelling performance per watt metrics. AMD was largely absent in this market till the introduction of the Ryzen processors. While ASRock Industrial was one of the first to release a UCFF mini-PC based on the first-generation Ryzen embedded processors, multiple OEMs have lined up to utilize the second-generation AMD processors in their own high-performance mini-PC lineups. Today, we are looking at the performance and value proposition of the ASUS PN50 - a high-end UCFF system based on the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U SoC.

Small Form Factor Pentium 4 PC Roundup - March 2003

Gone are the days when Shuttle was the only game in Small Form Factor town; read on as we pit Shuttle's brand new SFF PC against newcomers Jetway and...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/11/2003

Windows XP Media Center Edition: Exposed

Microsoft's Windows XP Media Center Edition has been around for a couple of months now and we're finally able to bring you an in-depth review of the OS and...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/8/2003

Shuttle’s SN41G2 & SK41G: Two Athlon Small Form Factor PCs

Shuttle extends their Small Form Factor XPC line with two Athlon XP solutions, including the long awaited nForce2 XPC.

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/6/2003

Shuttle's SV24: Our smallest desktop PC

Shuttle's SV24 "cube" has garnered excellent reviews all over the web. While the company is generally known for their motherboards the SV24 proves that where engineering talent exists...

0 by Jeff Brubaker on 12/27/2001

Hardware Behind the Consoles - Part II: Nintendo's GameCube

Once again we're taking a look at the hardware behind the next-generation consoles. This time Nintendo's GameCube takes the stage as we break it down for you.

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/7/2001

Hardware Behind the Consoles - Part I: Microsoft's Xbox

While not usually our forté, there is some pretty serious hardware powering Microsoft's first videogame console; and where there is hardware, there is AnandTech. Read on to find...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/21/2001

Pogo Linux: 1GHz for under $1000

A little known company called Pogo Linux gave us the opportunity to review a sub-$1000 1GHz PC. The catch? It comes loaded with RedHat Linux 7.0. ...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/29/2001

3dfx Voodoo4 / Voodoo5 Comdex 99 Preview

3dfx made a huge revelation at this year's Fall Comdex, take a look at what they're planning next year's product line to be.

0 by Mike Andrawes on 11/19/1999

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