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AOOSTAR GEM12 Pro mini PC with AMD Ryzen 7 8845HS OCuLink port and status screen

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AOOSTAR, a manufacturer known for its mini PCs, has begun pre-orders in China for its latest model, the GEM12 Pro mini PC. This device is notable for its support for high-performance components, including configurations with an AMD Ryzen 7 8845HS processor capable of operating at up to 75 watts, memory options up to 64GB of DDR5-5600, and dual M.2 2280 slots for PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs, enhancing its appeal to power users and enthusiasts.

Distinctive features of the GEM12 Pro include the optional inclusion of a small status display atop the chassis, dual 2.5 GbE LAN ports for enhanced networking capabilities, a fingerprint sensor for biometric security, and an OCuLink port. The latter provides high-speed 63 Gbps connections, facilitating the use of external accessories such as graphics docks, thereby extending the mini PC's versatility and performance potential.

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In terms of pricing, the base model equipped with the Ryzen 7 8845HS processor starts at approximately $360 for the barebones variant without the status display, and $375 for the version that includes this feature. AOOSTAR also offers configurations with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage or 32GB of RAM and 1TB SSD, with the added benefit of user-upgradability for both memory and storage components, allowing for customized enhancements post-purchase.

Additionally, AOOSTAR provides options with the previous-generation Ryzen 7 7840HS and Ryzen 9 6900HX processors, catering to a wide range of performance and budget requirements.

The GEM12 Pro is equipped with an extensive array of ports, including:

  • 1 OCuLink port for high-speed external connections
  • 1 USB4 port (40 Gbps) and 1 USB Type-C port for versatile peripheral connectivity
  • 4 USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, 1 HDMI 2.1, and 1 DisplayPort 1.4 for display and accessory connections
  • Dual 2.5 Gb Ethernet (Intel i226-V) for robust networking
  • A 3.5mm audio jack

Connectivity options also encompass a wireless card supporting WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2, ensuring the GEM12 Pro is well-suited for modern wireless environments.

The mini PC features an aluminum body with dimensions of 130 x 130 x 60mm (5.1" x 5.1" x 2.4") and a weight of 660 grams (1.5 pounds), paired with a 19V/6.32A (120W) USB Type-C power adapter, balancing compactness with power.

There is no confirmed timeline for the GEM12 Pro's availability outside China. However, AOOSTAR's listings on Amazon suggests potential international availability.

 
Posted : 01/03/2024 11:01 pm