Ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 (CES 2019) next week in Las Vegas, Asus has announced an upgraded Mini PC ProArt PA90. The company says that it has been designed to addresses the specific needs of creative professionals.
It comes with a stylish form-factor that looks similar to the smart speaker. The design of the Asus’ new workstation-class PC seems to be inspired by Apple‘s Mac Pro. It is powered by Intel’s newest Core i9-9900K processor.
There’s also another model of Asus Mini PC ProArt PA90 which is powered by the Intel Core i7-9700K processor. Both are an upgrade from last generation’s Mini PCs and the company claims that the newer models come with 30 percent performance improvements.
It packs NVIDIA Quadro graphics that aims to deliver fast performance and rendering. While the top-end variant comes with Quadro P4000 graphics card, there’s also a lower-specced option with Quadro P2000 graphic card.
The standard model comes with 32GB of RAM but there’s also an option for 64GB of RAM. To take care of the storage needs, there are two options — 512GB M.2 PCIe SSDs and 1TB 2.5-inch HDD. Coming to the software, it offers Microsoft Windows 10 Pro as well as Windows 10 Home.
For connectivity, the device comes with two USB-3.1 ports on the front and rear, four Display Ports on the rear, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports. The new PC is equipped with an all-in-one CPU liquid cooler, allowing for it to be 36 percent quieter than average desktops.
Asus has not given an official release date for the Mini PC ProArt PA90 but it said that the device will be “available in the coming months.” The company has not revealed pricing details but it’s fair to assume that the pricing will be well over $1,000.