Just before CES 2019, ASUS comes out with a new lineup of mini PCs designed for content creation and heavy graphics loads called the ProArt PA90 series rocking NVIDIA Quadro graphics and 9th generation Intel processors.
If the latest Mac Mini is not cutting the mustard for you, or you’re tired of waiting for the new Mac Pro (or maybe you’re a PC guy or gal and you don’t want to touch a MacOS product) then you should look in the new ASUS Mini PC ProArt PA90 series of compact, workstation-class PCs.
Designed to deliver powerful, fast and stable performance for graphic designers and content creators, the ASUS PA90 Mini PCs can be configured with either an Intel Core i9-9900K or an Intel Core i7-9700K at the heart, paired with either a NVIDIA Quadro P4000 or the Quadro P2000 GPU and up to 64GB ofDDR4 2666MHz RAM.
Thunderbolt 3 connectivity also makes an appearance as well as a triple-storage design that blends ultrafast SSD and high-capacity HDD storage.
ASUS is aiming for content creators frequently working with graphics and CPU intensive workloads such as editing 4K material. The ASUS Mini PC PA90 sports advanced features such as support for Intel Optane technology, which boosts system performance without sacrificing storage capacity
The Mini PC ProArt PA90 also features 2x Thunderbolt 3 ports, which deliver ultrafast data transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps. Thunderbolt 3 also supports daisy-chaining multiple devices via a single port, and the small and reversible USB-C connector makes connecting docks, external storage and displays fast and easy.
A triple-storage design supports up to two 512GB M.2 PCIe SSDs and one 1TB 2.5-inch HDD to provide the perfect blend of high-speed and high-capacity storage, so designers can work with even the largest files easily.
Cooling such performance inside a “trashcan”/cylindrical design (similar to that of the current Mac Pro), may be a struggle for the ProArt PA90, at first glance.
However, ASUS engineers and designers seems to have a neat solution for releasing the heat generated inside via an innovative ventilation system that helps ensure cool and stable performance.
When the CPU temperature rises above 80°C, the top cover of Mini PC ProArt PA90 automatically extends, allowing 38% more airflow into the chassis for optimized thermal efficiency.
For content creators who deal with heavy design workloads daily, system stability and a high-performance cooling system is as essential as a powerful processor. Mini PC ProArt PA90 is equipped with an all-in-one CPU liquid cooler that unleashes the full performance of the CPU while delivering consistently quiet and stable operation.
The liquid cooler also enables a quieter working environment, operating at just 32dB at full CPU load, 36% quieter than average desktop PCs.
The ASUS Mini PC ProArt PA90 will be available in the coming months. Pricing and configurations will be announced at launch. For more details head over to ASUS.
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