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Review: ASUS Mini PC PB62

The new ASUS Mini PC PB62 is a powerful mini PC aimed at a wide range of business applications such as signage, point-of-sale (POS) systems, kiosks, and intelligent vending machines. The PB62 is powered by the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processors, comes with support for Intel Optane technology for better storage speed, and promises to deliver desktop-grade performance in a compact size.

The ASUS Mini PC PB62 also offers either a 35-watt or a 65-watt CPU. This means it is ready to be used for either better efficiency or maximum performance. You also get up to 64GB of fast DDR4 3200 MHz memory that ensures smooth multitasking, and a three-storage design with one M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD, one M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD, and one 2.5-inch HDD. This means you get a variety of options that offer better data transfers and high storage capacities.

Since the PB62 can be used for various business applications, including outdoor digital signage, it has been rigorously tested based on the MIL-STD-810H standard. The PB62 has thus been subjected to extremes of temperature, altitude, and humidity, and repeatedly dropped and vibrated to ensure that it’s fit to perform even in harsh conditions.

Coming in with two different colour options – stunning white and classic black – the PB62 also packs in a VESA-compatible mount design. For this review, ASUS sent us the stunning white variant. The device also comes with an integrated Kensington lock slot and a padlock-eye design, providing better security, especially when using it on an outdoor installation.

In terms of connectivity, you get a boatload. The ASUS Mini PC PB62 provides four USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, one 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C on the front panel, one USB 3.2 Gen 1, and two USB 2.0 ports on the rear panel. Additionally, there’s also a configurable port that allows you to add HDMI 2.0, VGA, COM, DisplayPort, or LAN functionality to the device.

The PB62 also comes equipped with the wireless goodness of the latest WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2. Mini PC PB62 comes equipped with integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630, so it’s able to display videos and images in stunning 4K UHD resolution. With two DisplayPort connectors and a configurable port, PB62 also makes it easy to extend the workspace across up to three displays.

Under the hood, the PB62 runs on an 11th Gen Intel Core i5-11500 processor running at a clock speed of 2.70GHz, coupled with 8GB of RAM. You also get 256GB of storage space. The ASUS Mini PC PB62 also comes packed with integrated Intel UHD Graphics to display videos and images in 4K UHD resolution. It runs on the Windows 10 Pro operating system.

Inside the box, you get the PB62, with a bunch of accessories that include the power adapter, the power plug, the quick start guide, the screw-on WiFi antenna, and the VESA mount plate. Setting the PB62 is effortless. The overall experience was snappy no matter what we did, from booting up to browsing the web, editing documents in Microsoft Office, to some light image and video editing. The apps we used felt snappy, and the device ran well, without any hiccups.

The mini PC offers reliable performance, offers an efficient cooling system, and it does not bog down under load. Judging by its overall performance, the ASUS Mini PC PB62 is perfectly suited for jobs such as web browsing, video conferencing, productivity, and digital content creation.

Price: $819

ASUS Mini PC PB62 $819
  • Final Rating
4

Summary

Under the hood, the PB62 runs on a 11th Gen Intel Core i5-11500 processor running at a clock speed of 2.70GHz, coupled with 8GB of RAM. You also get 256GB of storage space. The ASUS Mini PC PB62 also comes packed with integrated Intel UHD Graphics to display videos and images in 4K UHD resolution. It runs on the Windows 10 Pro operating system.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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