Minisforum has announced the HX90G, a new machine joining its Neptune series of products boasting the latest mobile AMD chips and discrete graphics.
The goal here is to offer ultra-compact machines with powerful hardware inside, and this one is no exception since it occupies only a 2.8-litre while packing a Ryzen 9 5900HX processor running at 3.3GHz base and 4.6GHz boost clocks alongside 16GB (2x8GB SODIMM) of DDR4 memory. The graphics department is handled by a mobile Radeon RX 6650M GPU with 8GB of GDDR6 memory.
Regarding storage, there’s a 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD plus another empty slot to house an extra PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD. A third M.2 2230 is dedicated to a WiFi/Bluetooth module.
Connectivity is pretty good for such a small PC, too, comprising two HDMI, two DisplayPort, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, three USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, two 3.5mm audio jacks and 2.5G Ethernet. Phew.
Minisforum said graphics can consume up to 100W when fully loaded without any performance loss, while the CPU maxes out at 50W. A 260W power adapter is provided.
Finally, the system is air-cooled using a total of seven heatpipes – three for CPU and four for GPU, as well as two fans. Keeping temps in check, liquid metal is used a thermal interface.
Minisforum didn’t reveal pricing and availability, unfortunately, but it looks like a tidy bit of kit; effectively a decent laptop without a screen.