T-Bao TBOOK MN45 Review – AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Mini PC at $549.99 From Banggood

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A new mini-PC with a Ryzen processor should offer high performance with compact dimensions – and it should also be expandable. The T-Bao TBOOK MN45 from the manufacturer T-Bao is a mini PC. In contrast to many other representatives of the genre, however, the model is equipped with an AMD processor. The AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, equipped with six cores and up to 4 GHz, is used, in which a Radeon Vega 6 graphics solution is integrated – accordingly, the mini PC is suitable for simple video games.

Design

The design is a bit elaborate for a Chinese mini PC. The triangle in the corner is probably the power button. The bottom of the device is also quite flashy. The bottom of the T-bao TBOOK MN45 is also quite flashy, which may not be to everyone’s liking, but it’s certainly unique, especially since other companies’ products all look like lunch boxes. However, it may be difficult to go further due to size constraints, but it is difficult to say that there are enough USB ports. Mini-PCs are in the category of “Desktop PCs”, so a keyboard and mouse connection is required for use. In addition, since it doesn’t have built-in speakers like a notebook PC, you’ll need external speakers, and considering the recent environment, you’ll also want to connect a web camera.

Hardware

And the T-bao TBOOK MN45 is pretty neat in the genre with a convincing package. The Ryzen 5 4500U which the team is a Zen 2 generation chip comprising 6 cores and as many threads for frequencies ranging from 2.3 to 4 GHz associated with a Radeon Vega 6 graphics solution. With a TDP of 15 watts, it is the chip chosen, for example, by the Aya Neo console to run a lot of games very correctly. On this MiniPC, we will find 16 GB of DDR4 RAM on SoDIMM in a dual channel. A not insignificant detail that allows you to take advantage of all the performance of these chips.

As the amount of memory is also shared by the graphics part, a detail that can be adjusted in the BIOS of the machine, it is important to consider these 16 GB as a minimum to take full advantage of the capabilities of this type of chip. The storage base is entrusted to an SSD in M.2 2280 format of 256 or 512 GB accessible and scalable. An expansion bay to add additional 2.5 ″ SATA storage is also present on this model. This explains, by the way, a fairly large thickness for a MiniPC of this type.

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Features

The 13.3 x 13.3 cm and 5 cm high system has an HDMI output and a DisplayPort. In addition, the USB Type C port on the rear also supports image output. There are also a total of five further USB ports, one of which is also type C. This can also supply connected devices with energy. A 3.5-millimeter jack plug is available. The T-Bao TBOOK MN45 is equipped with two Gigabit Ethernet connections. The Mini-PC can also be activated via a LAN connection (WoL). WiFi 802.11ax for fast and wireless connection to a network is available.

Conclusion

It’s available for pre-order from Banggood, with a model sporting 16GB of RAM and a 512GB of PCIe NVMe SSD selling for $549.99.

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