Ausu, an Asus subsidiary, has begun production of the new NanoCOM-TGU minicomputer in credit card format. The 84 × 55 mm board fits a surprisingly rich piece of hardware.
The basis is the SoC from Intel’s Tiger Lake UP3 generation, which alone takes up about a quarter of the space. Those interested will be able to choose from a dual-core Celeron 630 SE to a Core i7-1185G7E with four 1.8-4.4 GHz cores, hyperthreading and 96-unit Iris Xe graphics. Up to 16 GB of LPDDR4x-4266 memory and NVMe SSD with a capacity of up to 256 GB could also fit on the board.
The NanoCOM-TGU does not contain any connectors. At the back, however, it has one PCIe × 1 slot and several headers, to which those connectors are connected only during a specific deployment. 2.5Gb / s Ethernet, HD audio, two SATA or ten USB (8 × v2.0, 2 × v3.2) can be output. The image can be sent to DDI and eDP.
The computer targets mainly industrial plants, where it is necessary to maximize performance in the smallest possible space. It is not suitable for households as the basis of a multimedia center or server. Aaeon has a more suitable GENE-TGU6 board for this, which already contains a wide range of connector equipment and also has slots for memory and SSD. But the price for the top model with the Core i7-1185G7E will reliably discourage do-it-yourselfers. It costs 1217 dollars, in terms of 33 thousand crowns with VAT.
via Tom’s Hardware