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Need a new PC? Slimbook have a pretty fancy and sleek looking compact mini-PC called the Slimbook One powered by an AMD RYZEN 7 4800H and AMD Radeon Graphics Vega 7. Since it's coming from Slimbook, you can expect full Linux support and you can buy it with Linux pre-installed.

Maybe this is the One for you?

Coming in at €599 EUR for the base model, for such a compact unit sporting a good AMD processor the price is actually pretty reasonable. Looking around, there's models out there that are more expensive with a weaker processor, so they seem to have a good price-point on it.

On the front it sports two USB 2.0 ports, along with the Power LED plus a Power Button. On the back you're getting 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, Ethernet, audio out and microphone input, USB-C, HDMI, DC Power, DisplayPort and a Wireless Antenna. For a tiny box, it stacks together quite a bit.

Tech Specs:

CPU

AMD Ryzen 7 4800H

RAM

2 SODIMM slots for up to 64GB DDR4@3200Mhz
8GB Base Model

Storage

SSD M.2 NVMe 250GB, 500GB, 1TB or 2TB
250GB Base Model
Space for a second drive

Graphics

AMD Radeon™ Graphics Vega 7
1600 MHz
Compatible with kernels > 5.5

USB

2 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0
1x USB Type C with video out support (DisplayPort)

Video Ports 

1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
1 x USB Type C

OS

Linux, Windows or Dual Boot

Exterior Material

Aluminum

Wireless LAN

WIFI 6: Intel AX200

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 5.0

Red RJ45

10/100/1000 Mb

Audio

3.5mm output and input jacks

Size

19.7cm x 19.7cm x 5cm

You can pick between Ubuntu (and derivates like Kubuntu and Ubuntu MATE), Linux Mint, Manjaro, KDE neon, Fedora and there's options for a dual-boot with Windows 10 to if that is an essential for you.

Check out the One on the Slimbook website.

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CruelAngel 26 May
Question: How good is that "AMD Radeon™ Graphics Vega 7" compared to let's say an 8 year old, at that time middle-low tier nvidia card?
WorMzy 26 May
Quoting: CruelAngelQuestion: How good is that "AMD Radeon™ Graphics Vega 7" compared to let's say an 8 year old, at that time middle-low tier nvidia card?

https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/compare/Radeon-Ryzen-7-4800H-vs-GeForce-GTX-760/4348vs2561
Nanobang 26 May
Y'know, all in all that's a pretty impressive little box, especially for the price.
Spyker 26 May
Does it have thunderbolt 3?
So we could plug a GPU enclosure to it.


Last edited by Spyker on 26 May 2021 at 1:33 pm UTC
Lofty 26 May
Id wait for the RDNA Ryzen APU to come out unless you are in desperate need of a SFF PC as that should be a significant performance boost.

As for their website it claims that the AMD RYZEN 7 4800H is 57% faster than the new Apple M1 ..
When clicking on the source of the claim that website the comparison is between an Intel CPU vs AMD.
When Linux gets good on the M1 or even in future on the M2, i would choose one of those over an X86 for a small form factor system as your not going to be AAA gaming or VR gaming on them anyway and the power usage is so much lower.

Im hoping that the next Raspberry Pi or Rockchip boards are enough of a boost to run a full PC desktop, they are close right now just a little bit more performance and then i can use a dedicated machine/console/streaming just for gaming.
stan 26 May
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Why do they insist on putting USB 2 ports on computers? It’s so annoying, I never know if I am plugging into a USB 2 or 3 port. Is USB 3 so much more expensive?
dzejms 26 May
Quoting: stanWhy do they insist on putting USB 2 ports on computers? It’s so annoying, I never know if I am plugging into a USB 2 or 3 port. Is USB 3 so much more expensive?
on my hardware usb 2 differ in color. usb3 is blue
M@GOid 26 May
Quoting: stanWhy do they insist on putting USB 2 ports on computers? It’s so annoying, I never know if I am plugging into a USB 2 or 3 port. Is USB 3 so much more expensive?

Of course USB 3 is more expensive. USB 3 is blue, unless your hardware manufacturer is too cool for blue on their computers.

Also, USB3 is a overkill for, dare I say, the majority of USB peripherals out there. The greater bandwidth is most useful for storage and video (but not all) peripherals. Most of the rest, like keyboards, mice, soundcards, gaming peripherals in general, will work fine even squeezed in a 10 port USB2 HUB, like the one I use here.

So USB2 have its place. Otherwise manufactures would had ditched it long ago.
stan 26 May
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So you both have no idea what you are talking about. Great.
tuubi 26 May
Quoting: stanSo you both have no idea what you are talking about. Great.
Don't be like that. They were clearly trying to help.

It's extremely common practice for USB 3 ports to be partially blue. Just do an image search for "USB 3 port" and you'll see what they mean. Some hardware designs prefer symbols instead, something like the SS (SuperSpeed) symbol, or maybe even a number like on the front panel of my wife's Fractal Design tower case. My own older FD case has blue USB 3 ports and black USB 2 ports, as do the couple of laptops in the house.

It's also true that many peripherals do not benefit from USB 3 speeds (or higher electric current), and that USB 3 components are a bit more expensive.
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