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The TUXEDO Nano Pro is a powerhouse in a tiny box

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Looking for something small yet mighty? The TUXEDO Nano Pro was just announced and not only is it tiny, it seems like it will pack quite the performance punch with AMD Ryzen.

Officially labelled as the "TUXEDO Nano Pro: The Nano Pro - Gen11", they say it's "the perfect digital signage solution for digital media content in advertising and information systems as well as a home media station for the living room or an ultra mobile home or work PC". Smaller than a shoebox, diagonally about the size of a standard pen - it really is quite small (110 x 118 x 48 mm).

The base configuration with the AMD Ryzen 3 4300U and AMD Radeon graphics chip starts at an entry-level price of €640 EUR and includes 1x8 GB 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM, a 250 GB Samsung 860 EVO SSD, Wi-Fi 6 AX200 as well as TUXEDO_OS 20.04 LTS pre-installed.

You can customize it with better processors like the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U and AMD Ryzen 7 4800U, up to 64GB RAM, a 2TB M.2 SSD, a secondary SATAIII drive up to 4TB and a choice of different Linux distributions. Some of which are easily upgradable too with RAM and storage easily accessible with the removable base plate.

A pretty reasonable number of ports too including HDMI 2.0a and DisplayPort 1.2a, two USB-C 3.2 Gen2 ports with DisplayPort 1.2a, two Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports (1x 1 Gb, 1x 2.5 Gb) as well as 3x USB-A (1x USB 3.2 Gen2, 2x USB 2.0).

If I wanted to hook something up to my TV that wasn't a Raspberry Pi, I would definitely be looking at something like this.

Check it out on the TUXEDO website.

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Kimyrielle 4 Nov, 2021
Tuxedo has interesting products, but since they're EU-based, the shipping costs are prohibitive for me. I am using an Intel NUC for my living room PC needs. They offer it without OS (no MS-tax!), and it runs just fine with Linux.
CatKiller 4 Nov, 2021
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Quoting: twinsonianThe thing is these small form factor machines are pretty cool for their size but they fall in a weird middle ground area of cons.
The specific feature of this form factor is that they can fit on a VESA mount so they have zero footprint. Like an all-in-one, but trivially serviceable: take one off, put another one on.
Avehicle7887 4 Nov, 2021
€640 for entry level is a steep price. With that amount you can get a Deskmini X300 with a desktop 5600G CPU which makes for a much faster mini PC.
torham 4 Nov, 2021
I imagine this system uses too much power for my taste, details are a bit sparse but it comes with a 90W power supply. All I want to do is watch video on my TV, I don't play games on it, so it doesn't make sense to run a system that draws this much power. Intel has systems that are ~15W, but AMD doesn't have anything competing in this space.

Also way to expensive.
Solitary 4 Nov, 2021
The RAM options are not good. 3200Mhz CL22? And the basic model only has one stick? Oh, boy...
Cioranix 5 Nov, 2021
When I started with linux I thought that machines that come with linux preinstalled should be cheaper, because the windows license is not in the price included. Instead they are much more expensive and offer only nvidia graphic cards, because nvidia is the number one fun hardware for linux users.


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doomwarriorx 5 Nov, 2021
Looks like a rebrand of the ASRock to me:
https://www.asrockind.com/en-gb/4X4%20BOX-4800U

I had a forum post about (fanless) sofa-pc with a Asus PN50 which is more or less the same thing. I updated the ASUS with a fanless case "Akasa Turing A50".
Csokis 5 Nov, 2021
Not bad, but the Samsung SSD is not so good for Linux (Phoronix News).
Eike 5 Nov, 2021
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Quoting: CatKiller
Quoting: twinsonianThe thing is these small form factor machines are pretty cool for their size but they fall in a weird middle ground area of cons.
The specific feature of this form factor is that they can fit on a VESA mount so they have zero footprint. Like an all-in-one, but trivially serviceable: take one off, put another one on.

I always wonder: What would I do with the space spared under my table?
I don't get the whole class of devices, as I see the compromises made (choose some of performance, noise, extendability), but not the gain.
GBGames 5 Nov, 2021
I've been periodically looking for something relatively small yet powerful to run a local NAS, a local Git server, and various other servers that my family can use as a central place for photos, music, etc.

This machine is way overkill for these purposes, but at the same time, I like the ability to upgrade the internals.

Quotea secondary SATAIII drive up to 4TB

It looks like you can configure up to 8TB.
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