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.