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Asus launches fanless Mini-PC equipped 12th Gen Intel Core processors

Dec 16, 2022 — by Giorgio Mendoza 1,951 views

This week, Asus released a rugged Mini-PC powered by i7/i5/i3 and Celeron Alder Lake processors from Intel. The PL64 comes in a metal chassis and it can handle triple 4K displays, dual LAN ports, two M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSDs, integrated Wi-Fi 6E/BT support, etc. 

Asus specified that the new PL64 is offered with any of the following ultra-low-power Intel processors: 


  • i7-1255U — 10C/12T (2P+8E), (up to 4.7GHz); 12 MB Smart Cache, (15W-55W) TDP; Intel Iris Xe Graphics (1.25 GHz)
  • i5-1235U — 10C/12T (2P+8E), (up to 4.4GHz); 12 MB Smart Cache, (15W-55W TDP); Intel Iris Xe Graphics (1.20 GHz)
  • i3-1215U — 6C/8T (2P+4E), (up to 4.4GHz); 10 MB Smart Cache, (15W-55W TDP); Intel Iris Xe Graphics (1.10 GHz)
  • Celeron 7305 — 5C/5T (1P+4E), (up to 4.4GHz); 8 MB Smart Cache, (15W-55W TDP); UHD Graphics for 12th Gen Processors (1.10 GHz)

PL64 Mini-PC
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The PL64 offers two M.2 2280 Gen4x4 slots supporting 256GB/512GB/1TB SSD. Additionally, the device offers two SO-DIMM slots for DDR4-3200 MHz memory. 

The device offers two LAN parts, although one of them is 2.5GbE (Intel I225V) and the other is 1GbE (Intel I219V). This Mini-PC can support up to three 4K displays at the same time via HDMI 20 ports with EDID emulation and virtual display.

EDID emulation
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Asus also specified, “the Mini PC PL64 features dual COM ports to support legacy devices like barcode scanners or receipt printers. These ports support RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485 standards for wide-ranging versatility.”

PL64 front (left) and back (right)
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The company also claims that the PL64 has passed the MIL-STD-810H standard to guarantee durability in industrial applications. 

Specifications listed for the PL64 include:

  • Memory/Storage:
    • 2x SO-DIMM , DDR4-3200 MHz memory (up to 64 GB)
    • 2x M.2 2280 Gen 4×4 (up to 1TB)
  • Display
    • 3x HDMI 2.0 ports
    • 1x Audio jack (Line out/ Mic in/ Headphone out)
  • Connectivity:
    • 1x Intel (RJ45) 2.5G LAN
    • 1x Intel (RJ45) 1G LAN
    • WiFi 6E/ 6 and Bluetooth 5.2
    • 2x Antenna Jack
  • USB:
    • 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1
    • 2x COM (RS232/422/485 )
  • Other Features:
    • 1x EDID reset
    • fTPM 2.0 or TPM module onboard (optional)
    • 1x Kensington lock
  • Power:
    • 1x DC-in
    • 65W adapter
  • Dimensions:
    • 199.7 x 119.7 x 33.9mm

 Further information

Asus hasn’t released any information about pricing. For more information, refer to the product page on and the original post on


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