It has been about one year since I first got hands on with ASRock’s first AMD “NUC” platform dubbed the 4×4 BOX.
A couple of months back, ASRock launched their 2nd generation of the 4×4 BOX platform which adds support for AMD’s Ryzen 4000U series mobile processors with the introduction of the 4×4 BOX: 4800U (Ryzen 7), 4500U (Ryzen 5) and 4300U (Ryzen 3) models.
Loving the chassis redesign (left) compared to Gen 1 (right)
— William Lam (@lamw) October 17, 2020
One immediate difference between the original 4×4 BOX (right) is the slimmed down chassis design, which gives it that classic “compact” look of a traditional NUC. The updated design definitely looks cleaner.