Stating at $650
Geekom continues to build on its short reputation of pushing out affordable minicomputers with a multitude of configuration options and support, and the AS 6 R9 would be another in line of wonderful choices, but in fact stands out because of the amount of power and speed built into this particular tiny box.
For the uninitiated, the Geekom AS 6 mini-PC is great little computer that can be placed on any desk or mounted to the back of most monitors for use in service industries, retail, warehousing, construction, banking, or a myriad of other business-specific purposes. However, for those who deal in the world of mini-PCs, the AS 6 is an AMD rival to the Intel NUC 13 Pro for users who are looking to push the power boundaries of Bluetooth speaker-sized computer, and it does so at much lower price tag.
|Geekcom AS 6|
|Size||120 x 130 x 58 mm (0.9L)|
|CPU||AMD Ryzen™ 9 6900HX (8 Cores, 16 Threads, 16MB Cache, 3.3 GHz~ 4.9 GHz)|
|AMD Ryzen™ 7 6800H (8 Cores, 16 Threads, 16MB Cache, 3.2 GHz~ 4.7 GHz)|
|Graphics||Integrated – AMD Radeon™ Graphics 680M|
|Memory||Dual-channel DDR5-4800 SODIMM, supports up to 32GB|
|Storage||2 x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen 4×4 SSD , supports up to 2TB (* NVMe only)|
|1 x 2.5”7mm SATA HDD, supports up to 2TB|
|Operating System||Windows 11 Pro|
|Bluetooth® Wireless Technology||Bluetooth® v5.2|
|LAN||2.5G LAN (RJ45)|
|Wireless Network||Wi-Fi 6E|
|Power Supply||20V 7.5A, 150W Power Adapter|
|I/O Ports||Front I/O 1 x USB4 Type-C (Support DP1.4, 7680 x 4320 @60Hz)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen1
1 x Audio Jack (Line out/Mic in/Headphone out)
Side I/O 1 x Kensington Lock
Rear I/O 1 x USB4 Type-C (Support DP1.4, 7680 x 4320 @60Hz)
3 x USB 3.2 Gen1
2 x HDMI 2.1 Port (4096 x 2160 @60Hz)
1 x Display Port 1.4 (5120 x 2160@60Hz)
1 x 2.5G RJ45 LAN
1 x DC-in
1 x Padlock ring
|What’s In The Box||1 x AS 6 Mini PC
1 x Power Adapter
1 x VESA Mount ( 2 packs of screws included)
1 x SSD Mounting Screws (2 packs)
1 x HDD Mounting Screws (1 pack)
1 x Qucik Guide
1 x User Manual
Look and Feel
The Geekom AS6 is a small and sleek device that can fit in the palm of your hand. It has a black plastic case with minimal branding and a silver metal stand that can be attached to the bottom or the back of the unit. The front panel has two USB 3.2 ports, one USB 4.0 port, and an audio jack. The rear panel has three more USB 3.2 ports, another USB 4.0 port, two HDMI 2.1 ports, one DisplayPort 1.4 port, one RJ45 LAN port, and one DC-in port. There is also a padlock ring for security purposes.
The AS 6 is nearly identical to its predecessor the AS 5 in terms of packaging, with the same mini-Xbox One style of venting grooves and mix of matte and polished black tones around the metal chassis encased in plastic. As far as the actual footprint of the AS 6, buyers can take note of its 13 x 12-centimeter presence on any flat surface while weighing 753 grams or about 2lbs in the hand.
The AS6 is easy to set up and use, as it comes with Windows 11 Pro preinstalled and a licensed product key sticker on the bottom. The device also supports VESA mounting, so you can attach it to the back of a monitor or a TV for a clutter-free setup. The AS6 comes with a 150W power adapter, which is relatively large compared to the size of the device.
Compared to its closest rival the Intel NUC 13 Pro which resembles a Geekom Mini IT PC, the AS 6 comes in slightly bigger and more angular.
With the intent of being an understated mini workstation with the ability to be mounted to the back of a monitor or wall, the AS 6’s design offers little to write home about, but there is care and attention paid to the construction of the device that highlights the company’s commitment to performance while acknowledging a buyer’s budget.
The Geekom AS6 is an impressive mini PC that offers desktop-level performance in a pocket-sized form factor. It has a powerful AMD Ryzen 9 processor, a capable Radeon graphics card, plenty of RAM and storage space, and multiple connectivity options. It can handle any task you throw at it, whether it is productivity work or gaming.
However, the AS6 also has some flaws that may deter some users from buying it such as its noisy fan that can be annoying in quiet environments, a high-power consumption that may increase your electricity bill, and a high heat generation that may reduce its lifespan.
I recommend the Geekom AS6 for users who are looking for a mini PC that can offer desktop-level performance without compromising on space or portability. The AS6 is mostly suitable for professionals who need a powerful device for their work-related tasks such as video editing or coding. The AS 6 is also suitable for gamers who want to enjoy their favorite games on a small device that can support multiple displays and high resolutions, but if you’re streaming, just be aware of the fan noise being a prominent guest in your videos.
Author note: Geekom is currently having a summer sale where buyers can get up to $260 off its configurations which brings the cost of the model used in this review down to:
- Product link: https://bit.ly/GEEKOMAS6-USA
- $709 after using code:as640a