MSI PRO DP20ZA 5M-044EU, a small PC for daily use

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msi pro dp20za 5m 044eu, a small pc for daily use
msi pro dp20za 5m 044eu, a small pc for daily use

Normally the options that are analyzed from MSI in the computer category point to complete experiences compatible with first-class gaming, although this does not mean that the manufacturer does not have other more affordable and basic options for users in its catalog. This time it is time to talk about one of them with the name of MSI PRO DP20ZA 5M-044EU .

MSI PRO DP20ZA 5M-044EU is a small desktop computer that seeks to offer efficient operation for users without having to be even close to the thousand dollar barrier. Its dimensions allow it to require little space for its installation, while inside it promises reliable performance from AMD Ryzen 5000 series Socket AM4 processors .

Features of the MSI PRO DP20ZA 5M-044EU

MSI PRO DP20ZA 5M-044EU
DESIGN
Dimensions 193.3mm x 160.6mm x 85mm
Weight 1.52kg
Colors Black
PERFORMANCE
CPUs AMD Ryzen 5 5600G (Max Boost Clock up to 4.4GHz, 16MB L3 Cache, 6 Cores)
GPU AMD Radeon Graphics
RAM 8GB DDR4-3200MHz
STORAGE
Ability 256GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
memory card device Nope
Optical unit Nope
OPERATING SYSTEM
Version Windows 11 Pro
CONNECTIVITY
Wifi Intel Wi-Fi 6AX200
Bluetooth Yes, 5.2
connection ports 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
3 x USB 2.0 Type-A
1 x Ethernet
1 x 3.5mm audio/mic combo
video connectors 1xHDMI 2.0, 1xVGA, 1xDisplayPort
Power supply 120W
Official site M: YES

Design and connectivity

MSI PRO DP20ZA 5M-044EU

List of connections present in MSI PRO DP20ZA 5M-044EU

As can be seen in the images, a modern style design has been chosen that stands out on its own but without including details that are too striking to the eye or RGB lighting in any part of its external structure, so that it will not clash with any type of decoration, whether it is the home, the office or a business.

MSI PRO DP20ZA 5M-044EU has a chassis of only 2.6 liters in volume so that you can take it anywhere or move it without being a real hassle like traditional PCs. With a total weight of 1.52 kilograms, its rectangular tower format reaches an official size of 193.3 mm high x 160.6 mm deep and 85 mm thick.

If what interests you is its connectivity, the most interesting thing is the compatibility with native 4K video output at 60 Hz to the new televisions or monitors on the market, all thanks to an HDMI 2.0 port that aims to watch video content in a group or work professionally. Also, there is also a DisplayPort output and a VGA port missing, so the image can be extended to three screens simultaneously.

The rest of the physical connections present range from three classic USB 2.0 inputs, as well as two other USB 3.2 Gen 2 type-A and one remaining USB 3.2 Gen 2 type-C reversible . It also doesn’t forget an Ethernet port, microphone input and 3.5mm headphone jack. In the case of wireless options, an Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 antenna is combined with support for Bluetooth 5.2.

Mid-range performance

MSI PRO DP20ZA 5M-044EU

MSI PRO DP20ZA 5M-044EU can be placed vertically or horizontally

As indicated above, the “heart” of this computer is based on the use of an AMD Ryzen 5 5600G processor composed of six cores at a frequency of 3.9 GHz that can increase to a maximum of 4.4 GHz, in addition to 16MB cache and 12 threads. It is complemented by 8 GB of DDR4 RAM at a speed of 3200 MHz.

On the other hand, MSI PRO DP20ZA 5M-044EU comes with a 120W power supply, 256 GB internal storage availability in M.2 NVMe PCI Express SSD format and integrated AMD Radeon Graphics. For full use right out of the box, a factory-installed Windows 11 Pro operating system has been added.

Additional details to highlight

MSI PRO DP20ZA 5M-044EU

MSI PRO DP20ZA 5M-044EU arrives with Windows 11 Pro OS

If everything that has been said so far is not enough to choose this model, the brand adds some of its most popular features, such as the MSI Center platform, a space that brings together all the system optimization options with customizable modes, available resource allocation to speed up software performance, and much more.

Also not forgotten is the inclusion of FW TPM (Trusted Platform Module) technology that is designed to provide hardware-based security-related features . Users have the facility to save their most important data as well as passwords using encryption keys for security that is much more difficult to break.

Finally, although the grace of these options arrive ready for use from the first minute (the brand also sells hardware components such as MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 ), the PC makes it possible to easily upgrade the amount of memory two M.2 SSD drives, two 2.5″ HDD/SSD drives and two other SO-DIMMs by removing the side covers without it being a complicated process for new users.

PROS:
  • Compact and lightweight design
  • Price-performance ratio
  • Compatible with various video outputs
  • Allows you to update your internal memory
CONS:
  • Little internal storage space
7TOTAL SCORE

 

Design and materials
8
connectivity
8.5
CPU performance
7.5
GPU performance
5
Storage
6