T9 Plus is a low-cost pocket-sized Intel N100 mini PC with three HDMI ports, dual GbE

We’ve seen a range of mini PCs based on the Intel Processor N100 “Alder Lake-N” SoC in recent months, and the T9 Plus is yet another one but offered in an ultra-compact (85x85x43 mm) form factor, yet still offering three HDMI 2.0 video output, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, and three USB ports. Pricing is also a highlight since the mini PC sells for as low as $117 in barebone configuration.

The mini PC also features either 8GB or 16GB LPDDR5, an optional M.2 SATA or NVMe 2240 SSD up to 1TB, Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, and an audio jack. Unsurprisingly for this small form factor, it’s not fanless, and actively cooled by a heat pipe, heat sink, and “silent fan”.

Intel N100 mini PC 3x HDMI 2x GbE

T9 Plus mini PC specifications:

  • SoC – Intel Processor N100 quad-core Alder Lake-N processor @ up to 3.4 GHz (Turbo) with 6MB cache, 24EU Intel HD graphics @ 750 MHz; TDP: 6W
  • System Memory – 8GB or 16GB LPDDR5 @ 4800MHz
  • Storage – 256GB or 512MB M.2 SATA 2240 SSD or 512GB or 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD
  • Video Output – 3x HDMI 2.0 ports up to 4Kp60; triple independent display support
  • Audio – 3.5mm audio jack, digital audio output via HDMI ports
  • Networking
    • 2x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports
    • Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless module
  • USB – 3x USB 3.2 ports
  • Misc
    • Power button
    • Kensington lock slot
    • Heatsink and fan for active cooling
    • BIOS features: Wake-on-LAN (WoL), RTC wake-up, and automatic startup
    • Cooler RGB strip
  • Power Supply – 12V/4A via DC jack
  • Dimensions – 85 x 85 x 43mm
  • Weight – Around 200 grams

T9 Plus mini PC dual Ethernet triple HDMI

As noted by Liliputing, the T9 Plus looks very similar to the Acemagician T8PLUS except it relies on an Intel Processor N100 instead of the Intel Processor N95 found in the latter, offers more options in terms of RAM and storage capacity, and adds an RGB strip which hopefully can be controlled/disabled by software.

The models that ship with an SSD come preloaded with Windows 11, but as we’ve seen in our review of the Beelink EQ12 mini PC, Ubuntu 22.04, Proxmox, pfSense, TrueNAS, and other operating systems should run fine as well minus missing drivers for the WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 module.

Pricing starts at $117 for the barebone model with 8GB LPDDR5, and even less when taking into account the $3.42 store coupon offered at this time, and up to $180.98 with 16GB LPDDR5 and a 1TB NVMe SSD. The T9 Plus mini PC is also available on other Aliexpress stores, including one that sells it as a gaming machine with joysticks and an optional “game card”, but the prices in those shops are quite higher.

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Gabriel
Gabriel
10 months ago

I have a Beelink with N100 processor and similar specs but could not find wifi 6 and Bluetooth driver for Linux. Ubuntu 23.04 was running well but wifi was not working. Can you give me a tip of where to find compatible drivers?

Brian
Brian
10 months ago

GitHub has Wifi6/BT drivers,I got several different adapters going on Linux/Ubuntu.

Parker
Parker
10 months ago

I was so excited to find your comment but I Tried that still no WiFi or bluetooth for me 🙁

Parker
Parker
10 months ago

Yes, I purchased a Beelink Alder Lake-N100 Processor with Intel(R) Wi-Fi 6 AX101 and cannot get the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth working.

I followed your instructions above, but I am a Ubuntu noob, I’m pretty sure I did it correctly.

Brian McCoy
Brian McCoy
10 months ago

If you get the Device iD using the “lsusb” command, you can find working drivers for all the way up to the AX1800 level adapters at GitHub.🧐😀

Mark
Mark
9 months ago

Not needed kiddo. Just run a driver updater to automatically download and install all outdated drivers, then reboot. 😉

Andy
Andy
10 months ago

come again, what was the point of arm devices? (don’t say gpio)

Dan
Dan
10 months ago

Inertia. Onceuponatime X86 was insanely power hungry and not suitable for embedded mobile devices. Then X86 tried to scale down with Atom (and AMD’s efforts), and Arm tried to scale up (Server Ready, instruction set and pipeline improvements) and now have a weird middle ground where they try to intersect in the high performance per watt category. X86 still won’t scale down to mobile, and most ARM vendors won’t implement the creature comforts X86 has had for decades, so here we are.

Bill
Bill
10 months ago

As a barebones option this seems to offer amazing value compared to the latest ARM SBC’s and I would trade my Orange Pi 5 for this in an instant. The versatility when it comes to OS’s is night and day. No need to have to wait for community custom fixes to make features such as hardware accelerate video available. The out of the box experience with X86 has always been far superior to ARM. Concerns about Widevine levels don’t even have to come to the mind. Up until this point though, Intel has consistently kicked both itself and consumers with… Read more »

Alexander Berdnik
9 months ago

Hi Jean,

Just wanted to ask you to double check when you write “HDMI 2 support”. It seems that lots of Chinese mini PC boxes doesn’t really support this. The trick they use is to use ycbcr422 color space to reduce bandwidth and been able to produce 4k@60 output. It also means that these PCs are able to work with ultrawide monitors (34″ or 38″) with only 30 hz.

This is a bit upsetting as I bought this PC due to your review and currently trying to find something that actually works.

I suspect the same issue affects https://www.cnx-software.com/2023/08/07/blackview-mp80-processor-n95-mini-pc-review-specs-unboxing-teardown/

Alexander Berdnik
9 months ago

Thank you. But it looks extremely suspucios that all hdmi modes with hdmi 2.0 bandwidth are not available for the device.

Jeremy Taylor
8 months ago

Do you know what the NIC chipset is, intel or realtek or…?

tkaiser
tkaiser
8 months ago

Is it possible to read out HW revision with HWiNFO64? Since as we (should) all know now RTL8111 prior to revision G is crap.

tkaiser
tkaiser
8 months ago

Frank Chen
3 months ago

Is there an intel chipset network version for those mini pcs?

Piotr
7 months ago

Did a review of the T9 with some synthetic benchmarks and PCB shots: https://rkblog.dev/posts/pc-hardware/intel-n100/

Jeric
Jeric
5 months ago

Good day Jean-Luc,
Are there already instructions for the RGB strip controlled/disabled by software?

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