MeLE Overclock3C mini PC boosts Celeron N5095 performance with a 18W TDP

MeLE Overclock3C is an ultrathin mini PC based on an Intel Celeron N5095 Jasper Lake processor, but instead of using the default 15W TDP, the company is pushing the processor harder than usual with the TDP set to 18W which should provide more performance in theory, as long as cooling is working well.

The rest of the specifications are pretty standard with up to 16GB DDR4 SO-DIMM memory, up to 512GB storage,  two HDMI 2.0 ports, a 3.5mm audio jack, Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2, as well as four USB 3.2 ports.

MeLE Overclock3C

MeLE Overclock3C specifications:

  • SoC – Intel Celeron N5095 quad-core Jasper Lake processor @ 2.0GHz /  2.9GHz (Turbo) with 4MB cache, 16EU Intel UHD Graphics; TDP: 18W (up TDP)
  • Memory / Storage options
    • 4GB single-channel DDR4 upgradeable up to 32GB, 128GB eMMC flash, M.2 NVMe socket
    • 8GB single-channel DDR4 upgradeable up to 32GB, 256GB eMMC flash, M.2 NVMe socket
    • 16GB single-channel DDR4 upgradeable up to 32GB, 256GB eMMC flash, M.2 NVMe socket fitted with 256GB SSD (512GB storage in total)
    • Micro SD card slot for all variants
  • Video Output
    • 2x HDMI 2.0 ports up to 4Kp60
    • DisplayPort Alt mode via USB-C port up to 4Kp60
    • Support for up to three independent displays
  • Audio – 3.5mm audio (headphone & microphone) jack, digital audio via HDMI
  • Connectivity
    • Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port
    • Dual-band 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2
  • USB – 3x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (2x 10Gbps, 1x 5Gbps), 1x USB Type-C port for data only
  • Misc
    • Power button
    • BIOS/CMOS Reset pinhole
    • Kensington lock slot
    • Internal cooling fan and pure copper heat pipe heatsink with 20W capacity
    • BIOS features – Auto power on, Wake on LAN (WoL), RTC Wake, PXE, BIOS reset
  • Power Supply – Via USB-C port marked with 12V as if it was for a non-standard USB power supply, but the specs claim USB PD 3.0 is supported.
  • Dimensions – N/A. Package: 213 x 122 x 6.8 mm
  • Weight – About 320 grams

 

Mini PC with DDR4 SO-DIMM and M.2 NVMe SSD

The mini PC comes with Windows 11 Pro preloaded and ships with a power adapter and a user manual. The company has made such ultrathin mini PCs in the past such as the MeLE Quieter2Q, but those were typically fanless mini PC where the company has to lower the TDP (and the performance). The MeLE overclock3C can get more performance thanks to the inclusion of copper heat pipes and a cooling dan allowing a TDP of up to 18W.

MeLE Fanless Mini PCs vs Overclock3C

It’s unclear whether the 18W TDP is enabled by default, as the title and product description also mentions 15W. It could also be a BIOS option, but only time will tell once users get the device into their hands.

MeLE is selling the 16GB RAM and 512GB storage version for $259.99 on Amazon. Other models have been listed on Amazon for a while, see 4GB/128GB, and 8GB/256GB product pages on Amazon, but there’s no pricing information at this time and those two models are shown as “Currently unavailable”. The MELE Overclock3C will only be interesting to users who want extra performance in a mini PC with an ultrathin, phone-like form factor. Because users who don’t care about the mini PC thickness will find some deep discounts on Celeron N5095 mini PCs, and Intel Processor N100/N200 systems deliver more performance (even with the higher TDP) at a similar price (or even lower).

MeLE Overclock3C ports

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Bill
Bill
11 months ago

These little units from Mele have has some pretty decent spec, especially with the I/O.

But now that the N100 dominates, the tech bins will be full of N5095’s, which is just a little too underpowered to really appeal.

When you tag a $260 price, then I’m afraid that for me it doesn’t even get a second thought.

nobitakun
nobitakun
11 months ago

For that price, you can get a N100 computer and there is some spare money to buy a keyboard, a mouse and a pair of trousers 🙂

tonny
tonny
11 months ago

Or you can get mini-pc with ryzen 7 5700u for $213 on aliexpress: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005005525716473.html

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