ACEMAGIC S1 is a mini PC powered by an Intel Processor N95 Alder Lake-N processor whose main highlight is its LCD information display that shows CPU and memory usage, CPU temperature, fan speed, and other information, and works in both portrait and landscape modes.
The mini PC also comes with 16GB RAM and an SSD with either 512GB or 1TB capacity, as well as two HDMI video outputs up to 4K resolution, two gigabit Ethernet ports, WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 wireless connectivity, and four USB ports.
ACEMAGIC S1 specifications:
- SoC – Intel Processor N95 quad-core Alder Lake N-series processor @ up to 3.4 GHz (Turbo) with 6MB cache, 16EU Intel HD graphics @ 1.2 GHz; TDP: 15W (up to 20W)
- System Memory – 16GB RAM
- Storage – 512GB or 1TB “dual-channel” M.2 SATA+NVMe SSD (whatever that means)
- Video Output – 2x HDMI ports up to 4Kp60; dual independent display support
- Audio – 3.5mm AUX audio jack, digital audio output via HDMI ports
- 2x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports
- Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2
- USB – 2x USB 3.2 ports, 2x USB 2.0 ports
- Power button
- LCD screen for system status
- Kensington lock slot
- Copper pipes and fan for active cooling
- Power Supply – Via DC jack
- Dimensions and Weight – TBD
There’s also a magnetic detachable casing design to facilitate SSD upgrades, and the mini PC can be placed horizontally or vertically on the desk as needed.
It ships with Windows 11 Pro installed, but the company also lists OpenWrt and pfSense to make use of the two gigabit Ethernet ports as a soft router, but it’s unclear whether the small LCD display will work with operating systems other than Windows.
Some may feel like the LCD information display may be a silly and superfluous addition to a mini PC, but there’s a market for this, as external HDMI and/or USB information displays such as the “Turing Smart Screen“, have been sold to technology enthusiasts for years.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.