Mele Overclock4C is an Intel Processor N95 Alder Lake-N mini PC with an ultrathin (21mm) design which, as its name implies, supports “overclocking”, although what it really means here is the ability to increase the PL1 and PL2 power limits in the BIOS/UEFI in order to increase performance without actually changing the top frequency of the processor…
It’s the same idea and virtually the same design as the MeLE Overclock3C which boosts the TDP of the Celeron N5095 Jasper Lake processor up to 18W instead of the 15W default. Here the TDP of the Processor N95 is likely boosted up to 20 Watts (as per Intel Ark) delivering a 33% performance improvement over the Celeron N5095. The Overclock4C is available with 16GB or 32GB DDR4, a 256GB eMMC flash, and a 256GB SSD.
MeLE Overclock4C 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; TDP up: 20W
- System Memory – 16GB or 32GB single-channel DDR4
- 256GB eMMC flash
- M.2 NVMe 2280 socket fitted with 256GB SSD (512GB storage in total). The socket supports both SATA and NVMe drives.
- MicroSD card slot
- Video Output
- 2x HDMI 2.0 ports up to 4Kp60
- DisplayPort 1.4 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
- Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port
- Dual-band 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2
- USB – 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (10Gbps), 1x USB 2.0 port, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port (10 Gbps) with support for DisplayPort Alt mode and USB PD 3.0
- 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 up, PXE, BIOS reset
- Power Supply – 12V/3A via USB-C port, compatible with USB PD 3.0 (more details below)
- Dimensions – 178 x 93.5 x 21 mm
- Weight – About 320 grams
The mini PC comes pre-loaded with Windows 11 Pro using a permanent OEM key (as usual nowadays), but should also work with recent versions of Linux provided there aren’t any driver issues. We’ve seen plenty of mini PCs with 12V input from a (non-standard) USB-C adapter, and the MeLE Overclock4C does come with a 12V DC USB-C adapter, however the company also claims the two USB-C ports on the mini PC are USB PD 3.0 compliant with support for 12V and 18V only, which I understand as 5V not being supported. This should mean the device should work with any USB PD adapters delivering at least 36W.
MeLE is currently selling the Overclock4C (16GB RAM) ultrathin pocket-sized mini PC on Amazon for $219.99 provided you don’t forget to tick the $50 coupon option before adding it to the cart, and the 32GB RAM model goes for $279.99. Both variants should eventually show up on MeLE’s Aliexpress shop as well, but right now, only the older Celeron N5095 model is available.
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.