ACEMAGIC unveiled a mini PC dubbed the ACEMAGIC S1

Hailing from the United States, the distinguished ACEMAGIC brand has recently unveiled a mini PC dubbed the ACEMAGIC S1. This petite marvel, graced with the energy-efficient Intel N95 processor, is bestowed with dual gigabit Ethernet ports, rendering it an impeccable fit as a software router and firewall, compatible seamlessly with OpenWrt and PfSense. A noteworthy embellishment to this compact host is an avant-garde LCD display, reminiscent of the integrative screens observed on certain water-cooled systems, assiduously monitoring the real-time performance metrics of the internal hardware.

The ACEMAGIC S1’s heart beats with the Intel N95 processor, architectured on the Alder Lake-N blueprint. This quad-core, quad-threaded gem reaches turbo frequencies of up to 3.4GHz, with a default TDP of 15W, which, in the sanctuary of the S1’s chassis, is unleashed to an impressive 20W. Its singular core prowess is analogous to the Intel Core i3-7300, while its multicore mettle mirrors the Core i5-4440. A meticulously crafted side-blowing cooler with copper pipes ensures impeccable thermal management. In tandem with the mesh vents, it establishes an optimal airflow, guaranteeing exceptional thermal results accompanied by an impressively discreet acoustic footprint, whether placed vertically or horizontally.

The lateral panels of the ACEMAGIC S1 exhibit a magnetic detachable design, revealing dual M.2 slots, inviting users to elevate their SSD experience. It’s imperative to note the distinction: one slot champions the SATA protocol, while the other resonates with the NVMe protocol. The onboard memory is an immutable fixture. In terms of connectivity, the machine is adorned with dual gigabit Ethernet ports, twin HDMI 2.0 video outputs (supporting up to 4K@60Hz), a pair of USB 3.0 ports, another pair of USB 2.0 ports, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

As per the official ACEMAGIC repository, the S1 mini PC, with its 16GB DDR and 512GB SSD configuration, is priced at a modest $239. The 16GB DDR coupled with a 1TB SSD variant bears a price tag of $269.