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ACEMAGIC S N95 Alder Lake-N Mini PC with an LCD screen

ACEMAGIC’s newest compact mini PC offering, the S1, represents an intriguing concept for the mini-PC market. Featuring an integrated LCD display that provides real-time system information like CPU load and fan speed, it aims to offer unmatched insight into the inner workings of your PC.

ACEMAGIC S N95 Alder Lake-N Mini PC with an LCD screen

While built-in screens on GPUs often require clunky proprietary software, it remains unclear if the S1 sidesteps this issue or relies on a background application. With no reviews published yet, the execution of this novel idea remains uncertain.

Under the hood, the S1 packs a modest but capable Intel Alder Lake-N CPU with 4 cores and 4 threads. The N95 operates within a conservative 20W power envelope and maxes out at 3.4GHz. This combination suits network appliance use cases rather than heavy workloads.

On the upgradeability front, the S1’s magnetically detachable side panel grants easy access to two M.2 slots, one NVMe and one SATA. However, the onboard memory remains fixed and cannot be expanded.

For I/O, dual Gigabit Ethernet provides networking flexibility. Video outputs include HDMI 2.0 for up to 4K60Hz output. USB options comprise two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports. Finally, 3.5mm jacks handle audio in/out.

Pricing kicks off at $269 for the 16GB/1TB config, with shipments commencing October 1st. The 512GB model lacks availability details, while the barebones option also remains mysterious for now. But with compelling pricing and an innovative integrated display, the S1 could become a standout, if its real-world execution delivers on its potential.


  • Dave James

    Dave has been gaming since the days of Zaxxon and Lady Bug on the Colecovision, and code books for the Commodore Vic 20 (Death Race 2000!). He built his first gaming PC at the tender age of 16, and finally finished bug-fixing the Cyrix-based system around a year later. When he dropped it out of the window. He first started writing for Official PlayStation Magazine and Xbox World many decades ago, then moved onto PC Format full-time, then PC Gamer, TechRadar, and T3 among others. Now he's back, writing about the nightmarish graphics card market, CPUs with more cores than sense, gaming laptops hotter than the sun, and SSDs more capacious than a Cybertruck.

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