ACEMAGIC, formerly known as ACEMAGICIAN, focuses on creating compact PCs centered on Intel or AMD components. They offer a diverse range of designs, but they are most renowned for their unique trapezoid-shaped PCs with magnetically attachable side panels, making system maintenance more convenient. Furthermore, they include a physical switch for TDP setting adjustments.
ACEMAGIC is breaking away from the typical Mini-PC market trends with their innovative “S1” system, featuring an integrated LCD screen. This screen provides vital details about CPU performance, such as TDP settings, fan noise levels, and CPU workload. Additionally, users have the option to customize the screen by choosing themes from a library accessible through the accompanying software.
A point of uncertainty surrounds the independence of this screen from a background Windows application running in. This situation bears a resemblance to graphics cards with screens that rely on specialized software for data display. Unfortunately, there are currently no reviews available for this system.
The ACEMAGIC S1 runs on an Intel N95 processor from the 12th Gen Core Alder Lake-N series. This CPU is equipped with four cores and four threads, indicating it’s not intended as a high-end choice. Moreover, the CPU operates within a restricted 20W TDP limit and maintains a 3.4 GHz frequency. In summary, it seems the company is positioning this system more as a network component rather than a standalone dedicated system.
The ACEMAGIC S1’s side panel boasts a convenient magnetic detachable design, providing access to two M.2 slots for SSD upgrades. Notably, one of these slots employs the SATA protocol, while the other utilizes NVMe. The system’s memory is soldered to the board and cannot be upgraded. In the realm of connectivity, the host offers two Gigabit network ports, two HDMI 2.0 video outputs capable of supporting up to 4K@60Hz, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and 3.5mm audio interfaces.
The ACEMAGIC S1 offers an appealing price point. The version equipped with 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage is priced at $269 and will begin shipping on October 1st. Currently, the 512GB storage option is not in stock, nor is the version without memory and storage, but it’s expected that the former will be available for $239.