ACEPC AK2 Mini PC with Celeron J3455
ACEPC AK2 Mini PC is a sleek, modern and compact computer with a mid-range Celeron J3455 processor, 120GB Solid State Drive, 8GB DDR3 memory, Windows 10 Professional 64-bit operating system, support for dual displays at 4K Ultra HD and modern connectivity options.
The average customer rating is 4.4 out of 5 stars by 48 users at the time of this review. The same mini desktop is available with an Intel i5 processor and 128GB SSD at about 200 dollars more at the time of this review. Please note that this item is returnable until the end of January 2021 if purchased from Amazon.com (As of 8 November 2020). ACEPC AK2 Mini PC weighs 1.54 pounds and measures 5.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 inches, comes with a VESA mount and can be placed behind your monitor or TV.
The quarter 4 of 2016 release quad-core Intel Celeron J3455 processor (2M cache, 4 cores, 4 threads) works at the speeds of 1.5GHz up to 2.3GHz for a mid-range performance for your daily tasks. It has a PassMark benchmark score of 2267 and the typical TDP- Thermal Design Power is 10 watts. 8GB DDR3 RAM is a generous amount with its multitasking capability, supported by the lower mid-range Celeron J3455’s multitasking power. You can have a few browser tabs and a couple of apps running at the same time without running into any delays.
120GB mSATA SSD local storage is also a decent amount, although some of it will be occupied by the Windows operating system. And it will help you achieve a quick and very responsive user experience overall. You will feel the difference when opening the files, starting or shutting down the PC. This mini system offers options for DIY storage expanding through the internal 2.5″ SSD/HDD (up to 2TB), the USB 3.0 port by adding an external SSD/HDD or by adding up to 128GB SD Card. Windows 10 Pro 64-bit comes pre-installed on this machine and you can start using it straight away.
The built-in graphics card is the entry level Intel HD 500 with a video card benchmark score of 310 at the moment. And it would be adequate for the usual daily graphics stuff like web browsing, video streaming and playing the simple non-demanding games at acceptable settings and resolutions. Connectivity options include the dual band 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.2, Gigabit Ethernet, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 2 x HDMI 1.4 ports, a headphone/microphone port, a TF Card Port, a microSD card reader, DC in and Power button.
It is promoted as an intelligent mini computer with the Auto Power On and Wake on LAN. You can use this PC as a mobile office computer, a light PC for presentations in schools, meetings for projectors and exhibitions. It supports dual 4K UHD high resolution displays through the two HDMI ports. In the box you’ll get the ACEPC K2 Mini PC, a power adapter, a HDMI cable and a user manual. You can’t expect to perform very difficult tasks like multimedia editing or playing the demanding games. But as a mini desktop PC for your daily tasks it works very well and comes with a good range of connectivity and user-friendly features. We think that it is great value at the current price level. It is offered with a 12-month satisfaction guarantee along with a lifetime tech support. You can contact their customer service team if you have any queries before buying it or when using it.