ACEPC AK1 Mini PC design, hardware, review, Flash sale at Gearbest

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Today computer standards in terms of power are some how “enough” for everyone, whether you are a home user or a student, a barebone PC has the enough power to fulfill all your needs. Many brands knows that, even the big ones like Hp or Lenovo, every has a MiniPc in their product list. Small Brands knows too, ACEPC is the case, recently bring the AcePC AK1 to the market, a low budget but fully loaded MiniPC.

Design

Today we show you again an interesting miniPC, in the box we find the AK1 next to the power adapter and HDMI cable, that’s all you need to transform your flat TV into a computer or you can recycle an old monitor. IT has a classic design, made from black plastic, with a square shape. But there’s another part of AcePC design, among other details, we see that there’s actually a compartment that woks like a Dock where you can install a HDD or SSD to increase performance.

Hardware

ACEPC AK1 integrates state-of-the-art Intel Apollo Lake processor specifically the Intel Celeron J3455, a Quadcore capable of reaching 2.24GHz and integrates an Intel HD Graphics 500 GPU. Inside it has integrated 4Gb of DDR3L RAM, 32Gb of eMMC (5.0) of storage memory, Intel 3165aC dual band WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. In terms of storage we also have a dock that is installed in the bottom where to accommodate a 2.5 “disk drive. At the connectivity level we have two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 3.0 Type-C port, micro SD card reader, HDMI 1.4 port, Gigabit network connector and 3.5mm audio jack.

Review

The dock is included as standard in the base configuration, inside the main body there’s an active fan to cool the system, this two features made the AcePC K1 a solid piece of hardware and that’s something customers wants. Also we have original Windows 10 as the operating system pre-installed and activated.

The base configuration of RAM and ROM are plenty enough to run the basic software to work; office, web browser and multimedia software. For multimedia, you can install the new version of Kodi so you can have fun  while you are in your dorm-room, since the K1 is capable of playing 4K @60fps media.

Conclusion

AcePC did a nice move bringing a great feature to the MiniPC market, those affordable ones, we are talking about the dock system. We really wanted that AcePC went above giving the option to make an stack of external drive, hope they read this and consider this option for future AK1’s. At this moment this bare-bone PC is on flash sale at Gearbest with an super affordable price, just $159.99 USD with free shipping.

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