ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance 2018

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

The idea of computers in the form of a “flash drive” seems to have “gone to the people”.

After the release of Intel’s “reference” version of the Intel Compute Stick, several companies have already submitted their versions of such devices.

ACEPC T5 Pocket Mini PC Stick Intel Z8350

Price: $100.0 with coupon: GBCNA

Power Consumption: 10W, RAM: 2GB, ROM: 32GB, OS: Windows 10, Interface: TF card, USB2.0 and USB3.0 , Intel Cherry Trail Z8350 Quad Core 1.92GHz

ACEPC T5 Pocket Mini PC Stick Intel Z8350

Price: $100.0 with coupon: GBCNA

Power Consumption: 10W, RAM: 2GB, ROM: 32GB, OS: Windows 10, Interface: TF card, USB2.0 and USB3.0 , Intel Cherry Trail Z8350 Quad Core 1.92GHz

In our editorial board managed to visit the Chinese manufacturer mini-PC called ACEPC T5 in our review. Now it was time to look at the “computer-on-board” from ACEPC in 2018. Let’s start with specifications of ACEPC T5.

ACEPC T5: Specifications

CPU: Intel Cherry Trail Z8350 Quad Core 1.92GHz
GPU: Intel Gen 8-LP
RAM: 2GB
Internal memory: 32GB and TF up to 64GB
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
OS: Windows 10
Connections: TF card,USB2.0 and USB3.0
Weight: 51grams
Dimensions: 115 x 40 x 15mm
Price: $100

ACEPC T5: Packaging

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

The ACEPC T5 comes in a small neat box, on which you can find the technical specifications of the device and its connection diagram.

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

Inside, except for the mini-PC Stick itself, a power supply unit, a USB-micro-USB cable, an HDMI extension cable and a user’s manual are also found.

As you can see, the bundle is generally standard for this type of device – a set sufficient for connecting and starting work (assuming, of course, that you already have a wireless keyboard and mouse kit).

ACEPC T5: Design and Appearance

The dimensions of the ACEPC T5 in our analisis are 115 by 40 by 15mm – in height and width it is about the same as the mini-PCs from Intel, but much thicker.

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

The case is made of black matte plastic, however, fingerprints on it appear with the same ease as on the gloss.

So, a particularly thrifty user may prefer not to peel off the protective film (especially since it is glued so neatly that you notice it is far from being immediate).

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

However, it is given that the device is almost certainly located behind the monitor or TV and will not be seen again, it can not be called a serious fault.

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

All connectors are focused on the side faces, on the top panel is the activity indicator, ventilation grille, and the manufacturer’s logo.

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

The HDMI connector hides and the device can be connected to the monitor either directly. Also, if it is difficult to access the video input, through the supplied HDMI extension cable.

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

On one of the side, faces are a full-size USB2.0 and USB3.0 ports for connecting peripherals, a micro-USB connector for power supply and a power button.

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

On the second side of ACEPC T5 in the test, there is a microSD card reader. Also on both faces, you can find small ventilation holes.

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

Unfortunately, it can not get power for HDMI (more precisely, MHL), so the use of external power is mandatory.

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

Optimum, of course, will be a complete power supply (5.2V/2A) with the usual micro-USB connector. But if you want, you can try to power it from the USB connectors located on the TV/monitor (if, of course, they can provide the necessary power).

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

Note that the native PSU cable length is relatively small (1 m), so the user will have to take care of the presence of a free outlet in the radius of his reach.

ACEPC T5: Hardware and Performance

The hardware of ACEPC T5 in our review does not bring any surprises. So, this mini-PC, like the two previously discussed, is based on the Intel Cherry Trail Z8350 processor.

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

This is a quad-core SoC model with a base frequency of 1.33GHz which can be accelerated to 1.92GHz under load.

In general, this is a typical model used for tablets based on the Intel platform. Slightly faster versions of this family are also used for affordable models of compact notebooks.

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

The integrated video core of Intel Gen 8-LP Graphics includes 4 executive units, while the frequency of the GPU can vary within the range of 311-664 MHz.

The Intel Cherry Trail Z8350 memory controller allows you to use 2GB of RAM in single-channel mode (DDR3L-1333). This is the amount of RAM installed in the IdeaCentre Stick 300.

The system of ACEPC T5 is also equipped with a built-in eMMC flash drive with a capacity of 32GB.

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

For working with wireless networks, the Realtek RTL8723BS controller, which provides Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n and Bluetooth 4.0 communication, is responsible.

On the considered modification ACEPC T5 is initially installed the operating system Windows 10. This uses a 32-bit version of the OS which is quite logical given the available amount of RAM.

ACEPC T5: Benchmarks and Tests

The free upgrade to Windows 10 system reports that 24GB of internal memory is available, of which under the OS is occupied exactly half – thus, the user remains only 12 GB.

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

High-speed performance of the internal drive is low, in this sense, ACEPC T5 is inferior to Intel Compute Stick and shows results comparable to those obtained in the MODECOM FreePC – which is not surprising, given that both of these mini-PCs have Kingston drives installed.

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

As we noted earlier, the performance of a mini-PC Stick in the test on this platform is quite enough for typical office tasks (editing text documents, spreadsheets, etc.), as well as web surfing.

Although the presence of only 2GB of RAM (of which right after loading the system is still slightly more than 900 MB) will probably not like gluttonous browsers like Chrome when you open a large number of tabs RAM will quickly end.

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

The results shown in Cinebench R15 are almost the same as those of the Intel Compute Stick. The minimal lag of the ACEPC T5 in both benchmarks is probably due to a somewhat slower flash memory.

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

As a gaming system, it is suitable only for casual games that do not make serious demands on the video system. But with video playback, it copes much better: Youtube-video 1080p60 was played smoothly and smoothly.

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

Also, the usual “local” 4K video connected by USB drives when using hardware decoding was also played without problems.

As you can see, in terms of hardware decoding support this system is all right. In addition, with the support of DXVA, it easily copes with video streams with any, the most “heavy” bitrate.

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

This allows you to use the ACEPC T5 in the analisis as a media player just connect it to a TV and install a software media center. For example, Kodi (formerly XBMC), then, for greater ease of management, attach to it any gyroscopic remote control with a keyboard or a special multimedia keyboard with a built-in touchpad, designed for “sofa” use.

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

The built-in drive is 32GB the same as the Intel Compute Stick and 2 times more than the MODECOM FreePC.

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

This amount of “enough” is enough for the OS itself and the minimum set of programs, so the user will probably want to build up internal memory using a microSD card.

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

Like the Intel Compute Stick, the ACEPC T5 in the test uses an active cooling system. It works quite quietly, but under load, it, of course, can be heard – the noise is clearly distinct from a distance of about a meter, but with two or three in a quiet room to dismantle the fan noise is already problematic.

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

The temperature in idle was 58 degrees, which is comparable with the indicators of MODECOM FreePC (in which passive cooling is used), but under load, the temperature increased insignificantly – up to 62-63 degrees (against 75-80 for the device from MODECOM).

The maximum result was obtained by running for half an hour Furmark – while the temperature SoC rose to 68 degrees, and the fan was clearly heard from a distance of 3-4 meters.

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

The ACEPC T5 has two full-sized USB ports, so the user will most likely have to get an additional USB hub. So, you can do without it only when you connect the keyboard/mouse through one common receiver (and provided that external drives to the mini-PC will not be connected, and all the content it will receive from the local network via Wi-Fi).

ACEPC T5: Conclusions and Reviews

ACEPC T5 Pocket Mini PC Stick in this reviews on-board based on the Intel Cherry Trail Z8350. So, we can state that its good volume of the internal drive (and its manufacturer), in the number of USB ports, in the use of active or passive cooling.

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

Of course, in the design (although we must admit that all three devices also look very similar to each other and differ mainly in the manufacturer’s logo).

In this case, the ACEPC version is much closer to the Intel Compute Stick than the device from MODECOM in terms of configuring.

Given their performance, such Pocket Mini PC Sticks can be used both for web surfing and ordinary office tasks and as a media center connected to the TV.

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance and Low Price 2018

In addition, thanks to the ultra-compact dimensions of the ACEPC T5, you can find a more exotic application.

For example, as a “pocket” PC, which can be carried around and connected to any workplace where there are a free monitor and a keyboard with a mouse.

ACEPC T5: Price and Where to buy cheaper?

At the moment you can already buy a new pocket PC ACEPC T5 with the good and low price for only $100 with a coupon: GBCNA.

ACEPC T5 Pocket Mini PC Stick Intel Z8350

Price: $100.0 with coupon: GBCNA

Power Consumption: 10W, RAM: 2GB, ROM: 32GB, OS: Windows 10, Interface: TF card, USB2.0 and USB3.0 , Intel Cherry Trail Z8350 Quad Core 1.92GHz

ACEPC T5 Pocket Mini PC Stick Intel Z8350

Price: $100.0 with coupon: GBCNA

Power Consumption: 10W, RAM: 2GB, ROM: 32GB, OS: Windows 10, Interface: TF card, USB2.0 and USB3.0 , Intel Cherry Trail Z8350 Quad Core 1.92GHz

As you can see this is a good portable PC at an affordable price which is good for office or surfing work on the Internet in 2018.

ACEPC T5 Review: Tiny PC with Good Performance 2018 was last modified: March 24th, 2018 by Boby Sanburn

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