I’ve got my hands on the ACEPC t5 so this is a mini Windows PC stick giving you a full-featured Windows 10 experience in a tiny form factor in fact this is the first mini PC stick I’m going to be reviewing out so I look forward to seeing how this one performs so as usual we’ll begin with a quick unboxing followed by our full performance tests including video streaming gaming benchmarks and we’ll see how it compares in our top mini PC performance chart so let’s begin
With the specs, I’ll put the specs on the screen so you guys can have a quick read
The CPU is the intel atom z3580 br3 ram 32 gigs of internal storage single band Wi-Fi b/g/n this supports microSD cards up to 128 gigabytes you’ve got Bluetooth version 4 a fully licensed and activated version of Windows 10 and this supports HDMI version 1.4
What in The Box:
Beginning with a user manual, this comes with a carrying pouch it’s made out of fabric polyester it does feel quite nice you’ve got the ACEPC logo and this will protect your miniP C stick so you’ve got a 5 volt UK adapter here with a micro USB end so which means you can use any micro USB cable you don’t actually have to use this adapter and last but not least the mini PC stick itself.
ACEPC CT 5 is also known as the ACEPC T5 pro if you’re in the UK it’s absolutely tiny it’s made completely from plastic it’s got a black reflective shiny finish you’ve got some ventilation, at the top some logos.
We have an HDMI main connection you can plug this directly into your television or monitor so on right side you’ve got a physical power button a micro USB port and that’s going to be for your power you have two full-sized USB ports including a USB 3 port which is going to be quite useful if we keep going on middle side we have some ventilation and on the left side we have a micro SD card slot which supports a maximum of 128 gigabytes so again very useful we’ve got a few more vents on this side and that brings us back to the HDMI end and this is what the bottom of the stick looks like so quite an impressive build quality it’s absolutely tiny in size.
To give you guys an idea I will bring in the amazon firetv stick so this is how it compares to the fire TV stick I put it on top so you can see the fire TV stick is slightly smaller all the way around I would also like to compare this to a mini PCR bringing the volume V Mac Mini and of course you can see that the HP C is absolutely tiny so that should give you a rough idea of the size of this product so now I’m going to get this hooked up to my TV and capture card.
Boot Up Speed: 25 Seconds
Memory Usable: 19 GB out of 32 GB
Run Youtube Videos: Up tp 1440p
720p Netflix Streaming
We’re gonna find out how good this really is I’ll be right back the first of all I run a bootup speed test and this mini PC took 24 seconds to fully load the desktop from a cold start so here is the Windows 10 desktop if we have a quick look in system properties you will see that we are running a 64-bit version of Windows 10 fully activated and ready for you to enjoy and if we check out the system storage info this mini PC comes with 32 gigs of internal storage from which usable is 28 gigs and from that there are 19 gigs free to use so this comes with all the usual Windows apps you would expect to find including the Windows app store so you can download all your favorite apps and games this is basically a full PC experience in a very compact size, the System is powerful enough to run all your regular Windows applications.
YouTube streaming test you can stream a maximum of 1440p on YouTube Netflix streaming you can stream a maximum of 720p on Netflix
Now this mini PC is also compatible with game streaming from your Playstation 4 or Xbox one and here is a demonstration of my playstation 4 being streamed directly to the mini PC and I’m able to fully control my playstation 4 and play any game with a maximum resolution of 720p
So this mini PC is great for office applications and you can see how quickly Microsoft Word opens up in fact I will simultaneously open up a number of office applications at the same time and as you can see the system handles it very well
n the Wi-Fi speed test we’ve got download speeds of 22 megabits per second and upload speeds of 6 megabits per second.
In the antutu benchmark test we got a total score of a7 0 5519 so let’s see how that compares with the others so here is my top performing mini-pc chart for 2018 showing you all the latest mini PCs and seeing how they compare with each other so this little HPC has achieved position 8 on this chart you can view all my latest charts online at chick’s tech comm and read them at your leisure so there you have it guys that was the HPC mini Windows PC stick so let’s break it down with some pros and cons so here we have an affordable tiny mini PC stick running a full version of Windows 10 home as you would find in a full-size PC this product is great for office applications email web browsing coding graphic design and I also enjoyed streaming content on Netflix Prime YouTube and holy now I would not recommend this mini PC for gaming unless it’s very basic games as I didn’t experience some lag during asphalt 8 however all the basic games like candy crush played are very well now you havea solid Wi-Fi connection with decent speeds and to my surprise there is actually a mini cooling fan built-in which turns on and off automatically when needed the fan is silent and does a very good job of keeping the system running cool there is a limitation of 32 gigs and I feel this is not enough for Windows however I am quite happy to see that there is a micro SD card slot included allowing you to expand up to 128 gigabytes bottom line for the price this is a great mini office PC stick and I’ll be personally using my wand for programming web browsing and lots of video streaming