ACEPC AK1 Mini PC Intel Celeron J3455 Windows10 4GB DDR3 + 32GB eMMC 1000M LAN BT4.0 + SSD expansion module - £118.33 @ Gearbest
232°Expired

ACEPC AK1 Mini PC Intel Celeron J3455 Windows10 4GB DDR3 + 32GB eMMC 1000M LAN BT4.0 + SSD expansion module - £118.33 @ Gearbest

33
Found 18th Aug 2017Edited by:"reddit"
UPDATE:

Having received one of these things a couple of days ago, I've decided that based upon my experience, not to recommend it.

Disappointing eMMC speeds.
Whilst supposedly having full SATA 3 support, the benchmarks from a connected SSD were also disappointing.
It overheated, consistently reaching 95C.

The manufacturers website has a contact us page with an Outlook.com address, where they also can't even post the address in the right format.

Even when mailing them they do not respond.

They also had a comments section on the site but they have removed it because some were making complaints and seemingly asking awkward questions that their slow support either did not answer or could not with anything that resembled unambiguous replies, which indicates that they either do not know their product or have something to hide.

Either way, it makes the company look distinctly dodgy to me, so sent it back today and even though I can't rule out having received a faulty one, the lack of response from them made me distrustful at this point.

I hope the experience of others is better but I can't personally recommend it. right now.


Use coupon code GBAAK1 to bring price down.


Looks like a good spec for the price, especially with the SSD expansion module.

Hardware:
CPU:Intel Celeron J3455
GPU:Intel HD Graphics 500
RAM:4GB DDR3L
ROM:32GB eMMC
WiFi:Ac3165 Dual Band,2.4G/5G
LAN: Ethernet RJ45 10/100/1000M
Bluetooth: BT V4.0

Interface:
USB ports: 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 2x Type C
Card reader: TF Card (up to 128GB)
HDMI Port :HDMI 2.0 (Gearbest ad states 1.4 but manufacturers site says 2.0)
Microphone audio: 3.5mm Microphone jack x1


Package Includes:
1 * AK1 Mini PC
1 * Power Adapter
1 * User Manual
1 * HDMI Cable
1 * VESA bracket
Community Updates

Groups

33 Comments
I'm probably just being stupid, but where does it say that it comes with the expansion module?
What do you use these for?
Original Poster
agitatedclimax7 m ago

I'm probably just being stupid, but where does it say that it comes with …I'm probably just being stupid, but where does it say that it comes with the expansion module?


It's an integral part of the unit.

The site pictures show it too.

This is the official site.

iacepc.com/ace…k1/
Edited by: "reddit" 18th Aug 2017
Can you connect microphone and speakers to this?
Original Poster
TBC151 m ago

Can you connect microphone and speakers to this?


Looking at the specs it does have a 3.5mm audio jack for microphone.
Tip: Check the shipping options. The default free shipping is shown, which will get the stuff to you before xmas ;).
But there are other free options available that are faster. And full expedited delivery has some cheap routes, too.
pete_l10 m ago

Tip: Check the shipping options. The default free shipping is shown, which …Tip: Check the shipping options. The default free shipping is shown, which will get the stuff to you before xmas ;).But there are other free options available that are faster. And full expedited delivery has some cheap routes, too.



Which one is leased likely to arouse the interest of customs and excise?
reddit44 m ago

Looking at the specs it does have a 3.5mm audio jack for microphone.


and speakers?
Original Poster
TBC159 m ago

and speakers?


You would have to ask the manufacturer that one to be sure.

They do have a comments section on their site, so worth asking there.
TBC1511 m ago

and speakers?



you can see down the page on the 5th large picture there is a headphone socket on the right hand side of the unit, this is the standard speaker out on PCs.
still not sure this is good value tho given the risks of customs and the warrenty status.
Edited by: "maddogb" 18th Aug 2017
Hope it’s good just bought one 5-15 days delivery via E post whatever that is.
reddit2 h, 2 m ago

It's an integral part of the unit.The site pictures show it too.This is …It's an integral part of the unit.The site pictures show it too.This is the official site.http://www.iacepc.com/acepc-ak1/


Thanks. Looks like a decent but of kit. I can't find any power consumption figures. The CPU is listed at 10W TDP, but I wonder what the whole unit uses, with an SSD in it. Would be nice to replace my always-on RPI3 with something like this.
You sure do like a mini pc @reddit.
Original Poster
allen4618 m ago

You sure do like a mini pc @reddit.


I'm a sucker for them.

Bought 12 to date.
Original Poster
agitatedclimax27 m ago

Thanks. Looks like a decent but of kit. I can't find any power consumption …Thanks. Looks like a decent but of kit. I can't find any power consumption figures. The CPU is listed at 10W TDP, but I wonder what the whole unit uses, with an SSD in it. Would be nice to replace my always-on RPI3 with something like this.


It's probably a 12v/3a ac adapter supplied, which is par for the course with these boxes.

Actual power usage is always a lot less but depends on the application being used at any one time.
reddit4 h, 51 m ago

I'm a sucker for them.Bought 12 to date.

Nice. Someone to follow as I am interested in getting one!
TBC155 h, 53 m ago

Which one is leased likely to arouse the interest of customs and excise?

​In my experience expedited is the most likely to incur a customs charge, which by itself I would not mind paying too much but the courier also charges an 'administration charge' which is an outrageous amount - I'm looking at you DHL! No doubt they have to charge so much as it involves hand-filling a form, taking it to a far away customs and excise office and having to queue there for ages.
littletime18 m ago

​In my experience expedited is the most likely to incur a customs charge, w …​In my experience expedited is the most likely to incur a customs charge, which by itself I would not mind paying too much but the courier also charges an 'administration charge' which is an outrageous amount - I'm looking at you DHL! No doubt they have to charge so much as it involves hand-filling a form, taking it to a far away customs and excise office and having to queue there for ages.



The handling charges were silly the last time I ordered from somewhere that didn't sort it out at their end; I think the duty came to about a pound but I got very little change out of a tenner once the admin fee was added. This is why Massdrop sales don't appeal to me much: once you've factored in the delivery, any customs fees and the handling fee, it's usually cheaper to buy something similar from the UK.
Does this do HDR? I want to use it for game streaming from my Gaming PC to the living room. I can see it does 4k 60 Hertz but nothing regarding HDR.

I also wanted to use it to watch 4k HDR movies.
Edited by: "MRVISH" 18th Aug 2017
Very tempted. I'm struggling to justify a £120 expense just to build my own cloud though...

Voted hot nonetheless

EDIT: Bought it. I am weak.
Edited by: "ualla" 18th Aug 2017
reddit5 h, 53 m ago

I'm a sucker for them.Bought 12 to date.

Which one is the best so far and which to avoid?
Share your experience pls
Outside1 h, 8 m ago

The handling charges were silly the last time I ordered from somewhere …The handling charges were silly the last time I ordered from somewhere that didn't sort it out at their end; I think the duty came to about a pound but I got very little change out of a tenner once the admin fee was added. This is why Massdrop sales don't appeal to me much: once you've factored in the delivery, any customs fees and the handling fee, it's usually cheaper to buy something similar from the UK.



Bu**er is this specific to the shipping option chosen? As I’ve had tons of stuff delivered from them with no problem.
ualla50 m ago

Very tempted. I'm struggling to justify a £120 expense just to build my …Very tempted. I'm struggling to justify a £120 expense just to build my own cloud though...Voted hot nonethelessEDIT: Bought it. I am weak.



HUKD spreads its magic spell. I can quit any time I like……………………..How much! Get in.
Original Poster
Goal1 h, 58 m ago

Which one is the best so far and which to avoid? Share your experience pls


It all depends on what you want one for, because each may have it's advantages for the price.

Of the Atom/Celeron models though, as the moment I like the Vorke V1 Plus the best and this should theoretically be on par with the features, although the Vorke does have 64Gb of base storage, but a little more expensive.
Wow. This is a shameless rip off of the HP Elite Slice!
reddit15 m ago

It all depends on what you want one for, because each may have it's …It all depends on what you want one for, because each may have it's advantages for the price.Of the Atom/Celeron models though, as the moment I like the Vorke V1 Plus the best and this should theoretically be on par with the features, although the Vorke does have 64Gb of base storage, but a little more expensive.

Thanks.. Agree..
Original Poster
mugen621 m ago

Wow. This is a shameless rip off of the HP Elite Slice!


Yes, in the looks department only at this price, sadly.
reddit11 h, 25 m ago

I'm a sucker for them.Bought 12 to date.


Me to I sent them up for HTPC mainly and sell them on to family when I get bored. I take it this has a fan don't see fanless anywhere.
nice pc, will even do slight gaming.

bit pricey though, the 11.6 acer laptop that i posted the other week, is an almost identical spec , but with the slower 2 core cpu for £115
Just looking for some clarification.

On the merchants page it says External HDD capacity up to 2tb, but on the graphics it only mentions that HDD capacity expansion up to 2tb.

I'm assuming this was just a typo, but can anyone confirm that there is no real limit to the amount/capacity of external HDDs connected through the USB ports?

Thanks.
How do the Intel HD Graphics 500 compare to HD 4000?
Original Poster
Archon6664 h, 39 m ago

Just looking for some clarification.On the merchants page it says External …Just looking for some clarification.On the merchants page it says External HDD capacity up to 2tb, but on the graphics it only mentions that HDD capacity expansion up to 2tb. I'm assuming this was just a typo, but can anyone confirm that there is no real limit to the amount/capacity of external HDDs connected through the USB ports?Thanks.


I'm not sure what you are asking because you have mentioned that both the ad and graphic mention the same thing, so wondered if you meant something else.

The hard disk expansion limit will refer to the maximum size that can be used in the docking bay expansion.

USB hard drive limitations will be dictated to by whatever capacity Windows can accept, which will be 2Tb for an MBR formatted drive and more for GPT.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text