Now it was a long time since we saw a miniPC in Stick format and today we found the small MINISFORUM S40. This is a very interesting format for some uses and more if like this it has a dual Video output, HDMI + DisplayPort, with the ability to get 4K@60fps resolutions, something rare and that makes it very attractive for example for digital signage.
The MINISFORUM S40 includes a Celeron N4000 processor with 4/64GB a basic configuration but that can move Windows 10 Pro with office programs and multimedia players if we do not need a lot of power. We also note that the small box is well gridded and that inside to facilitate cooling we see a small fan and a heatsink.
Processor, RAM and storage
The miniPC MINISFORUM S40 includes an Intel Celeron N4000 processor a dual core with a consumption of only 6W TPD and x86 cores capable of reaching 2.60Ghz in turbo mode and that includes an Intel HD Graphics 600 GPU with 12EU and a maximum speed of 650 Mhz that is capable of playing 4K@60fps video. On board we have 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB of eMMc storage memory that we can expand thanks to the included microSD card reader.
At the level of wireless connectivity despite its size we have good options since we have Bluetooth 5.0 and WiFi aC Dual Band connectivity. At the connector level, it has a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, exclusive port for HDMI 2.0 video outputs and power, and mini DisplayPort. It also includes a Kensington Lock security anchor and as an operating system we have Windows 10 PRO. Note that among the included accessories we have an HDMI to DisplayPort adapter.
Price and availability
- The MINISFORUM S40 miniPC can be purchased at Banggood.com for $ 189.99 with shipping included.