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This tiny HDMI stick PC has a unique feature found nowhere else

Minisforum S41 PC - $129 at Banggood

Minisforum S41 PC - $129 at Banggood
This HDMI stick PC comes with an Intel Celeron N4100 processor, Intel UHD 600 graphics, 4GB of DDR4 RAM, 64GB of storage and Windows 10 Pro. It's also 54 percent off its regular price on Banggood right now. Pick it up while you can for $129 at the time of writing with the codeĀ BG01S411

(Ed: Check out the indepth review of the Minisforum S41 PC)

The Minisforum S41 PC is not your standard computer; it is one of the very few HDMI stick PCs that have recently appeared on the market and while we don’t necessarily embrace that form factor enthusiastically for a number of reasons, we do acknowledge that it has its uses especially in the B2B market where it can be used with digital signage, large format displays etc.

At 133 x 46mm for a weight of 115g, it is a far more compact way to transport a PC around; it is powered by an active fan which Minisforum claims is relatively quiet (only 30dB). It is powered by a 15W power supply unit that plugs via a Type-C port; you should be able to power it using a standard Type-C adaptor (like that of a recent smartphone) or even an emergency battery charger.

The S41 is the first product that we have come across that uses the 14nm Intel Celeron N4120 processor; it is a quad-core, 4-thread model with 4MB cache and a base frequency of 1.1GHz. Its TDP of 6W propels it amongst the ranks of the best balanced entry-level Intel processors out there.

The rest of the specification includes a MiniDP output (which means that it can drive two 4K monitors), a microSD connector, two USB 3.0 ports, a Kensington lock, 4GB LPDDR4 system memory, 64GB eMMC storage, Windows 10, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0. The vendor provided a miniDP-to-DP cable as well as a HDMI cable converter.

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Desire Athow

Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Then followed a weekly tech column in a local business magazine in Mauritius, a late night tech radio programme called Clicplus and a freelancing gig at the now-defunct, Theinquirer, with the legendary Mike Magee as mentor. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global techfests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. He has an affinity for anything hardware and staunchly refuses to stop writing reviews of obscure products or cover niche B2B software-as-a-service providers.