REVIEW – A few months ago I tested the ACEMAGICIAN AMR5 mini PC and I loved it so much that it is the PC that I used most frequently in my home office for regular browsing, documents, and audio and video editing. Last month, my EDC laptop developed an issue with the power port that will likely require me to open the laptop and replace the port. Since I really would prefer not to do that work on a laptop that is a few years old, I decide to look into buying a new one with the specs that I at least needed and hopefully it would be cost-effective. While in that process, I received the opportunity to test and review this ACEMAGICIAN AMD Ryzen 5 5600U Mini PC. In my mind, it was small enough and powerful enough to be my new EDC PC if it performed well and if I could of course carry the necessary accessories in a compact and manageable way that would fit nicely into my backpack.
What is it?
The ACEMAGICIAN AMD Ryzen 5 5600U Mini PC comes with Windows 11 Pro installed and is equipped with 16GB DDR4 ram, a 512GB M.2 2280 SSD, AMD Radeon Graphics 7 1800 MHz that supports 4K FPS video playback, Dual Ethernet, HDMI, USC-C and DisplayPort video connections for Triple Display, USB -A and USB-C ports, WiFi5 and Bluetooth 4.2.
What’s in the box?
- 1 x ACEMAGICIAN AMD Ryzen 5 5600U Mini PC
- 1 x AC Adapter
- 1 x HDMI Cable
- 1 x VESA Mount
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 x Accessory Kit to Install Additional 2.5 SSD
Operating System: Windows 11 Pro
Item Weight: 2.51 pounds
Product Dimensions: 5.19 x 5.19 x 1.96 inches
Item Dimensions LxWxH: 5.19 x 5.19 x 1.96 inches
Processor Brand: AMD
Number of Processors: 7
Computer Memory Type: DDR4 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size: 16 GB
Hard Drive Interface: Solid State
Design and features
- Mini PC Ryzen 5 5600U Processor: ACEMAGICIAN mini desktop computer is equipped with AMD Ryzen 5 5600U(6 Cores 12 Threads, max turbo to 4.2 GHz, 16MB Cache,7nm process, TDP 15W), mini gaming computer preinstalled Windows 11Pro, which creates a very smooth experience for your visually home entertainment, streaming video, Web browsing, work, and games.
- Large Memory & Expandable Storage Options: Micro pc is built-in 16GB DDR4 RAM dual channel ( Up to 3200MHz, can be upgraded up to 64GB MAX ) 512GB M.2 SSD NGFF 2280, SSD supports upgrade storage to 2TB (Not included) and Through 2.5-inch HDD up to 2T （Not included). Support auto-boot function, set in the BIOS. The innovative design of dual gigabit ethernet port provides extending more applications for you, such as firewalls, multichannel aggregation, soft routing, file storage servers, etc
- 4K Three-Screen Display & VESA Bracket: Mini computer comes with AMD Radeon Graphics 7 1800 MHz provides powerful graphics processing and supports 4K FPS video playback, Bringing you smooth and gorgeous visual effects.HDMI-DP-TYPE-C allows you to connect three displays at the same time. You can easily work and play with three screens, greatly improving your efficiency. The desktop pc comes with a VESA bracket to allow you to hang the computer tower behind the monitor.
- Efficient Heat Dissipation & Stable Network: High-efficiency cooling fan, pure copper heat pipe, large area air duct design, With a silent control chip, heat dissipation without noise, heat dissipation performance increased by 40%, the smooth operation. small computers latest wireless connectivity with 802.11ac Dual Band 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi and support WIFI5 and Bluetooth4.2 have faster connection speed and better anti-interference bringing you a better Internet experience.
- Perfect multi-functional interface: Mini pc windows 11 pro has a multi-functional interface with 1 x DP, 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 2 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port, 1 x HDMI port, 1 x audio input/output,1x TYPE-C. Make your office and other uses barrier-free, support the use of multiple devices, and as servers, monitoring equipment, office equipment, monitors, projectors, and other multimedia equipment and commercial equipment. We also provide lifetime technical support,7 Day / 24-hour service.
The ACEMAGICIAN AMD Ryzen 5 5600U Mini PC Is a small lightweight and compact device. The case is made of plastic. It features all of the ports along the front and back and cooling vents on the sides. The power button is on the top left corner of the front of the case.
There is not much setup needed for this ACEMAGICIAN AMD Ryzen 5 5600U Mini PC since it is much like any other PC with Windows OS. I did notice some strange restarts and in the beginning, it made me start the process again for some unknown reason. Once I was past that it was smooth sailing.
The ACEMAGICIAN AMD Ryzen 5 5600U Mini PC runs smoothly and easily and handles applications like Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition, and just about any office application. I would easily guess that it would handle most games as well, but I am not a gamer. To give you an idea of performance, I used a couple of applications. First I used CPUID to confirm some of the specs. Here are some screenshots from that app:
Next, I used Cinebench to perform a benchmark test. Here are those screenshots:
I have not overclocked the CPU as I have no need to, but this can be done with the Ryzen.
Lastly, I performed another Benchmark test with Novabench just because I am used to that application:
The photo below shows how I sometimes connect the ACEMAGICIAN AMD Ryzen 5 5600U Mini PC for my daily use:
What I like
- The compact, portable, and sleek design
- It is well built
- The versatile connectivity including the options of HDMI and DisplayPort
- It is relatively powerful and runs quietly
What I’d change
- This a more of a personal issue, but I do not like the location of the power button. It is easily touched by accident and the slightest touch will put the PC into sleep mode
The ACEMAGICIAN AMD Ryzen 5 5600U Mini PC is a well-built mini PC that provides enough connectivity for most use cases and performs well enough to handle every application I have tested and use daily and in my opinion likely most of the games I have seen my friends play. I am not a gamer so I have no qualified authority to be decisive in that area, but I am otherwise very pleased. I have replaced my EDC laptop with a power issue with this mini PC and a foldable keyboard. I leave a 15.6″ 4K portable monitor at work and one at home. This works for me for now. I give ACEMAGICIAN a well done and two thumbs up for this mini PC.
Price: $318 – Amazon; $475 – ACEMAGICIAN
Where to buy: ACEMAGICIAN Website (save $180 with code: AM06PRO180 expires 3-31/23 23:59 PST) and Amazon
Source: The sample of this product was provided by ACEMAGICIAN