MINISFORUM S40: A Mini-PC that harks back to the Intel Compute Stick with 64 GB of storage, active cooling and a dual-core processor
It has been a few years since Intel released its Compute Stick, its miniature PC designed to be used as a media centre. While that project has not yielded any new generations, the MINISFORUM S40 retains the spirit of the Compute Stick experiment. The device is available to purchase from Banggood for US$139.99 plus US$2.31 shipping. The S40 is available with either an EU or US plug, but only ships from Banggood's Chinese warehouse.
The S40 measures 133 x 46 mm and weighs 300 g, but MINISFORUM has still managed to include plenty of components. The machine is powered by an Intel Celeron N4000 processor, along with 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64 GB of eMMC flash storage. The S40 is actively cooled and has a built-in modem that supports Bluetooth 5.0 and up to 802.11 ac Wi-Fi.
The device can connect to a monitor via its HDMI 2.0 port or its mini DisplayPort. There is also a microSD card slot, a two USB Type-A ports and Kensington Lock slot. A USB Type-C port, meanwhile, provides power to the S40. According to the manufacturer, the machine can be connected to two 4K displays simultaneously at 60 Hz.