DingDian S3 – A pocket-sized Intel Pentium N6000 mini PC (crowdfunded)

DingDian S3 is an ultra-compact mini pocket PC powered by Intel Pentium Silver N6000 Jasper Lake processor and equipped with 16GB RAM and up to 1TB SSD with two M.2 sockets for SATA or NVMe storage .

The mini PC also includes a 2.5 GbE port, an Intel AX201 WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 M.2 module, a 4K-capable HDMI 2.0 port, four USB ports and a 3.5 mm audio jack.

DingDian S3 Specifications:

  • SoC – 1.10GHz/3.3GHz (Turbo) Intel Pentium Silver N6000 quad-core Jasper Lake processor with Intel UHD Graphics 605; 6.5W TDP
  • System memory – 16 GB LPDDR4
  • Storage – 128GB SATA SSD, 512GB or 1TB NVMe SSD
  • Video output
    • 1 HDMI 2.0 port up to 4Kp60
    • 1x DisplayPort Alt Mode via USB-C port up to 4Kp60
  • Audio – 3.5 audio jack, digital audio via HDMI
  • Networking
    • 2.5 GbE via Intel i225 controller
    • Dual-band Wi-Fi 6 802.11b/g/n/ax and Bluetooth 5.2 via Intel AX201 module
  • USB – 3 USB 3.1 ports, 1 USB Type-C port
  • Expansion – 1x M.2 2280 PCIe socket, 1x M.2 2242 SATA socket
  • Miscellaneous – Power button and LED, cooling fan
  • Power – Via USB-C port
  • Dimensions – 155 x 80 x 19mm
  • Weight – 195 grams

Intel Pentium Silver N6000 Handheld

The manufacturer, Yingboda Intelligent Technology, claims that the S3 mini PC can support Windows 10, Windows 11, as well as Ubuntu 20.04 and later, but does not specify whether the operating system can be selected at the time of ordering. .

If the device and specifications are similar, it’s because the MOREFINE M6 mini PC has the exact same design, but uses an Intel Celeron N5105 quad-core Jasper Lake processor, instead of the Pentium Silver N6000 in DingDian S3, and the company even forgot to change M6 to S3 once in the product description.

You would think that a Pentium N6000 would be faster than a Celeron N5105 from the same Jasper Lake family, but as Liliputing noted, the Pentium Silver N6000 is a 6W 1.1 GHz / 3.3 GHz quad-core processor (Turbo), while the Celeron N5105 is a 10W quad-core processor with a base frequency of 2.0GHz and a turbo frequency of 2.9GHz, so it should perform slightly better than the Pentium SoC.

The DingDian S3 Pocket Pentium N6000 Mini PC recently launched on Kickstarter with a target of $5,000. Rewards start at $249 for the super early bird model with 16GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and go up to $389 with a 1TB SSD. Shipping adds $20 to the total and deliveries should begin in June 2022.

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