Unboxing Newsmay AC8 Intel Jasper Lake Celeron N5105 Mini PC

Newsmay AC8 is a new fanless computer from Newsmay Technology, a small mini PC that allows us to use industrial, desktop or multimedia without noise. You can buy it from Newegg.com / Aliexpress.com / Globalsources.com for a very good price.

Meet Newsmay AC8 Mini PC
Would you like to get a great compact mini-PC, which, due to its size, will significantly save space on the desktop, and it also has very good features? Newsmay took care of this request by launching a new model called AC8 Mini PC. This small computer has a powerful Intel Jasper Lake N5105 processor, 4GB LPDDR4 RAM and a SSD installed with 128GB storage. The Newsmay AC8 Mini PC has a design that reminds us of the Intel NUC models, with beautiful honeycomb design. On the front we have the Power On / Off button with blue status LED light, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, 3.5mm audio jack output, 3.5mm mic in, micro SD card slot and the Kensington Lock. In the back we have the other connectors: LAN Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port, another two USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI & one VGA & one DS video output ports & DC in port. In the lower area we find four rubber feet with the fixing screws of the lid. This mini PC has the option to hang it on a VESA support included and we also have onr HDMI cable to use. This ergonomic design also reflects Newsmay mini PC’s customer-centric philosophy.

This minicomputer’s compact small size, durability, high reliability, universal performance and low power requirement help users getting much better computing experience. Netflix, HBOmax, Youtube 4K – everything works just fine, AC8 Mini PC giving you the ultimate in streaming performance. The smaller size expands the scope of application, and the design is still suitable for the office. Three monitors can be connected at the same time. The built-in silent fan is helpful for heat dissipation. The plastic shell is light, so that you can put it in a travel bag and take it with you on trips. Furthermore, you can use a mounting bracket to attach it to the back of your monitor.

This small PC has the efficient Intel Jasper Lake generation manufactured in 10 nm, has a low power consumption of 10W but can also be achieved with other variants with only 6W. Inside its small case we have two DDR4 SODIMM slots, an M.2 2280 SATA drive that we can swap out and multiple connection ports including a triple video output. It is fully compatible with Windows 11 or Linux.

Newsmay AC8 Mini PC BIOS
The American Megatrends BIOS of Newsmay AC8 Mini PC is not rich in features and options, without too many items. There are 4 tabs in settings, with a few options each: Main, Security, Boot, Save & Exit.

I have made a BIOS back-up of Newsmay AC8 Mini PC, you can download it from here. I advise everyone to make a copy of a working BIOS, if possible, before doing BIOS experiments. To do that you can simple use the provided Aptio AfuWin64 software. If you disabled USB in the BIOS, or if you did another mess in device BIOS, only overwriting NVRAM can reset BIOS settings. In this way, there is no need to open the case, to teardown the device to be able to reset the CMOS. All the actions are made from Windows environment, so your Mini PC has to be able to boot into Windows. All the following actions that are you will do next are entirely at your own risk.

BIOS details
Archive name: AC8 BIOS Backup
Archive size: 6.33 MB
Archive content: BIOS back-up file & AfuWin64
Bios file: AC8.rom
BIOS Vendor: American Megatrends
Core version: 5.19 / 05.19
BIOS version: XMSY-BI-M8_J_X01R110-F00A-000-8.5W-90C
Firmware ID: M8JX01R10
Version: 2.21.1278
Compliancy: UEFI 2.7; PI 1.6
BIOS Chip Name: Winbond 25X/Q Series

Newsmay AC8 Mini PC Drivers
Newsmay AC8 Mini PC came with Windows 10 Pro 64-bit edition version. This version was activated and everything wass just ok. All the drivers were correctly installed and untill now everything runs just great. The Windows version was 21H1 Build 19043.928 but I easily updated to version Windows 11 Pro version 21H2 Build 22000.708.

Installed drivers for: Audio inputs and outputs, Bluetooth, Computer, Disk drives, Display adapters, Firmware, Human Interface Devices, IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, Keyboards, Mice and other pointing devices, Monitors, Network adapters, Print queues, Processors, SD host adapters, Security devices, Sound, video and game controllers, Storage controllers, System devices and Universal Serial Bus controllers.

I extracted with DoubleDriver the drivers for Windows 11 Pro version 21H2, you can download the archive from here. Use the provided Double Driver application (as Admin) to simply restore the missing drivers from your collection, just locate the extracted folder.

About System
Device name: AC8
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) N5105 @ 2.00GHz 2.00 GHz
Installed RAM: 4.00 GB (3.78 GB usable)
Storage: 128GB SSD
System type: 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Pen and touch: No pen or touch input is available for this display
Edition: Windows 11 Pro
Version: 21H2
Installed on: 5/30/2022
OS build: 22000.708
Experience: Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22000.708.0

To install or upgrade to Windows 11, the device met all the minimum hardware requirements:
– Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with two or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or system on a chip (SoC).
– RAM: 4 gigabytes (GB) or greater.
– Storage: 64 GB* or greater available storage is required to install Windows 11. Additional storage space might be required to download updates and enable specific features.
– Graphics card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later, with a WDDM 2.0 driver.
– System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable.
– TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0.

Newsmay AC8 Mini PC Features
– Triple display output. AC8 supports 3 display output simultaneously or Synchronization vision via Display port(4K/60Hz), HDMI (4K60Hz) and D-Sub (FHD@30Hz), expanding desktop by multiplying your screen area as well as providing more productivity and usefulness.
– Honeycomb Design + Quiet Operation with Fanless Design. With the innovative honeycomb matte black design, its unique appearance is synonymous with passive fanless thermal solution and silent performance, it is the artwork of mini-PC.
– Easily to update. If you want to upgrade your mini PC, all need have to is remove 2 screws at the bottom cover to gain access and replace the memory modules and 2280 SSD storage slots. It’s just that simple.
– 6 USB port for all your needs. AC8 offers abundant USB devices connectivity, featuring four easily accessible USB ports on the front panel including USB3.0 x 2 +USB2.0 x 2.
– Micro SD reader. Features microSD Card Reader to access photo from digital camera and offer extra storage space.
– Wireless Connectivity. AC8 supports an M.2 2230 slot for Wireless + Bluetooth module to offer wider connectivity. Optional Intel® AC-3168 Wi-Fi card.
– The all rounder. Good for a single task, great at multi-functioning, and amazing for many needs. It is home computer, the office worksation, the digital powerhouse behind the large single or multi-display digital billboard, the perfect thin client, the brains behind the casino or pinball machine, the living room entertainment, the server host, and the list of users goes on and on.

Newsmay AC8 Mini PC Ports
1 x Power On / Off button
1 x DC in port
4 x USB 3.0 port
2 x USB 2.0 port
1 x Micro SD slot
1 x RJ45 1000M Gigabit LAN port
1 x HDMI 2.0 port
1 x VGA video output
1 x DisplayPort (DP) video output
1 x Mic in Audio Jack
1 x Headphone Line out
1 x LED light
1 x free SODIMM DDR4 RAM slot (internal)
1 x VESA support
1 x Kensington Lock Security Slot

Newsmay AC8 Mini PC Specs
CPU: Intel® Jasper lake Processor Celeron N5105 (Quad core, 2.0GHz~2.9GHz) TPD 10W
GPU: Intel UHD graphics 600
Memory: 4GB SO-DIMM DDR4, Support Extension to 32GB
Storage: M.2 2280 SATA SSD
Video output: HDMI + DP + VGA ports
WiFi: WiFi IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac / m.2 PCIe slot
Bluetooth: v4.0
LAN: 1000 Mbps Gigabit ethernet
Power Input: Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
Power Output: 12V / 2.5A
Work/Storage Environment: -10°C–45°C,30%–85% Humidity/-20°C–60°C,10%–90% Humidity
Color: Black
VESA Support: 70×70/100x100mm
Chassis size: 127*127*48mm
Chassis material: plastic
OS version: Windows 10 Pro version 21H1 Build 19043.928 easily updated to Windows 11 Pro version 21H2 Build 22000.708

Package Content
1 x Newsmay AC8 Mini PC
1 x Power Adapter model HS-ZC481202500ER
1 x Wall mounted bracket
1 x HDMI cable (80 cm)
6 x Screw

Unboxing Photo Album with Hi-Rez images here. Official webpage here. More about Newsmay devices here.

About Newsmay. Newsmay, is one of the most professional mini-PC manufacture and qualified vendor. At the very beginning, we R & D TV Box motherboard and supply to factory clients in China. From 2014, based on Intel Baytrail 3740 processor, we started to R&D the mini pc and release the 1st mini pc product, followed the developing of Baytrail, till now, we mNewsmay AC8ake the mini pc based on Intel Atom Cherrytrail Z8350, Atom E3940, Celeron J1900, Apollo lake/Gemini lake J3455/J4105/J4125/J5005, Kabylake lake Core i3/i6/i7, Intel 10th Comet Lake-U i3/i5/i7 and so on.

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