DingDian S3 is a desktop computer with dimensions similar to a smart phone. A pocket PC that you can reserve in a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter at a fairly cheap price: $249.
We love these small PCs that fit in your pocket and can be used everywhere (offices, offices for the general public, lounges, kiosks, etc.) for a variety of tasks. If the images look familiar to you, that’s because its design and chassis are very similar to others such as the Morefine M6 and Topton M6. As a chubby smartphone, it has dimensions of 150x80x19mm and weighs 195 grams.
The DingDian S3 runs on Intel’s “Jasper Lake” platform. These are processors intended to drive inexpensive PCs, small netbook-type laptops or entry-level desktop computers, including mini PCs or even smaller ones like this. Specifically, it mounts an efficient and sufficiently capable Pentium Silver N6000 with four cores, a frequency of up to 3.3 GHz and a TDP of only 6 watts.
All parameters have 16 GB of DDR4 memory 2933MHz. It’s soldered to the motherboard and not user-replaceable, but that’s more than enough for a rig like this. For internal storage it offers various capacities, 128 GB, 512 TB or 1 TB depending on the configuration. And it can be upgraded/expanded with two M.2 2280 slots available for PCIe NVMe SSDs and one M.2 2242 slot for SATA storage.
Its connectivity isn’t bad either and it takes full advantage of its size with:
- An Intel AX201 chip to offer Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2.
- 1 Ethernet LAN 2.5 Gbit/s port
- 1 HDMI 2.0 output.
- 1 USB Type-C port for data.
- 1 USB Type-C port for power supply. (Can be powered from any portable power bank that supports 12V/2A output.)
- 3 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports.
- 1 x 3.5mm audio jack.
The price set for this DingDian S3 at retail is 369 dollars, but if you support the fundraising campaign now, on Kickstarter, you can reserve it for only $249. Very good price for what this compact offers and its possibilities. The crowdfunding campaign ends on April 10, 2022, and proceeds are expected to begin shipping to backers in June.