We had the opportunity to test the Trigkey Speed S3 Mini PC powered by AMD Ryzen 5 3550 processor, so today we can show you the Trigkey Speed S3 3550H review. Trigkey is a relatively young brand whose devices are manufactured by Shenzhen AZW Technology CO., LTD company. That’s right, the same manufacturer supplies devices under the Beelink brand. So we are sure that the device offers very good quality workmanship and the assemblies used. This is the case with the Trigkey Speed S3 Ryzen 5 3550H Mini PC.
Is it worth buying Trigkey’s Mini PC with Ryzen 5 3550H Mini PC? Who is this Mini PC dedicated to? You will find the answer to these questions in our Trigkey Speed S3 3550H review.
Availability and price
I want to say thanks to the Trigkey brand for sending us a Speed S3 3550H Mini PC to review. Trigkey Speed S3 (16GB/500GB) is available on Amazon via the Official Trigkey store for $309 (after the $80 OFF coupon in the offer). Besides, there is also a Speed S3 Mini PC (16GB/500GB) equipped with a Ryzen 5 3750H processor for $329 (after coupon $80 OFF).
Table of contents
- Availability and price
- Trigkey Speed S3 3550H Review: Product Details
- Unboxing Trigkey Speed S3 Mini PC on Youtube
- Trigkey Speed S3 3550H First impressions, an overview of features
- Trigkey S3 Video Tests
- Trigkey Speed S3 3550H Conclusions
Trigkey Speed S3 3550H Review: Product Details
Trigkey Speed S3 3550H Mini PC Specification
- CPU – AMD Ryzen 5 3550H quad-core/eight-thread processor @ 2.1 / 3.7Ghz (Turbo)
- GPU – Radeon Vega 8 Graphics @ 1200 MHz; TDP: 12-35W
- Memory – 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR4-3200MHz via two SO-DIMM sockets (upgradeable up to 64 GB)
- 500GB M.2 SSD
- 2.5-inch SATA HDD bay (up to 7mm thick)
- Video Output – 2x HDMI ports
- Audio – 3.5mm audio jack with headphones and microphone signals
- Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port
- Wifi 5 (802.11ac) and Bluetooth 4.0
- USB – 4x USB 3.0 4 ports, 1x USB Type-C port for data
- Misc – Power LED, Power button, BIOS with support for WoL (Wake-on-LAN), auto power on
- Power Supply – 19V/3A
- Dimensions – 126 x 113 x 40 mm
The box included everything that you need to get started:
- Speed S3 Mini PC
- Power Adapter with EU plug
- 2x HDMI Cable (short and long)
- User Manual
Unboxing Trigkey Speed S3 Mini PC on Youtube
On our YouTube channel, you can take a look at more Trigkey Speed S3 Mini PC details and bundled accessories.
Trigkey Speed S3 3550H First impressions, an overview of features
Trigkey Speed S3 has a compact size (measures 126 x 113 x 40 mm). On the outside, we have a housing made of good quality plastic, and on both sides, there is a metal mesh. The Mini PC on the front panel has a Power button, CLR CMOS hole, 2x USB 3.0, 3.5mm jack port, and power button. On the rear panel: Power adapter, 1x RJ45 Gigabit LAN, 2x HDMI 2.0, and 2x USB 3.0, and locking. In addition, the mesh on the sides of the housing provides good ventilation (the device has active cooling via a fan and heatsink). However, the TF card slot is missing. On the bottom, there are four screws to unscrew the cover and place 2.5 SATA HDD, M.2 SSD, or RAM. Our model comes with 16GB RAM DDR4 (Crucial) and 500GB storage (Kingston). Right now, we can tell you that the windmill is not very noisy. It is more audible while playing, but it is not disruptive.
Review Trigkey S3 3550H Mini PC Overview
During our use and testing, the Trigkey S3 Mini PC (3550H) did not cause any problems. Without a doubt, it’s a good Mini PC for everyday use. The device comes with pre-installed with Windows 11 Pro (activated). The device downloads Microsoft Updates easily and correctly. During the tests, Windows 11 Pro runs without problems and is stable. Besides, there were no problems with Wifi and Ethernet connection to the Internet. We launched a few typical and frequently tested games: Asphalt 9: Legends, PUBG Mobile, and CS:GO (60fps). The games ran fast, without problems. However, this is not a gaming Mini PC, so it is worth considering when buying.
Besides, the Trigkey 3550H Mini PC is good for streaming and video playback. It runs smoothly without any problems or CPU load (problems only when playing 8K video, for example, Youtube). To perform video tests we also installed version Kodi 19.4 “Matrix”. S3 it’s a good Mini PC for daily work and home entertainment. For people who want a universal device.
The Mini PC is upgrade-friendly. You can easily add RAM, change M.2 SSD and add 2.5-inch SATA hard drive. This Mini PC supports Auto Power On and Wake On Lan. Below you will find many screenshots, also BIOS photos, we encourage you to browse.
Operating system and components
Trigkey S3 3500H Mini PC runs on Windows 11 Pro (activated). Mini PC is equipped with an AMD Ryzen 5 3550H quad-core/eight-thread processor @ 2.1 / 3.7Ghz (Turbo) and Radeon Vega 8 Graphics @1200 MHz; TDP: 12-35W. On the following screens, you can see the components used (information is taken from PerformanceTest 10.2 and HWiNFO64). Below screenshots.
Trigkey S3 Video Tests
Video playback by Kodi 19.4 “Matrix” runs often not smooth, except for samples with AV1 codec. The following table of video samples was tested.
|Typical 1080p||Kodi 19.4|
|MPEG2 / MP2 2.0 – 6.6Mbps||OK|
|MPEG4 / MP3 2.0 – 7.6Mbps||OK|
|H264 / AAC 2.0 – 7.2Mbps||OK|
|VC1 / WMA3 2.0 – 25Mbps||OK|
|VP8 / VORBIS 2.0 – 7.8Mbs||OK|
|Jellyfish 1080p HEVC 10bit – 90Mbps||OK|
|Sintel – H264 / AAC 2.0 – 24fps||OK|
|BBB Sunflower -H264 – 30fps||OK|
|BBB Sunflower -H264 – 60fps||OK|
|Honey Bees – 96fps||OK|
|Skyfall – H264 / AAC 2.0 – 10Mbps||OK|
|Puppies Bath – h264/AAC 2.0||OK|
|Tears of steel – 60fps||OK|
|HD Club Chimei – H264 / AAC 2.0 – 60Mbps||OK|
|Jellyfish 4k uhd HEVC 10bit – 140Mbps||OK|
|Jellyfish 4k uhd HEVC 10bit – 200/250/300/400Mbps||OK|
|LG Demo – Istanbul 3840×2160 MP4/H264 8bit – 116Mbps||OK|
|Sony 4K – Camp HDR MP4/HEVC 10bit – 75.8Mbps||OK|
|Demo Samsung 2014 – USA Road Trip TS/HEVC 10bit – 51.4Mbps||OK|
|Samsung UHD DUBAI TS/HEVC 10bit – 51Mbps||OK|
|Tears of steel – H265-HVEC / AAC 2.0 – 15Mbps||OK|
|Youtube – VP9 / 1080p||OK|
|VP9 / 4k – Eye of the Storm 4K Ultra HD.webmv||OK|
|VP9 / 4k – 10 Incredible 4K (Ultra HD) Videos.webmv||OK|
|VP9 / 4k – Australia – Land Down Under in 4K.webmv||OK|
|AV1 4K – Summer in Tomsk Stream1_AV1_4K_8.5mbps||Not smooth /frame skip|
We also tested playback via Youtube 4K (2160p @60fps) on three browsers: Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. Streaming was smooth in all browsers and without overloading the CPU. Unfortunately, when streaming 8K via Youtube, the CPU reached 100% use, the video did not load. Trigkey S3 Mini PC supports Netflix up to 4K HDR with Atmos via the Netflix app. Other streaming services like Prime Video and HBO Max support streaming up to 1080p. DTS / Dolby 5.1 passthrough worked fine via HDMI.
Below you will find screenshots of the tests carried out
Trigkey Speed S3 3550H Conclusions
Trigkey S3 is a compact and universal Mini PC. It comes with Windows 11 Pro, supports a 4K dual display, friendly upgrade, and has active cooling. Besides, the S3 Mini PC based on the Ryzen 5 3550H CPU works well for office work and home entertainment (streaming and not demanding games). In addition, the mini pc can be used for commercial solutions. If you are looking for an efficient Windows 11 Mini PC for everyday use, the Trigkey Speed S3 3550H is for You.
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