Beelink Sei8 Mini Desktop PC with Intel i5-8259U
Beelink Sei8 is a mini PC with the modern specs of Intel i5-8259U processor, 256GB NVMe M.2 SSD, 8GB RAM, Windows 10 Pro and the latest connectivity including the dual HDMI with 4K support, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, a USB Type-C-Thunderbolt, 4 x USB 3.0 ports and Gigabit Ethernet. The average customer rating by 17 users is 4.9 out of 5 stars at the moment for this November 30, 2020 release mini desktop.
This mini PC is great for entertainment, home office, office, study and home learning. The quarter two of 2018 release 8th generation quad core ultra low voltage Coffee Lake Intel i5-8259U processor has the 6M smart cache, 8 threads with hyperthreading and 14nm lithography technology. It runs at a base speed of 2.3 GHz up to 3.8GHz with the burst frequency as required by the more demanding tasks. The typical TDP- Thermal Design Power is 28 watts and the average CPU Passmark benchmark score is 8310 for this advanced processor. Intel i5-8259U with the increased TDP is faster than the i7-8550U, particularly during the sustained workloads.
Combined with the multitasking power of Intel i5-8259U processor, 8GB DDR4 SDRAM at 2400MHz offers good multitasking, to have different apps and browser tabs at the same time. Up to 32GB of RAM is supported if you need more memory and multitasking. It comes with 1 x 8GB RAM and you can either add another 8GB or replace the existing 8GB with 2 x 16GB for a total of 32GB. 256GB NVMe M.2 SATA Solid State Drive at very high loading speeds is a good amount of local storage space for your regular and multimedia files. This storage is expandable up to 2TB with interface upgrade and through the 2.5″ SATA HDD, again up to 2TB. The Micro SD Card Reader supports a storage expansion of up to 128GB.
Beelink Mini PC comes with the 1.05GHz Intel UHD Iris Plus 655 built-in graphics card with a video card benchmark score of 1820 at the moment. You can load the web pages quickly and play videos smoothly on Netflix and Youtube at 4K resolution (4096 x 2304) and 30Hz refresh rate. You can expect true-to-life picture quality with vibrant colors and good contrast. This built-in GPU is not capable enough to handle multimedia video editing or rendering. With a fast eDRAM cache the Intel Iris Plus 655 is similar to the NVIDIA 930M or 940MX in terms of overall performance. And you can play some of the modern games at the low to medium settings and resolutions.
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit comes pre-installed on this machine with the added security and productivity features, including BitLocker, Remote Desktop, Update for Business and Assigned Access. It supports Linux OS, like Ubuntu 18.04 for your software compilation, server construction and other needs. And features like PXE Boot, RTC Wake settings, Auto Power on, Wake On LAN are supported. Connectivity options include the 802.11ax WiFi 6 at 2400Mbps, RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps LAN), Bluetooth 5.0, 2 x HDMI outputs (4K at 30Hz), a USB Type-C Thunderbolt port, 4 x USB 3.0 ports, a TF card slot expansion port, a DC (19V-3A 57W) jack, a 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack. And you have a practical expansion interface.
Beelink Sei8 weighs 1.96 pounds and measures 4.88 x 4.41 x 1.61 inches. It comes with the intelligent cooling system with the very quiet metal cooling fan and a dual F6 copper heat pipe and the heat conducting plate for reducing the noise and the temperature. There is no sound port on this computer but you can use a good quality USB or Bluetooth speaker for a decent sound. All the Beelink computers pass strict inspection before going out on the market and hold the FCC, CE, ROSH Certifications. They come with a year of warranty as well as lifetime technical support that is available 24 hours and 7 days a week. In the package you’ll find the Beelink Sei8 Mini PC, an 19V 3A 57W power adapter, two HDMI cables and a wall mounting bracket. It offers good value for the dollar.