Chinese computer maker Beelink has been offering mini PCs for a few years, and unsurprisingly the specs keep getting better and better.

The company’s latest is one of the first tiny desktop computers I’ve seen to ship with 8GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The new Beelink AP34 model also features an Intel Celeron N3450 quad-core Apollo Lake processor.

Beelink also offers a cheaper model with 4GB of RAM, but the 8GB model is the real stand-out.

It’s available from Amazon for $250, but the 8GB Beelink AP34 is also going for as little as $167 at AliExpress.

Update: Looks like $217 might be a more realistic price at AliExpress. It’s unclear whether the product description of the $167 model is accurate.

It’s worth noting that the product descriptions on both sites state that the computer comes with Windows 10 pre-installed… but on Amazon it’s described as “an official copy of Windows,” while the AliExpress listings make no such claims. That’s probably not an issue if you plan to install a different operating system though.

The computer features 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4,.0, and Gigabit Ethernet and supports 4K output through an HDMI 1.4 port. There are three USB 3.0 ports, an SD card reader, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Oh, and the computer is fanless.

The system measures about 4.7″ x 4.7″ x 0.8″ and weighs about 12 ounces.

Amazon also sells the 4GB model for $170.

via AndroidPC.es

 

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10 replies on “Beelink launches AP34 mini PC with 8GB RAM, 64GB storage, Apollo Lake CPU”

  1. 8 GB is nice but the CPU is very limited. Even web browsing heavy ajax pages is going to be an issue.

    1. I was worried about the browser expirence but im pleasantly surprised on the speed of this machine. I bought it for HTPC to replace the Asus Vivo stick which couldn’t really play HVEC let along HVEC 10-bit and the browser expirence was super slow. I also have an older nuc with a Celeron processor that sucks too, so I thought long and hard before making this purchase but glad I did.

      Also note I got the 8GB model of the Beelink and it came with Windows 10 home installed.

  2. Wow the Ali Express one claims 8GB of RAM, then below that 4GB of RAM. Which is it I wonder?

    Also, “Pre-installed with Windows 10 … brings you the surprise of using experience”

    1. I’m hoping they just re-used graphics from the 4GB version… but it’s possible it’s the description at the top of the page that’s wrong.

  3. Seems like the odd round thing on the side is a fold-up wifi antenna? It’s got a sort of interesting industrial design vibe overall, sort of colorful and silly, which is strangely appealing.

    1. That’s what it is. It’s easier to see with a different case color. Looks like this is reusing the case, and perhaps even the board, of the Beelink AP42 released earlier in the year.

  4. The 4GB model is a crazy good value. Its $100 cheaper than the Z8700-powered Voyo V3 Mini PC (however the Voyo has a slightly more powerful CPU).

    The Beelink looks like it has a fairly decent heatsink, so I think it would beat the Voyo in cooling.

    1. I think the thermal solution on the previous and similar AP42 worked well, so I think it will do well here as you think it will.

      1. Thermals should be good.
        I would stick to the 8GB version for Windows, which is what the majority would use. 4GB isn’t enough for Windows these days, but should be fine for Linux/Android, or even Home IoT uses.

        The real “bottleneck” isn’t the RAM, but the performance. It’s like an AMD RX480 with 8GB’s RAM… runs just as fast as the 4GB version. Or a phone that has the QSD 820 chip, 4GB is plenty, 8GB like the OnePlus is just hype.

        Besides these Atom cores are only as fast as ARM Cortex A17/QSD 805 chipsets.

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