One of Beelink’s latest tiny desktop computers is a model that measures 4.7″ x 4.7″ x 0.8″ and which features 4GB of RAM, an Intel Pentium N4200 quad-core Apollo Lake processor, and passive cooling, for a feanless design.
The Beelink AP42 is available from Gearbest for $210, although you can get it for $30 cheaper when you use the coupon code GBAP42.
The system also features 64GB of eMMC storage, an M.2 slot for an optional solid state drive, an SD card slot, and a bunch of ports, including:
- Gigabit Ethernet
- HDMI 1.4
- 3.5mm audio
- 3 USB 3.0 ports
Other features include 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, an adjustable antenna, and the Gearbest page says the computer ships with Windows 10 pre-installed, but according to the Beelink product page, the AP42 also supports Linux.
The computer has an aluminum chassis and a heat sink covering the CPU to help dissipate heat without the use of fans, enabling the system to run quietly with no moving parts.
via AndroidPC.es and TechTablets
I applaud them for including 4GB memory + 64GB storage, double what most tiny computers have. Like others mentioned, it is nice that it’s fanless but I hope it doesn’t overheat or throttle due to heat.
When I see a big heatsink like that, I’m reminded of “runs too hot unless you take the cover off”.
BTW, the CAPTCHA gatekeeper on this new comment system is a PITA! It’s bad enough to suppress my commenting (but maybe that’s the whole idea).
Nice. I’m geeking out on the cuteness of the chassis and that pull out antenna. The thermal design is not really convincing though.
I found the Voyo v1 interesting with its similar specs, but was disappointed it was not fanless. It is good to see that this Beelink is fanless. Now, hopefully its thermal dissipation is up to the task so that it doesn’t throttle or only does so minimally. I’ll be interested to see some reviews of this one.
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