Disclosure: Some links on this page are monetized by the Skimlinks, Amazon, Rakuten Advertising, and eBay, affiliate programs. All prices are subject to change, and this article only reflects the prices available at time of publication.
Chinese PC maker Beelink’s latest compact desktop is a 5″ x 4.4″ x 1.7″ system with a 45 watt AMD Ryzen 5 5600H processor, dual HDMI ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and support for WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2.
It’s available for purchase now from Beelink or AliExpress, with a model featuring 16GB of RAM and a 500GB SSD selling for around $540.
The memory and storage are both user upgradeable – open the case and you’ll find two SODIMM slots with support for up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 memory and an M.2 slot that Beelink says supports up to 2TB of NVMe storage. There’s also a 2.5 inch bay for an optional hard drive or SSD.
On the back of the computer you’ll find two USB Type-A ports ports (One may be a USB 2.0 port, but the other is USB 3.0), a DC power input, and HDMI and Ethernet jacks. There are two more USB 3.0 ports on the front plus a USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, and a power button.
The computer has a metal chassis and a cooling system that includes a heat pipe and fan over the top of the processor.
While AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600H processor is a laptop-class chip, it’s a 6-core, 12-thread processor with AMD Zen 3 CPU cores, support for speeds up to 4.2 GHz, and Radeon Vega 7 graphics. It may not be the best option for gamers or video editors, but should be more than capable enough to handle most basic computing tasks you’d expect from a mini PC.
Beelink says the SER5 ships standard with Windows 11 pre-installed, but customers who want Windows 10 Pro instead can request that option.
the specs seem very good.
I wonder how much they would charge not to have an operating system installed. there are other operating systems that I want to try without having to pay for an operating system that I don’t plan to use.