When I reviewed Voyo V3 mini PC based on Intel Atom x7-Z8700 processor, I was quite satisfied with the experience thanks to very fast storage with decent capacity (120 GB), the fastest Cherry Processor available combined with 4GB RAM which made for a pretty good experience under Windows 10 for just under $200. However, the mini PC networking capabilities suffer, with the lack of Ethernet, and WiFi limited to 802.11n @ 2.4 GHz. Beelink has been working on their own Atom x7 mini PC, namely Beelink BT7, with both Gigabit Ethernet & dual band WiFi, as well as various SSD options up to 320 GB.
- SoC – Intel Atom x7-Z8700 Cherry Trail quad core processor @ 1.60 GHz/2.40 GHz (turbo) with Intel Gen8 HD graphics @ 600MHz with 16EU (2W SDP)
- System Memory – 4 GB DDR3
- Storage – 64, 128, or 320 GB SSD storage, SD card slot up to 128GB
- Video Output – HDMI up to 4K resolution
- Audio – 3.5mm headphone jack and HDMI
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, dual band 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0 (AP6234)
- USB – 3x USB 3.0 host ports
- Misc – Power button and LED, reset pinhole, RTC battery
- Power Supply – 12V/2A
- Dimensions – 119.5 x 119.5 x 22.5 mm (aluminum case; optional wall mount brackets)
- Temperature Range – 5 to 35 C (which could be a problem in some countries…)
The system will run Windows 10 Home 64-bit, and the company claims to have optimized thermal design with high thermal conductivity heatsink, multiple thermal pads, and a “lower noise cooling fan”.
The mini PC will launch this month, but no details about price have been provided at this stage.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.