Beelink AP34 Ultimate Apollo Lake mini PC Comes with 8GB RAM

Most Apollo Lake mini PCs on the market ship with 4GB RAM, but if you find this limiting, Beelink AP34 Ultimate, powered by an Intel Celeron N3450 quad core processor, comes with 8GB DDR3 memory and 64GB eMMC flash.

Beelink AP34 Ultimate fanless mini PC specifications:

  • SoC – Intel Celeron N3450 quad core Apollo Lake processor @ 1.10 GHz / 2.20 GHz (Burst frequency) with 12 EU Intel HD graphics 500 @ 200/700 MHz  (6W TDP)
  • System Memory – 8 GB DDR3
  • Storage – 64 GB eMMC flash, SD card slot, M.2 SSD slot up to 320 GB
  • Video Output – HDMI 1.4 up to 4K @ 30 Hz
  • Audio – 3.5mm headphone jack and HDMI
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, dual band 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB – 3x USB 3.0 host ports
  • Misc – Power button and LED, reset pinhole
  • Power Supply – 12V/2A
  • Dimensions –  11.90 x 11.90 x 2.00 cm
  • Weight – 337 grams

Beelink AP34 Ultimate runs Windows 10 Home 64-bit. That’s an update to the company’s Beelink AP34, and based on the same design as Beelink AP42 that we reviewed with Linux earlier this year.

The device is sold on Amazon US for $249.99, and they now have a promotion in Europe until July 16th, where the mini PC is sold for 239.99 Euros instead of 289.99 Euros on Amazon FR and Amazon DE. But a potentially cheaper way, depending on potential custom duties, is to get it on Aliexpress for around $216.99 shipped. Please note that they are two version of AP34:

  • AP34 with a gray case and 4GB RAM
  • AP34 Ultimate with a blue case and 8GB RAM

If you check some other Aliexpress sellers, they will sell AP34 with 8GB (title) for just $169, but the description shows everything with 4GB RAM, and the price does not change whether you select the Grey or Blue (Ultimate) version of the device, so it’s likely the price for the original A34 model only. So be careful, and ask the seller first in case of doubt.

Thanks to Linuxium for the tip.

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Willy
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Willy

Nice specs. BTW the promo is till July 16th, not June 16th 🙂

Madde85
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reminds me on Voyo Vmac V1 Mini PC. It is available for about 140 $ for the n3450 4GB ram 64gb Rom and about 200 $ for the more powerful n4200 CPU (gearbest/aliexpress) . Even with M2-SSD and SATA 2.5″ port. Kingston notebook Memory 8gb DDR3L 1600/1866 is about 50$. So you have 140 + 50 $ for the same specs. And Voyo Vmac is actively cooled, so less problems of throttling. I don’t see any benefit in buying the beelink.

Fossxplorer
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@Madde85
I can’t find any for < $155. If they just increased the prices, it's not uncommon 🙂

stephl
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stephl

For those of us in Europe, it is sold 191,99€ by Amazon Germany.
Shipping is 5,50€ from Germany to France so I ordered it.
I will try to install Linux on it – it should be roughly the same as AP34 & AP42 🙂

Ron
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Ron

The old AP34 and AP42 are no longer available at gearbest – they stopped being available a few weeks ago (maybe two months). So I wondered why. I guess they were working on this new “ultimate” version.
And I wonder whether the RAM size is the only difference from the old version?

Would there be a pentium N4200 AP42 “ultimate” (meaning with 8GB RAM)?

jqpabc123
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My main concern here is support if/when things go wrong.

This company just seems a bit dodgy in this regard. For starters, why 2 different web addresses and identities?

http://www.azw-online.com
http://www.bee-link.com

Drivers don’t seem to be readily available for some of their products. If you can’t easily do a full OS wipe and re-install, that points toward a disposable product.

sainz
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sainz

@Ron,
a month ago I asked Beelink about AP42 (un)availability, their answer was:
“Regret that AP42 has stopped production. And AP34 will be upgraded to 8G.”

jqpabc123
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jqpabc123

@cnxsoft
They could easily give both their identities a boost simply by making drivers and OS images readily available for download and re-install. It should cost them next to nothing. As it stands, Voyo has a significant marketing advantage in my opinion simply due to this.

Massimo Olivieri
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Massimo Olivieri

The big question is: 8GB are dual-channel ?

Ron
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Ron

@sainz
Thanks!

@Massimo Olivieri
That’s a good question! Dual-channel could improve the performance very much!

Sonya Mihaylova
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Sonya Mihaylova

hey guys do someone has an idea….

nano receiver of my Logitech mouse and keyboard doesnt recognized by the usb 3.0 ports.

On my laptop with usb 2.0 works everthing well.

Logitech says plug and play. But nano receiver dont works with this machines because of usb 3.0.

sonya mihaylova
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sonya mihaylova

can someone confirm this problem with nano receiver?

stephl
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stephl

I’ve received the SSD and I’m trying to install it.
I removed the 4 external screws, plus the additional screw on the PCB but I’m unable to remove it.
I must be missing something any idea – so sad there is no manual for installing an SSD.
Picture : https://ibb.co/gLWZok

Linuxium
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@stephl
Looking at the picture there are still two (2) more screws to undo/remove (top rightish, bottom middleish). You will then be able to lift out the motherboard but be careful not to loose the power-button which is loose and also be careful of the two wifi antena wires which will still be attached from the motherboard to the base.

Jibril
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Jibril

Massimo Olivieri :
The big question is: 8GB are dual-channel ?

Intel Celeron N3450 specifications => http://ark.intel.com/products/95596/Intel-Celeron-Processor-N3450-2M-Cache-up-to-2_2-GHz
Max Memory Size = 8 GB available using both memory channels

stephl
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stephl

@Linuxium : thanks a lot ! I guess I must buy glasses 🙂