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.
- 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.
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.
20 Replies to “Beelink AP34 Ultimate Apollo Lake mini PC Comes with 8GB RAM”
Nice specs. BTW the promo is till July 16th, not June 16th 🙂
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.
I can’t find any for < $155. If they just increased the prices, it's not uncommon 🙂
For that price you need Voyo V1 with 64GB SSD only (not eMMC + SSD). It’s sold for $159 @ https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-VOYO-VMac-Mini-PC-Intel-Apollo-N3450-License-Windows-10-Pocket-PC-4GB-DDR3L/32788223771.html
They also have a 8GB RAM version there for $183 shipped with DHL.
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 🙂
Interesting… they lowered the price further in Germany, but not in France (yet).
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)?
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?
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.
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.”
Shenzhen AZW Technology is the company name, Beelink is like a brand name.
I think they do OEM business with the former, and sell direct to end user with the latter.
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.
The big question is: 8GB are dual-channel ?
That’s a good question! Dual-channel could improve the performance very much!
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.
One ugly solution could be to use a small USB 2.0 hub.
can someone confirm this problem with nano receiver?
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
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.
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
@Linuxium : thanks a lot ! I guess I must buy glasses 🙂