Beelink S1 Mini PC Comes with Up to 8GB RAM, Supports M.2 SSD & SATA Storage, and Cortana via a Built-in Microphone

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While many Apollo Lake mini PCs are sold by Chinese manufacturers, few of come with up to 8GB RAM, and include an internal 2.5″ SATA bay. But Beelink S1 mini PC does, and it also include an M.2 SSD slot, so you can have fast storage for the operating system using an SSD, and cheap and larger storage for your data with the SATA bay. If you are a fan of voice commands, a built-in microphone working with Cortana is also included.

Beelink S1 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 – 4 or 8 GB DDR3
  • Storage – 64 GB eMMC flash, internal SATA bay, M.2 SSD slot up to 512 GB, micro SD card slot up to 128GB
  • Video Output – HDMI 1.4 up to 4K @ 30 Hz, VGA port
  • Audio – HDMI, 3.5mm headphone jack, digital microphone
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, dual band 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0 (Intel 3165 WiFI chip)
  • USB – 2x USB 3.0 host ports, 2x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x USB type C port (not indication of what it is capable of yet again…)
  • Misc – Power button, reset pinhole, Kensington lock
  • Power Supply – 12V/1.5A
  • Dimensions –  16 x 13.45 x 3.20 cm
  • Weight – 407 grams

The specifications are quite close to the ones of Beelink AP34 Ultimate, except for 2.5″ SATA drive support, the microphone, and it includes both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, as well as a USB type C port. As usual, the company did not use logo, nor did it find it necessary to explain the capability of the USB type C port. So it’s probably safe to assume video output is not supported for example.

The mini PC ships with a 12V/1.5A power supply, an 80 cm HDMI cable, a 20cm HDMI cable, a wall mount kit (VESA?), a user’s guide, and a Mini PC system activation instructions. The 4GB RAM version sells for $219, and the 8GB version for $299 on GearBest [Update: GBS14 / GBS18 coupons should lower the price by $20]. Both models do not complies with Microsoft’s hardware requirements for a discounted Windows 10 license, so I’m a bit surprised by the $80 price gap just for the extra memory, unless Microsoft recently changed the terms to allow for 64GB storage and 4GB RAM. I could not find the computer on other e-retailers yet.

Via AndroidPC.es

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Can I download all the drivers needed in order to do a clean OS install myself?

Looks like an interesting, full featured PC but without drivers it’s a no-go for me.

Webb Mart
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I have been surprised at Microsofts pricing over the years and how it effects cost of products, I now buy products without an OS and download Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft and buy a Producty Key on a well known auction site. I have several happy acquaintances running cost effective Windows 10 machines.

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1.5A with spinning rust inside?

Samson
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Will it have linux driver support? Nevermind, at that cost I’ll just get a NUC.

Jeremy Therin
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@M it’s a 2.5″ hdd so a 18W psu should be able to power the board and the drive.

Galll0s
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According to this http://www.cnx-software.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Windows_10_License_Entry_Level.png
is no HDD (SATA?) allowed with cheap Windows 10 license?

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@Samson
I prefer the NUC too, but RAM is additional expense. However, NUC (depending on the version) is spec-wise better with more I/O.

JoeBlue99
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why use emmc at all

will make it look slow

m2 will also be slow cause they probably use crappy controller no faster than msata

beelink are knocking out intel boxes a lot lately and dropping em just as quick

usb 2 and hdmi 1.4 tpp

its 2017 not 2007

at this price aint gonna sell