The Beelink MINI S is a mini PC powered by an Intel Celeron N5095 quad-core Jasper Lake processor, and is offered with 8GB RAM plus either a 128GB or 256GB M.2 SATA SSD.
Other highlights include dual HDMI 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, a WiFi 5 & Bluetooth module, as well as four USB 3.0 ports, and support for 2.5-inch SATA SSD or HDD.
Beelink MINI S specifications:
- SoC – Intel Celeron N5095 quad-core Jasper Lake processor @ 2.0GHz / 2.9GHz (Turbo) with 4MB cache, 16EU Intel UHD Graphics; 15W TDP
- System MEmory – 8GB DDR4
- 128GB or 256GB M.2 SATA SSD (upgradeable up to 2TB)
- Support for 2.5-inch SATA drives (7mm thick max)
- Video Output – 2x HDMI 2.0 ports up to 4Kp60
- Audio – 3.5mm audio (headphone & microphone) jack, digital audio via HDMI
- Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port.
- Dual-band 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi 5 up to 450Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1300Mbps on the 5.8GHz, and Bluetooth 4.0
- USB – 4x USB 3.0 ports, 1x USB-C port
- Misc – Power button and LED, CLR CMOS pinhole, BIOS/UEFI features: WOL, auto power on
- Power Supply – 12V/3A DC jack
- Dimensions – 155 x 102 x 41 mm (Plastic enclosure)
The mini PC comes pre-loaded with Windows 11 Pro, and ships with an HDMI cable, a power adapter, a wall-mount bracket, and a user manual. The Beelink MINI S has exactly the same specifications as the Beelink U59 that we reviewed with Windows 11 and Ubuntu 20.04. The review was positive except for the lack of microSD card slot, SATA only storage (e.g. no NVMe), and poor GPU performance than expected due to the drivers, but this may have improved since the time of testing (November 2021).
The Beelink MINI S is also cheaper than the Beelink U59 with the company selling the 8GB/128GB model for $229 and the 8GB/256GB variant for $249. It looks like the only differences are the SSD and memory capacities (8B + 128 or 256GB vs 8GB+256GB or 16GB+512GB) and the enclosure. The price difference for the 8GB + 256GB model is only $10. Additional information may be found on the product page.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
3 Replies to “Beelink MINI S is cheaper version of Beelink U59 Jasper Lake mini PC”
It’s NOT cheaper:
It HAS 1 difference: no USB-C port on the front.
So +10$ = -1xUSB-C.
This is so confusing. Why design a whole new board just to drop 1 port … and raise the price, where everything else is 99.99% identical.
Don’t understand why, it’s the same.
U59 also has a dual nic and the S3 has single NIC. The U59 can work with proxmox and support firewalls due to the additional NIC.