Beelink SEI Review – A Core i3-10110U Mini PC Tested with Windows and Ubuntu

Beelink has launched a new range of mini PCs called the SEi Series. Similar in size and appearance to an Intel ‘NUC’ they are available in various configurations. Beelink sent a Core i3-10110U SEi model for review which is the version that has now replaced their i3-1005G1 model which they had to discontinue due to the lack of processor availability. There is also an i5-8259U model in the series. Beelink SEi Hardware Overview The SEi physically consists of a 124 x 113 x 41mm (4.88 x 4.48 x 1.61 inches) rectangular plastic case. It is an actively cooled mini PC and uses Intel’s 14 nm++ Core i3-10110U Comet Lake processor which is a dual-core 4-thread 2.10 GHz processor boosting to 4.10 GHz with Intel’s UHD Graphics for 10th Gen Intel Processors. The front panel has a power button, a headphone jack, a Type-C USB 3.0 port, and two USB 3.0 ports. The rear panel includes the power jack, two HDMI […]

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ASUS Chromebox 4 features Intel Comet Lake processor, WiFi 6, up to 16GB RAM

Chrome OS devices, be it Chromebook laptops, Chomebox mini PCs, or Chromebit PC sticks, used to be relatively low-cost devices designed to run the Chrome browser. But over the years. the versatility of the platform has increased with more powerful, yet still with low-power consumption,  hardware, and improved software with support for Android apps, the Google Play Store, and even Linux programs. ASUS Chromebox 4 mini PC should be able to handle all those tasks pretty well, thanks to a choice of Intel Comet Lake processors ranging from a dual-core Intel Celeron 5205U to a quad-core Core i7-10510U with up to 16GB RAM, 64GB eMMC flash, and an M.2 socket that will be fitted to either 128GB or 256GB SATA SSD. The device offers Gigabit Ethernet and WiFi 6 connectivity, also has the ability to drive up to three displays thanks to two HDMI 2.0 ports, and a USB 3.2 Type-C port with DisplayPort alt mode. ASUS Chromebox 4 specifications: […]

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ZOTAC ZBOX CI622 Nano Barebone, Fanless Comet Lake Mini PC Launched for $400

We’ve covered some Intel Comet Lake mini PC‘s in the past from pretty much unknown brands with products such as XCY X41 and an unnamed Eglobal fanless Comet lake mini PC. If you feel uncomfortable buying from such companies, GIGABYTE is one option, and there’s now another alternative with ZOTAC ZBOX CI622 Nano barebone, fanless mini PC launched on Amazon for $400with a 15W Intel Core i3-10110U dual-core Comet Lake processor. Alternatively, you could also get the virtually identical ZBOX CI642 Nano for $459.99 with a slightly more powerful Core i5-10210U quad-core processor. ZOTAC ZBOX CI622 Nano specifications: SoC – Intel Core i3-10110U dual-core/quad-thread processor @ 2.1GHz / 4.1GHz (Turbo) with Intel UHD Graphics ; 15W TDP System Memory – 2x DDR4-2666/2400 SODIMM Slot up to 32GB Storage – 1x 2.5-inch SATA 6.0 Gbps SSD/HDD slot, 3-in-1 SD/SDHC/SDXC card reader Video Output HDMI 2.0 up to 3840×2160 @ 60Hz DisplayPort 1.2 up to 4096×2160 @ 60Hz Audio – 3.5mm headphone […]

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Intel Launches 15W to 125W Comet Lake VPro Processors for Enterprise Customers

Last week, we covered AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 processors with 15W TDP targeting ultra-thin business laptops with PRO features such as security, manageability, reliability, and longevity which are needed by enterprise customers. AMD compared the performance of their new processors to Intel Comet Lake processors without PRO features, but Intel has now just announced several Comet Lake processors with Intel VPro, including three 15W parts aims at the same markets as AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 processors. Liliputing has the full list of the about 40 parts that range from 15W to 125W Comet Lake Core VPro SoCs for mobile and desktop use to Comet Lake Xeon processors for workstations, but I’ll focus on the three 15W processors here: Core i5-10310U quad-core/octa-thread processor @ 1.7 GHz / 4.4 GHz (Turbo) with 6MB cache, 24EU Intel UHD Graphics; TPD down: 10W, TDP up: 25W Core i7-10610U quad-core/octa-thread processor @ 1.8 GHz / 4.9 GHz with 8MB cache, 24EU Intel UHD Graphics; TPD […]

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Fanless Comet Lake mini PC Ships with Intel Core i7 Quad or Hexa-core Processor

Last week, we wrote about XCY X41 mini PC featuring a 10th generation Intel Core i7-10510U Comet Lake processor and cooled with an internal fan. We also pointed out there were other Comet Lake mini PCs on Aliexpress without looking into details yet. It was brought to our attention that Eglobal had a white-brand fanless Comet Lake mini PC equipped with the same Intel Core i7-10510U quad-core processor or a more powerful Core i7-10710U hexa-core processor. Eglobal “Noname” mini PC specifications: SoC (one or the other – 10th Gen SoCs shown only) Intel Core i7-10510U quad-core/octa-thread Comet Lake-U processor @ 1.10 GHz / 4.70GHz (Turbo single core) with 8MB cache, 24 EU Intel UHD Graphics 620; 15W TDP (TDP up: 25 W / TDP down: 10 W) Intel Core i7-10710U hexa-core/deca-thread Comet Lake-U processor @ 1.80 GHz / 4.90GHz (Turbo single core) with 12MB cache, 24 EU Intel UHD Graphics 620; 15W TDP (TDP up: 25 W / TDP down: […]

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XCY X41 Mini PC Is Powered by an Intel Core i7-10510U Comet Lake Processor

Released in August 2019, Intel’s  10th generation Comet Lake-Y and U-Series processors have been found in several laptops, but there have been less Comet Lake mini PC‘s announced with the new processors. XCY X41 barebone mini PC has been around for a while with Intel’s 6th Gen to 8th Gen processor but has recently been upgraded with a variant featuring the 15W Intel Core i7-10510U 10th Gen Comet Lake processor. XCY X41 mini PC (Comet Lake version) specifications: SoC – Intel Core i7-10510U quad-core/octa-thread Comet Lake-U processor @ 1.80 GHz / 4.90GHz (Turbo) with 8MB cache, 24 EU Intel UHD Graphics 620; 15W TDP (TDP up: 25 W / TDP down: 10 W) System Memory – 2x 260-pin SO-DIMM slot for up to 32GB DDR4 2400/2666MHz Storage – M.2 2280 socket for NVME SSD, SD card slot Video Output 1x HDMI up to 4096×2304 @ 24Hz 1x DisplayPport up to 4096×2304 @ 60Hz Audio – Realtek ALC662 HD Audio; 3.5mm […]

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GIGABYTE Unveils Four BRIX Comet Lake-U mini PC’s

Intel unveiled Intel Comet Lake processors last summer with two sub-family namely the 15W Comet Lake-U processors and the lower power 7W Comet Lake-Y processors. We’ve found the latter in products such as OneMix 3 Pro mini laptop, and the former in some System76 Linux laptops. But so far, I had not really paid attention to Comet Lake mini PCs. There have been a few announcements at CES 2020 with Asus “Mini PC PN62“, ECS Liva Z3 Plus,  ZOTAC MI662 nano and a few others all based on Intel Comet Lake-U processors. GIGABYTE has also unveiled four Comet Lake mini PC’s with the following key features and specifications: SoC BRIX BRi3H-10110 – Intel Core i3-10110U dual-core/quad-thread processor @ 2.1/4.2 GHz (Turbo) with 23EU Intel UHD Graphics; 15W TDP BRIX BRi5H-10210 – Intel Core i5-10210U quad-core/octa-thread processor @ 1.6/4.2 GHz (Turbo) with 24EU Intel UHD Graphics; 15W TDP BRIX BRi7H-10510 – Intel Core i7-10510U quad-core/octa-thread processor @ 1.8/4.9 GHz (Turbo) with […]

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One Mix 3 Pro Comet Lake Mini Laptop Launched for $960

Intel Comet Lake Mini Laptop

There have been several mini laptops from GPD, Chuwi, and One Netbook launched over the last few years. One Netbook One Mix 3Pro is one of the most powerful with one of the latest Comet Lake processor coupled with 16GB RAM,  a 512GB NVMe SSD, and equipped with an 8.4″ touchscreen display with 2560×1440 resolution. So far, the device was only available in China for 6,919 RMB ($984 US), but GeekBuying is now selling the One Mix 3 Pro for $959.99 with free shipping and either an English or Japanese keyboard. You may lower the price by $20 using Mix3Pro coupon code, and even $60 with coupon GKB19BF60 valid for orders over $600 as we reported in our Black Friday 2019 post. Here’s a reminder of One Mix 3 Pro specifications: SoC – Intel Core i5-10120Y Comet Lake-Y (10th gen) 4-core/8-thread processor @ 1.0 GHz (base) / 4.0 GHz (turbo one core) / 2.7 GHz (turbo all cores) with 24 […]

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