Gradually, the computer market is being segmented so that users can feel comfortable according to their needs. Thus, although desktops and laptops continue to exist, new devices are also emerging with great success that can turn any TV or monitor into a full-fledged computer. That’s exactly what’s new – the Beelink BT4 mini-PC.
Mini-PC Beelink BT4 works on the basis of a rather old single-chip system (System-on-a-Chip, SoC) Intel Atom X5-Z8500 with a quad-core processor capable of achieving a speed of 2.24Ghz and which has a built-in graphics accelerator Intel HD Graphics 600. RAM is soldered to the board and is 4 GB LPDDR3, working in a dual-channel, and for file storage there are 64 GB, which can be expanded only with the help of a microSD card reader. The Windows 10 operating system is installed. Mini-PC is absolutely silent – passive fanless cooling is used.
This model supports dual-band WiFi with internal antenna and Bluetooth 4.0. The connectors are located on the sides of the case, including a pair of USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, a gigabit LAN connector, a 3.5 mm audio jack and HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort video outputs. Thanks to two video outputs, it is possible to simultaneously display the image on two monitors – in 4K over HDMI and in 2K over DisplayPort.
The Beelink BT4 has compact dimensions of 10.60 x 10.60 x 1.77 cm and weighs 250 grams, so it will not take up much space on the desktop. In addition, it can be easily placed behind the monitor, using the special mount that comes with the kit.
Given the affordable price of this device, it is not possible to expect that the computer will be powerful or will be able to offer sufficient performance for the most demanding software or video games. Therefore, it can be considered as an affordable alternative for more traditional activities, such as viewing and playing high quality content (up to 4K), working with the office suite, etc.