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Beelink Company at the Hong Kong Sourcing fair presented a scattering of mini-PCs aimed at different segments.
In July 2018, the Chinese manufacturer of mini-PCs and set-top boxes Beelink introduced its new compact device called Beelink Kaby G5. The new mini-PC is characterized by a relatively good price and a powerful Intel Kaby Lake i5-8305G processor.
In this article we will make the first review of the novelty from Beelink and try to find out if it is worth its money. So, let’s start with the design.
Externally, Beelink Kaby G5 is not much different from other modern mini PCs. This is a compact plastic box in black. The height of the case is 173 mm, width 153 mm, thickness 65 mm, weight 1362 grams. In other words, this device has a size slightly larger than a 6.2 inch smartphone.
The use of plastic as the main material allowed to minimize the cost and thickness. Even so, the mini PC has many ports and connectors. On the front and back panels are: power button, 4 USB 3.0 ports, headphone jack with microphone support, LAN port, 12v DC port and 2 HDMI 2.0 video outputs.
On the side face is a slot for TF memory card and a grid for ventilation and cooling mini PC.
The package includes: mini PC, power adapter, 2 HDMI cables, wall bracket, spare screws, user manual.
Model Kaby G5 received a Quad-core Intel Kaby Lake i5-8305G processor with a clock frequency of 2.5 GHz – 3.8 GHz. Also, the device comes with an Intel HD Graphics 630 GPU.
As for the memory, the Kaby G5 received 8/16 GB of RAM + 256 GB mSATA-SSD drive. You can also find the basic version of Beelink Gemini X45 with 4 GB of RAM LPDDR4 + 64 GB with 3D eMMC drive. Even the basic performance is sufficient for viewing web pages, simple games or playing multimedia content in a 4K resolution with a frequency of 60 Hz.
Fast and stable network access provides 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz dual-band WiFi and 1000 Mbps Ethernet.
Beelink Kaby G5 has support for Windows and Linux operating systems.
Also, there is an active cooling system, like a laptop. The system is made entirely of copper. It consists of heat pipes, a radiator and a small cooler. Of course, the aluminum radiator housing would be better suited for heat dissipation, but then the price of a mini PC would be higher.