With its sleek design, impressive specifications and a range of features, the Beelink EQ12 Mini PC (and Beelink themselves) has been grabbing the attention of tech enthusiasts and casual users alike. In this review, we will take an in-depth look at this mini PC and evaluate its performance, design, and functionality to help you decide whether it is the right fit for your needs. Lets crack on!
Beelink are a behemoth when it comes to form factor mini PC releases. Each release comes with a specific user market in mind. You can see a perfect example of this with their release of the SER6 Pro 7735HS Gaming Mini PC.
The Beelink EQ12 Mini PC with N100 Intel Alder Lake Processor is a compact and powerful addition to the Beelink roster. It can comfortably support WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity and can handle web browsing, video streaming, office work, and gaming without any lag or overheating. The video output is stunning and crisp, and the sound quality is above expectations for such a small build.
As with the other products on this roster, the device has plenty of ports and data options via its standard jack input, USB 3.2 (2), LAN Ethernet, Type C USB and HDMI (2). This setup supports output up to 3 screens, making it a tiny and formidable work PC, that is, if you need 4K 60fps video decoding.
The BeeLink EQ12 Mini PC has a small form factor, making it easy to place in tight spaces. The compact design ensures multi-use compatibility for the likes of home entertainment, basic computing tasks, home automation, digital signage, education or whatever your heart/brain desires.
Processor – Intel Processor N100 Alder Lake-N quad-core processor @ up to 3.4 GHz (Turbo) with 6MB cache, 24 EU Intel HD graphics @ up to 750 MHz; TDP: 6W
System Memory – 8GB or 16GB DDR5 4800 MHz RAM
Storage – 500GB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD upgradeable up to 2TB (Support for 2.5-inch SATA SSD / HDD)
Video Output – 4K 60fps via HDMI and USB
Audio – 3.5mm audio jack, digital audio via HDMI
WiFi – Dual-band WiFi 6 (up to 600 Mbps) and Bluetooth 5.2 AX101 module
Misc – Power button, clear CMOS pinhole, dual fan cooling with CPU “silent” fan and system fan
Power Supply – 12V/3A via DC jack
Dimensions – 12.4 x 11.25 x 3.84 cm
Compared with the SER6 Pro 7735HS specifications, the SER6 Pro seems to be the more powerful and versatile model, with more a faster processor. However, the EQ12 may be more suitable for users who need a more compact and affordable option for basic computing tasks.
The BeeLink EQ12 N100 Mini PC is a budget-friendly option for those who need a compact computer for basic computing tasks. It may not be suitable for more demanding applications such as gaming or video editing (depending on the load), but it can handle most everyday tasks with ease.
Ultimately, the choice between these two models would depend on your specific needs and budget. It’s safe to say the BeeLink EQ12 N100 Mini PC is a flexible and budget-friendly option that can serve a variety of purposes.
You can pick up the EQ12 N100 Mini PC from Beelink via their website for around £239
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