We had the opportunity to test the Aerofara Aero 2 Pro Mini PC, so today we can show you the Aerofara Aero 2 Pro review. Aerofara brand in its portfolio has several personal micro computers. Among other things, the Aero 2 Pro Mini PC. Aero 2 Pro is powered by the currently popular Intel Celeron N5105 Jasper Lake processor.
Recently, we’ve published a lot of articles about Mini PCs based on the N5105 Jasper Lake chip, in various sizes and specifications. Therefore, it is even more worth reading the Aerofara Aero 2 Pro review and following the results of our tests.
Is it worth buying the Aerofara Aero 2 Pro N5105 Mini PC? Can the device run on Windows 11, and for whom is this Mini PC dedicated? you will find the answers to these questions in our review.
Availability and price
I want to say thanks to the Aerofara for sending us an Aerofara Aero Pro Mini PC to review. Aero 2 Pro Mini PC is available in Amazon stores:
- Amazon ES – €259 (8GB/128GB), €279 (8GB/256GB)
- Amazon US – $249 (8GB/256GB), UK £209
Table of contents
- Availability and price
- Aerofara Aero 2 Pro Review: Product Details
- Unboxing Aerofara Aero 2 Pro Mini PC on Youtube
- Aerofara Aero 2 Pro First impressions, overview of features
- Operating system and components
- Areofara Aero 2 Pro Video Tests
- Aerofara Aero 2 Pro Conclusions
Aerofara Aero 2 Pro Review: Product Details
Aerofara Aero 2 Pro Mini PC Specification
- CPU – Intel Celeron N5105 quad-core Jasper Lake processor @ 2.0GHz / 2.9GHz (Turbo)
- GPU – Intel UHD graphics 605; 10W TDP
- OS – Windows 10 Pro upgradable to Windows 11 Pro
- System Memory – 8GB DDR4
- 128GB, 256GB M.2 2242 SSD
- MicroSD card slot
- Video Output – HDMI port 4K 60HZ and VGA port
- Audio – 3.5 audio jack, digital audio via HDMI
- Gigabit Ethernet
- Dual-band 802.11b/g/n/ac WiFi 5 (AC3165) and Bluetooth 4.0
- USB – 3x USB 3.0 ports
- Misc – RTC key, Power button, cooling fan
- Power Supply – DC jack 12V/2A 24W
- Dimensions – 120 x 120 x 23mm
- Weight – 365grams
The box included everything that you need to get started:
- Aero 2 Pro Mini PC
- Power Adapter with EU plug
- HDMI Cable
- User Manual
Unboxing Aerofara Aero 2 Pro Mini PC on Youtube
On our YouTube channel, you can take a look at more Aero 2 Pro Mini PC details and bundled accessories.
Aerofara Aero 2 Pro First impressions, overview of features
Aerofara’s N5105 Mini PC looks minimalistic and stylish. Aero 2 Pro case is made of CNC Aluminum alloy. The Mini PC case looks identical to the XIDU PhilMac.
On the right side, there is an SD card slot, 2x USB 3.0, and a Power button. There is a VGA port on the other side. On the back we find DC in, USB 3.0 port, HDMI port, 3.5mm Headset Jack, and Reset hole. There are also openings on the sides of the case for better ventilation. It is worth mentioning that Aerogfara Aero 2 Pro Mini PC has been equipped with a fan (active cooling), which is a big plus. Aero 2 Pro has an in-built large fan (60mm x 5mm) and a cooling copper pipe to reduce the CPU temperature. The fan noise is not bothersome and you get used to it quickly. Pictures below.
Review N5105 Aero 2 Pro Mini PC Overview
The Aero 2 Pro 4K Mini PC also comes with Windows 10 Pro Edition (activated). The device downloads Microsoft Updates easily and correctly. During the tests, Windows 10 Pro runs without problems and is stable. Besides, we upgraded Windows 10 Pro to Windows 11 Pro without any problem.
Mini PC supports display [email protected] via HDMI. In addition, it has a VGA port. Currently, a more niche port. It is a pity that the device did not receive 2x HDMI, for a dual display 4K display (like the ZX01 Mini PC or GMK NucBox5), or an HDMI and USB Type-C connection.
There were no problems with the Wifi and Ethernet connection to the Internet. We launched a few simple games such as Asphalt 9: Legends, and PUBG Mobile. Games work without a problem, and the running fan is not very noisy. However, Aerofara Aero 2 Pro is not a gaming Mini PC, but it allows for entertainment.
When you enter the BIOS, you can see that the device has BIOS Version JB1 0.06 (2.21.1278). To perform video tests we also installed version Kodi 19.4 “Matrix”. Below you will find many screenshots, we encourage you to browse.
Operating system and components
As we wrote earlier, Aerofara Aero 2 Pro Mini PC runs on Windows 10 Pro and you can update them to Windows 11 Pro at any time. Mini PC is equipped with an Intel Celeron N5105 Quad-core Jasper Lake processor (2.0GHz / 2.9GHz (Turbo), TDP 10 W, 4 MB L3 Cache). On the following screens, you can see the components used (information is taken from the PerformanceTest 10.2, CPU-Z, and HWiNFO64). Below screenshots.
Areofara Aero 2 Pro Video Tests
Video playback by Kodi 19.4 “Matrix” runs often not smooth. Unfortunately, the Jasper Lake chip does not support AV1 decoding so playback was not smooth through both Kodi and web browsers. The following table of video samples was tested.
|Typical 1080p||Kodi 19.4|
|MPEG2 / MP2 2.0 – 6.6Mbps||OK|
|MPEG4 / MP3 2.0 – 7.6Mbps||OK|
|H264 / AAC 2.0 – 7.2Mbps||OK|
|VC1 / WMA3 2.0 – 25Mbps||OK|
|VP8 / VORBIS 2.0 – 7.8Mbs||OK|
|Jellyfish 1080p HEVC 10bit – 90Mbps||OK|
|Sintel – H264 / AAC 2.0 – 24fps||OK|
|BBB Sunflower -H264 – 30fps||OK|
|BBB Sunflower -H264 – 60fps||OK|
|Honey Bees – 96fps||OK|
|Skyfall – H264 / AAC 2.0 – 10Mbps||OK|
|Puppies Bath – h264/AAC 2.0||OK|
|Tears of steel – 60fps||OK|
|HD Club Chimei – H264 / AAC 2.0 – 60Mbps||OK|
|Jellyfish 4k uhd HEVC 10bit – 140Mbps||OK|
|Jellyfish 4k uhd HEVC 10bit – 200/250/300/400Mbps||OK|
|LG Demo – Istanbul 3840×2160 MP4/H264 8bit – 116Mbps||OK|
|Sony 4K – Camp HDR MP4/HEVC 10bit – 75.8Mbps||OK|
|Demo Samsung 2014 – USA Road Trip TS/HEVC 10bit – 51.4Mbps||OK|
|Samsung UHD DUBAI TS/HEVC 10bit – 51Mbps||OK|
|Tears of steel – H265-HVEC / AAC 2.0 – 15Mbps||OK|
|Youtube – VP9 / 1080p||OK|
|VP9 / 4k – Eye of the Storm 4K Ultra HD.webmv||OK|
|VP9 / 4k – 10 Incredible 4K (Ultra HD) Videos.webmv||OK|
|VP9 / 4k – Australia – Land Down Under in 4K.webmv||OK|
|AV1 4K – Summer in Tomsk Stream1_AV1_4K_8.5mbps||Not smooth|
We also tested playback via Youtube 4K (2160p @60fps) on three browsers: Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. Unfortunately, the 4K @60fps playback through Edge was not smooth and burdened the processor. Aero 2 Pro supports Netflix up to 4K HDR with Atmos via the Netflix app. Other streaming services like Prime Video and HBO Max support streaming up to 1080p.
Below you will find screenshots of the tests carried out.
Aerofara Aero 2 Pro Conclusions
The Aerofara Aero 2 Pro is a versatile 4K Mini PC for everyday use. Aero 2 Pro Mini PC powered by the N5105 Jasper Lake processor is perfect for entertaining as well as for working with documents. That’s great for watching videos, streaming, browsing the Internet, or even basic gaming. Besides, Aero 2 Pro Mini PC can be upgraded to Windows 11 Pro. In addition, the device is small and has a durable aluminum housing. It is a pity that the VGA port has not been replaced by another HDMI port. In addition, the device does not have a VESA mount. We hope that our review N5105 Aero 2 Pro Mini PC will help you make that decision.
Aerofara Aero 2 Pro$249
- Upgradable to Windows 11 Pro, stable work
- Good for work and entertainment
- Active cooling
- Good video playback via Kodi, and streaming
- Aesthetic aluminum design
- No VESA mount
- A second HDMI is welcome instead of VGA
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