We had the opportunity to test the Beelink SEi10 Mini PC powered by Comet Lake i3-10110U processor, so today we can show you the Beelink SEi10 review.
The Beelink portfolio includes two SEi10 Mini PC with processors, namely Intel® Comet Lake i3-10110U and Intel® Coffee Lake i5-8259U, as well as in the specification of 8GB RAM /256GB M.2 SATA SSD and 16GB RAM /512GB M.2 SATA SSD.
How Beelink SEi10 i3-10110U Mini PC came out in the tests you will learn from this review. However, we can already tell you that Beelink SEi10 is another good Mini PC for home or office use.
Availability and price
Beelink SEi10 ( i3-10110U) Mini PC Specifications:
- CPU – 10th Generation Intel i3-10110U, 2.1GHz, Turbo 4.1Ghz (2C/4T) Supports 4MB Smart Cache
- OS – Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
- GPU – Intel® UHD Graphics for 10th Gen Intel® Processors
- Memory – 8GB RAM LPDDR3
- Storage – 256GB/512GB SSD M.2, 2.5 inch SATA HDD slot (up to 2TB), SD card
- Video Output – 2x HDMI 1.4 @30Hz ports
- Audio – Via HDMI, 3.5mm audio jack
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet 1000Mbps, Dual-Band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax WiFi6, Bluetooth 4.0
- USB – 4x USB 3.0 ports, 1 x Type-C
- Misc – Power button, mounting on the back of the monitor
- Power Supply – 19V/3A Power Adapter
- Dimensions – 124 x 113 x 42mm
- Weight – 279 grams
The box included everything that you need to get started:
- Beelink SEi10 Mini PC
- Power Adapter with EU plug
- 2x HDMI Cable (short and long)
- FPC HDD Cable
- HDD Installation Guide
- User Manual
The following video from our YouTube channel where you can take a look at more Beelink SEi10 and bundled accessories.
Beelink SEi10 Review: First impressions, settings, an overview of features
Like the other TV Boxes and Mini PC from Beelink, the SEi10 is another well-made Mini PC. On the front panel, we find a Power button, CLR CMOS hole, 2x USB 3.0, 3.5mm jack port, USB Type-C. On the rear panel: Power adapter, 1x RJ45 Gigabit LAN, 2x HDMI 1.4, and 2x USB 3.0. On the sides, there holes for heat dissipation and ventilation (the device has active cooling via fan).
On the bottom, in four feet, there are screws to unscrew the cover and place 2.5 SATA HDD, M.2 SSD, or RAM. We’ve installed ADATA 2.5″ SATA 6GB/s 120GB SSD.
Beelink SEi10 Mini PC Overview
The SEi10 Mini PC comes with Windows 10 Pro Edition (activated), but the device also supports Ubuntu if you prefer. The device downloads Microsoft Updates easily and correctly. During the tests, Windows 10 Pro runs without problems and stable.
Mini PC runs at a resolution of FHD 1920×1080 (but you can connect two a 4K monitors and you get an resolution up to 4K 30Hz). There were no problems with the Wifi and Ethernet connection to Internet, however, WiFi should work faster in tests, weird. We launched a few simple games such as: Beach Buggy Racing, Asphalt 9: Legends and Code of War. Games work without a problem, but the fan is quite noisy sometimes when playing when the CPU is under load. This is not a gaming PC, but it allows for entertainment.
When you enter the BIOS, you can see that the device has BIOS Version 2.21.1277 (UEFI 2.7, PI 1.6).As we mentioned, Mini PC has 2x 1.4 HDMI port ([email protected]), and supports dual display. To perform video tests we also installed version Kodi 19 “Matrix”. Below you will find many screenshots, we encourage you to browse.
Operating system and components: Beelink SEi10 review
As we wrote earlier, Beelink SEi10 Mini PC runs on Windows 10 Pro Edition, the system is activated. Mini PC is equipped with an 10th Generation Intel i3-10110U “Comet Lake” processor. On the following screens, you can see components used (information is taken from the PerformanceTest 9.0, and HWiNFO64). Below screenshots.
Video playback by Kodi 19 runs often not smooth. A liquidity problem for large files with 10-bit HEVC. The following table of video samples tested.
|Typical 1080p||Kodi 19|
|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||Not smooth|
|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|
We also tested playback via Youtube 4K on three browsers: Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge On all browsers, Youtube video playback in 4K (2160p) resolution was smooth. SEi10 supports also Netflix HD via Netflix app, Prime Video from Microsoft store. Screenshots of CPU usage below.
Beelink SEi10 Benchmarks
Below you will find screenshots of the tests carried out.
Beelink SEi10 Review: Conclusions
Beelink SEi10 Comet Lake Mini PC is another universal Mini PC for home and office. If you are looking for a Mini PC for work and entertainment or HTPC, the Beelink SEi10 is sufficient for this. On the other hand, if you care more about playing more ambitious titles (than indicated by us), the Beelink GT-R is a more appropriate choice.