The Beelink brand (leader on the Mini PC market) has recently introduced another Coffee Lake Mini PC to its portfolio. New Beelink SEi8 8279U as the name suggests is powered by 8th Gen. Intel Core i5-8279U Processor.
Availability and price
Beelink SEi8 Mini PC powered by 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8279U processor you can find on Amazon.com for $479 (8GB/256) and $559 (16GB/512GB). Additionally (like other Beelink’s Mini PCs), the SEi8 8279U Mini PC is also available on the Beelink store.
Mini PC is shipped with FPC HDD Cable, HDD Installation Guide, 2x HDMI cable, Wall-mounted bracket, and User manual.
Beelink SEi8 8279U Mini PC Overview Features
First of all, the new SEi8 8279U Mini PC visually resembles the previous “SEi” models (for example SEi10 (review here). The housing does not stand out with anything special.
However, the new Mini PC as mentioned is powered by 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8279U Coffee Lake Processor (2.40 GHz, up to 4.10 GHz,4 Cores 8 Threads, Supports 6M Intel Smart Cache) 14nm lithography technology. It is also worth mentioning that is a 28W high-performance version, which works well for a variety of use scenarios (entertainment, office, games). Additionally, the Mini PC has Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 which supports dual display 4K UHD.
RAM, Storage and Active Cooling
Inside you will find RAM and storage slots. M.2 2280 slot for adding an NVMe drive (M.2 NVMe SSD up to 2TB) and a drive bay for a 2.5-inch HDD or SSD (additional accessories for mounting HDD / SSD). Beelink offers the SEi8 8279U with 8GB and 16GB of RAM, but the machine supports up to 32GB DDR4 (Max 2400MHz). Besides, new SEi8 Mini PC has active cooling, included a large silent fan and dual F6 heat pipe + heat sink.
Beelink SEi8 8279U Interfaces and Connectivity
New SEi8 Mini PC has four USB 3.0 Type-A ports, dual HDMI ports, one USB Type-C that supports Thunderbolt 3, and a Gigabit Ethernet for wire connection. Alternatively, there is a Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax and Bluetooth 5.0. Additionally, there is a microSD card slot for removable storage and a 3.5 mm combined headphone and microphone jack. SEi8 8279U Mini PC also runs on Windows 10 Pro OS.
Is it worth buying the Beelink SEi8 8279U Mini PC?
If you are looking for a universal Coffee Lake Mini PC that you can take with you everywhere (measures 124*113*41mm). Which can also be used for working with documents, entertainment or gaming, then the SEi8 8279U should certainly satisfy you..