8 Dec 2020

Review: Beelink GT-R Pro Mini PC (vs GT-R vs U57) AMD Ryzen

By |2021-10-07T22:14:46-07:00Dec 8, 2020 - Tuesday|Product Reviews, Reviews|16 Comments

Read: 21 mins. Beelink took a bold step into releasing its first, AMD-based mini computer (with official AMD support and collaboration), and held almost nothing back when it set out to build the best PC it had ever made: the GT-R. It was beautiful with its blue exterior and glass top and immediately felt substantial to hold due in large part to its premium, metal components. It easily replaced my previous favorite, the Beelink U57. Fast-forward three months later, and I had given away the GT-R to my brother for an opportunity to purchase and compare the newer GT-R Pro. What are their differences and which one is better?

29 Aug 2020

Review: Beelink GT-R Mini PC (vs U57) AMD Ryzen 3550H

By |2021-10-07T22:16:23-07:00Aug 29, 2020 - Saturday|Product Reviews, Reviews|5 Comments

Read: 19 mins. Beelink took a bold step into releasing its first, AMD-based mini computer (with official AMD support and collaboration), and held almost nothing back when it set out to build the best PC it had ever made. At first impression, it is beautiful with its blue exterior and glass top and immediately felt substantial to hold due in large part to its premium, metal components. The packaging presented the first, unexpected eye candy that was a clear departure from its previous products, and I knew then that something special was in my hands. In this review, I look into why the Beelink U57 model was replaced by the newly-released GT-R, how AMD made a comeback into the high-end desktop computer market with its Ryzen product, and why Beelink is my favorite manufacturer of Mini PCs.

26 May 2020

Review: Beelink U57 vs X55 Mini PCs

By |2021-09-09T22:22:41-07:00May 26, 2020 - Tuesday|Product Reviews, Reviews|4 Comments

Read: 12 mins. Half a year ago, I chose the Beelink Gemini X55 Mini PC as a TV-connected, video conferencing system that would fit inside a drawer. The coronavirus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic a few months later had the family utilize it more for school, work, and video chats with friends and family, resulting in a noticeable drop in performance. Beelink recently released the Core i5-based U57 model that promised better speed for just $50 more. How did it compare?

5 Nov 2019

Review: Beelink Gemini X55 Mini PC

By |2021-06-26T22:59:26-07:00Nov 5, 2019 - Tuesday|Product Reviews, Reviews|2 Comments

Read: 8 mins. The Awow AK34 Mini PC I had reviewed a month ago was meant to be my low-powered, inexpensive server, and although it performed very well for the price, I quickly realized that I needed more speed. After much research, the Beelink Gemini X55 Mini PC with its Pentium processor came to mind, and I took it out for a spin. How did it perform? What about using it as a TV-connected, video conferencing system so my children can have a fun time talking with their grandparents? Read on to find out!

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