REVIEW: Beelink SEi10 a small off-road PC with Intel Core i3-10110U
Beelink SEi10 i3-10110U It is a brand new very compact mini PC Beelink of which today we present its analysis or review, a computer that allows us to use desktop and multimedia.
This very small mini PC integrates the processor Intel Core i3-10110U that has a GPU Intel UHD Graphics 620, a module of 8 GB of DDR4 RAM (there is another free slot), disk M.2 NVMe of 256 GB and possibility of expanding it with another disk SATA 2.5″ internal. The installed operating system is Windows 10 Pro and with the hardware that it includes we can use it for office automation, multimedia, browsing or using desktop apps. Let’s see how this device behaves in our review.
The new Beelink SEi10 i3-10110U It comes in a cardboard box with the classic Beelink design. Inside we find the main computer, HDMI cables (long and short), 19V 3A charger and VESA socket.
This little mini PC Beelink SEi10 i3-10110U It has a very attractive design with the Beelink logo in the upper area with a grated finish. On the front we have a status led on the power button, audio jack, BIOS reset button inside a hole, two USB 3.0 ports and a USB 3.1 Type-C only for data, on the back Its two HDMI 1.4 connectors stand out, allowing double video output. Along with the mini PC we have a support SPROUT Standard that fits perfectly with the computer case without the need for hardware.
Inside this mini PC we find the latest generation adapter Wifi 6 + BT 5.1 (Intel AX200D2WL) with two internal antennas. When we open it, we find the disk M.2 2280 NVMe mounted, next to it we have two SODIMM slots and the connector for the disk SATA 3 to host a 2.5 ″ disk inside with the supports included.
- Networks: Wifi 6 + BT 5.1 (Intel AX200D2WL) con dos antenas internas / Ethernet Gigabit.
- Expansions: 1x M.2 NVMe / 1x SATA 2.5″ / 2x SODIMM.
- Extras: VESA support.
In the lower internal zone we have a blower type fan that make the air pass through dos pipes and copper radiators that serve as the cooling system. As we will see a sufficient system to keep temperatures at bay in all scenarios, the fan has a very low noise level and operates semi-passive.
SYSTEM AND PERFORMANCE
Environment and user experience
We start the mini PC Beelink SEi10 i3-10110U pressing the front power button and as the specifications indicate we have Windows 10 Pro 64bit correctly activated and with its drivers installed correctly. The environment moves fluidly thanks to 8 GB of RAM and it is possible to load a good number of navigation tabs without loss of performance. A perfectly valid computer for office automation, multimedia and that we can easily expand up to 16 GB of RAM.
- Installed system version: Windows 10 Pro 64bit.
- Medium: Beelink has its own website and contact email to send our inquiries.
- BIOS: Access by pressing ESC / BIOS AMI key in text mode with mouse.
- Other systems: Compatible with Ubuntu / SI compatible LibreELEC for PC.
Network, storage, RAM and ports
Regarding network connectivity, the mini PC Beelink SEi10 i3-10110U you have a wireless adapter Wifi 6 + BT 5.1 (Intel AX200D2WL) and a port Ethernet Gigabit. We passed speed tests of the storage of the NVMe disk installed by default and we observe that it behaves normally. We also tested the 8 GB de RAM DDR4 2667 MHz which comes standard in configuration Single Channel and that we can go to Dual Channel by mounting another RAM module.
Processor, performance and thermals
On the mini PC Beelink SEi10 i3-10110U we have a processor installed Intel Core i3-10110U made in 14nm with two cores and four threads of execution that moves between 2.1 and 4.1 GHz and a GPU Intel UHD Graphics 620 up to 1 MHz with 23 EU. This chip has a staggered consumption of 10/15/25 W TDP, the results are correct within this generation and as we see it is only logically below in the multi-threaded section. A mini PC that works perfectly for browsing, multimedia playback with KODI, use for office automation and even with somewhat heavy applications.
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As we see in the performance tests of the Beelink SEi10 i3-10110U It is quite equal in computing power with other dual core processors, in multi-threaded applications we will not have as good performance. The installed GPU UHD Graphics 620 it does not get to get the performance of the AMD Vega and we have to limit ourselves to light games.
Regarding the thermal section the system maintains controlled temperatures with its semi-passive fan normal desktop use and the fan system is not annoying, the 14nm they are efficient, but they are already out of date today. If we start playing demanding titles, we do have an increase in temperature and the fans are audible.
- Consumption: Off 0.9W / Sleep 5W / Basic use 12W / Maximum 28W.
- Thermal: Standby 47ºC / Basic use 54ºC / Maximum 62ºC / CPU 3.3 GHz max. / Yield up to 100%.
- Performance in games: Fortnite 78ºC / CPU 3.7 GHz average.
- Noise: 0dBA Min – 48dBA Max / Semi-passive, if audible in powerful games.
- Fans: CANNOT be adjusted in BIOS.
We passed our gaming performance tests at the Beelink SEi10 i3-10110U we have some results are in the line of this type of product, the GPU Intel UHD Graphics 620 it is only suitable for simple games and some somewhat demanding games with very low graphics settings. As to emulators at most we stick to a few simple titles from GC and the like.
- Adjustment: High quality / 1080p resolution / No VSync./ PUBG Lite configuration guide.
- On models with integrated low-end Intel HD GPU and 720p resolution.
Performance test in Provided, with graphic settings in performance mode With 1080p resolution, as we see it is playable in a basic way at 30 fps. In titles with a similar level of demand we will also have to adjust them to low quality or pass 720p resolution. If we are especially interested in the Gaming section, it is better to go for a mini PC with a dedicated GPU.
VIDEO AND AUDIO TEST
Regarding the video playback the mini PC Beelink SEi10 i3-10110U has an integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 620 which has a VPU with hardware support for codecs HEVC Y VP9, we do not support modern AV1 video codec. In this processor it has support for 10bit color, but does not have HDR support native by default and reduces colors to SD level. This mini PC is perfectly valid as a multimedia system to use KODI, IPTV or to use it with PLEX.
Video and audio test results
|h.264 / 1080i / 8bit||Correct|
|h.264 / 1080p / 4K / 8bit||Correct|
|h.264 / 1080p / 10bit (anime)||Correct (SW)|
|h.265 / 1080p / 8bit||Correct|
|h.265 / 1080p / 10bit (anime)||Correct|
|h.265 / [email protected] / 8bit||Correct|
|h.265 / [email protected]/60fps / 10bit HDR||Correct SD|
|VP9 P1 / 4K @ 24fps / 8bit||Correct|
|VP9 P2 / [email protected]/60fps / 10bit HDR||Correct SD|
|VP9 P2 / [email protected] / 10bit HDR||Correct|
|AV1 / 4K @ 24fps / 10bit||Frame Break (SW)|
|Max. Bitrate||100 Mbps = 12,5 MB/s|
- The maximum bitrate depends on the port used to connect or the limitations of the SAMBA Networks.
- SW = does not have hardware acceleration and may have a specific jump in very large files.
|Dolby||5.1 / Plus = OK || True HD / Atmos = Core|
|DTS||5.1 / MA = OK || HR / X = Core|
- PCM – Stereo only downmixing from DD or DTS.
- Core – Only the core of the format is reproduced with what we move to the Dolby / DTS base system, more info.
We test performance in the Beelink SEi10 i3-10110U of the most popular streaming services such as YouTube, Netflix, HBO, Movistar +, Disney +, Amazon Prime Video and beIN Connect with their native apps or using the most compatible browser. You can consult our guides where we explain in detail all the most popular streaming services, how to configure them and what requirements are necessary to view content in FullHD or 4K quality.
CONCLUSIONS AND PURCHASE LINKS
Beelink SEi10 i3-10110U
- Compact and semi-passive
- RAM and expandable disk
- Integrated Wifi 6
- Multiple ports
- Dual HDMI output
After testing the mini PC Beelink SEi10 i3-10110U We confirm that this is a mini PC with interesting features for home, multimedia and desktop use. A computer that integrates a GPU Intel UHD Graphics 620, two HDMI 1.4 video outputs and Gigabit Ethernet connector. It should be noted that this model has support SPROUT to hang it behind a screen and have it very concealed in our office or living room.
The mini PC Beelink SEi10 i3-10110U has a fast disk M.2 2280 NVMe and also allows us to increase the internal storage enough thanks to the possibility of adding a disk SATA 3 2,5″. We also have 8 GB RAM memory and we have another available DDR4 SODIMM slot. With this configuration we can move Windows and other programs with great fluidity. In general, an interesting mini PC for users who want a silent mini PC thanks to its fan semi-passive.
As we see the Beelink SEi10 i3-10110U it’s a computer small, powerful and discreet. A product with quality components and design that allows us to assemble a very compact desktop or HTPC system.