Beelink AP34 Pro Mini PC Hands-On, First impressions & Quick Review

Posted in May 28, 2018 in Reviews, no comment

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Meet Beelink AP34 Pro Mini PC. 
Beelink AP34 Pro features Intel N3450 and features up to 6GB of RAM, 64GB of onboard storage, dual-band wireless AC, Gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth 4.0. You can enjoy brilliant 4K displays and vibrant HD video playback with this mini PC. It is the best choice for your family entertainment, you can have your family members play games or watch TV shows together.

System Info and Windows Activation
I first went to System->About section to double check the system, and an Intel Celeron N3450 processor at 1.10 GHz and 6GB RAM are indeed on the system, with Windows 10 Home 64-bit edition preinstalled and activated with a digital license. The build number is was 1709 when I got it but it was easily updated to latest 1803 build 17134.81.

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Storage Size & Speed
The Beelink AP34 Pro Mini PC comes with 64GB eMMC. Under Windows 10 Home edition Bing it was visible only 57,2 GB and 38GB of free space, after updating to 1803 build version. In CrystalDiskMark 6.0.0 the 64GB eMMC speed is not very fast, but good, the sequential read speed was 71.04 MB/s, and write speed 64.20 MB/s. The not so fast eMMC can be overcome through utilizing the available M.2 slot.

RAM
In the tests performed we verified how the 6 GB of DDR3 memory works at 1600 MHz and achieves a pretty good speed compared to the Single Channel models, it seems that this memory really works in Dual Channel mode. So what are the advantages of having 6GB RAM? Well it means the device works better as a mini PC, as it means you can use more memory-hungry applications like browser tabs.

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Ethernet & Wifi speed
Beelink AP34 Pro Mini PC Gigabit Ethernet speed is just amazing, I got 454 / 416 Mbps  in download and 256 /200  Mbps in upload. The 5Ghz WiFi speed is lower,  but still very good – 275 Mbps in download and almost 265 Mbps in upload. The 2.4Ghz WiFi speed was over 53Mbps in download and over 51 Mbps in upload. The router used in this test is Xiaomi Mi WiFi Router.

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BIOS
We can boot the BIOS from the system by pressing the ESC key repeatedly while restarting the miniPC, the system BIOS is quite limited and we can only change the boot system. As we have seen in this model we do not have auto power on when connecting it to the electrical network. The BIOS is very simplified with no access to features you might want to control in this device.

Drivers
In Windows 10 Home edition, all the drivers are properly installed.  BTW, you can download Windows 10 Home 64-bit drivers archive for Beelink AP34 Pro from here or here. (AP34 PRO 5-28-2018 4-35-51 PM – 312 MB). Use the provided Double Driver application (as Admin) to simply restore the missing drivers from your collection, just locate it in the extracted folder. Archive non-Microsoft drivers content: Bluetooth, Display, DPTF, Image, MEDIA, Net & System.

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Beelink AP34 Pro Specification
Model: Beelink AP34 Pro
CPU: Intel Celeron N3450 @ 1.1 / 2.2 GHz
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 500 Gen9-LP 12UE @ 200 MHz / 700 MHz
OS: Windows 10 Home 64bit
Controller: Intel Apollo Lake IMC
BIOS: AMI BIOS
Format: Mini PC
RAM: 6 GB LPDDR3 1600MHz (Integrated)
Audio: Realtek ALC269
Wifi: Yes, Intel Wireless AC 3165
Ethernet: Yes, Realtek RTL8168G Gigabit
Bluetooth: 4.0
Storage: 64GB eMMC
Optional: 1x Disk M.2 (2242)

External connections
2 x HDMI 1.4 / 4K @ 30fps
4 x Standard USB 3.0 port
1 x Headphone / Microphone Audio Jack in / out 3.5mm
1 x Ethernet Gigabit RJ45 LAN port
1 x SD Card Reader slot
1 x DC-in port
1 x Power button
1 x Reset hole
1 x Status LED
1 x WiFi Antenna

The Beelink AP34 Pro features an external antenna for better receiving the WiFi signal. Beelink AP34 Pro owns a square shape design but no stranger to elegance, with an external antenna located above the product, is very neat. Beelink AP34 Pro is a small box with big potentials. With dimensions 12.60 x 11.90 x 2.40 cm / 4.96 x 4.69 x 0.94 inches and with just 0.3370 kg weight, it can easily fit in your palm. The Beelink AP34 Pro is equipped with 3.5mm Audio, DC-in, 2 x HDMI 1.4 ports, Micro SD Card Slot, Reset Port, RJ45, 4 x USB 3.0 ports & antenna for better reception of the WiFi signal and SPDIF. It’s an astonishing arrangement at such a very reasonable cost. With all the dazzling highlights and powerful chipset from Intel, Beelink AP34 Pro Mini PC is the gadget you should go for a productive and consistent processing and stimulation purposes. Beelink AP34 Pro runs latest Windows 10 Home 64bit OS, it supports dual band AC wifi connecting and 4K 4096×2304 output. It allows us to mount an internal M.2 disk to expand the internal storage. Here you can read more about the unboxing of this great device.

About Beelink. Beelink was established in 2014 in Shenzhen, China Futian, specializing in home entertainment equipment (DONGLE, BOX, remote control, game consoles, home cloud, one machine, MINI PC) product definition,development, production and sales. Our company own brand as “Beelink”. R & D The company has more than 20 front-line researchers, from the hardware circuitry, wiring, commissioning. into the upper layer driver and software application functionality implemented. BeeLink Brand philosophy: through management innovation, technological innovation and market innovation, and worldwide partners and customers to establish long-term stable cooperative relations, Andrews micro and you win the future.

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