Beelink GTI: A new mini-PC with an Intel Core i5-8260U and a built-in fingerprint scanner launched
The Beelink GTI, is a rather unusual mini-PC in some sense. The machine measures a typical 168 x 120 x 39 mm and includes multiple ports, such as six USB Type-A ports and dual LAN connections. However, it also has an Intel Core i5-8260U processor and a fingerprint scanner that Beelink has included on the top of the device.
The Core i5-8260U is a quad-core processor from Intel's Kaby Lake-Refresh family. Unsurprisingly, the Core i5-8260U shares many similarities with the Core i5-8250U. The Core i5-8260U has a 300 MHz higher boost clock speed at 3.9 GHz though and supports 64 GB of RAM instead of the maximum of 32 GB that the Core i5-8250U can handle.
The Beelink Mini does not have a dedicated graphics card, meaning that it relies on the built-in Intel UHD Graphics 620, instead. This iGPU has a 300 MHz base clock and can reach 1.1 GHz. The Intel UHD Graphics 620 shares its TDP with the CPU, for reference.
Beelink offers the GTI with 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB or 512 GB of storage. The latter is a replaceable M.2 PCIe SSD, though. There is also a secondary M.2 slot for adding a SATA drive. Sadly, it seems that Beelink has soldered the GTI's RAM to its motherboard, rather than equipping it with SO-DIMM RAM.
The Beelink GTI comes with Windows 10 pre-installed and starts at US$539.99 on Geekbuying. The 16 GB of RAM edition will set you back US$619.99, though.