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Deal | Beelink SEi12 deal takes over 25% off Intel Core i5-1235U mini-PC with 500 GB SSD and 16 GB RAM

The Beelink SEi12 relies on 15 W processors, unlike the SEi12 Pro. (Image source: Beelink)
The Beelink SEi12 relies on 15 W processors, unlike the SEi12 Pro. (Image source: Beelink)
Amazon US has discounted the Beelink SEi12, a mini-PC equipped with an Intel Core i5-1235U processor, a 500 GB SSD and 16 GB of dual-channel RAM. Typically, Beelink sells the SEi12 for over US$500 with pre-installed storage and RAM, but Amazon US' deal drops its price below US$400.

Amazon US has reduced the price of a particular Beelink SEi12 SKU, only a few months after the manufacturer introduced the mini-PC. To recap, Beelink sells the SEi12 with the Intel Core i5-1235U, an Alder Lake-U series processor with 2 performance cores (P cores), 8 efficient cores (E cores) and 12 threads. The Core i5-1235U also features an Iris Xe Graphics G7 iGPU with 80 Execution Units (EUs), which accesses the same 15 W TDP as the processor's 12 CPU cores.

According to our benchmarks, the Core i5-1235U outperforms the Core i5-1240P that Beelink offers in the SEi12 Pro. Additionally, the Core i5-1235U is only about 10% shy of the Core i7-1260P, despite featuring 2 fewer P cores and operating at roughly a 50% lower TDP. The SEi12 Pro starts at US$599 with storage and RAM included too, US$200 more than the deal price for the SEi12. The latter contains the following I/O and expansion options:

  • 1x 3.5 mm jack
  • 1x 2.5-inch drive slot
  • 1x DC-in
  • 2x HDMI
  • 1x Gigabit LAN
  • 1x M.2 2280 slot
  • 1x Power button
  • 1x RTC key
  • 2x SO-DIMM (DDR4-3200 RAM)
  • 2x USB 2.0 Type-A
  • 2x USB 3.0 Type-A
  • 1x USB Type-C

Currently, Amazon US has discounted the Beelink SEi12 to US$398, a 26% reduction from its US$539 list price. For reference, the SKU also ships with 16 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM operating in dual-channel mode and a 500 GB SSD that Beelink claims is a PCIe 4.0 SSD. Please see Beelink's website for more technical details.

Disclaimer: NotebookCheck is not responsible for price changes carried out by retailers. The discounted price or deal mentioned in this item was available at the time of writing and may be subject to time restrictions and/or limited unit availability.

(Image source: Beelink)
(Image source: Beelink)

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Alex Alderson, 2023-01-25 (Update: 2023-01-25)