Beelink presents GT-R mini PC with AMD Ryzen 5 3550H APU and fingerprint scanner
Beelink is quite new to the mini PC market, but the Chinese company already has a solid portfolio of Intel-based devices. With all the AMD Ryzen APU craze going on, Beelink recently decided to diversify the portfolio with its first AMD-based mini PC dubbed GT-R, which sports some interesting features you do not usually see on small devices like these.
For now, the GT-R model can only be equipped with last year’s Ryzen 5 3550H quad-core / eight-thread APU, but we are anticipating some Ryzen 4000 additions soon. Nevertheless, the 2019 APUs are still great for such compact builds. Speaking of compact, the case measures 168 x 120 x 39 mm and is made of a blue-ish magnesium alloy that makes it extra-light. The cooling system is very similar to what we usually see in laptops, as it gets a triple heatpipe design with two silent fens.
It looks like Beelink is offering a barebones model without RAM and storage, as well as models that come with 256 or 512 GB NVMe SSDs. Users can add up to 32 GB of RAM and the PCIe 3.0 X4 NVMe storage solution can be complemented with an additional M.2 2280 SATA 3 module, plus a 2.5-inch unit. The integrated Vega 8 GPU can easily handle all four video outputs provided, of which two are HDMI, one is DisplayPort and there is also one USB-C 3.1 connector that can work as DisplayPort. Port selection also includes six more USB-A 3.0 connectors, a headphone jack and two GbE jacks coupled with Wi-Fi 5. There also is a dual-array mic.
One special feature that is rarely seen on mini PCs is the fingerprint reader placed on the upper lid. With the included software, users can set up fingerprint-secured logins, as well and encrypt important files.
No info on pricing and availability just yet.