Beelink releases two mini-PCs with 28 W Intel processors, SO-DIMM RAM and NVMe SSDs
GMK is not the only mini-PC manufacturer to have released a mini-PC powered by Intel's Core i5-8259U processor. Beelink is another, but it has actually released two models based on the Coffee Lake processor, the SEI8 and a new edition of the GTI.
Unsurprisingly, little separates Beelink's two mini-PCs. Both support up to 32 GB of DDR4-2400 RAM via two SO-DIMM slots and have an M.2 2280 slot for a PCIe NVMe drive. Similarly, the machines ship with 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. Likewise, they both have four USB 3.0 Type-A ports and a USB Type-C port. The SEI8 has two HDMI ports to the DisplayPort and HDMI in the GTI though and only Gigabit Ethernet connection compared to the two in the GTI.
Moreover, the GTI possesses stereo microphones, a fingerprint scanner, and another two USB 2.0 Type-A ports. Additionally, Beelink has included a second M.2 2280 slot for adding a SATA 3 SSD. The SEI8 is also the smaller of the two mini-PCs.
Both machines are orderable on Amazon now, and the GTI starts shipping on March 13, three days earlier than the SE18 does. The SE18 has the edge over the GTI on price though, with Beelink price them at US$468.00 and US$499.00 before taxes, respectively. However, the company is offering a US$50.00 coupon on the SEI8 and a US$45.00 for the GTI. Presumably, these will only be available to those who pre-order the mini-PCs.