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Stan

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#198637 17-Jul-2016 12:29
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I stumbled across this at aliexpress but couldn't find much English information on it so I decided to purchase it and might give abit of a review when it arrives if people are interested

 

At my purchase price these are the specs:

 

  • Core i3 4010Y (11.5w TDP abit more information here)
  • Aliminum fanless case design
  • Gigabit Lan
  • 4 USB 3 ports
  • 2 USB 2 ports
  • Sodimm DDR3L (1.35v) memory 1600mhz (single channel)
  • SATA 3 port
  • Msata slot
  • 36w external power brick (12v 3.0 amp)

I also purchased a 60gb SSD 

 

4gb of SAMSUNG Sodimm 1600 DDR3L

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total price (With ssd and ram): $215NZD shipped

 

You could get this price down abit if you had a 2.5" hard drive or a stick of sodimm ram lying around. 

 

This should be arriving by end of the month (depending on china post) if there is anything you want me to test let me know. 

 

 

 

Link to product geekzone affiliate link:

 

http://tinyurl.com/glqqro7

 

 

 

Geekzone affiliate link to aliexpress

 

http://gkz1.co/AliExpressNZ


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  #1593885 17-Jul-2016 12:54
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what are these good for?

 
 
 

You will find anything you want at MightyApe (affiliate link).
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  #1593887 17-Jul-2016 13:00
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Interesting smile

 

What got my attention was "SATA 3 port" - but I can't see this in the specs or the diagrams.

 

Please confirm or deny.  wink

 

 





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  #1593888 17-Jul-2016 13:02
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Media PC perhaps h265 10bit decoding. Could also be useful as a basic pc for a pc for a non computer savvy relative.

 

Personally I am going to use it as a linux pc.




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  #1593889 17-Jul-2016 13:06
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Sideface:

 

Interesting smile

 

What got my attention was "SATA 3 port" - but I can't see this in the specs or the diagrams.

 

Please confirm or deny.  wink

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATA III (revision 3.x) interface, formally known as SATA 6Gb/s, is a third generation SATA interface running at 6.0Gb/s. The bandwidth throughput, which is supported by the interface, is up to 600MB/s. This interface is backwards compatible with SATA 3 Gb/s interface.

 

 

 

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  #1593950 17-Jul-2016 14:38
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All those photos of it photoshopped onto desks and other situations and not one of inside it. I guess because it will change so often depending on what they can get at the time.

 

Wonder if the wifi is a proper minipcie or m2 card so a decent one can be put into it, or some junk SDIO based module like other mini PCs that is slow and useless and not upgradable to a decent AC card.





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  #1593968 17-Jul-2016 15:10
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richms:

 

All those photos of it photoshopped onto desks and other situations and not one of inside it. I guess because it will change so often depending on what they can get at the time.

 

Wonder if the wifi is a proper minipcie or m2 card so a decent one can be put into it, or some junk SDIO based module like other mini PCs that is slow and useless and not upgradable to a decent AC card.

 

 

 

 

Here is a russian review with some video of the inside

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgXsxGNqIoQ


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  #1593973 17-Jul-2016 15:17
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Ah yeah, 7 mins shows it clearly inside. separate wifi card so all good to put something decent into it.

 

USB ports look a little too recessed in the case, might be a problem, other than that an interesting looking PC and probably a hell of a lot better than the cheap atom based ones I have bought for various things where the PC might get blowed up (when I plug arduino stuff into it etc)

 

 

 

edit:

 

Lol at this on the listing.

 

 

Anyway ,the windowsxp 7 ,8 is for free to installed,windows 10 Linux need extra pay $10,but of course the os is pirate,and if you want Genuine system,Windows xp 7 Windows 8.1 need extra pay $50





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  #1594004 17-Jul-2016 16:09
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You won't be decoding 4K H265 on this one, chipset doesn't support hardware decode.

 

If you're in the market for a small PC, also check out the Beelink BT3 (or BT7) I purchased one from Gearbest and arrived in a week from China, Around $140 delivered if I remember correctly.  I use it as my bit torrent and DLNA server with a USB3 HDD attached - also has a gigabit nic and is doing a great job.

 

The Beelink BT3 does support 4K H265 in hardware, so video plays back great if you want to use it as your media box, though it only ships with an HDMI 1.4 port, so you're pretty much limited to 4K30.

 

 

 

 


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  #1594091 17-Jul-2016 17:50
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If only they dropped the vga in favor of displayport/2nd hdmi undecided

 

 

 

I'm looking for something similar

 

feature list would be:

 

  • i3/i5 Cpu
  • 8GB Ram
  • 2 sata/m.2 slots to fit 2 ssd's if need (1 is ok though)
  • Support 4K H265 in hardware
  • Hdmi 2.0a/Displayport 1.4a
  • 6ch/Optical out
  • 1x Pcie x1 slot (at least though a x16 would be amazing)
  • Lan port
  • 4x USB3.0 at least
  • upgradeable wifi card module/slot

 


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  #1594140 17-Jul-2016 19:16
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Wouldn't a Core i3 be a lot better than an Atom that is in the Beelink BT3?





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  #1594146 17-Jul-2016 19:28
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lokhor:

 

Wouldn't a Core i3 be a lot better than an Atom that is in the Beelink BT3?

 

 

Yes even though this is a Y version of an I3 it is around 50% faster on the cpu side and around double the Igpu performance


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  #1594362 18-Jul-2016 11:29
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Those AliExpress mini computers looked very interesting, much cheaper than an Intel NUC, but it seemed impossible to buy one with WiFi, unless you bought their RAM and SSD at the same time. 

 

I found another listing from the same supplier and as long as you want the more modern 5th gen Core i3 5005u as I did, you can specify WiFi with RAM only.

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2016-Newest-Newest-5005u-Mini-Computer-X32-i3-Core-i3-Barebone-Mini-PC-fanless-i3-pc/1000001848422.html

 

I've bought a couple for myself and a friend for use with Kodi etc. 

 

Thanks for the heads up. 





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  #1594393 18-Jul-2016 11:51
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These devices look really good. Interested in hearing from you guys when you get them in your hands.

 

If used as Kodi devices, for example, what are you going to control them with from your armchair?


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  #1594429 18-Jul-2016 12:24
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Remember to use the Geekzone affiliate link to aliexpress :)

 

I asked Mauricio to create one for this thread.


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  #1594444 18-Jul-2016 12:34
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linw:

 

These devices look really good. Interested in hearing from you guys when you get them in your hands.

 

If used as Kodi devices, for example, what are you going to control them with from your armchair?

 

 

For Kodi, I currently use a Logitech K400r combined wireless keyboard/touchpad and sometimes use the Kore Android remote app.

 

However, I've only just started playing around with Kodi, currently installed on a Raspberry Pi 3 and  laptop. 





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