HYSTOU FMP04B Core i5 Windows Mini PC Impressions

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The HYSTOU FMP04B is an x86 mini PC that comes in a range of configurations, ranging from the Intel Core-i3-4010U up to the Core-i7-4510U. They also come more RAM and storage than most of their other mini PC counterparts, making them suitable for those wanting a bit more grunt.

GearBest have sent me the Core i5 variant to review that also features 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

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HYSTOU FMP04B Technical Specifications

General

  • Processor
    Core i3-4010U/i5-4200U/i7-4510U
  • CPUCPU
    Up to 3.1GHz
  • GPU
    Intel HD 4400
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  • RAM
    4-8GB DDR3
  • Storage
    64-128GB
    mSATA
    SATA
  • Other Features
    6x COM Ports
    Aluminium Case
    Wall Mounts
  • Power
    DC 12V/3A

Connectivity

  • WiFi
    Wi-Fi
  • Ethernet
    Dual Gigabit

Interfaces

  • Video Output
    2x HDMI
  • Audio Output
    2x HDMI
    3.5mm
  • Other Interfaces
    4x USB 2.0 port
    4x USB 3.0 port
    Mic Input

Physical

  • Dimensions
    234 x 175 x 50mm
  • Weight
    1.5kg

What’s in the Box?

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Inside the box, you get:

  • HYSTOU FMP04B unit
  • 2x WiFi Antennas
  • Power Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Bag of Screws
  • DVD
  • English User Manual.

HYSTOU FMP04B Impressions

The HYSTOU FMP04B is a big unit. At 234 x 175 x 50mm, it rivals other large mini PCs such as the Himedia Q10 Pro.

It’s design is definitely tailored to Industrial applications, with the entire finned case acting as a giant heatsink, in addition to screw holes allowing it to be wall-mounted.

There’s an impressive array of ports on the HYSTOU FMP04B. The front of the unit has a power button, 4 USB 3.0 ports, 4 USB2.0 ports, 3.5mm audio output and a microphone input.

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Jumping around to the back, we’ve got 2 wireless antennas, 6 COM ports, dual Ethernet ports, dual HDMI ports and DC In.

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My unit came with an activated copy of Windows 10 Enterprise that was pre-configured with a HYSTOU admin account. Windows 10 is stock, without any customisation and there’s around 53GB/59GB free on the C:\ drive.

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Everything feels super-snappy thanks to the Core i5 that’s powering the HYSTOU FMP04B.

I quickly tested media playback via Kodi 16.1 Jarvis, with 1080p H.264 and H.265 samples playing back fine. Automatic framerate switching worked as expected.

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Streaming via wireless appeared to be fine, with my 1080p and 4K H.264 samples streaming from my NFS share without any buffering.

I did a couple of quick benchmarks in 3DMark and Geekbench 3. The HYSTOU FMP04B scored 22465 and 36683 in 3DMark’s Ice Storm Extreme and Ice Storm Unlimited respectively. Geekbench 3 single and multi-core scores were 2342 and 4531. This puts the unit leagues ahead of Intel Cherry Trail-powered devices such as the Tronsmart Ara X5.

Verdict So Far

I haven’t played with the HYSTOU FMP04B much so far but it seems promising. Whilst the design won’t be to everyone’s tastes, video playback, wireless streaming and 3D performance appear to be good.

Keep posted for my detailed review in the coming days.

Getting One

The HYSTOU FMP04B range is available from GearBest starting at $210 at the time of writing as part of a Flash sale the retailer is running.

Check the Current Price at GearBest

Alternatively, it’s available from GeekBuying.