The Beelink Pocket P1 is tiny Windows PC from Beelink. Armed with an Intel Z3735F SoC, 2GB RAM and 32GB of onboard storage, the Beelink Pocket P1 shares many specs with devices such as the excellent MINIX NEO Z64. However, that’s to its tiny size, its perfectly portable.
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What Is It?
The Beelink Pocket P1 is a pocketable Windows mini PC powered by a quadcore Intel processor. Its low power requirements, fanless design and small form factor make it an ideal HTPC or desktop.
Beelink Pocket P1 Technical Specifications
- Chipset: Intel Baytrail quad core processor with Intel HD graphics (Z3735F)
- RAM: 2 GB DDR3
- Storage: 32GB eMMC + microSD slot up to 64GB
- Video & Audio Output: HDMI 1.4, 3.5mm Audio
- Connectivity: Dual Band 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
- USB: 2x USB 2.0 port
- OS: Windows 8.1 with Bing (32-bit)
- Dimensions: 15.23 x 8.3 x 1.14 cm
- Weight: 223g
What’s in the box?
Beelink have provided everything you need to connect up the device:
- 1x Beelink Pocket P1
- 1x HDMI Cable
- 1x Power Adapter
- 1x English Instruction Manual
Beelink Pocket P1 Unboxing and Demo
Beelink Pocket P1 Impressions
It’s impressive just how small and thin the Beelink Pocket P1 actually is. It’s definitely pocketable at just 15.23×8.3cm and an impressive 1.14 cm thick.
Build quality feels exceptional. An all metal case and hefty weight makes the device feel premium and sturdy enough that it could transported safely.
The device uses an attractive charcoal and black color scheme. Most of the device is blank, except for the Beelink logo on the top and the ports at the back.
Moving from left to right, we have 2 full size USB, micro USB for power, Micro HDMI, 3.5mm audio and the power button.
Holding down the Power button for several seconds turns the device on. Boot times are fast, taking 14 seconds to boot into Windows from a cold start. Resuming from standby is effectively instant.
As with other devices on the Intel Z3735F, Windows was smooth and I didn’t see any lag during use. The device runs Windows 8.1 with Bing and comes activated.
Gaming performance was tested using Asphalt 8 and Jetpack Joyride. Jetpack Joyride was nice and smooth at all times. Asphalt 8 was playable but the framerate was sub-30 FPS. However, Gameloft’s recent update did seem to negatively impact Asphalt 8 performance on a number of my devices so keep that in mind. Gaming performance is shown in the above video.
Some mini PCs overheat due to their tiny, fanless designs so I thought I’d test out thermal performance. In a brief test, I ran Prime95‘s Small FFT test for 20 minutes. Temperatures didn’t exceed 50°c and there was no thermal throttling according to HWiNFO, so thermal performance has been very impressive so far.
Beelink Pocket P1 Power Consumption
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Verdict So Far
The Beelink Pocket P1 seems like an impressive mini PC so far. Build quality feels excellent, performance was good and SoC temperatures remaining low during stress testing.
I received my Beelink Pocket P1 from GearBest. You can purchase your Beelink Pocket P1 from them here
8 thoughts on “Beelink Pocket P1 Impressions: A Tiny Quadcore Windows PC”
With all these Intel boxes doing the job, it will be hard to see how the next round of arm 64 chips are going to put a dint in there rise.
I agree. Intel’s been working hard on lowering power consumption and coupled with their x86 compatibility, I think the 64-bit ARMs will be more niche than anticipated.
Was wondering if there were any sort of remotes that would work with this?
I’d have a look at the Rikomagic MK705 if you don’t need to use right-click (as there is no right-click button): http://hometheatrelife.com/rikomagic-mk705-review/
Even the $5 USB remotes work well.
Is the box really that fast or is the backing track giving that impression? !!!
It’s exactly as it appears in the video.
I recorded it via HDMI without any processing.
Asphalt 8 was a little slow for my liking but I think that’s more to do with Gameloft’s Decal update and their lack of graphical options in the Windows 8 version.
I know only joking ! Haha
Haha! Unfortunately, it’s so hard to tell on the interwebs!
I thought it was a good track – gets the blood pumping and even makes the web browsing demo feel extreme :p