Starting from 2016, we started to see a brand new variety of computing machine emerge – creating ripples in technical world. they’re Stick PCs.
Intel started the stick laptop line – up with Intel Compute stick. Most of the stick PC units are powered by variants of Atom Z3735 Chipset. Here I review the Beelink Pocket P2 a smart stick PC that is smaller than your palm however still has power than a netbook. Simply attachto external AC power supply and a television.
Let’s undergo the review (Beelink Pocket P2 Mini PC Stick):
It’s terribly slim and there’s only 1 lifesize USB Port. It’s having a micro-USB port within which you’ll be able to connect devices via the OTG Adapter. Another micro-USB port is provided – that acts as charging port. It’s featuring a status light-emitting diode & a micro-SD slot. The unit wasn’t provided free for review – we had to shop for it.
The items you get within the box except for the P2: A charging cable, OTG Cable, HDMI adapter & a Wireless Keyboard that works well with different devices. The Pocket P2 features a matte surface therefore its safe from dirt & scratches.
For the review, rather than a TV, we have a Full-HD Monitor. when connecting the device. The Blue status light-emitting diode lit and showed in no time (half dozen Seconds), that is anticipated from a UEFI device.
First of all, the video playback test was done. A 4K video was complete & frame skipping test was done. There was no lag whereas skipping b/w parts of the video. Then we tried to attach to the internet. Whereas near wireless local area connections are operating quick, once distance will increase,
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Therefore, it absolutely was clear that the Wireless chipset isn’t up-to the mark(compensate for price effectiveness),the chipset was a Wireless + Bluetooth band chipset as we had expected. Tried once more when disabling Bluetooth in BIOS, now Wireless reception appeared improved(not therefore much) & were ready to browse a bitquicker. Then it absolutely was game-time within the centre.
The Pocket P2 handles low resolution & frame rates well, however once resolution crosses 1280×720, things took a different turn, artifacts popped up & at that time we had the tendency to stop. NFS Most Wanted (2005 – not the Criterion), PES 2019 can even be played, keeping the resolution low & quality set to low. Please don’t think about playing heavy triple A titles as the integrated graphics cannot handle such loads & will definitely provide you with BSODs. That rules out playing PUBG in this machine.
The amount of heat generated by the PC is incredible & don’t touch it while it’s turned ON – it is too hot for your hands! There should’ve been a cooling fan in this, just like how Intel did with their Compute Stick. There’s no way you can swap this out for a regular laptop – it isn’t powerful enough. In that case, check out the Mi Notebook Pro review.
Another thing that puts us off the absence of a genuine Windows license – yes, it’s shipped with a non-activated copy of Windows 10.
Why Beelink, why?
Intel Atom Z3735F Processor
2GBs of RAM
32GB of eMMC storage
USB 3.0 Port
MicroUSB x 2 (one of them is for powering the device)
Verdict: Considering the value tag of 7000 INR the Beelink Pocket P2 appears an honest alternative to costly HTPCs TVs, excluding some issues like network problems Pocket P2 continues to be on our sensible books.
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