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Beelink GT-R Pro Is a Port-Heavy AMD Ryzen Mini PC in Blue

Beelink GT-R Pro (Image credit: Beelink)

Beelink, a Chinese manufacturer that specializes in mini PCs and TV boxes, is gearing up to launch the new Beelink GT-R Pro in September. One of the mini PC's standout features is its ability to function as either a normal computer or an extension hub.

The Beelink GT-R Pro boasts a gorgeous blue exterior completely made from magnesium-aluminum alloy. The choice of materials not only minimizes the mini PC's weight but also helps with heat dissipation. Underneath the chassis, you'll find a very capable cooling system that consists of three copper heatpipes and two tiny cooling fans. As for dimensions, the Beelink GT-R Pro measures 6.6 x 4.7 x 1.9 inches (168 x 120 x 47mm).

A mobile AMD Ryzen 5 3550H processor powers the Beelink GT-R Pro. With four CPU cores and eight threads, the CPU runs with a 2.1 GHz base clock and 3.7 GHz boost clock. 

On the graphics end, the Ryzen 5 3550H is equipped with eight Vega Compute Units (CUs) that max out at 1,200 MHz. The Beelink GT-R Pro comes with two DDR4 SO-DIMM RAM slots, opening the doors to pairing the Ryzen 5 3550H with up to 64GB of memory.

The Beelink GT-R Pro is small, but it's no slouch in storage department. The motherboard provides two slots for housing speedy M.2 SSDs. There's one tiny caveat. Only one of the M.2 slots is compatible with PCIe NVMe drives, while the remaining slot is limited to SATA-based M.2 SSDs.

Beelink GT-R Pro (Image credit: Beelink)

The Beelink GT-R Pro isn't short on features or connectivity either. The mini PC has an integrated fingerprint reader that's managed by a separate security chip, according to Beelink. There are two built-in microphones on the front panel to help with voice recognition, which would be handy if you ever wanted to speak to Cortana. The mini PC also has Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and an ESS ES9018 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC for improving the overall audio experience.

The buttons to power on the Beelink GT-R Pro, clear its CMOS or change the mode of operation are on the front panel. This is the same area place where you'll find two USB 3.0 ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack and one USB Type-C port.

The rear of the mini PC is home to plenty of I/O ports. Starting with the USB ports, there are two USB 2.0 ports and four USB 3.0 ports. Wired internet connectivity comes down to two Gigabit Ethernet ports, and there are two 3.5mm audio jacks linked directly to the ESS ES9018 DAC. You also get a HDMI and USB Type-C port that are exclusively for when extension mode is activated.

Let's not forget that the Beelink GT-R Pro supports up to four displays at the same time. The two HDMI ports and one DisplayPort output are on the rear panel. The last display output is situated on the front panel via the USB Type-C port.

The Beelink GT-R Pro's Indiegogo campaign is still active. Early-bird backers get to purchase the barebones version for just $348 with free international shipping. Beelink hopes to start shipping out orders in next month.

  • Mpablo87
    Well.
    Quite nice!!
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  • COLGeek
    I am looking forward to receiving mine. It will eventually be placed in my camper as a HTPC.
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  • ron baker
    It is a very nice machine BUT sadly with the advent of new APU's from AMD (4000) the chip is outpaced. I will wait to see what any new APU's bring ... Not that I need more CPU power, I need better IGPU . That part seems to have stagnated since 2200g/2400G. We need baked to order APU , 4C/16GPU or 6c/10GPU etc etc the variation that YOU want .Its a dream , I know, but so was Moon-rocketry once.
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  • NightHawkRMX
    I would much rather see this with a 4600u or even a 4500u as it would massively outperform the Zen+ based chip in this.
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  • COLGeek
    My arrived a couple days ago. System is up and running. So far, nothing not to like. Very quiet.
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  • Mandark
    FINE! you MADE me buy one, ok? LOL, can't wait for this Saturday.
    @COLGeek what are some other things I can do with it besides gaming and work stuff? what about all this expansion hub stuff? sounds interesting.

    my old notebook powered by an AMD A6 APU was complaining today about wanting to retire early... lol
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  • COLGeek
    Mandark said:
    FINE! you MADE me buy one, ok? LOL, can't wait for this Saturday.
    @COLGeek what are some other things I can do with it besides gaming and work stuff? what about all this expansion hub stuff? sounds interesting.

    my old notebook powered by an AMD A6 APU was complaining today about wanting to retire early... lol
    It is just a strong general purpose rig. You'll be amazed by its stature. I haven't done anything with the expansion hub feature.

    After you get yours, we can compare notes. @USAFRet has one as well.
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  • Mandark
    Well, I got mine last Saturday and it's been a WONDERFUL experience so far. EVERYTHING works so nicely, just the way it should. It's all updated to Windows 10 2004 and so fast and efficient, it's blowing my mind.

    The expansion mode is pretty sweet when you plug your phone or tablets into it as well. It also streams my 1080p rips of my BD movies like a super champ. I now need a nice QNAP nas for it

    It runs my build vm from work like a super champ too! It also encodes like a champ. I was able to encode a 55 minute episode of a DVD miniseries in about 8 minutes, something that used to take me at least 40 minutes on my anemic A6

    For many audio enthusiasts the audio capabilities are a pure joy. It was WORTH every penny!! Big on productivity but very little in physical form. Tons of ports, power efficient and lots of capabilities here, nothing not to like.

    I think it's the nicest pc I have ever had. I would buy another, probably will for my college student son. We both game exclusively on XBOX and PS so we don't care about gaming on PC, even though the integrated graphics are pretty nice on this one.
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