GEEKOM Mini IT8 SE Review It is arguably a budget mini PC that meets everyone’s business needs. It comes with an Intel Core i3-8109U processor, Windows 11 Pro installed and supports Linux.
Gecom Mini IT8 SE specifications
|measuring||117 x 112 x 45.6 mm|
|CPU||8th Gen Intel Core i3-8109U (dual-core, 4-threads, 4M cache, up to 3.60 GHz)
TDP 28 Watt
|Graphics||Intel Iris Plus Graphic 655|
|memory||Dual Channel DDR4 SODIMM, 8GB; Expandable up to 32GB|
|Storage space||1 x SSD (M.2 SATA/PCIe), 256GB; Expandable up to 1TB
1 x 2.5″ SATA HDD (7mm) slot, expandable up to 2TB
|OS||Windows 11 Pro|
|Ethernet||Intel 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet|
|Wireless LAN||Intel WiFi 5|
Unbox and design
GEEKOM Mini IT8 SE comes in a dark blue box that represents a Windows PC and uses an Intel chip. The hardware included in the box includes:
- Gecom Mini IT8 SE
- VESA mount and screws
- HDMI cable
- Power adapter cord
- User’s Manual
You will see that the equipment used in the device is complete. As for different accessories, things like computer monitors, keyboards, and mice can be used with what we already have, or you can choose to purchase additional hardware as well.
Let’s talk about the design of GEEKOM Mini IT8 SE, first of all it is small and compact. Transfer to use in different rooms. Comfortable and lightweight.
Different connection ports Let us cover all aspects. Start from the front
- USB-C (data transfer only)
- USB 3.2 Gen 2
- Headphone jack
- Power button
One side has a Kensington security slot while the other side has an SD card reader slot.
The back has different connection ports. Comes in complete form.
- Charging connector
- Mini display port
- USB 3.2 Gen 2 has two ports.
- USB-C (data transfer only)
In addition to the exterior design that looks good, the interior of the machine is also designed to be easily upgradeable. The internal material uses a metal frame for strength, has a cooling fan, the M.2 SSD can be upgraded up to 1TB, the RAM supports dual channel DDR4 and can be upgraded up to 32GB and a 2.5-inch hard drive can be added up to 2TB.
Efficiency of use
GEEKOM Mini IT8 SE is an option for users who want a small PC for general use at home or office. Since Windows 11 Pro is already installed, simply connect it to your monitor, mouse, and keyboard and you’re ready to use the software you already have.
As for the Intel Core i3-8109U processor, it is suitable for general work that does not have very high specifications. Such as documents, education and entertainment. This model offers 8GB DDR4 RAM with dual channel.
In addition, there is an Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 graphics card that supports the display at the highest resolution via HDMI, 4K@30Hz, and DisplayPort up to 4K@60Hz.
Wi-Fi wireless connectivity supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz, which is sufficient for general use. Or you can connect via LAN as well, for example, YouTube can be watched in 4K without any problems.
Regarding video editing use, with the basic specifications of the machine provided, it may be able to cut generic short clips, which is not very convenient if it is used mainly for this type of work. Or upgrade to double it and it will make using it even better.
Is the blowing sound too loud when using it? As far as this is concerned, the sound is very low. The smaller the size of the machine, the more space it saves when placed on the table.
GEEKOM Mini IT8 SE review summary
GEEKOM Mini IT8 SE is a mini PC designed for general, work-focused users. Use it for office work and watching movies at an affordable price. Easy to upgrade additional memory
GEEKOM Mini IT8 SE is available for sale at a price of 8,999 baht, you can order through the following channels.
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